I-Jam Music Player is Windows Media Only

I-Jam Multimedia LLC and Microsoft Corp. Tuesday unveiled the new Win-Jam Digital Music Player, which exclusively supports the Microsoft Windows Media Format. The Win-Jam Digital Music Player is scheduled to be available in July for a suggested retail price of $129.99.

The Win-Jam device’s installation CD will include the new Windows Media Player 7 for customers to create and manage their personal digital music collections, making Win-Jam a SDMI-compatible device for the secure transfer and playback of music, with built-in support for Windows Media digital rights management technology, combined with the new secure portable device music transfer system in Windows Media Player 7.

“We are delighted to bring consumers the first digital audio product to exclusively support the Microsoft Windows Media Format, which is rapidly becoming standard for digital music,” said Doug Marrison, president and chief executive officer of I-Jam Multimedia. “Coupling I-Jam’s pioneering technology with the easy-to-use portable device integration of Windows Media Player 7 gives consumers a new, easy-to-use class of secure digital media devices with the highest sound quality.”

Win-Jam offers a complete management system for digital audio. Features include: Miniature USB cable for fast music transfer from a PC; two multimedia card (MMC) slots to play both MMC Flash and ROM cards; a large LCD display shows track numbers and elapsed time; a compact design measuring 4×2.5 inches; a bookmark, low battery warning, electronic volume control, repeat and shuffle play; a DC adapter jack for connection to optional AC wall plug and car cigarette lighter; CD-ROM software for installation, including Window Media Player 7 for creating and managing personal digital music collections; and back-worn earphones, neck strap and carrying case. The device uses two AAA batteries for up to eight hours of operation and is available in black, silver, yellow, transparent blue and transparent red.

“I-Jam’s innovative portable music player designs have quickly made them a leader in the portable device space,” said Dave Fester, general manager of marketing in the Digital Media Division at Microsoft (MSFT) “Win-Jam’s innovative combination of streamlined size, USB support, aggressive price point and tight integration of Windows Media offers consumers a terrific way to take their music with them anywhere.”

To promote I-Jam’s Win-Jam announcement and the launch of the new WindowsMedia.com, Microsoft throughout May will be giving away one Win-Jam device every day for 30 days. More information about this special promotion is available here.

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