Taipei, Taiwan----April 17, 2008----CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), innovative solution provider for the connected digital lifestyle, today announced that CyberLink YouCam is shipped with all Alienware® notebooks equipped with a webcam. The combination allows customers of Alienware's award-winning Area-51® m15x and Area-51 m9750 notebooks to experience not only extreme multimedia entertainment, but more fun and laughs while chatting via webcam, with all kinds of expressive effects.
By supporting the majority of instant messaging (IM) communication tools in the market, CyberLink YouCam creates a fun way to talk to friends online with lots of creative effects including frames, filters, distortions, and emotion effects. CyberLink YouCam also supports the easy creation of images and video clips by capturing photos and videos with a webcam. Captured photos and videos can be easily uploaded to YouTube or shared by e-mail directly from YouCam.
"With the popularity of built-in webcams in notebooks, CyberLink YouCam provides a creative webcam application to enrich video chats", said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. "CyberLink YouCam lets users to do much more with their webcams by offering ways to add creative, personalized, and interesting effects to online video conversations, for both work and pleasure."
Alienware systems are designed with one purpose, says Bryan de Zayas, Associate Director for Product Marketing at Alienware, to blow the user away. We want Alienware users to experience something new and unique – something fun. Traditional webcam applications are boring. By including the YouCam software package on our notebooks, Alienware and CyberLink are creating a fun way for friends to interact.
CyberLink YouCam offers the following features:
• 49 dynamic effects that can be applied during live video chatting, including frames, filters, distortions, and emotion effects
• Compatibility with Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Skype, and AOL Instant Messenger
• Instant addition of effects while capturing videos and photos
• Capturing of single shot or multi-shot sequences in JPEG format
• Uploading of captured videos and photos to YouTube or direct e-mailing from within YouCam
• Free effects available for download from CyberLink's website (http://www.cyberlink.com/youcam/ )
Alienware notebooks featuring CyberLink YouCam are already available in the US.
For more information about CyberLink YouCam, please visit www.cyberlink.com
CyberLink Corp is the leader and pioneer in enabling digital multimedia on PCs and CEs. Backed by a group of high-caliber software engineers, CyberLink owns its core codec and a number of patented technologies. CyberLink has built a solid reputation for delivering high-quality, interoperable, and fast time-to-market solutions that keep our OEM partners on the leading edge. Our business partners include leaders in the PC industry: drive manufacturers, graphics-card makers, and top-5 desktop and notebook brands. Today, CyberLink’s software solutions include: complete applications for Blu-ray Discs and HD DVDs, Digital Home entertainment, Mobile TV and human resource development. With customers spanning from multi-national corporations to small/medium-sized businesses, and from power users to home users, CyberLink has enjoyed rapid and consistent growth leading to a record breaking IPO in 2000 on the Taiwan Over The Counter Exchange (OTC: 5203). Currently, CyberLink is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: 5203.TW). CyberLink's worldwide headquarters is in Taipei. To keep up with market demands, CyberLink has operations in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, including Japan. For more information, please visit CyberLink's website at http://www.cyberlink.com
Alienware offers unique and award-winning technology products that incorporate state–of–the–art components, innovative engineering and design, and unprecedented customer service. Alienware has been recognized by INC 500, won the Shoppers’ Choice Award as the Best Performance Desktop by Computer Shopper’s reader survey, had its Alienware Area-51 ranked among ¡§The 25 Greatest PCs of All Time¡¨ by PC World and also received PC Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Award in its 18th Annual Reader Survey. Alienware systems are available direct within the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. For more information, please visit www.alienware.com or call 1-800-ALIENWARE (254-3692).
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