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Taipei – Beijing – Hong Kong – Fremont – Munich – London – Malmö – Moscow, Oct. 23th, 2003 – Gainward Co., Ltd., the leading manufacturer of high performance 3D graphics and home entertainment accelerators, announces that it will introduce a new range of home entertainment products for the PC platform. Due to the tremendous success of Gainward’s multi-award winning graphics accelerators and from customer feedback on previous bundles including home entertainment accessories, Gainward will deliver advanced entertainment solutions to not only strengthen the product line-up but also to offer further added value to the end user.
The current trend towards PC driven home entertainment solutions is a growing mar-ket segment and Gainward, as always, intend to lead the way into the future of „easy to use“ high-technology home entertainment. These products are designed to work alongside Gainward’s graphic accelerator products for the ultimate in compatibility and versatility. Now you can play the latest games, digitally record TV/video, edit and capture whilst enjoying 7.1 playback for audio.
The Gainward Hollywood@Home product series will start shipping in November 2003 and will include advanced TV tuner cards, high quality 3D surround sound cards, powerful multimedia upgrades for the PCI slot and as well as a range of power-ful Laptop upgrades to be connected through a USB port.
Gainward Hollywood@Home EntertainmentCenterCard
The Gainward Hollywood@Home EntertainmentCenterCard (Digital Audio/Video Recorder) is an advanced FM/TV tuner card with integrated hardware MPEG-2 to function exactly like a digital video recorder with a built in TV tuner module. With on-board MPEG-2 in hardware the Gainward Hollywood@Home EntertainmentCenterCard is able to compress any video stream either from the TV-tuner or any other internal/external video-source into a high quality DVD file in real-time. In combination with bundled TV-Tuner/Video-Editing-Software the user can create his own movies to be burnt on a CD-ROM later on. For system integrators the Gainward Hollywood@Home EntertainmentCenterCard will work perfectly with Microsoft MediaCenter.
Gainward Hollywood@Home 7.1 SoundCard
The Gainward Hollywood@Home 7.1 SoundCard is a high quality sound card based on the new 7.1 standard (VIA Envy 24 sound engine) with an excellent speaker solution. A comprehensive software bundle will maximize the functionality.
Gainward Hollywood@Home MultiPortCard
In addition, Gainward will introduce Gainward Hollywood@Home MultiPort-Card. This powerful multimedia upgrade for the PCI slot supports 3 FireWire ports (two external, one internal) plus 6 USB 2.0 ports (three external, two additional exter-nal with a daughter bracket, one internal) to extend the connectivity and versatility of the home computer.
The Gainward Hollywood@Home MediaXtender is primarily designed to en-hance the multimedia capabilities of Laptop computers. Connected through a USB port Gainward Hollywood@Home MediaXtender provides 5.1 channel surround sound, two additional USB 2.0 ports plus a 6-in-1 memory card reader (CompactFlash Card, SmartMedia Card, Secured Digital Card, MultiMedia Card, Memory Stick from SONY and MicroDrive from IBM/Hitachi).