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HiPe PC leads the media center industry with new line of voice controlled home theater computers

New HDCP ready ‘eMage-N’ Media Center computer features improved usability and interactivity with advanced voice recognition software standard on all models.

Minneapolis, MN — Dec. 1, 2006 — HiPe PC – Manufacturer of high performance desktop, notebook, media center and professional workstations — leads the Home Theater PC industry by being the first computer manufacturer to include advanced voice recognition capabilities as standard equipment on all home theater PC models.

The new eMage-N (pronounced ‘imagine’) line of Media Center computers is designed to replace keyboards and mice for most computer tasks by incorporating voice recognition software by One Voice Technologies.

“Believe The HiPe. We couldn’t be more excited about the eMage-N, it’s like something out of a science fiction movie. The one obstacle to widespread adoption of Media Center computers has always been inputting data,” said Richard Stenlund, Sales and Marketing Manager for HiPe PC. “Sure, it’s great to have a computer in your living room connected to your HDTV, but balancing a keyboard and mouse on your lap while lying down on your couch is counterproductive and uncomfortable. With the eMage-N, you can walk into a room and say ‘Record channel 30 from 8pm to 9pm, play Jazz music, read email and show me my movies’ and with the addition of the mControl home automation software, you can say ‘Turn on the hallway lights and turn on the sprinklers’. Keyboards are based off of QWERTY typewriters, which is technology from the 1800s. I think it’s time for something new. With the amount of untapped potential in a home computer, voice recognition is exactly what is needed to push the industry out of the stone age. In ten years the rest of the industry will catch up and we’ll all look back on the mouse and keyboard era with mild embarrassment.”

The eMage-N series’ soundproofed, brushed aluminum chassis is designed to blend in seamlessly with existing home audio and video equipment by connecting to nearly any television and stereo amplifier. Configuration options include Blu-Ray recorder drive, 200 disc DVD/RW changer, HD movie projector and 100+ inch movie screen for HDCP enabled high definition content. Computer interaction is brought up to the next level with the introduction of voice recognition. Playing music, watching movies, recording live television, browsing the web and even custom commands are made simple by speaking to your computer in a natural voice and telling it what you’d like to do.

Taken from One Voice Technologies’ website – Media Center Communicator requires no voice training for basic navigation. Anybody can navigate Media Center using voice, play music by artist, and more without having to teach MCC. MCC is also able to handle most common accents with ease. Each time you start MCC it automatically searches all of your media so you don’t have to. This means that MCC is ready to use right away.

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“Voice recognition is worlds ahead of where it was just a few years back,” says Sarah Werner, Vice President of HiPe PC. “Years ago, you’d have to spend hours training it by reading stories. I still have most of Aesop’s Fables memorized. The eMage-N’s voice recognition works right out of the box and the computer itself is dead silent. Believe The HiPe.”

About HiPe PC

HiPe PC offers unique computer technology products that include Home Theater computers, Gaming Computers and Notebooks built from top quality components, with a strong focus on silent, high performance computing and superior customer service. For more information, please visit http://www.hipepc.com/store/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=18 or call 1-877-HIPEPC-5 (1-877-447-3725).

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Contact: Richard Stenlund
Sales Manager
Tel. 952-934-6706
Email: Richard@HiPePC.com

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