CyberLink, a developer of software solutions that enable the integration of PCs with CE devices, said its CyberLink Media Server is being bundled with JVC’s new DD-3, and DD-8 Sophisti series of network media systems, which are designed to access media files over a home network.
Once installed on a PC that is connected to one of JVC’s Networked Media Systems, CyberLink Media Server allows the system to access video, photo and music folders on the PC and play the files through the media system. With the growing convergence between CE devices and PCs, Media Server provides JVC’s home entertainment system with an interface designed for easy-to-use remote control operation.
JVC released the new line at CES. The DD-8 (MSRP $1999.95, availability TBA) and the DD-3 (MSRP $999.95, available in April) feature a Network Media Player, which serves as the nerve center for home entertainment and is designed to integrate with the latest flat-panel TVs. The Media Player also includes USB Host, allowing a variety of digital devices to be connected directly to the system, including flash audio players, USB drives, digital cameras and card readers. The player is also DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certified, which means that files can be accessed from other DLNA-compliant devices. The main unit also includes a DVD player and built-in decoding of Dolby Digital, DTS and Dolby Pro Logic II soundtracks.