HP Media Center Notebooks Ship with Adaptec Dual TV-Tuner

11/5/2004 - Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT), a leading provider of storage solutions, announced it has shipped the industry's first external USB 2.0 dual TV-tuner solution, which is certified to operate with Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 operating system. The new device is available for original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and system integrator customers. The HP Media Center zd8000 series Notebook PC will be the first PC to ship with the new Adaptec USB 2.0 dual TV-tuner.

The Adaptec dual tuner is the industry's first external USB 2.0 solution. The product integrates two TV tuners with two hardware MPEG-2 encoders and allows consumers to watch one TV program and record another simultaneously on their PCs, or record two television broadcasts at the same time in DVD-quality video. The Adaptec dual TV-tuner provides integrated infrared technology that allows control over both digital cable and satellite network receivers and includes integrated FM-radio reception.

"Adaptec is pleased to be first to market with its USB 2.0 dual TV-tuner, offering a single integrated solution for OEMs and system integrators of Media Center PCs," said Dr. Samuel Chih, general manager, Desktop Solutions Group for Adaptec. "HP's selection of our dual TV-tuner further validates Adaptec's ability to innovate and deliver high-quality products on time and with the right price-performance requirements for the target market. Adaptec is committed to helping our OEM and system integrators rapidly advance their businesses by providing key functionality that will help them differentiate their products in today's competitive environment."

"HP's new line of Media Center notebooks provides consumers with the flexibility of enjoying their digital media content when and where they want," said Brett Faulk, director of consumer notebook marketing for HP. "Our notebooks with Adaptec's dual TV-tuner solution offer a truly integrated and easy-to-use system for experiencing digital entertainment."

The Adaptec dual TV-tuner for Media Center PCs (model AVC-3610) is immediately available for PC OEM and system integrator companies directly from Adaptec. Call 408-957-4927 for additional information.

About Adaptec
Adaptec Inc. (NASDAQ:ADPT) provides end-to-end storage solutions that reliably move, manage and protect critical data and digital content. Adaptec provides software and hardware solutions for storage connectivity and data protection, storage networking and networked storage subsystems to leading OEM and distribution channel partners. Adaptec solutions are in use by enterprises, ISPs, medium and small businesses and consumers worldwide. Adaptec is an S&P Small Cap 600 Index member.

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