Fullplay Media Systems (OTC:FPLY - news), formerly Interactive Objects (OTC:OBJX - news), today introduced the Darwin(TM) Digital Audio Jukebox at the 2002 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nev.
Built using Fullplay's industry-standard Dharma(TM) development platform, the Darwin Digital Jukebox brings the world of Internet music into your living room, bridging the gap between your home stereo and your PC.
As a standalone unit, the Darwin Digital Jukebox plays standard audio format CDs as well as MP3, WMA and AAC digital format CDs. What's more, it can encode CDs and other music (such as from a turntable or tape player) into a variety of MP3 sample rate formats and copy and store this music on its hard drive, providing quality digital music playback.
Working in combination with your computer, it can link to the Internet and provide full access to the music you want, when and where you want it. The Darwin Digital Jukebox uses an Ethernet connection for fast, standardized connection to your PC, allowing content management from the desktop, music streaming from the computer, as well as Internet radio streaming and other networking features.
"Our goal with Darwin was to create a product that was as powerful as a computer but as simple to use as a CD player,'' said Dennis Tevlin, President and CEO of Fullplay.
Features of the Darwin Digital Jukebox:
? CD-ROM drive -- Plays standard audio and digital MP3, WMA and AAC audio formats. Encodes (records) standard audio CDs to both uncompressed digital PCM and compressed MP3 format.
? 20GB HDD -- Store your MP3, WMA, AAC and PCM music files on internal 20GB hard drive (upgradeable to larger volumes).
? LCD -- 248x64, high contrast/brightness, negative, yellow/green, LED backlit, graphic display.
? RCA Line-in -- Allows encoding (recording) of analog input sources from tape or album to digital MP3 format.
? RCA line-out -- Connect to your home stereo receiver.
? Ethernet -- Stream music from your PC and your favorite Internet radio stations.
? Remote Control -- Quickly access your favorite music with a custom 50 button IR remote.
? Auto Song Recognition -- Stored catalog of CDs instantly recognizes artist, album, song title and other information.
? Auto Content Sensing -- Eliminate multiple copies of the same song and record only what you don't have.
? Auto Record -- Listen and record your favorite CDs simultaneously.
? Auto Playlist Creator -- Automatically generate new playlists using "sounds like'' song comparison.
Pricing and Availability
Manufacturer's suggested retail price for the Darwin Digital Jukebox is $499.95. The Darwin Digital Jukebox will be available for pre-order via Fullplay's new website later in Q1 2002. Initial shipments for all pre-orders will not begin until Q2 2002. For more information on purchasing a Darwin Digital Jukebox, please visit Fullplay's website at www.fullplaymedia.com.
About Fullplay Media Systems, Inc.
Fullplay is a leading designer of embedded software and hardware solutions for the converging Internet, digital media, entertainment and consumer electronics markets. Fullplay partners with many of the top brands in consumer electronics and entertainment, and holds a focused technology portfolio that includes the Dharma(TM) Digital Media Development Platform; the Fullplay Media OS and Media Manager; the Darwin(TM) Digital Audio Jukebox; and the Fullplay Muse Media Center(TM). Fullplay is headquartered at 12600 SE 38th, Suite 150, Bellevue, WA 98006, USA. Fullplay is listed on the OTC.BB under the symbol "FPLY'' and can be reached on the web at www.fullplaymedia.com.
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