PacketVideo’s TwonkyMedia server software ships in milestone two million devices

Date: Thu, 01/14/2010 - 18:26

Industry preferred connected home software provides seamless media sharing across networked devices for more leading CE OEMs than the competition
PacketVideo’s TwonkyMedia server software ships in milestone two million devices Image credited to CES 2010

PacketVideo (PV) announced at CES that its award-winning TwonkyMedia™ server software has now shipped in more than two million devices, confirming its position as the market leader in providing consumer electronics manufacturers with digital media sharing capabilities on compatible home and mobile consumer electronics products. TwonkyMedia server makes it simple for consumers to stream digital photos, video and music to connected devices throughout their home network. PV’s software supports more media file types and operating systems, and is compatible with a wider range of devices – including PCs, gaming consoles, and DLNA- and UPnP-compliant hardware – than any other media server software on the market. From HP MediaSmart devices to Denon receivers to Phillips TVs – TwonkyMedia has become the solution of choice for leading CE manufacturers based on its ease of use, low power consumption, robust search and navigation features, slick UI and support for popular web-based services including YouTube, Flickr and SHOUTcast. In fact, TwonkyMedia has captured more than 80 percent market share in the network attached storage (NAS) device sector.
The following manufacturers have implemented or bundled TwonkyMedia server to enable digital file sharing on more than two million devices worldwide:
• Buffalo
• Cisco-Linksys
• Denon
• EMC (including Iomega)
• H-P
• Freecom
• Fujitsu-Siemens
• Lacie
• Orange
• Panasonic
• Philips
• Pure
• Ripfactory
• Sagem
• Teac
• Terratec
• Qnap
• Verbatim
• Western Digital
• Yamaha
“With the explosion of digital content that is being created and consumed every day, consumers are looking for easy-to-use solutions that can provide anytime, anywhere access to their media,” said Hajime Nakai, director, Member of the Board, Broadband Solutions Business Division, Buffalo Inc. “PV’s TwonkyMedia server is helping Buffalo meet this demand. It is our connected home solution of choice for Buffalo LinkStation, TeraStation and AirStation products. We have also recently turned to TwonkyMedia server to help enable DCTP-IP support for Japanese TVs.” TwonkyMedia server is highly efficient – including lower code size, memory consumption and CPU usage compared to competitive offerings – making it the ideal choice for routers, network-attached storage (NAS) devices and other home networking products. In addition, TwonkyMedia server software successfully completed the highest standards of compatibility, reliability and performance testing to obtain Windows 7 logo certification from Microsoft – ultimately making integration within the Windows ecosystem seamless and efficient
"The remarkable growth and traction we’ve experienced in the past year stems from consumers’ increasing demand for the highest quality media streaming experience possible across multiple devices in the home,” said Angela Scheller, Ph.D., vice president, TwonkyMedia Product Group, PacketVideo. “We have worked hand-in-hand with our manufacturer partners to ensure TwonkyMedia server meets the most stringent connectivity demands in the industry. We’ve developed a solution that is not only extremely powerful and efficient, but is also simple for consumers to use and enjoy.”
By integrating TwonkyMedia server software into their products, CE manufacturers benefit from customizable interface, skin and navigation structure options, enabling a unique, out-of-the-box branded experience. User-friendly menu options and advanced content search and discovery capabilities ensure the product meets stringent consumer demands, while support for multiple languages, most major operating platforms and the widest range of music, video and photo file formats in the industry rounds out the most complete media server software product on the market.

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