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Old 01-05-2005, 11:50 AM
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Frey Technologies Announces Plans to Support DivX Connected Certification Program

Las Vegas, NV—January 5, 2005— Frey Technologies, LLC a pioneer in the personal video recording and home media center industry for the PC, today announced plans to support the upcoming DivX Connected Certification Program from DivXNetworks, Inc. Through the program, Frey’s announced plans to work with DivXNetworks to enhance the pioneering SageTV Media Center to be compatible with DivX Connected services and devices, enabling users to extend digital media experiences throughout the home.

SageTV is an industry-leading software technology that allows users to create and operate complete media centers from an existing PC. Building on the concept of personal video recorders (PVRs) such as TiVo®, the SageTV Media Center adds complete control of home media such as TV, movies, music and photos through an easy-to-use PC interface. The DivX Connected program is a comprehensive technology initiative that will bring together online service providers, independent software vendors, integrated cirucuit (IC) manufacturers and consumer electronics (CE) original equipment manufacturers to create interoperable products and services that enable consumers to easily access digital media from networked devices.

“SageTV is a great product that gives users greater control over their media experience, and by joining the DivX Connected Program Frey Technologies will allow consumers to extend that control from a PC in one room to an inexpensive CE device in the living room,” said Paul Sarena, Product Manager, DivX Connected Program at DivXNetworks. “Intuitive, user-friendly interfaces like SageTV’s will be an essential part of the connected home.”

“We believe the DivX Connected Program is a great step toward unifying and enhancing the digital media experience for consumers,” said Dan Kardatzke, CEO of Frey Technologies. “There is a strong fit between our home media center products and the DivX Connected vision, and we are excited to work together to bring that vision to users everywhere.”

DivX Connected Certified products and services will carry a special DivX logo identifying their interoperability among software, devices and services from a variety of vendors to ensure consumers a seamless experience, whether listening to their digital music library or getting new movies from premium content providers. The first DivX Connected products are expected to hit the market in the second half of 2005. More information is available at: For more information on Frey Technologies, see

About Frey Technologies
Frey Technologies is a pioneer in the personal video recording and home media center industry for the PC. By developing SageTV for the PC, Frey became the first to introduce multiple tuner support, networking and Intelligent Recording to PC PVR users. This innovation created a true networked media center environment never before available to PC customers.

About DivXNetworks
DivXNetworks is a consumer-focused video technology company positioned at the center of multimedia convergence. The company’s core offering is the DivX ® video codec, among the world’s most popular video compression technologies with over 160 million users worldwide. Often called “the MP3 of video,” the patent-pending DivX video technology offers DVD-quality at 10 times greater compression than MPEG-2 files, enabling full length films to easily fit on a CD or be delivered over broadband connections. DivX video technology powers a range of applications that span the convergence value chain, from a secure IP-based video-on-demand solution to next-generation consumer electronics products and video software applications. DivXNetworks is headquartered in San Diego, California.
Dan Kardatzke, Co-Founder
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