SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PacketVideo’s (PV) PVConnect media server software will be included in new products launching this year to allow for media content to be shared among a variety of compatible home consumer electronic and mobile devices. In particular, PVConnect will be the media server software for the HP Media Vault 2100 and 5100 network-attached storage devices, both expected to ship in the spring.
PVConnect media server software can manage literally tens of thousands of individual media files without negatively influencing CPU performance. This capability makes it the perfect choice for high-capacity storage units such as the HP Media Vault devices, which can hold up to 1.5 terabyte of capacity and have multiple bays and USB ports for adding even more capacity.
“As the world continues its transformation to digital media, consumers are amassing mammoth amounts of video, music and photo files -- files that add up quickly and can become a nightmare to manage and share,” said PV CEO James C. Brailean, Ph.D. “PVConnect is a powerful tool to create order out of media files, and to extend their reach to other home network devices.”
PVConnect server software will also be part of an early spring software update for the newly released HP MediaSmart Server, which is based on the Windows™ Home Server platform.
“Our MediaSmart Server and Media Vault products have created exciting new ways for people to connect to their digital content and share experiences with friends and family no matter where they are,” said Carlos Montalvo, vice president of marketing, Managed Home Business Unit, HP. “The integration of PacketVideo’s PVConnect software into our server product suite makes it easier than ever to share and enjoy high definition media files through out the home and on the go.”
PVConnect is developed by PV, a subsidiary of NextWave Wireless Inc. (NASDAQ: WAVE). PV also supplies the multimedia software that enables such services as Verizon Wireless’ VCAST music and video services, NTT DoCoMo’s 3G FOMA service and Orange’s Orange World services.
PVConnect is certified by the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), meaning it can enable a device to talk to hundreds of other DLNA-compatible devices as well as those that follow the standard Universal Plug-and-Play (UPnP) protocol. PVConnect also has a flexible adaptation layer that makes popular gaming consoles such as the Microsoft™ Xbox 360™ and Sony™ PS3™ devices able to access and control media from storage devices like the HP Media Vault and HP MediaSmart Server.
About PV: PV, a subsidiary of NextWave Wireless Inc. (NASDAQ: WAVE), is the software innovator powering the world’s leading mobile multimedia services. With more than 250 different devices supported and 170+ million PV 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.
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