ViaClix Adds Seagate Hard Drive to New iTV Digital Media Centers

ViaClix has entered into an agreement with Seagate Technology to include the Seagate 80GB DB35 Series hard drive with its new iTV Digital Media Centers. Scheduled to launch Q2 2008, ViaClix Digital Media Centers provide a complete, end-to-end IPTV hardware/software solution for delivering the Internet directly to a TV screen.

Easily expandable and remotely upgradeable, the iTV Digital Media Centers feature ViaClix's patented technology which enables consumers to use their TVs to browse the Web, send emails, search, chat and enjoy video-on-demand with time-shifting capabilities.

With the Seagate DB35 Series, ViaClix users can download and store TV shows, movies, games, research and communications for viewing at their convenience. While the 80GB version will be standard with the ViaClix systems, other capacities will be offered as an option. The 80GB drive can store up to 33 hours of DVD-quality videos, over 1,125 hours of MP3 audio or 80GB of data. Whisper-quiet, the high-performance drive features a SATA 3Gb/s interface and a 78 MB/s maximum sustained data transfer rate to provide faster file copying and document retrieval, better graphics and improved game performance.

ViaClix iTV Digital Media Centers provide a complete solution for merging TV and the Internet for a truly interactive viewer experience. The systems include a DVR, an 80GB Seagate DB35 Series hard drive, a CD/DVD recorder, a keyboard, mouse and an IR remote control. In addition to reading and writing to CD and DVD media, the system reads/writes to SD media as well as Compact Flash Cards. ViaClix systems can be delivered on a Windows Vista or Linux platform.

ViaClix's end-to-end hardware/software solutions can be customized to meet specific customer specifications and regional requirements. ViaClix also markets its patented technology to Internet content providers, service providers and institutional organizations as well as TV set, set-top box, computer and storage OEMs.

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