Sophisticated digital media center, PVR and set top box rolled into one easy-to-use complete home entertainment system
Taipei, Taiwan, 6 September 2005 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced that VIA EPIA Mini-ITX mainboards have been selected by MacroSystem, a renowned developer of high-end video solutions, to power its new ‘ Enterprise ‘ home entertainment system.
Combining the functionality of a digital TV-Receiver, Pay TV box, HDD-based DVD Recorder, DVD and CD player, as well as the family’s music library into one easy-to-use, quiet-running system, the MacroSystem Enterprise is ideal for the discerning consumer’s living room. The Enterprise is being demonstrated at IFA in Berlin until September 7, in Hall 01.1, Stand 227.
The MacroSystem Enterprise is targeted at prosumers and demanding home users looking for the highest quality yet stylish home entertainment centre with the richest feature set. Passively cooled and housed in a particularly elegant black, white or blue glass-front chassis, the Enterprise is based on the energy efficient VIA EPIA Mini-ITX mainboard and comes equipped with the highly integrated Philips Nexperia multimedia chip.
Advanced features such as the loss-free recording of up to eight TV channels simultaneously on the hard drive, direct recording of films to DVD, extensive search and sort of music files, powerful pay-TV support, and multiple program guide views are enhanced by leading-edge features such as Dolby Digital® multi-channel audio, language selection and chapter setting, making the Enterprise home entertainment system one of the most exciting personal electronics devices on the market.
“The ‘Enterprise’ system truly reflects our philosophy of designing for the discriminating consumer, incorporating a superior range of digital media functionality into a stylish system, all built upon the versatile VIA EPIA mainboard,” said Joerg Doering, Member of the Board, MacroSystem Digital Video AG. “We are very pleased with the power efficiency and compatibility of VIA’s native x86 mainboards in providing a platform for the Enterprise, and are already looking ahead to adopt future VIA platforms such as the new VIA C7 processors into next generation consumer electronics devices.”
“We are delighted that our VIA EPIA mainboards have been adopted by MacroSystem, one of the most respected companies in the video editing market, for this exciting home entertainment system,” commented Michal Lisiecki, European Marketing Manager at VIA Technologies, Inc. “With the A/V industry transition to digitization almost complete, our richly integrated x86 platforms are increasingly underpinning the digital media revolution.”
About the MacroSystem ‘Enterprise’ Home Entertainment System
The MacroSystem Enterprise comes with two integrated DVB-S/T/V tuners, 250GB hard drive, multi-format DVD burner, S/PDIF, multiple display formats support, comprehensive remote control, large and high-resolution front display, and much more, and combines the functionality of several digital home electronics devices:
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Extensive add-on software available
Further information on the MacroSystem Enterprise may be found on the MacroSystem website at:www.macrosystem-enterprise.de
MacroSystem Enterprise Pricing and Availability
The MacroSystem Enterprise is priced at EUR2000 and is initially available in Germany , with availability worldwide to follow later this year. Your nearest dealer can be located on the MacroSystem website at:http://www.macrosystem.de/e/dealers.html
MacroSystem of Germany is a pioneer in the field of digital video technology, such as MPEG-2 and DVD applications, and specializes in video editing solutions. The MacroSystem Casablanca range offers solutions for ambitious amateurs and for those working at professional and semi-professional level.
The vision of MacroSystem places video editing as strongly combined with TV, making television sets the right place for video editing and viewing. MacroSystem aims to continue occupying its special position on the market, bringing out the most technologically sophisticated video editing solutions. www.macrosystem.com
MacroSystem PR Contact
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About VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc. (TSE 2388) is the foremost fabless supplier of market-leading core logic chipsets, low power x86 processors, advanced connectivity, multimedia, networking and storage silicon, and complete platform solutions that are driving system innovation in the PC and embedded markets. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA’s global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia , and its customer base includes the world’s top OEMs, motherboard vendors and system integrators. www.via.com.tw
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