MediaREADY(TM) Digital Media Center Nominated for `Best of CES' Award (1/15)
VWB's MediaREADY 4000 was nominated in the Home Media Devices category, honoring products that "manage, distribute, and aggregate all your home digital media." The judging criteria include three criteria: "wow factor"; usability and usefulness; and value.
As a next-generation device, the MediaREADY 4000 is a powerful set-top unit that combines a DVD/CD player with streaming playback of audio/video media from both Internet-based and home network sources. The versatile product also integrates a media jukebox, email, Internet surfing, karaoke, gaming, and much more.
"MediaREADY 4000 brings together the best of both today's and tomorrow's entertainment and communications technologies," said Jeffrey Harrell, President of Video Without Boundaries. "As a Linux-based, open-source product, MediaREADY 4000 is flexible enough to incorporate emerging products and services, ensuring that consumers can receive maximum usability as technologies evolve. We're proud and excited that MediaREADY 4000 has been considered for one of the top honors in the consumer electronics industry."
Unlike the CES Innovation Awards, TechTV's "Best of CES" considers only products that have not yet reached the consumer or are just beginning to ship. Products are judged by leading professional reviewers who have extensive experience in evaluation, purchasing, and using products in the category.
The MediaREADY 4000 is the first commercial product to incorporate the MediaREADY Convergence Software Suite created by CAC Media, VWB's developmental partner. In addition to its other features, the unit offers Internet-based Video on Demand, home network connectivity, digital photo playback, and picture-in-picture TV. Progressive scanning, 5.1 Dolby, and MPEG-1, 2, and 4 are included.
Further enhancing the MediaREADY 4000 is its support from a number of leading Internet content providers including Blastro, Live 365, INgrooves, VegTv, and Adventures in OZ. Eight karaoke titles are bundled with each MediaREADY 4000 device from Performer's Choice, the leading developer and distributor of karaoke entertainment.
VWB's MediaREADY 4000 will be shipping in Q1 of this year under the Lafayette brand. For more information, visit www.vwbinc.com.
Video Without Boundaries (BULLETIN BOARD: VDWB) is a leader in the converging digital media on demand, enhanced home entertainment, and emerging interactive consumer electronics markets. VWB is focused on home entertainment media products and solutions that enhance the consumer experience, while providing new revenue opportunities for online music and movie content providers. VWB, and its subsidiaries, are leading suppliers of broadband products, services and content including its ability to deliver broadcast quality digital video and web interactivity at transfer rates as low as 56K.