Trion World Network and HP to Enable the Next Generation in Broadband Games and Entertainment
Companies to Collaborate in Building the First Fully Dynamic, Multi-Device Platform Designed to Deliver Original Interactive Entertainment Experiences
Redwood City and Palo Alto, Calif. - Feb. 28, 2007, Trion World Network (Trion) and HP (NYSE: HPQ) announced they will collaborate to design and build the technology infrastructure for Trion’s next-generation broadband games and entertainment platform.
Trion’s games and entertainment services, powered by HP, will be the first in the world to truly combine the best of games, broadband, and traditional media. The services’ fully dynamic content will allow for continuously fresh experiences for users. Gamers will be able to access the interactive content from a wide array of devices, using the specific capabilities of the device.
Trion has selected HP as its preferred technology solution provider. HP will provide its industry-leading server, storage, development workstation and software technologies, interactive entertainment expertise, and global support services to enable Trion to build and maintain the mission-critical computing and communications environment required to power their next-generation infrastructure and develop world-class game content.
“HP’s experience in architecting highly scalable and available environments for industries such as games, airlines, telecommunications, and financial stock exchanges makes HP the perfect partner for us,” said Lars Buttler, CEO, Trion World Network. “HP fundamentally understands what the next generation of infrastructure and consumer technology needs to look like for a revolutionary customer experience in interactive entertainment. Also, we are anxious to leverage HP’s unique and powerful presence in the consumer market for gaming devices and consumer electronics products.”
“As global entertainment moves to broadband, the opportunities for transforming interactive entertainment are exploding,” said Matthew Lane, director, Communications, Media and Entertainment, HP. “Trion will lead the industry a step further by developing technology that will dramatically alter the way interactive entertainment is produced, consumed, and monetized. With our strategic interactive entertainment assets such as mission-critical gaming infrastructure and Voodoo PCs, we believe our partnership with Trion will help them make this vision a reality.”
HP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all of its customers – from individual consumers to the largest businesses. With a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP is among the world’s largest IT companies, with revenue totaling $94.1 billion for the four fiscal quarters ended Jan. 31, 2007. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.
About Trion World Network
Trion World Network, Inc. is the publisher and developer of games and original entertainment for the broadband era. Trion provides groundbreaking new capabilities and content to revolutionize global entertainment by combining the best elements of online, gaming, and traditional media. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, and with a Technology Center in Austin, Texas, Trion combines unrivaled experience and vision in the online entertainment industry with a world-class team of internet and gaming veterans.
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