ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hauppauge Digital, Inc.
(Nasdaq: HAUP), a leading developer and manufacturer of digital video, TV, and
data broadcast receiver products for personal computers, today announced it is
setting a new price/performance standard for electronic home componentry via
its MediaMVP(R) network media player. The announcement, made during the 2005
International Builders Show in Orlando, is good news for home builders and
electronic home systems integrators wishing to offer cost effective, PC-ready
whole house digital media networks to handle the distribution of music, video
and digital pictures around the home.
Hauppauge's MediaMVP allows PC-based Music, Video and Pictures ("MVP") to
be played anywhere in the home over a home local area network. The 6" x 6"
device, priced as low as $80 per unit in OEM quantities, connects to a home's
Cat5e cabling system and can be installed within a wall or ceiling inside a
junction box. Speakers, video monitors, TVs and other playback devices are
then linked to MediaMVP via a suitable wall outlet for a seamless, attractive
and sophisticated whole-house media solution.
"Many home builders and home electronics professionals are looking for
high-margin ways to increase a home's value. There's no question that digital
home networks are at the top of the list," said Ken Plotkin, Chief Executive
Officer of Hauppauge Digital, Inc. "MediaMVP's simplicity of use,
reliability, and cutting-edge features are second to none. Plus its price
makes it cost effective for every room in the house."
MediaMVP gives homeowners the ability to enjoy virtually any kind of audio
or video entertainment stored on a PC, anywhere in the house. From the
comfort of a living room sofa, for example, users can play MP3 music
collections, listen to Internet radio stations, enjoy JPEG slideshows -- with
or without music -- and even watch PC-based movies that are located on a PC in
a different part of the house.
MediaMVP can also be hidden behind access panels in walls and ceilings and
attached to audio amplifiers or video monitors. Music, videos or digital
pictures can be sent from a central PC individually to each MediaMVP,
providing a whole house audio/video system.
MediaMVP is the ultimate media enabler for home theater systems, plasma
screens, and whole-house audio systems. The device supports all common
multimedia formats including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, DivX, MP3, WMA (Windows Media
Audio), JPEG and GIF, and connects to monitors and TVs through Composite or
S-Video and stereo audio connections.
For easy navigation, MediaMVP includes a remote control that allows users
to pause, fast forward, and rewind through videos as well as pause music and
picture shows. Up to 20 rooms can be networked using MediaMVP (one MediaMVP
is required per each display or audio amplifier).
For more information about the MediaMVP, or any of Hauppauge's other
digital video TV and data broadcast receiver products, visit
About Hauppauge Digital:
Hauppauge Digital, Inc. (Nasdaq: HAUP) is a leading developer and
manufacturer of digital TV and data broadcast receiver products for personal
computers. Through its Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. and Hauppauge Digital
Europe subsidiaries, the Company designs and develops digital video boards for
TV-in-a-window, digital video editing and video conferencing. The Company is
headquartered in Hauppauge, New York, with administrative offices in New York,
Singapore, Taiwan, Ireland and Luxembourg and sales offices in Germany,
London, Paris, The Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Singapore and
California. The Company's Internet web site can be found at
Certain statements in this Release constitute "forward-looking statements"
within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform act of 1995.
Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties
and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or
achievements of the Company, or industry results, to be materially different
from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by
such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among other things,
those described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including, but not limited to, the Company's Annual Report on form
10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2002.
Hauppauge and MediaMVP are registered trademarks of Hauppauge Computer
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SOURCE Hauppauge Digital, Inc.