November 30, 2004
InterVideo InstantON Technology Integrated With HP QuickPlay Notebook Computer Featured in Wall Street Journal
HP Pavilion dv1000 Series Notebooks Offers Consumers Instant Access to PC/CE Functions
InterVideo(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:IVII) a leading provider of middleware solutions to tier-one consumer electronics and PC manufacturers, announced today that its revolutionary InstantON technology, branded by HP as QuickPlay, was featured in The Wall Street Journal as an "interesting innovation" that can play DVDs and CDs without booting up into a Windows(R) operating system. By adding InstantON PC/CE convergence technology with HP Pavilion dv1000 Entertainment Notebooks, these compact notebooks become a complete on-the-go entertainment center with fast CE-like access for enjoying DVDs and music.
The Wall Street Journal's highly credited technology columnist, Walt Mossberg, who is also the author and creator of the weekly Personal Technology column in The Wall Street Journal, referred to the "instant-play functions" of the HP dv1000 laptop. By simply pressing a special button at the top of the unit's keyboard, the QuickPlay notebook can play DVDs and CDs "without ever touching a power button." When compared to another laptop that had similar HP QuickPlay features, the journalist "liked the HP much better for most users," with it being "more portable, more attractive, cleverly designed, with a higher resolution screen and much better battery life." The complete article can be read online at http://ptech.wsj.com/archive/solution-20041117.html.
The HP Pavilion notebook series offers a perfect balance between mobility, style and performance. With HP QuickPlay, the HP Pavilion dv1000 Entertainment Notebooks include a complete integrated digital entertainment package to instantly play DVD movies or listen to music faster, without booting into the Microsoft(R) Windows operating system. The easy-to-use HP QuickPlay helps users to instantly access CE entertainment with the touch of a button. In addition, the notebook reduces power consumption, resulting a longer battery life while running on a Linux(R) partition. The journalist also added, "The HP would likely last four hours using Windows, and could handle even the longest DVD in instant-play mode." So users can enjoy watching their movies during flights or long road trips and don't have to worry if the battery will last while watching their film. An added feature of HP QuickPlay is the ability to select and play movies or music with a small remote control that easily fits on the laptop's side.
With HP QuickPlay integrated as a dual-boot configuration, HP Pavilion dv1000 Entertainment Notebooks are a great solution to use while performing PC-based computing tasks or CE entertainment functions. These notebooks offer consumers on-the-move access to videos, music and photos anytime, anywhere. With its support for a broad range of media formats, users have the option of choosing music media including audio CD, MP3, DVD-Video, VCD, and SVCD. Overall, the editor noted, for consumers looking "in the market for a new Windows laptop and they play DVDs or CDs often," it is recommended that these users "strongly consider the HP dv1000" notebooks.
Included with select HP Pavilion and Compaq Presario consumer notebook lines are InterVideo products: WinDVD(R) -- the industry's leading DVD playback software, WinDVD Creator(TM) -- an all-in-one editing and authoring solution and InterVideo Home Theater(TM) -- an integrated entertainment center for Windows PCs.
HP Pavilion dv1000 series Entertainment Notebooks with HP QuickPlay technology are now available.
InterVideo InstantON is currently available from InterVideo only to OEMs for evaluation and integration and is not sold as stand-alone retail software. The modular nature of the product enables OEMs and middleware developers to create customized solutions and to incorporate only the features that are required for a particular device. InstantON includes the full stack of OS, BIOS, drivers, modules (engines), applications, user interface and remote control optimizations.
InterVideo also offers consulting services to assist OEM InstantON customers with product planning and customization, hardware driver fine-tuning, third party company software integration, planning test procedures and product updates.
About InterVideo, Inc.
InterVideo is a leading provider of DVD software. InterVideo has developed a technology platform from which it has created a broad suite of integrated multimedia software products that allow users to capture, edit, author, burn, distribute, and play digital video. InterVideo's software is bundled with products sold by the majority of the leading PC OEMs. The company is headquartered in Fremont, CA, with regional offices in Europe, Taiwan, China and Japan. For more information, contact InterVideo at 510-651-0888 or visit the company's Web site at www.intervideo.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
Except for the historical statements contained herein, the foregoing release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding InterVideo's InstantON technology, InterVideo WinDVD, InterVideo WinDVD Creator, InterVideo's Home Theater, products and/or technologies. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially due to several factors, including but not limited to the ability to forecast customer behavior and recognize or respond to emerging trends, changing preferences or competitive factors, the market acceptance of our new products and product enhancements, the resolution of any notices of claims regarding alleged infringement of third parties' intellectual property rights, the ability to maintain or expand our relationship with PC OEMS and other risks and uncertainties. Please consult the various reports and documents filed by InterVideo with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to InterVideo's Form 10-Q for other risk factors that could cause actual results to differ. All forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and InterVideo disclaims any responsibility to update or revise any forward-looking statement provided in this news release.
InterVideo is a registered trademark and InstantON, WinDVD Creator and Instant Home Theater are trademarks of InterVideo, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
Editors Note: For more information about InterVideo InstantON or other InterVideo products, please contact [email protected]