For Immediate Release
Nov. 2, 2007
PacketVideo’s PVConnect Media Server Software Makes LaCie Ethernet Disk mini Compatible to Broad Universe of Consumer Electronic Devices
LaCie ‘ED mini’ First to Deliver DLNA 1.5-Certifed Media Server
SAN DIEGO (Nov. 2, 2007) — 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 entertainment products.”
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 and beyond.”
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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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