Infrant Technologies, Ruckus Wireless and Slim Devices Build Unique Digital Domicile to Show How HDTV, IPTV and Digital Music Can Be Reliably Streamed Around the Home
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, October 4, 2006 - Infrant Technologies, Ruckus Wireless and Slim Devices today announce they have created a unique "Digital Domicile" for the upcoming Digital Life Exhibition in New York City where consumers can see how new digital multimedia content can be reliably streamed throughout the home over standard Wi -Fi.
At the Digital Domicile (Stand No. 447), consumers will see how next generation "smart Wi -Fi" can be used to support the reliable distribution of data, digital music and streaming video within the home - giving them the freedom to place televisions, game consoles and music players anywhere in their homes without wires.
In addition, the companies said that Digital Life attendees will be able to immediately purchase the products and technology they see demonstrated on the stand to create their own digital domicile.
"This show will be a unique opportunity for consumers to see a real digital home in action," said Patrick Cosson, vice president of sales and marketing for Slim Devices. "We will the show the benefits of small innovative companies collaborating to deliver new technologies that are both exciting and useable."
Technical Advances Lead to New Problems at Home
Advances in digital encoding, data compression and computer networking have created new problems for consumers everywhere in storing and streaming large amounts of digital content around the home. Consumers must now operate complex and cumbersome computer networks to support digital multimedia distribution.
But few homes around the world are wired to adequately support the ubiquitous transmission of digital music, video and data through the home. And fewer yet consumers are interested in managing a computer network. And while Wi -Fi is the defacto medium of choice in the home because of its simplicity and ease of use, the technology suffers from reliability issues caused by interference of all sorts.
Infrant Technologies, Ruckus Wireless and Slim Devices have developed unique solutions in the areas of digital storage, digital music distribution and playback and Wi -Fi networking that are being combined to solve these new problems. The companies will leverage their respective expertise in storage, digital music player and smart Wi -Fi technologies to show real -time streaming of digital music, standard and high definition television and IP -based video over 802.11b/g Wi -Fi technology.
"There's been lots of talk about the digital home but very little action in delivering actual best -in -class solutions that can be purchased today and easily used as a complete system within the home," said Bob Payne, vice president of Business Development for Ruckus Wireless. "Consumers face the daunting task of having to store and move digital content around the home to devices that need them. Our companies are combining advances we've each made in helping consumers do just that."
High quality music stored on Infrant's ReadyNAS™ NV+ and Repertoire™ digital storage systems will be streamed using the Ruckus MediaFlex multimedia Wi -Fi system to Slim Devices' Squeezebox™ and Transporter™ music players. In addition, MPEG -2 DVD -quality and high definition video will also be streamed to standard and high definition televisions over standard Wi -Fi.
"We've created an environment that brings advances in the areas of digital storage, music players and Wi -Fi together in a way that helps consumers simply solve a huge new problem they face in the home," said Sam Feng, director of Product Marketing at Infrant Technologies. "We've giving consumers a way to easily manage and distribute a wave of digital content crashing into their homes over computer networks without have to be a computer network expert."
The Digital Life Exhibition takes place October 12 -15 at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center in New York City. Visit http://www.slimdevices.com, http://www.infrant.com and http://www.ruckuswireless.com to learn more.
About Infrant Technologies
Infrant Technologies is dedicated to bringing enterprise -level storage technology to the masses at affordable prices. The company offers a host of network -attached storage (NAS) products and technologies for small businesses, consumers and makers of storage appliances. Infrant's offerings range from the world's first network storage processor (NSP) to a family of ReadyNAS™ appliances ideal for small business and home use. For more information about Infrant Technologies, visit www.infrant.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Ruckus Wireless, Inc.
Based in Sunnyvale, California, Ruckus Wireless is a home networking company credited with pioneering "smart Wi -Fi" technology. Formed in 2004, Ruckus Wireless designs, develops and markets in -home systems that provide reliable whole -home distribution of delay -sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 technology. Its flagship product, MediaFlex, is used by broadband operators around the world to extend digital services, such as IPTV, throughout the home without wires. The company's patent -pending hardware and software technologies deliver predictable performance, extended range and real -time adaptability changing Wi -Fi environments. The company has raised approximately $30 million in three rounds of venture from premiere venture capital investors, consumer electronics companies and broadband operators including Sequoia Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures, WK Technology Fund, Investor AB, Motorola Ventures and T -Online Venture Fund. Ruckus Wireless is led by president and CEO, Selina Lo. Visit the
About Slim Devices
Slim Devices, founded in 2001, is the worldwide pioneer of network entertainment products for users of personal computers and the Internet. Slim Devices' innovative hardware and Open Source software are setting the standard for an exciting new product category. The Slim Devices logo, Transporter and Squeezebox are trademarks or registered trademarks of Slim Devices, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.