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CyberLink and Hauppauge Announce Complete Solution for Accessing HDTV Programs on the PC
Allows playback of high-definition H.264 from US and European DVB-S2 services
Taipei, Taiwan----June 15th, 2006----CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a world leader in digital home solutions, today announced cooperation with TV tuner card manufacturer Hauppauge Digital Inc. (NASDAQ: HAUP) to create a ready-made software and hardware solution supporting high-definition DVB-S2 viewing, recording and playback on the PC. The joint project includes TV entertainment center CyberLink PowerCinema software and Hauppauge's WinTV-HVR-4000 TV tuner card.
The collaboration delivers a sophisticated solution allowing the reception, recording and playback on a PC of high-definition MPEG-2 HD and highly compressed MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) TV content broadcast via satellite.
"Our WinTV-HVR-4000 is the first quad mode TV receiver for PC's, which can receive all the popular TV formats in Europe. As a leading manufacturer of TV tuner cards, it was only natural we'd look for a software company that has CyberLink's depth of experience in developing TV software for the HVR-4000," said Ken Plotkin, CEO of Hauppauge.
"HDTV is expected to be a major driving force in the home entertainment market, so it is essential that PC makers incorporate the features that support the best reception, recording and playback quality possible," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. "Of course, what's required is a quality TV tuner card from Hauppauge matched with the playback and recording features that CyberLink PowerCinema has to offer."
CyberLink's PowerCinema offers the following TV functions:
· HDTV over Satellite reception and viewing
· Playback of MPEG-2 HD and MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) format video
· Smooth channel switching, through dynamic recognition of both video formats in standard and high-definition
· High-definition MPEG-2 and H.264 video content recording
· Support for TV time-shift recording in the MPEG-2 and H.264 formats
· Setup of a DVB-S2 tuner via a TV settings wizard to operate new channels that support DVB-S2
· Support for satellite TV signals in USA and Europe
· Backward-compatibility with previous DVB-S features, including DVB-SI, EPG and Teletext (Europe)
The Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-4000 TV tuner card offers the following features
for watching and recording TV on a PC:
· Receives high definition DVB-S2 satellite TV
· Receives standard definition DVB-S satellite TV and DVB-S satellite radio
· Receives DVB-T digital terrestrial TV and DVB-T radio
· Receives analog PAL TV and FM radio
· Records video from an A/V source such as a VCR or set top box
Hauppauge and CyberLink will ship their solution in Q3 2006.
About Hauppauge Digital:
Hauppauge Digital, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAUP) is a leading developer and manufacturer of digital TV and data broadcast receiver products for personal computers. Through its Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. and Hauppauge Digital Europe subsidiaries, the Company designs and develops digital video boards for TV-in-a-window, digital video editing and video conferencing. The Company is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York, with administrative offices in New York, Singapore, Ireland and Luxembourg and sales offices in Germany, London, Paris, The Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Singapore and California. The Company's Internet web site can be found at http://www.hauppauge.com.
CyberLink Corp. is the maker of award-winning applications PowerDVD, PowerDirector, PowerCinema, and DVD Solution. CyberLink has built a solid reputation for delivering high-quality, competitive products that add value to OEM customers and end-users alike. Business partners include leaders in the PC hardware industry: drive manufacturers, graphics card makers, and top-5 desktop and notebook brands. CyberLink's digital multimedia range includes software for capturing and editing videos, authoring DVDs, and burning Blu-ray Discs and HD DVDs. CyberLink's digital entertainment products include playback solutions for accessing and enjoying media within the digital home, including instant-on applications for Linux and Windows XP Embedded platforms. CyberLink is also developing products for handheld platforms and streaming media content. CyberLink's training solutions provide tools for creating training content, managing employee performance, and delivering online training programs. CyberLink listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (5203.TW) in 2000 and has posted positive year-on-year results ever since. CyberLink has operations in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific including Japan, with its worldwide headquarters located in Taipei. For more information, please visit: http://www.cyberlink.com/ or visit our Press Room.
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