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High Definition Pixels Launch UK and Euro

PIXELS UK LAUNCHES NEW HIGH DEFINITION MEDIA PLAYERS FOR UK and EUROPEAN MARKETS

For MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MPEG-2 and other digital media formats
 
September 1, 2006. Pixels UK Ltd. announces the immediate availability of the new edje-4111 and Soloist-4111 HD digital media players with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MPEG-2 and VC-1 streaming and local decode and playback capabilities. 

Pixels is distributing and supporting the new players for US manufacturer Adtec Digital Inc.  End-user prices are £1850.00 + VAT for the edje-4111 and £2500.00 + VAT for the Soloist-4111.

Said Norman Garland, MD of Pixels, “We are very pleased to be distributing and supporting the new edje-4111 and Soloist-4111 HD media players.  Adtec Digital is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of technology for digital television delivery, IP streaming, ad insertion and multimedia digital video applications. The edje-4111 won a prestigious STAR (Superior Technology Award Recipient) award for technical innovation at this year’s National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas. The award together with the ability to receive and decode streaming HD media in real time and keen pricing will give the product a head start in the market.” 

Applications for both players include private IPTV networks, digital signage, presentations, theatre and staging, entertainment, retail point-of-sale, museums, and exhibitions.

The edje-4111 delivers high-quality HD playback in a compact 1U, half-width rugged package.  All HD media encoded to MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MPEG-2 and VC-1 standards up to 25Mbps can be decoded and is outputted through DVI and analog connections.  Audio is available as analog stereo.  SD media up to 15Mbps can be up-scaled to a maximum of 1080i60 and up to 10 hours of HD media can be stored on the unit’s 80GB hard drive.  The edje-4111 has a standard 100Mbps network connection for fast loading and streaming reception of media.

The Soloist-4111 is the big brother, and shares many of the features, of the edje-4111.  Built in a 1U, full-width chassis the Soloist-4111 handles all HD media encoded to MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MPEG-2 and VC-1 standards.  Media up to 40Mbps can be decoded and is outputted through DVI and analog connections.  Audio is available as Dolby Digital AC-3 5.1 channels and as analog stereo.  SD media up to 15Mbps can be up-scaled to a maximum of 1080i60 and up to 40 hours of HD media can be stored on the unit’s 300GB hard drive.  The Soloist-4111 has a fast 1000/100Mbps network connection for extremely high speed loading and streaming reception of media.

Both HD players are supplied with MediaControl software that allows HD and SD media to be loaded from a PC anywhere on the network.  Playlists and schedules can be set up and the players controlled and managed with ease.

Images available with this press release:

Edje4111.jpg            The edje-4111 high definition digital media player.

Soloist4111.jpg        The Soloist-4111 high definition digital media player.