Popular Glider and Aero models from MediaREADY to come with myPodder; Podcast management software pre-installed to simplify acquiring content for portable devices
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10 // -- MediaREADY, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: MRED) , a leading provider of interactive, media- convergent home entertainment devices, and Podcast Ready, the maker of the first truly portable podcast management software today announced a joint partnership. Beginning in March 2007, select MediaREADY portable media player products will become Podcast Ready-enabled. The MediaREADY Glider and MediaREADY Aero will be the first models to come pre-installed with Podcast Ready's myPodder(TM) podcast management software.
Podcast Ready's myPodder software provides complete podcast portability, unlike other podcast-enabling technologies that are available only on desktop computers. Users can plug the suite of portable MediaREADY devices into any Internet-connected computer and instantly access myPodder to update, subscribe to and manage their favorite audio and video podcasts. Podcast Ready also provides a simple-to-use podcast directory and a "one-click" podcast subscription. The strategic partnership between MediaREADY and Podcast Ready will eventually involve installation of myPodder software on a variety of innovative MediaREADY devices beyond the Glider and Aero lines.
The MediaREADY Glider and Aero products are being showcased at the International Consumer Electronics Show 2007, being held January 8 - 11 in Las Vegas. MediaREADY's full line of broadband-connected devices will be on display on the show floor at Booth - IP286 in the Innovations Pavilion at the Sands Convention Center.
"The partnership with Podcast Ready is yet another exciting development for MediaREADY and is a great revenue sharing opportunity for us," said Jeffrey Harrell, President and CEO, MediaREADY, Inc. "As we have previously stated our goal continues to be providing ease for our customers to access digital content with our products; and myPodder software makes the process of finding good content simpler and it's free to use."
"We have been very impressed with the MediaREADY portable line and anticipate future innovations within this partnership," said Russell Holliman, CEO and founder of Podcast Ready. "This relationship is a perfect match of technology and services to meet the increasing consumer demand for podcasts."
Weighing just over an ounce and under 4" in length the ultra-portable Aero(TM) Audio Player/FM Tuner/Recorder is clearly the brightest new star in the MediaREADY(TM) line. Available in a variety of storage configurations, this Flash-based MP3 player not only can store over 250 of your favorite tunes (on the 1GB model) but it's also an FM Tuner with recording capabilities. With a 30 FM Channel memory, 6 preset Equalizer settings and 7 brilliant backlight colors this little unit is sure to be the next weapon in your Personal Media Player arsenal.
The MediaREADY(TM) Glider MP3 and MPEG-4 portable player features a built- in FM radio tuner and FM recording feature with a 40 Channel station memory. This ultra-thin, tiny design can support more than 15 hours of music or 8 hours of video with its full, "on board" 1GB flash-drive.
About Podcast Ready:
Podcast Ready provides software and services that remove the obstacles that are limiting the widespread adoption of podcasting, making subscribing and listening to podcasts easier and more portable. The company's website provides podcast subscribers with an easier-to-use, feature-rich portal for the management of podcast programs and subscriptions. The company's myPodder(TM) software will be available pre-loaded on select MP3 players and by free download at www.podcastready.com/. Unlike other companies, Podcast Ready's enabling podcast player technology is installed on a user's device rather than the desktop; is O/S and device independent; provides one- step syncing; allows sharing of permitted content; and remains independent of a dedicated portal. Podcast Ready was founded in Houston, Texas by Russell Holliman, an early member of the podcasting community.
About MediaREADY Incorporated:
MediaREADY, Inc (BULLETIN BOARD: MRED) is the pioneer in the emerging broadband media device market. MediaREADY is revolutionizing the way the world is entertained, becomes informed, and communicates. The company has launched several categories including, a leading home media center and portable media center products which enable broadband users to interact with digital media and online services via their home televisions and on the go. MediaREADY is focused on delivering products and solutions that are innovative, affordable, and incredibly easy to use.
For more information on the MediaREADY product line, including purchasing information, visit http://www.mediareadyinc.com/.
MediaREADY, MyMediaREADY.com, ReadyLinx, Glider, Flyboy, Aero and CoPilot are trademarks of MediaREADY, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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