Linksys, Intel Unveil Standards-Based Product That Distributes
Protected Premium Content in the Home
The Linksys New Wireless-G Media Link Enables Wireless Streaming
Video, Music and Pictures to Play From the PC to the Entertainment
IRVINE and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Linksys(R), a
division of Cisco Systems, Inc., and Intel Corporation, today
announced the Linksys new digital media adapter that will enable
broad, mainstream consumer adoption of on-line, on-demand video
services. This new product includes support for DTCP-IP (Digital
Transmission Content Protection over IP), an industry standard
framework for media adapters to move Internet-based premium content
from the PC to other devices on a wired or wireless home network.
With this standard, the new Linksys Wireless-G Media Link (WMLV54G)
will help allow consumers to enjoy premium movie and music services
from such companies as Movielink and RealNetworks Inc. on TV and
stereos around their home in the future.
Home networks now offer consumers much more than just sharing an
Internet connection among PCs. The proliferation of digital content
and broadband Internet adoption has spurred rapid innovation in
consumer electronics devices that will enable the sharing of PC and
Internet content on any TV and stereo in the home. The emerging
category of digital media adapters is an important element in
delivering this capability to mainstream consumers.
The Linksys Wireless-G Media Link for video, music and photos is the
next product in a line of wireless entertainment devices from Linksys
that brings consumers exciting new capabilities such as support for
premium online movie and music services, high-definition photos and
video, and the most advanced media formats, including MPEG4 and WMV.
With the Linksys Wireless-G Media Link, the Digital5 middleware
solution, and a high-performance PC based on the Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4
processor with Intel Hyper-Threading (HT) technology, consumers will
be able to wirelessly send a broad selection of personal and protected
premium content stored on the their PCs or pulled from select Internet
services to their TVs, stereos, entertainment centers and other PCs
throughout the house.