CyberLink Shows Off PowerCinema Software

By taking advantage of technology standards created for the digital home, CyberLink PowerCinema the world’s first multimedia platform to have passed Intel* Networked Media Product Requirements (Intel* NMPR) testing, provides media browsing and playback capability via UPnP. This means a user can be working on a notebook or entertainment PC enjoying music, video or photo slideshows from any Intel NMPR-validated devices anywhere anytime within the digital home.

PowerCinema transforms the PC into a media entertainment center by giving access to features including Movies, Pictures, Videos, Music, TV, Radio, and DVD burning via remote control. PowerCinema can be customized and branded for major PC manufactures, and is currently shipping with tier-one OEM companies including NEC Computer International, Medion, Acer, BenQ, LG-IBM and Logitech. The software was voted Buyer’s Choice at Computex 2004.

Soon to be released PowerCinema 4 includes a “3D” user interface and new options like photo editing, digital TV, audio-video enhancements, online upgrades, and streaming movie services and online games from content providers CinemaNow and WildTangent respectively. Intel Developer Forum Fall attendees will witness CyberLink PowerCinema 4 at various showcase areas, including:

1. DTCP-IP capability in Digital Home Community Showcase

2. UPnP capability in Mobile Tech Showcase

3. Intel NMPR validation sample at the Forum’s lab session.

“We have been working closely with Intel to implement digital home technologies such as UPnP and DTCP-IP,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink Corp. “Digital home is more than a concept; it is a major trend in home entertainment and computing. We are jointly demonstrating what’s possible for entertainment and creativity with the latest technologies from Intel and CyberLink, and these technologies offer new opportunities for both OEMs and end users by enabling better communication between consumer appliances. We’re glad to jointly realize our digital home vision with Intel.”

“We are pleased to showcase PowerCinema from CyberLink, a DTCP-IP protected application,” said Kevin Corbett, vice president and chief technology officer, Intel’s Desktop Platform Group. “This represents significant progress in protecting content on the home network. We will continue to work with CyberLink and its standalone PowerCinema media client application to accelerate exciting consumer experiences in the digital home.”