11/14/2003 - Infinium Labs and Venturcom, Inc., a leading provider of embedded solutions, and a Microsoft Windows Embedded Partner Gold-Level Member, announced that Microsoft Licensing, GP has approved an agreement with Infinium Labs Corporation to use Windows XP Embedded for operating system components of the Phantom Game SystemTM. Venturcom will provide its expert Windows Embedded developer support along with the Windows XP Embedded licenses to Infinium Labs for its Phantom Game System.
“Venturcom will provide an extensive and deep level of support to Infinium Labs during the development and testing phases of the PhantomOS project,” said Will Hornkohl, director of Microsoft business development at Venturcom. “Our flexible support for Microsoft Windows Embedded operating systems will allow Infinium Labs to leverage our team of Windows Embedded Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) expert support personnel and our direct technical ties with Microsoft for expeditious resolution of critical problems.”
“We are very pleased that Infinium Labs is taking advantage of Venturcom’s support programs as a means to ensure timely delivery of products to market,” said Scott Horn, director of marketing, Embedded Devices Group at Microsoft Corp. “The Venturcom support program enables OEMs to rapidly create the next generation of Windows XP Embedded devices.”
“We are extremely excited to work with Venturcom to achieve one of our major goals of becoming a Microsoft licensed OEM,” noted Timothy M. Roberts, president and CEO of Infinium Labs Corporation. “This step forward allows us to continue to develop the PhantomOS using Windows XP Embedded to build our own unique operating system and graphic user interface that will set us apart from other game platforms.”
Windows XP Embedded, based on the same binaries as Windows XP Professional delivers the power of the Windows operating system in componentized form. The licensing agreement will allow Infinium Labs to embed the Windows XP features it needs for a customized, reduced-footprint PhantomOSTM for the Phantom Game System and PhantomNet – VPGNTM (Virtual Private Game Network).
Windows XP Embedded provides a comprehensive set of individual operating system features, services, multimedia support, and device drivers, enabling Infinium Labs to pick and choose which components are essential for creating a compelling, entertaining PhantomOS Game System while maintaining the smallest possible footprint.
Venturcom, an authorized distributor of the Microsoft operating systems for use in embedded systems, also provides software products and services that complement and extend Microsoft operating system capabilities to meet the most demanding hardware and system requirements. Venturcom has extensive experience with embedded operating systems and development tools.
Infinium Labs’ PhantomTM next-generation game system supports games on demand, game rentals, game demos, seamless upgrades and patch management. At launch, the PhantomTM will be the fastest, most powerful console on the market and will include a broad selection of pre-loaded games, on-demand games and game rentals.
The PhantomTM is an always-on broadband device, which will allow gamers a wealth of options, from wireless connectivity to massive multiplayer capabilities, allowing gamers to demo games before purchasing or subscribing. For more information on the Phantom Game SystemTM, please visit www.phantom.net.
About Infinium Labs
Infinium Labs is an industry-leading global entertainment and interactive game company. Infinium Labs has developed and is marketing its flagship product the PhantomTM Game System, a leading edge and intuitive game and delivery system that is the performance leader in the interactive entertainment industry. Founded and managed by senior interactive media, entertainment and technology leaders with proven industry experience and success, Infinium Labs markets a robust game system that appeals to a wide audience of interactive gamers with its ease of use, quality assurance and robust delivery system. For more information, please visit www.infiniumlabs.com or www.phantom.net.
About Venturcom, Inc.
Venturcom is a leading provider of software products and services to companies that design embedded systems and enterprise solutions. Venturcom's embedded solutions include RTXTM, the real-time extension for Windows, Phar Lap ETS®, a small footprint real-time operating system and development environment package, and ReadyOnTM, a solution that provides secure, instant-on capabilities for Windows XP Embedded-based devices. Venturcom’s BXP® family of solutions allow organizations to secure desktops and reduce IT costs through remote boot and centralized management, configuration, and control of diskless client systems More information on Venturcom’s products and services is available at http://www.vci.com. Venturcom, Phar Lap ETS and BXP are registered trademarks of Venturcom, Inc. and RTX and ReadyOn are unregistered trademarks of Venturcom, Inc.
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