2/20/2003 - e.Digital Corporation (OTC: EDIG) and independent systems integrator Softeq Development Corporation have entered into an agreement to partner on the development of new products for the digital audio market. The agreement paves the way for the companies to collaborate on the development of products using e.Digital’s patented MicroOSTM technology and applying its expertise in portable product design.
An early customer of the partnership is Hewlett-Packard, who is working with the companies to explore opportunities for future digital audio products.
"This partnership is an example of HP’s strategy of working with innovative partners," said Robert Corbett, director for Retail Industry Solutions at HP. "HP believes that doing so will result in the development of exciting new products that provide consumers with simple and rewarding experiences by making technologies work better together. It will also allow retailers to provide a more satisfying environment for their customers, and facilitate better customer service."
e.Digital brings to the partnership broad experience in the design of portable products, proven, patented technologies and success in integrating such sophisticated technologies as infrared communications into portable devices.
"We have developed, enhanced, and integrated several technologies that have resulted in a number of exciting uses for digital audio technology," said Atul Anandpura, vice president of research and development for e.Digital. "Our experience and expertise complements the strong reputation that HP has for putting innovative technology into the hands of the customer."
Research into possible new products is already underway.
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, TreóTM portable digital jukebox line, and OdysseyTM line of flash- and hard disk drive-based players. e.Digital launched WeDigMusic.com to complement its digital audio players by providing consumers with a one-stop-shop for streaming and downloading music from thousands of artists on the Web. The company also offers an engineering partnership for the world's 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.Digital's 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.Digital's patented MicroOSTM file management system to custom software and hardware development, industrial design, and manufacturing services. For more information on the company, please visit www.edigital.com. To shop at the e.Digital online store, please visit www.edigital-store.com.
Softeq is a privately held corporation specializing in system integration, project management, and product development for Fortune 1000 companies worldwide. For more information on the company, please visit www.softeq.com.
e.Digital and MicroOS are trademarks of e.Digital Corporation.
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