Aupeo Grants Smedio Exclusive Distribution Rights to Deliver Cloud Music Service to Millions of Hardware Users The deal leverages sMedio's strong global PC OEM relationships, its deep connection with Japanese CE, Mobile, Automotive, PC OEM's; plus a strategic development affiliation with Microsoft on Windows 8
TOKYO, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- sMedio, a leading developer and provider of wireless content mobility, streaming and playback solutions, today announced that it entered a definitive agreement with Aupeo for distribution for key channels and markets of Aupeo! Personal Radio music streaming service and exclusive license right for Windows 8 Metro platform. The terms of the deal include sMedio's exclusive global channel rights to distribute Aupeo! Personal Radio - music streaming service to PC OEMs globally. In addition, the partnership terms grant sMedio exclusive Japanese market rights to distribute AUPEO! across all core OEM licensing channels, such as CE, Mobile, Automotive and PC.
"We are pleased to partner with AUPEO and bring such a quality cloud music service to our strategic OEM partners and to our users globally," said sMedio CEO, Shunsuke Tanaka. "This partnership enables us to bring our global OEM partners a powerful unified mix of our local network wifi data mobility and playback software i with a highly synergistic cloud music service integrated right into the experience."
"At AUPEO, we are very excited to partner with sMedio to expand our distribution into the global PC OEM channel, and specifically to leverage their strong relationships with the breadth of product manufacturers in such a strategic region as Japan," said Armin G. Shmitt, COO of AUPEO. "This partnership represents an important expansion of our service as a global player."
sMedio plans to integrate the Aupeo service into various configurations of its product portfolio, and specifically leverage its strategic development relationship with Microsoft around Windows 8 native Metro applications. sMedio will be announcing its full Windows 8 product strategy and additional partnerships later this Fall.
With headquarters in Toyko, sMedio Inc is a leading, global developer and provider of wireless content mobility, streaming and playback solutions. With its range of patented and patent pending technology, the Company's product lines include both consumer applications and enabling technologies sold to a range of top tier customers, including PC OEMS; mobile handset OEMs, carriers, CE OEMs and other services providers.
Founded in Berlin in 2008, the service is a leading provider of personalized audio streams for Internet-capable hardware devices. AUPEO! offers radio stations that compile an individual program for listeners and recommend similar music. The recommendation technology is based on an algorithm developed by the Fraunhofer Institute, inventors of the MP3 format. AUPEO! is available at www.aupeo.com and as a free app on the iTunes App Store, Android Market and Nokia Ovi Store.
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