LaCie 'ED mini' First to Deliver DLNA 1.5-Certified Media Server
SAN DIEGO, November 2 /CNW/ - PVConnect media server software, now
certified by the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) as having met its 1.5
guidelines for interoperability, will make its debut in the LaCie Ethernet
Disk mini, already available to consumers. PVConnect was developed by
PacketVideo (PV), the multimedia software company whose software powers the
world's leading mobile entertainment services. PV is a subsidiary of NextWave
Wireless Inc. (NASDAQ: WAVE).
The inclusion of PVConnect in the LaCie Ethernet Disk mini and Ethernet
Big Disk enables the device to share video, music, and photos with
DLNA-certified popular consumer electronic products. DLNA is an
interoperability guideline that allows compliant products to work together.
PVConnect media server software has also been adapted to bring selected
non-certified products into the home network, including Microsoft Xbox 360 and
Sony PlayStation 3 gaming consoles, the Loewe TV Connect and Nokia
UPnP-enabled phones like the N95, that further extend the reach of the LaCie
Ethernet Disk mini.
"We selected PVConnect for our UPnP DLNA media server for its
reliability, ease of use and interoperability," said Marie Renouard, LaCie
product manager. "The user experience has been significantly enhanced thanks
to PVConnect. Music, photos, and video files stored on a LaCie network drive
are easily available over the network for streamed playback on connected
The LaCie Ethernet Disk mini available in 320, 500 and 750GB versions,
the Ethernet Big Disk available in 1, 1.5 and 2TB versions and the Ethernet
Disk mini - Home Edition in 500GB all include PVConnect and are available
directly from LaCie.
"LaCie was a natural collaborator with PV because of its leadership in
the computer peripherals market," said Angela Scheller, Ph.D., vice president
of the PV's DLNA Product Group. "LaCie shares PV's vision that consumers
should be able to easily obtain, store, share and enjoy their content at home
About PV: For nearly a decade, PV, a subsidiary of NextWave Wireless Inc.
(NASDAQ: WAVE), has been the software innovator helping mobile carriers and
mobile device manufacturers bring dazzling - and profitable - new multimedia
features and services to their end-users. With more than 250 different devices
supported and 140+ million PacketVideo multimedia clients deployed around the
world, PV has the deepest, broadest and most respected multimedia software
expertise in the industry. Founded in 1998, PV is headquartered in San Diego,
California with regional offices in the U.S., Japan, Europe and India.
About LaCie: Located in the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe,
Singapore and Hong Kong, LaCie is the leading manufacturer of computer
peripherals for Windows, Apple and Linux users. LaCie creates external storage
solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday people
easily manage their digital lives. LaCie has differentiated its products
through original designs and leading-edge technology. Established in France in
1989, LaCie is listed on Euronext under FR0000054314 (LAC). For more product
and company information, visit www.lacie.com.
Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains
"forward-looking statements" for purposes of the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no
assurances that forward-looking statements will be achieved, and actual events
or results could differ materially from the events or results predicted or
from any other forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, PV, and
should not be considered as an indication of future events or results.
Important factors that could cause actual events or results to differ
materially are described in filings of our parent company, NextWave Wireless
Inc. (NASDAQ: WAVE) with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All such
documents are available through the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. PV and
NextWave Wireless Inc. make no commitment to revise or update any
forward-looking statements in order to reflect changes in events or
circumstances after the date any such statement is made, except as may be
required pursuant to applicable law.
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