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USRobotics Enters Multimedia Device Market


CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW/Las Vegas, Nev. (January 5, 2006)– USRobotics, a leader in Internet access and networking known for quality, innovation, and product performance announced its entry into the multimedia device market today at the annual Consumer Electronics Show. The first products from the respected technology provider will be a media server and a media player that supports output to high-definition televisions.

“The home entertainment market is growing rapidly” says Frank Sugino, Senior Product Manager for USRobotics. “With our experience in simplifying technology for mass adoption and our home networking expertise, we are sure our customers will appreciate the features, reliability, and ease of installation and use of our new products.”

The USR6200 Digital Media Playeris designed to integrate into an existing home network and entertainment center. It allows users to access music, movies, and other media files stored on their network via their television. Users can play home videos saved through their camera’s connection, music from their library accompanied by a personalized slide show of images, or movies downloaded from a subscription service. The USR6200 is the only media player of its kind to support a full range of output formats including high definition, making it the ideal complement to today’s home entertainment systems.

The USR6200 supports Microsoft™ Windows Media™ 9 Series formats as well as all major audio, video, and graphic file formats. The integrated web browser allows for direct download from movie subscription services, music purchase programs, and access to personal email. It integrates into the home network via either Ethernet or the integrated 802.11g wireless interface.

The USR6201 Digital Media Server is the heart of the USRobotics home multimedia solution. It offers low overhead media archive protection via hardware RAID and a dedicated media file system optimized for video and audio storage, retrieval, and streaming. Scalable to meet the storage needs of individuals, the server stores music, movies, and other files for access by the USR6200 Digital Media Player. The media server features four drive bays, integrated Gigabit networking, and extensive embedded support for session-aware streaming to support multiple concurrent high-definition streams.

About USRobotics

For three decades, USRobotics has been a leader in Internet access and networking known for quality, innovation, and performance. Without losing its focus on the analog modems that made the company a household name, USRobotics is rapidly expanding its category leadership by offering high-speed, broadband modems; wired and wireless networking solutions; and Internet security devices to the growing home, home office, and small- to medium-sized business markets. USRobotics is privately held and headquartered in the Chicago area. For further information, please visit the Web site at

USRobotics is a registered trademark of U.S. Robotics Corporation. All rights reserved. All other company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.