WebMachines To Include MP3 and Near Broadcast Video

WebMachines said it was adding both MP3 and MPEG capabilities to
its iaWare set of software and services.

Developed in-house by WebMachines’ team of embedded systems software experts, these new customized media players
are the latest enhancements to iaWare — WebMachines’ own thin client/server
software solution for Internet appliances.

“We believe Digital Media is the next driver of the Internet, as witnessed
right now with the popularity of existing streaming media products,” said
Company founder and CEO John DiPippo.

“By incorporating new thin client media
players for these well-recognized formats we ensure our customers access to
the rich content they will require.”

“Developing true thin client media players delivering high quality sound and
video required a novel approach,” said company CTO Dr. Vic Fay-Wolfe, “Our
expertise in providing a robust Internet experience in a constrained embedded
environment, without adding hardware or increasing our memory footprint, made
this possible.”

Both the MP3 and MPEG players are software-driven. The MPEG player will
display near-broadcast quality video on any existing CRT monitor or active
matrix flat-panel display.

These players are the latest of several media
enhancements planned for iaWare. The company has plans to incorporate the
RealNetworks G2 streaming media product in future versions of iaWare early
next year.

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