SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- DeviceVM, a San Jose-based
company developing rapid-start computing technologies, today announced the
availability of its Splashtop(TM) platform on four new ASUS motherboards.
Originally released on the P5E3 Deluxe, Splashtop is now available on the
P5E3 Premium as well as the mainstream M3N-HT Deluxe/Mempipe, the M3N-HT
Deluxe/HDMI, and the M3N-H/HDMI motherboards. Branded by ASUS as Express
Gate, Splashtop enables users to access the Internet seconds after turning
on their PC. ASUS, the leading worldwide motherboard, components and
notebook manufacturer, expanded its offering of Splashtop motherboards due
to the overwhelmingly positive response to the P5E3 Deluxe from press and
PC enthusiasts alike.
"Splashtop is changing the way people use their computers, and we're
excited ASUS shares our vision of the way computing should be," says Mark
Lee, CEO and co-founder of DeviceVM. "By the end of 2008 we expect most
consumers to not only be asking for this technology on motherboards,
desktops and laptops, but expecting it."
Built into a computer's motherboard, Splashtop uses Linux to run users'
favorite programs seconds after they turn on their computer. Programs
included in Splashtop are customized for each manufacturer. In the case of
ASUS Express Gate, they include a web browser, Skype, a VoIP and Instant
Messaging client and the ability for ASUS to update Splashtop remotely.
"We've seen a great response to our initial Splashtop products and
we're excited to be partners with an innovative leader like DeviceVM," says
Jackie Hsu, President of ASUS Computer International.
DeviceVM works with each PC manufacturer to offer an extremely fast and
convenient complement to traditional operating systems like Windows or
Linux. Functions like media playback, photo sharing, chat, VoIP, and
Internet allow consumers to use their favorite applications seconds after
turning on their PC. Meanwhile diagnostic and recovery functions allow
manufacturers to help consumers fix problems quickly and economically.
All motherboards are currently available through ASUS authorized
**CES - Splashtop will be present at the ASUS booth in Las Vegas
Convention Center in South Hall 4, 35162 so please contact us to setup a
demo while you are there.
DeviceVM, Inc. is a privately held software company offering Splashtop,
an 'instant-on' computing platform enabling faster and more efficient
computing. The Company partners with OEMs and manufacturers to integrate
its core technology into personal computers worldwide. Founded in 2006,
DeviceVM is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Taiwan and
ASUS is a world class leader in design and manufacture of 3C total
solutions. With a global staff of more than 100,000 and an award-winning
R&D design team, Business Week's "InfoTech 100" has ranked ASUS among the
top 100 technology companies in the world for ten straight years. In 2006,
ASUS reported annual revenue of $17.4 billion dollars and shipped over 55
million motherboards -- representing 1 in 3 PCs sold in the world during
that year. With its innovative product designs, legendary quality and
superb customer support, ASUS took home the honor from Wall Street Asia as
the Number 1 Manufacturer in Quality and Services in 2006.
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