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Wolverine Data Introduces Worlds First Portable Media Player to Deliver True Digital Multimedia Convergence

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IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wolverine Data Inc. today introduced the ESP Professional Portable Media Player (PMP), the world’s first professional or “prosumer” PMP model to deliver complete digital multimedia convergence. The new Wolverine ESP features a razor-sharp 3.6-inch TFT LCD display and the ability to store and view 60,000 digital photos, play 240 hours of video and 40,000 songs, plus the capability to record television programs and FM radio–all in a 5.3″x2.8″x0.9″ footprint that weighs 10.2 ounces. It is ideal for professional and serious amateur photographers as well as for consumers who want the most extensive array of multimedia/multifunction capabilities in the palm of their hand.

Photographers will appreciate the ESP’s large 80GB or 120GB storage capacity that allows them to offload digital photos directly from their cameras, eliminating the need to carry a laptop or buy expensive memory cards. Afterwards, they can view, zoom and rotate their JPEG, bitmap, tiff, text or RAW images on the crystal-clear 3.6-in. screen, a TV or a computer and print directly to PictBridge printers. The built-in 7-in-1 card reader accepts all popular memory cards including Compact Flash (CF), MicroDrive, Secure Digital (SD), MMC, Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro (MS-Pro) and XD Card. An optional adapter accepts MS-Duo, MS Pro-Duo, Mini-SD and RS-MMC.

Video enthusiasts will appreciate the Wolverine ESP’s ability to download, store and play hundreds of hours of their favorite TV shows and DVDs, then watch them on the player itself, on a TV or on a computer. With the optional ESP Cradle System the unit acts as a digital video recorder (DVR), enabling users to record directly from TVs, DVD players, VCRs or any video source. Supported formats include MPEG-1, MPEG-4, WMV9 and Xvid.

Music lovers will enjoy the ability to download, store and play their favorite music in any popular format including MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC (MP4 audio) and CDA. As a bonus, they can also record off the ESP’s built-in FM radio.

“The Wolverine ESP’s vast array of features will appeal to serious photography, music and video enthusiasts by offering true convergence of the most popular entertainment media in a palm-sized form factor that is easy to use and reasonably priced,” stated Matt Mardini, president of Wolverine Data.

Additional features include:

Built-in speaker (8 ohms, 400mW)
High-speed USB 2.0 computer interface
Video interface: NTSC or PAL that connects to TV, monitor or projector
Audio interface: audio line-in recording from any AUX source
Parts: rechargeable/replaceable lithium ion battery, AC charger, USB cable, AUX cable, earphone, carrying case and user documentation
Optional parts: ESP Cradle System, car charger
Limited warranty: one-year
The Wolverine ESP can be purchased online and at leading retailers (visit http://www.wolverinedata.com for the complete list) starting at $399.99 for the 80GB model and $499.99 for the 120GB model. The optional ESP Cradle System is priced at $79.99.

About Wolverine Data

Wolverine Data, Inc. evolved from TIC Computer, Inc. Founded in 1985, TIC Computer operated as an OEM offering storage devices such as external drives, flash drives and multimedia drives to leading computer and consumer electronics companies. Today, Wolverine Data designs sleek, rugged, mobile products that simplify how people back up, store, capture, view and share data such as photos, videos and music for professional and recreational uses. The company is located at 1370 Reynolds Avenue, Suite 116, Irvine, CA 92614. For more information call (949)653-6300, e-mail info@wolverinedata.com or visit the company website at http://www.wolverinedata.com.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Danielle Levitas of IDC and Jon Erenson of Gartner have been briefed on the Wolverine ESP.

Contacts
Daly-Swartz PR for Wolverine Data
Jeffrey Swartz, 949-470-0075
jeffreyswartz@dsprel.com

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