DIGITAL FIDELITY ANNOUNCES LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH NAIM

Naim launch a range of Music Servers powered by the DigiFiTM platform from Digital Fidelity

LONDON, UK - June 23rd, 2006 - Digital Fidelity, London based content platform specialists, have are delighted to announce that they have entered into a substantial License Agreement with Naim Audio. Their software is licensed to OEMs for the manufacture of traditional and/or 'virtual' music servers and Naim Audio chose the DigiFiTM platform on which to build their groundbreaking range of true audiophile servers. Naim will launch 4 DigiFi -powered servers at CEDIA Expo 2006 at the Excel Centre in London Docklands, to complement their NaimNet IP based multiroom system to be launched simultaneously at CEDIA.


"Naim's credentials in the field of high -end audio are without question, and we are delighted to have been selected to partner such an esteemed audiophile brand," commented John Booth, Managing Director of Digital Fidelity.

"We chose Digital Fidelity for a number of reasons" indicated Alan Ainslie, Head of the recently established Custom Install Division at Naim. "We were looking for a partner with whom we could build a relationship and where we could play a significant part in bringing ideas to the table. The DigiFiTM platform was originally conceived with in -built flexibility from the bottom up, and this has allowed us to select the functionality we needed to create true Naim products, not clones, and achieve our critical brand values at all levels of product design and user interfaces. We are very proud of having a significant input into specifying and shaping Naim Remote Access, Naim Remote Sync and the development of the Naim Extended Music Database"

"DigiFiTM also seamlessly integrates the very rich data now available from AMG which enabled us to create the Naim Extended Music Database" said Ainslie, "this is a key selling point for our Classical and Jazz customers and a great opportunity for differentiation by our dealers"

While the DigiFiTM platform can operate as a traditional music server, enhancements add the ability to integrate content stored on iPods and other USB removable devices into one consolidated library with the music stored on the server itself. Furthermore, DigiFiTM also scans for music on shared drives in the home environment and present this in the music library for playback. DigiFiTM does this intelligently and pro -actively without the need for intrusive software agents on the source PC or drive. "This consumer is becoming very aware of the dangers of their PC becoming clogged up with software elements they don't want which at worst open up their PC to external attack - it was very important to us that the scanning elements of DigiFiTM worked completely independently" stressed Booth. Multiple streams from all these sources can be created and played out simultaneously.

About Digital Fidelity

Headquartered in London, Digital Fidelity is a manufacturing and software consultancy that specialises in supplying efficient, sophisticated platform solutions to international audio -visual manufacturers for the creation of products that store, control and playback digital content. Backed by substantial private investment and in partnership with leading hardware and software providers, Digital Fidelity focuses on two key insights in the consumer electronics space:

That there is a clear need for silent, powerful and 'sexy' products that will be 'at home in the home'; not dressed -up PCs but true Consumer Electronics products. Secondly, to control all the content on this hardware, there is a corresponding need for a suite of usable interfaces that are fast, intelligent, intuitive and interactive which empower the user to play and manage otherwise inaccessible music and video.

Digital Fidelity supports these key principles by continuing to innovate and develop integrated hardware/software packages based on their acclaimed DigiFiTM platform. DigiFiTM also integrates seamlessly with most popular multi -room systems.

For more information about Digital Fidelity and DigiFiTM please email Press@DigitalFidelity.com or contact Matthew Simmons - Commercial Director on +44 7789 740 146.



About Naim
A passionate and committed interest in music is the foundation stone of Naim Audio that has enabled the company to design and manufacture what Naim believe to be the finest sounding range of audio equipment available in the world today.
While all Naim's products must meet and exceed many measurable parameters Naim believe that they should, above all, be capable of delivering the kind of musical performance that they themselves would want to live with. This requires a special and unique approach to component selection and system design along with a highly specialised production environment. The result is the acceptance of Naim products by music lovers world -wide as having no equals in their respective classes.
Naim has always been cautious of market fashions and believe in being honest with their customers. Consistent top quality musical performance, safety and unsurpassed reliability are highly prized at their head office and manufacturing plant in Salisbury England.
Naim users across the globe, including numerous musicians, are the company's most discerning critics. They demand the very best and Naim has enjoyed responding to the challenge of bringing them closer to the music. From experience they know that Naim does not release a product unless it has something genuinely new to offer and integrates perfectly into the product range.
www.naim -audio.com
Naim Contact: Alan Ainslie +44 1722 426640 Alan.ainslie@naim.uk.com
Naim: Press Contact Steve Harris +44 20 8642 4436 steveh@audioplus.co.uk (after 3rd July 2006)

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