InterVideo Announces InstantON Availability

From InterVideo’s press release”

Produced by nearly a dozen manufacturers, these systems will provide customers with all of the benefits of a consumer electronic (CE) device on a PC. During demonstrations at the System Builder Summit (SBS) here this week, computer manufacturers and system integrators will see how they can quickly and economically incorporate InterVideo’s technology to offer consumers InstantON-based systems with all of the features and capabilities of a complete home entertainment center and a personal computer.

InterVideo InstantON is a modular solution that is a new concept in PC/CE convergence. InstantON delivers TV, radio, music, videos and burning to DVD with the fast, CE-like access and the remote control consumers expect. With InstantON, systems instantly spring to life with a push of the button. People can watch DVDs and home VCDs, browse photo albums, and listen to rich surround sound music or watch TV. With the advanced PVR capabilities, InstantON can be used for time-shifting TV programs so users can pause and replay live TV as well as record favorite shows for later viewing. The software is enhanced with basic editing and DVD burning tools that allow users to cut, merge and split recorded TV programs and videos. Edited videos can be quickly burned directly to a DVD disc for viewing in their living room, on their laptop or shared with family and friends.

InterVideo InstantON’s dual-boot configuration, which is being incorporated into systems from Fujitsu, Sharp and others, allows a single PC to be used for both computing tasks and entertainment. Without launching the standard Windows OS, all of the multimedia activities consumers have come to expect from a complete home entertainment center can be accessed using a remote control, similar to a CE-device. When consumers want to use the PC to access their work-related files or the Internet, they can easily move into the Windows mode which requires the full Windows load time.

“In today’s hyper-competitive environment product differentiation and time-to-market are major concerns for computer manufacturers and system developers,” Andy Kuo, managing director of InterVideo Europe, noted. “As a result, barebone system manufacturers such as AOpen, Jetway, MSI and ASUS as well as notebook producers like Quanta, Wistron, and Uniwill have begun offering InstantON-ready products to their OEM and system customers. The new breed of InstantON-based PCE products give the consumer the best of home entertainment and computer work processing in a single economic solution.”

InterVideo InstantON incorporates the reliability and power of InterVideo WinDVD®, and LinDVD