Niveus Media unveils its award winning, ISF certified K2 Media Center PC

Recipient of a 2005 CES Innovation Award, the K2 Edition Media Center PC adds High Fidelity Video to its award winning lineup of media centers

Santa Clara, CA, January 5, 2005 - Niveus Media, Inc., manufacturer of media entertainment devices for the high -end audio/video market, has received Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) certification that their K2 Edition Media Center PC meets the metrics and specifications that define the best video performance available for consumers. The K2 has recently been awarded a 2005 CES Innovation Design Award in the video components category. Since 1994, ISF has provided comprehensive testing and certification of performance quality, and a publicly recognized logo program for high -end consumer electronics products that consumers identify with superior quality.

ISF RL certification will guide consumers to the very best hardware for their home's entertainment systems running Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. These products must be designed for artifact free film and sports viewing, superb color fidelity, quiet operation and other home entertainment based quality parameters. ISF RL services include detailed measurement of video processing for TV, DVD, and high definition content to ensure it meets the most demanding consumer expectations.

The Niveus K2 takes full advantage of the new capabilities of Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, including exciting new experiences for music, digital photography, movies, and high definition television.

"We are very excited that Niveus Media has designed its Media Center PC to meet the high -quality benchmarks set forth by ISF," said Bill Mannion, Director of Windows XP Consumer Marketing for Microsoft Corp. "By doing so, Niveus is demonstrating its commitment to delivering the highest -quality digital media to consumers."

"We are glad to see manufacturers like Niveus Media step forward and announce their commitment to high quality video in their Media Center PC systems. We believe that there is awesome potential for the Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 operating system, high quality DVD playback, HDTV recording capability and HD gaming in home theaters." says Joel Silver, ISF RL President.

The Niveus K2 brings high end audio/video styling to the Media Center PC. In addition to the A/V form factor, the stylish aluminum case is passively cooled via Heat Pipe technology; meaning there are no moving fans, making it among the quietest Media Center PCs on the market.

Featuring Intel's P4 w/ Hyper Threading, PCI -Express Graphics, Intel's 24 -bit Dolby™ Digital Audio, DVD Multi -Format Recording, Gigabit LAN, Dual NTSC Tuners and an HDTV OTA Television Tuner, the Niveus K2 will cater to consumers looking for the very best in media center hardware, and video calibration.

Niveus Media Center Availability
The Niveus Media Center PC - K2 Edition will be available early 2005 in limited distribution via select regional high -end Audio/Video Retailers. For further details, visit the company website at:

About Niveus Media
Founded in 2002, Niveus Media, Inc. is a Santa Clara, California OEM manufacturer, specializing in media entertainment devices for the consumer electronics market. Niveus Media is dedicated to delivering innovative, integrated consumer electronics devices for the networked home. Additional information can be found at:

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