InterVideo Unleashes New Era in Home
PC/CE Convergence with Launch of InterVideo InstantON
Turns PCs into Consumer Electronic Devices with Power-up in about 10 Seconds and Remote
Control Access for a Full Range of Home Entertainment Options
LAS VEGAS, NV - feb, 2004 -- InterVideo,
Inc. (NASDAQ: IVII), a leading provider of middleware solutions to tier-one consumer
electronics and PC manufacturers, announced today InterVideo InstantON, an innovative new
software solution that converts home PCs into complete home entertainment centers.
InterVideo InstantON is unique in that it provides instant, CE-like access to a full range
of viewing, listening and recording options plus remote control support for a distance of
up to 10 feet. InterVideo is demonstrating the product at its CES Booth #21510 this week.
With InterVideo InstantON, computers
instantly come to life with the push of a button. Consumers can watch DVDs and home VCDs
with outstanding clarity, record videos, browse through photo albums, listen to music with
rich surround sound, or watch TV with time-shifting capabilities. Playback is enhanced
with advanced navigation technology that allows users to skip DVD chapters, fast
forward/backward, pause and enjoy different camera angles. InterVideo InstantON even
includes basic editing tools which when combined with the software's built-in DVR
capabilities, allow users to cut, merge and split recorded TV programs and videos.
InterVideo InstantON can also be used to
control the home environment, to conduct research on the Web, to shop and communicate with
friends via E-mail, chat rooms, and videophone. With instant access and the remote
control, moving from one entertainment device to another is as fast and easy as changing
the channel on a TV set.
InterVideo, a member the Intel®
Developer Network for the Digital Home, designed its new InterVideo InstantON to take
advantage of the power and performance of Intel's Pentium® processors and to provide
consumers with true convergence of their digital assets. With InstantON, a single PC can
be used for both computing tasks and entertainment. Intel's vision of the digital home is
becoming a reality.
InterVideo InstantON is a new software
solution that leverages the reliability and power of InterVideo LinDVD®, the
playback/navigation software selected by companies such as SONY, Pioneer and others for
their high-end CE devices. The Instant Media Technology (IMT) technology incorporated in
the new LinuxÒ-based software integrates the BIOS, OS, power management, and noise
control with InterVideo's media playback/recording/editing technology, enabling consumers
to enjoy the Instant access and remote control-only CE experience on their PC.
After a brief boot-up in Linux (about 10
seconds), all of the CE-type activities consumers have come to expect from a complete home
entertainment center can be accessed. With InterVideo InstantON's dual-boot configuration,
users can move into the Windows® mode (which requires the full Windows load time) when
they want to use the PC to access their work-related files.
Like its industry leading WinDVD®
software, InterVideo InstantON is a CSS-licensed software solution that provides
crystal-clear DVD playback at full video frame rates. Dolby® sound is also included to
provide a rich, enveloping audio experience.
"InterVideo InstantON is designed to
help OEMs differentiate their products from the competition and quickly bring them to
market," said Steve Ro, CEO and founder of InterVideo. "This is a totally new
concept in PC/CE convergence that even people who have never used a computer can enjoy
because it is a remote control-only solution. A keyboard and a mouse aren't
Ro added that initially, OEMs will
integrate InstantON with their computers to add CE capabilities but he envisions a new
market emerging where PCs that don't even offer computing software will sit alongside the
living room TV to provide video and music playback as well as TV/PVR functions, digital
video recording and Web capabilities.
InterVideo InstantON is currently available from InterVideo only to OEMs for evaluation
and integration and is not sold as stand-alone retail software. The modular nature of the
product enables OEMs and middleware developers to create customized solutions and to
incorporate only the features that are required for a particular device. To meet
individual OEM requirements, InterVideo InstantON is offered on a range of operating
systems including Linux, Windows and WinCE. InstantON also supports a variety of different
CPUs (x86 and non-x86).
InterVideo also offers consulting
services to assist OEM InstantON customers with product planning and customization,
hardware driver fine-tuning, Inter-company software integration, planning test procedures
and product updates.
About InterVideo, Inc.
InterVideo is a leading provider of DVD software. InterVideo has developed a technology
platform from which it has created a broad suite of integrated multimedia software
products that allow users to capture, edit, author, burn, distribute, and play digital
video. InterVideo's software is bundled with products sold by the majority of the leading
PC OEMs. The company is headquartered in Fremont, CA with regional offices in Europe,
Taiwan, China and Japan. For more information, contact InterVideo at 510/651-0888 or visit
the company's Web site at www.intervideo.com.