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Niveus Media Center – Denali Edition First to Pass ISF RL Certification

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The Niveus Media Center — Denali Edition receives official notice as the first Media Center PC to pass Imaging Science Foundation Research Labs Testing

Niveus Media continues its tradition as a leading innovator in the media center market, as its Denali Edition media center becomes the first PC of any kind to receive ISF RL certification for video quality.

Santa Clara, CA, August 17, 2005 — Niveus Media, Inc., manufacturer of media entertainment devices for the high-end audio/video market, has received Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) certification that the Niveus Media Center – Denali Edition meets the metrics and specifications that define the best video performance available for consumers. Since 1994, ISF has provided comprehensive testing and certification of performance quality, and a publicly recognized logo program for high-end consumer electronics products that consumers identify with superior quality.

ISF RL certification guides consumers to the very best hardware for home entertainment systems running Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. These products are designed for artifact-free film and sports viewing, superb color fidelity, quiet operation and other home-entertainment-based quality parameters. ISF RL services include detailed measurement of video processing for TV, DVD, and high-definition content to ensure it meets the highest customer expectations.

While several PC components have received ISF RL certification, this is the first instance of an entire media center PC receiving the ISF’s stamp of approval. “We are very proud to have our Denali Edition be the first system to successfully complete this rigorous certification,” said Tim Cutting, President & CEO of Niveus Media. “Media Centers are continuing to infiltrate the living room and with the number of High-Definition displays continuing to grow, it’s important that the video quality meets and exceeds a user’s expectations.”

“We are very excited that Niveus Media has designed its Windows XP Media Center Edition PC to meet the high-quality benchmarks set forth by ISF,” said Dave Mendlen, Director of Windows Consumer Marketing at Microsoft Corp. “By doing so, Niveus is demonstrating its commitment to delivering high-quality digital media to customers.”

“We have multiple high-end clients that have been anxiously awaiting the first ISF RL certified Media Center,” said Joel Silver, ISF RL President. “At CEDIA Expo 2005 (Indianapolis, Sept 9-11, www.cedia.net), they will get that opportunity, as the Denali Edition will be driving the most prestigious HDTV systems on the planet in front of the top installers in the world. This upcoming show will be a tour de force for Niveus Media, Imaging Science Research Labs and Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.”

The Denali Edition combines high-end audio/video styling with Niveus Passive Cooling technology, making this fanless system the quietest Windows XP Media Center Edition system on the market.

Niveus Media Center Availability

The Niveus Media Center – Denali Edition is now available through retailers including Magnolia Audio/Video, Tweeter Audio/Video and select dealers nationwide. The Denali Edition starts at $4599. For further details, visit the company website at www.niveusmedia.com.

About Niveus Media

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Founded in 2002, Niveus Media, Inc. is a Santa Clara, California OEM manufacturer, specializing in media entertainment devices for the consumer electronics market. Niveus Media is dedicated to delivering innovative, integrated consumer electronics devices for the networked home. Additional information can be found at www.niveusmedia.com.

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