HUMAX USA Poised to Manufacture and Sell New Portable Media Player Platform to Content Providers; Will Design User-Interface Specific to Each Individual Content Provider's Requirements - Jan 3, 2006 10:25 AM (BusinessWire)
MULTIMEDIA AVAILABLE:LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 3, 2006--
First Planned Retail Product Will Target DIRECTV Customers for Its Upcoming DIRECTV 2Go Service
HUMAX USA, the "Easy-Digital" company, has developed a new hard drive based hand-held portable media player (PMP) platform ideal for use by content and pay TV providers with plans to deliver content electronically to customers via portable video devices. The first content provider to be supported by this HUMAX PMP platform is DIRECTV
- for its upcoming DIRECTV 2Go service.
The HUMAX PMP platform has a 4-inch widescreen LCD display screen with navigation controlled via an easy-to-use 5-button design. Additional consumer conveniences include a high capacity hard drive (capacity to be partner specified) and a long-lasting, user-replaceable battery that provides up to 4 hours of video and 10 hours of music.
Based on an AMD Alchemy(TM) Au1200(TM) processor, the device natively supports many video formats including MPEG1/2/4, DivX, WMV9 with WMDRM10 support - all at full D1 resolution (720x480). Moreover, the integration of a DDR1/DDR2 memory interface, USB2.0 High Speed Host & Device with On-the-Go, and on-chip AES cryptographic support, provide enabling technology for strenuous media applications and content protection schemes.