Pinnacle PCTV To Go Enables Place and Time-Shifting of Home Television Programming on PCs
Windows Vista compatible product line now offers consumers both wired and wireless options
Las Vegas, Nev., CES Booth # 35635, South Hall 4–January 8, 2007 – Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID), today announced that its consumer division, Pinnacle Systems, Inc., has expanded the Pinnacle PCTV™ To Go product line to include two new versions, Pinnacle PCTV To Go HD Wireless and Pinnacle PCTV To Go HD. Both offer high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) television viewing and Windows Vista™ readiness, allowing consumers to enjoy their entertainment systems from any location in the home or around the world.
The Pinnacle PCTV To Go family enables personal computers to function as full-featured televisions and personal video recorders. Using PCTV To Go Products, consumers can watch full resolution, DVD-like quality in MPEG-2 on any PC in the home, or watch high quality MPEG-4 media on a remote PC, with nothing more than a simple Internet connection. In addition, the Pinnacle PCTV To Go products are designed to plug quickly into existing entertainment systems with little to no reconfiguring necessary. Consumers can have full control of their media choices through the television programming guide and comprehensive personal video recorder capabilities, without incurring any additional service fees.
“Whether using the wired or wireless versions of Pinnacle’s PCTV To Go products, consumers can have an amazing TV viewing experience from their Media Center PCs,” said Jeff Hastings, Avid vice president and Pinnacle Systems general manager. “Because the Pinnacle PCTV To Go products will work with the current version of Windows Media Center and with the forthcoming Windows Vista operating system, they are perfect companions to today’s Windows Media Center systems – and those that will run on Vista in the future.”
The Pinnacle PCTV To Go product line is the result of a technology agreement between Pinnacle Systems and Monsoon Multimedia, Inc. The two companies have been collaborating to deliver the power of television to personal computers anytime, anywhere.
Pricing and Availability
Consumers can purchase Pinnacle PCTV To Go HD Wireless systems starting in January and Pinnacle PCTV To Go HD systems in February through the Pinnacle Systems website (www.pinnaclesys.com), at major retailers, such as Best Buy and Fry’s Electronics, and also at e-tailers such as Amazon.com, Buy.com and TigerDirect.com. USMSRP is $249.99 for Pinnacle PCTV To Go HD Wireless and $179.99 for Pinnacle PCTV To Go HD.
About Pinnacle Systems
Pinnacle Systems, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Avid Technology, Inc., is an industry leader in video editing solutions, TV tuners for the PC, and digital media adapters for the consumer market. The company’s product lines include Pinnacle PCTV™, Dazzle®, Pinnacle ShowCenter™, Pinnacle Mobile Media™ and its flagship Pinnacle Studio™ line. For more information, visit www.pinnaclesys.com.
Avid Technology, Inc. is the world leader in digital nonlinear media creation, management, and distribution solutions, enabling film, video, audio, animation, games, and broadcast professionals to work more efficiently, productively, and creatively. For more information about the company’s Oscar®, Grammy®, and Emmy® award-winning products and services, please visit: www.avid.com.
© 2007 Avid Technology, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. Product features, specifications, system requirements and availability are subject to change without notice. All prices are USMSRP for the U.S. only and subject to change without notice. Contact your local office or reseller for current or local prices. Avid received an Oscar Statuette representing the 1998 Scientific and Technical Award for the concept, design and engineering of the Avid® Film Composer® system for motion picture editing. Digidesign, Avid’s audio division, received an Oscar Statuette representing the 2003 Scientific and Technical Award for the design, development and implementation of its Pro Tools® digital audio work station. Avid, Film Composer, Pro Tools, and Digidesign are either a registered trademark or trademark of Avid Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. Oscar is a trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Emmy is a registered trademark of ATAS/NATAS. Grammy is a trademark of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Inc. Pinnacle Systems, the Pinnacle Pinwheel logo, Pinnacle PCTV, Dazzle, Pinnacle ShowCenter, Pinnacle MediaSuite, Pinnacle Mobile Media, Pinnacle Studio and Pinnacle Studio MovieBox are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Pinnacle Systems, Inc. and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.
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