ORB NETWORKS HAS STREAMING MEDIA SOLUTION FOR XP
Startup Orb Networks is moving along:
Orb Networks, Inc., a developer of streaming media software and services, today announced that the company’s groundbreaking streaming media software, Orb Media, is now available to the millions of Windows® XP operating system customers in the United States. With this announcement, more “on-the-go” consumers can gain spontaneous access to the digital home-media content locked up in their home.
Orb Networks’ software and service provides a simple way for consumers to spontaneously access their music, photos, videos, live TV and other digital content located on their home PC from virtually any Internet-enabled device, from anywhere in the world. Orb’s intuitive solution simply streams a consumer’s own content from their home PC to the Web browser and player on their cell phone, PDA, or notebook, creating a consumer’s own “personal media portal”. Consumers also have the capability to remotely record TV programs using Orb’s Digital Video Recorder (DVR) function and then view those recorded programs at any time on any of their mobile devices.
"Now that broadband access has hit critical mass, the use of the home PC as an entertainment device has become a reality," said Jim Behrens, CEO, Orb Networks. "Additionally, as the market is getting flooded with mobile devices capable of accessing digital home content through Orb — combined with broader and better wireless connection access — the digital home is now available outside the home. We can’t always be at home, but we don’t have to sacrifice all the comforts of home when we are on the road. With Windows XP support, we are making it easier than ever for consumers to have this type of access for their ever-evolving digital lifestyles."