8/30/2002 - e.Digital, a global provider of comprehensive digital product development and designs, and Musical Electronics, a major Asian OEM manufacturer with annual sales totaling $160 million, announced that the Classic DP200 personal digital player and recorder is now available at Circuit City. The Classic DP200 uses e.Digitalís reference design technology and was created under e.Digitalís strategic alliance with DataPlayTM and licensed to Musical Electronics under e.Digitalís multi-year licensing agreement with Musical.
The e.Digital MicroOSTM-powered DataPlay personal digital player and recorder by Classic comes with 500 MB of memory and plays up to 8 hours of digital quality music. Users can load their favorite songs onto their computer and record them onto blank DataPlay digital media. The micro-thin, removable DataPlay digital media--about the size of a quarter--makes it easy for music enthusiasts to carry their music files with them.
The Classic DP200 features superior sound quality, large storage capacity, a USB 1.1 connection, and support for both MP3 and Windows MediaTM file formats. The unit is field upgradeable to support other popular formats as they become available. The Classic DP200 ships with software, one 500 MB DataPlay blank digital media, headphones, carrying case, rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery and power adapter.
Fred Falk, CEO of e.Digital, said, "The Classic DP200 represents the culmination of a combined effort among e.Digital, DataPlay and Musical to develop a revolutionary new personal data player and recorder design that can be adapted to a number of OEM industrial designs. The Classic DP200 is the second digital audio product Musical Electronics has brought to the market using e.Digital technology."
"DataPlay is very excited to see the Classic DP200 at Circuit City. e.Digital and Musical have worked hard to help bring one of the first DataPlay-enabled products to the market and consumers," said Todd Oseth, senior vice president of marketing and business development for DataPlay.
About DataPlay (www.dataplay.com)
DataPlay, Inc. was incorporated in November 1998 to develop a Web-enabled digital content recording and distribution media for portable Internet appliances and hand-held consumer entertainment devices.
About e.Digital (www.edig.com)
e.Digital Corporation designs, licenses, brands, manufactures, and sells digital audio products and technologies. The company's trademarked digital audio players include the MXPTM 100, TreůTM portable digital jukebox line, SilhouetteTM ultra-slim MP3-CD player, and OdysseyTM line of flash- and hard disk drive-based players. The company also offers an engineering partnership for the worldís leading electronics companies to link portable digital devices to PCs and the Internet. e.Digital develops and markets to consumer electronics manufacturers complete end-to-end solutions for delivery and management of open and secure digital media with a focus on music, voice and video players/recorders, and automotive infotainment and telematics systems. Other applications for e.Digitalís technology include portable digital music players and voice recorders; desktop, laptop, and handheld computers; PC peripherals; cellular phone peripherals; e-books; video games; digital cameras; and digital video recorders. Engineering services range from the licensing of e.Digitalís patented MicroOSTM file management system to custom software and hardware development, industrial design, and manufacturing services.
e.Digital and MicroOS are registered trademarks of e.Digital Corporation.
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