NewSoft Expands the Living Room – Demonstrates a Home Wireless Broadcast Solution at Intel Developer Forum

Wireless Video Relay (WVR) Delivers Video/TV Content Using Intel® IXP 420 CPU Chipset for Wireless Home Viewing and Recording

INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, March 7, 2006 – This week at the Intel® Developer’s Forum (IDF), NewSoft will demonstrate a powerful new broadcast solution enabling users to experience video and television content wirelessly with the release of the latest version of the Presto! WVR (Wireless Video Relay).  A fully integrated hardware and software video sender incorporating the Intel® IXP 420 CPU chipset gives WVR users the ability to broadcast MPEG-1/2/4 video content securely throughout the home using 802.11a/b/g technology.  The user-friendly software receiver gives users the freedom to view, time shift, edit and schedule recordings of AV/TV content on their wirelessly enabled PC or notebook. WVR users can also watch video programs on multiple displays around the home by simply connecting additional optional hardware video receivers to any standard PDP/LCD monitor. 

Presto! WVR, users can view NTSC TV or video content anywhere, without having to tap into the home’s video source, ensuring same high-quality video content when cost or location limits wired access. Adopting advanced compression technology, WVR can also wirelessly broadcast MPEG-4video content to a PC or notebook at a low bit rate over the Internet.  Furthermore, to ensure smooth reception and playback, this new version of WVR – fully compliant with Quality of Service (QoS) standards – will automatically decrease the bit rate when high Internet traffic occurs.

“With wireless coming of age, wireless home video and television broadcast is an ideal application,” says James Li, President of NewSoft. “This new freedom enables people to receive their favorite content whenever and where ever it’s convenient for them.”

Presto! WVR Features:
-Real Time Recording
-Dynamic Transport  Stream Control Mechanism (DTCM)
-Seamless playback technology
-High-performance DVD burning kernel
-Enhanced MPEG transcoding