TV Set-Top Device Begins Shipping Worldwide; Premium All-In-One Product Features Personal Video Recording (PVR) Plus Wealth of Other Broadband Media Options
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL — (June 27, 2005) — Video Without Boundaries, Inc. (OTC: VDWB), a leading provider of interactive, media-convergent home entertainment devices, announced today it has begun shipping the VWB MediaREADY 5000, its top-of-the-line advanced digital media center, to retailers and OEMs around the world.
As VWB’s most complete product, the MediaREADY 5000 connects people simply to all the possibilities found in their digital entertainment world. No bigger than a conventional VHS or DVD player, the MediaREADY 5000 delivers a Tivo-like Personal Video Recorder (PVR), DVD/MPEG 1, 2 and 4 playback, storage/retrieval via its onboard hard drive or PC-based home networked hard drive, electronic program guide, Internet browsing, email, MP3, WAV and CD playback, streaming video and audio, karaoke, games, and media jukebox.
Even more, for European consumers the MediaREADY 5000 also supports Freeview free-to-air digital television support based on DVB-T standards. The unit delivers a DVB-T program guide, European PAL broadcast support, and power conversion suitable for all European electrical currents.
“Video Without Boundaries’ MediaREADY 5000 is the digital home entertainment solution millions of consumers have been awaiting,” said Jeffrey Harrell, CEO and president of VWB. “With this unit, our customers will finally be able to connect all their digital entertainment alternatives more simply and easily than ever before.”
The MediaREADY 5000 digital media center uses the Linux operating system to create an open-standards product that will never become outdated or obsolete. With the MediaREADY 5000, users can enjoy a wealth of options such as recording live TV, watching a movie stored on their family room PC from their bedroom, playing hours of MP3 songs throughout the house, or answering email on their big-screen TV.
VWB’s MediaREADY 5000 comes complete with full-sized wireless keyboard and infrared remote control, 120 GB hard drive, and Firewire (400 Mbps) and 802.11 (54 Mbps) wireless or Ethernet (100 Mbps) wired support. The unit retails at an MSRP of $899 USD and is now available for retail or OEM delivery worldwide.
VWB expects to make specific retailer announcements regarding the MediaREADY 5000 in coming weeks. For a full guide to the MediaREADY 5000 advanced digital media center, go to www.vwbinc.com.
About Video Without Boundaries:
Video Without Boundaries (OTC: VDWB) is a leader in digital media-on-demand, enhanced home entertainment, and interactive products that connect people simply. VWB is focused on delivering flexible Consumer Electronics-based products and services that are affordable, easy to use, and simple to understand. For more information, visit www.vwbinc.com.
Forward Looking Statements:
Forward-looking statements and comments in this document are made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such statements relating to, among other things, the prospects for the company to increase the level of sales, maintain current sales levels, add new products and services and develop new Web sites are necessarily subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which are significant in scope and nature, including risks related to the demand for the company’s products and services competition, and availability of capital.
MediaREADY and Video Without Boundaries are trademarks of Video Without Boundaries, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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