Press Release Summary:
Portal Gold MediaLink STB utilizes chipset for MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 decoding and 5350 display chip for 3D graphics. It comes standard with 2 USB ports, serial port, Ethernet port, audio in/out, S-Video, composite video, and microphone input for videoconferencing. Facilitating easy expansion, unit also contains PCI slot, 2 mini PCI slots, Compact Flash connector, IDE hard drive connector, S/PDIF header for stereo digital audio output, and expandable memory.
Original Press Release:
Portal Gold MediaLink Sets Sail
Hackensack N.J., September 6, 2002 - Ong Corporation, a provider of leading-edge end-to-end digital solutions, is proud to announce shipment of the new Portal Gold MediaLink-a scalable and completely customizable set-top box (STB). In their first installation, Portal Gold Medialinks form the core of the entertainment systems on a well-known sports figure's new custom-built yacht, providing movies on demand to the 12 staterooms on board.
"MediaLink represents the final footprint that dedicated, point-of-presence ISP's have been missing to realize revenue that was never before available," says company president Lance Ong. "It also works seamlessly with our other products like Media on Demand, WaveTrace and CashClik. The result is a complete affordable system capable of delivering richer content to more clients over lower bandwidth-including secure content management to facilitate any type of business model."
MediaLink utilizes Sigma Designs' new chipset for MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 decoding and Tvia's 5350 display chip for 3D graphics. The product's new fan-less design and small footprint also makes it perfect for Video on Demand (VOD) and related media applications. MediaLink has also been tested for use in the biometrics, kiosk and the medical industries with great response.
Portal Gold MediaLink also presents a price/performance advantage over competitive units. Most STBs incorporate bells and whistles that drive prices upwards of $750. MediaLink, on the other hand, costs a mere $450 and is designed in such a way that Ong Corporation can add or eliminate features in accordance with customers' application requirements. MediaLink comes standard with 2 USB ports, serial port, Ethernet port, audio in/out, S-Video, composite video, and microphone input for videoconferencing. Facilitating easy expansion, the unit also contains a PCI slot, two mini PCI slots, a Compact Flash connector, an IDE hard drive connector, S/PDIF header for stereo digital audio output, and expandable memory. If a customer has a project requiring a WiFi or wireless connection, for example, Ong Corporation can add a standard device to the mini PCI slot that facilitates that need. Other options such as a 56K modem, and analog TV or HDTV tuner can also be added easily at costs reflecting only the options needed.
The demand for quiet, efficient media delivery devices grows every day in our media-rich world. According to the Worldwide Digital Set-top and Server Analysis and Forecast study conducted by MindBranch Inc., the digital services and settop box industry will reach revenues of $54 billion by the year 2004. In that space, Portal Gold MediaLink represents the new cost-effective, high-performance solution that can be easily configured and expanded for any networked or stand-alone application.
About Ong Corporation
Founded in 1989, New Jersey-based Ong Corporation specializes in end-to-end digital solutions. The company has been doing R&D in the area of broadband content delivery for the past six years with the cohesive goal of furthering the arts and science of the entertainment industry. To this end, Ong Corporation has developed a suite of technologies dedicated to delivering advanced entertainment services to the consumer in the evolving broadband marketplace. These include WaveTrace, a revolutionary vector-based analog-to-digital conversion method; Media On Demand, allowing hotel guests access to entertainment and Internet communications services anytime they desire; and CashClik, a highly secure content management library facilitating business models including pay-for-ownership, pay-per-play and subscription. Company founder Lance Ong, a veteran of both professional music production and entertainment technology development, currently holds four related major patents. Ong Corporation's business model provides for the licensing of these technologies to interested manufacturers and systems designers.
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