InterVideo's Software Selected for New Panasonic ''Let'snote'' Wireless Notebooks
InterVideo Inc. has announced that it will provide Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., best known by its Panasonic brand name, with WinDVD 5 DVD playback software for Panasonic "Let'snote" Model CF-W2 and CF-Y2 Wireless Notebooks. InterVideo WinDVD 5 software is the first version of WinDVD to offer playback support for Content Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM) and the first DVD playback software to be bundled with Panasonic "Let'snote" as fully compliant with the DVD Forum's DVD-RAM specifications. "Let'snote" notebooks bundled with WinDVD 5 will be available throughout Japan in Q2 2004.
CPRM is a popular content protection technology that is widely used by DVD/HDD recorders in Japan and supported by DVD-RAM media. InterVideo's new CPRM playback technology removes the barriers to transferring protected discs from the original recorder to the Panasonic notebook PCs for playback while protecting the content from being copied. WinDVD 5 includes convenient features such as time-stretching as well as the ability to watch DVDs while working on the computer or surfing the Web. With time-stretching and InterVideo's Mobile Technology, WinDVD 5 allows users to watch a 1-hour and 20-minute movie on a 1-hour flight by speeding up the playback without loss of quality.
Panasonic's "Let'snote" series notebooks only weigh about 1.5kg. The CF-W2 model features an ultra-low voltage Pentium M 1.1GHz CPU and a 12.1-inch TFT display. The CF-Y2 model is equipped with an ultra-low voltage Pentium M 1.3GHz CPU and a 14.1-inch SXGA+ display. Both models include a Wireless LAN, Windows XP Pro S and a 40GB HDD. The new "Let'snote" series notebooks also include a DVD/CD drive conveniently tucked under a pop-up palmrest. The combination DVD/CD drive supports CD-R/RW recording and reading as well as DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, and DVD-RAM reading.