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DivX and D-Link Partner to Bring DivX Connected(TM) to U.S. Retail
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D-Link(R) DSM-330 DivX Connected(TM) HD Media Player Brings a High-Quality Media Experience From the PC and Internet Directly to TV LAS VEGAS--(Business Wire)--DivX, Inc. (NASDAQ:DIVX) and D-Link Systems, Inc., the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, today announced the scheduled U.S. release of the D-Link(R) DSM-330 DivX Connected(TM) HD Media Player in the first half of 2008. As the world's first DivX Connected consumer electronics device, the DSM-330 initially launched in November 2007 in the U.K., France and Germany. The D-Link DSM-330 DivX Connected HD Media Player is a member of the D-Link MediaLounge(R) family, and enables users to manage digital media with their remote control, and access high-definition DivX(R) videos, music, photos and a variety of Internet services from the PC directly to their living room television. The DivX Connected platform has drawn rave reviews from the technology press and video community for its elegant interface, ease-of-use and high-quality multimedia functionality. "As more and more people embrace the DivX platform, we recognized the growing demand for a media player that supports all the capabilities that DivX Connected has to offer," said Daniel Kelley, Director of Marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. "We believe it is an ideal solution for anyone who wants to enjoy digital content and entertainment from the PC and the Internet in the comfort of the living room." "We are very excited to work with D-Link to bring the first official DivX Connected device to U.S. consumers," said Jerome "Gej" Vashisht-Rota, Co-founder, Vice President & Group Business Manager, Media Experience, at DivX, Inc. "Thanks to D-Link, we are now able to deliver an open, high-quality DivX Connected experience to U.S. consumers at an affordable price. The DSM-330 truly provides a great media experience and elegantly brings the power of the Internet to the living room." "The explosion of digital technologies in the home is playing a crucial role in consumers' day-to-day activities," said Kurt Scherf, Vice President, Principal Analyst, at Parks Associates. "Companies that enable easier deployment of high-quality media in any location throughout the home, regardless of where the content is physically stored, are playing a critical role in these new experiences for consumers." For more information on DivX Connected, see www.divx.com/connected. For more information on D-Link and the DSM-330, see www.dlink.com. About DivX, Inc. DivX, Inc. is a digital media company that enables consumers to enjoy a high-quality video experience across any kind of device. DivX creates, distributes and licenses digital video technologies that span the "three screens" comprising today's consumer media environment--the PC, the television and mobile devices. Over 100 million DivX Certified(R) devices have shipped into the market from leading consumer electronics manufacturers. DivX also offers content providers and publishers a complete solution for the distribution of secure, high-quality digital video content. Driven by a globally recognized brand and a passionate community of hundreds of millions of consumers, DivX is simplifying the video experience to enable the digital home. About D-Link D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company is an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice, data and video communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link Systems, Inc. headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, Calif., 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet www.dlink.com. Forward-Looking Statements Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute "forward-looking statements." Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the anticipated benefits of the agreement between D-Link Systems, Inc. and DivX, DivX's customers and shareholders, activities expected to occur in connection with the agreement, and the expected increase to DivX's market opportunity and potential consumer electronics licensing revenue. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause DivX's actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: risks that the anticipated benefits of the D-Link Systems, Inc. agreement may not materialize to the extent expected, or at all; risks related to the uncertainty surrounding DivX's success in the timely development of DivX Connected consumer electronics devices; risks related to the anticipated consumer adoption and benefits of DivX Connected consumer electronics devices; the risk that anticipated market opportunities for DivX Connected consumer electronics devices may not materialize at expected levels, or at all; the risk that customer use of DivX technology may not grow as anticipated; the risk that the Company's activities may not result in the growth of profitable revenue; risks and uncertainties related to the maintenance and strength of the DivX brand; risks associated with DivX's ability to penetrate existing and new markets; risks regarding the effects of competition; DivX's dependence on its licensees and partners; the effect of intellectual property rights claims; and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of DivX's quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on November 14, 2007. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. DivX is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. DivX, Inc. Media Contact: Tom Huntington, 858-882-0672 firstname.lastname@example.org or Investor Contact: Karen Fisher, 858-882-6415 email@example.com or D-Link Systems, Inc. Les Goldberg, APR, 800-326-1688 Ext. 6243 firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright Business Wire 2008