Hauppauge MediaMVP Network Media Player Offers Networked Audio and Video for Electronic Home Integrators
Hauppauge Digital, Inc. a developer and manufacturer of digital video, TV, and data broadcast receiver products for personal computers, has announced its MediaMVP network media player. The announcement, made during the 2005 International Builders Show in Orlando, is aimed at home builders and electronic home systems integrators wishing to offer cost effective, PC-ready, "whole-house" digital media networks to handle the distribution of music, video and digital pictures around the home.
Hauppauge's MediaMVP allows PC-based music, video, and pictures ("MVP") to be played anywhere in the home over a home local area network. The 6" x 6" device, priced as low as $80 per unit in OEM quantities, connects to a home's Cat5e cabling system and can be installed within a wall or ceiling inside a junction box. Speakers, video monitors, TVs and other playback devices are then linked to MediaMVP via a suitable wall outlet. The device supports common multimedia formats including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, DivX, MP3, WMA (Windows Media Audio), JPEG and GIF, and connects to monitors and TVs through Composite or S-Video and stereo audio connections.