D-Link and DivX Sign Agreement to Release First DivX Connected Device

The evolution of the digital home is set to make a step forward with the D-Link DSM-330 DivX ConnectedTM HD Media Player, the world’s first DivX Connected consumer electronics device.

Developed to enable the seamless streaming of media from digital devices directly to the television set, the DSM-330 DivX Connected HD Media Player is the result of an agreement between D-Link, a manufacturer of networking, connectivity, and data communications products, and DivX, a creator of products and services designed to improve the experience of media.

DivX Connected is a powerful, easy-to-use open platform that brings a high-quality digital media experience to the living room, allowing consumers to access media content and services from the PC and Internet through a range of consumer electronics devices.

Expected to be available in the UK, France and Germany from the fourth quarter of 2007, the pioneering D-Link DSM-330 DivX Connected HD Media Player enables users to directly manage their digital media with a remote control, and seamlessly deliver high-definition videos, photos, music and a variety of internet services directly to their television. The platform includes built-in support for the Stage6 DivX video service so users can immediately access a variety of high-quality videos on their television.

Commenting on the introduction, Bentley Lo, Product Manager D-Link UK&I: “The availability of low cost wireless networks for the home combined with the proliferation of digital devices has made the digital home a reality for many families. The DSM-330 DivX Connected HD Media Player, will make it easy for everyone to share their digital content via their home’s most established entertainment centre – the television. In keeping with its pioneering heritage, D-Link is proud to be the first to announce such a solution.”

“We’re excited to work with D-Link toward the release of the first official DivX Connected device,” said Jerome “Gej” Vashisht-Rota, Co-founder, Vice President & Group Business Manager, Media Experience, at DivX, Inc.

“The DivX Connected platform is the next step in our high-level mission to transform the digital media experience that offers a truly new way to experience and discover content from the living room. We’re bringing the open and vibrant power of the internet to the world of consumer electronics devices, and D-Link is a great partner to help make that vision a reality.”