Orb Extends Anywhere Media Access to Intel-based Mobile Internet Devices

Orb Networks today announced that it has added support for Intel® Atom(TM) processor Z5XX series-based Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) to its award-winning media access service. Orb is making it easier for users of Moblin-based (http://www.moblin.org) mobile linux devices to find and enjoy content from their PC while on the go.

Orb Networks, the place-shifting and media access leader, enables users to enjoy content from their home PC — music, photos, videos, and even live TV (with a tuner card) — while they are away. With Orb, there’s no need to download favorites to a portable device or upload them to a website before leaving home. Since Orb streams content from the PC to a browser, there are no services to buy, files to upload, or time spent waiting to synchronize data. MIDs based on the Intel Atom processor are expected to usher in a new class of devices for mobile access to information and entertainment content. To access their media while they are away, users can simply connect via WiFi or a mobile phone network (3G, 2.5G, etc) to access content on the PC.

“We live in a very mobile society, and Orb provides a flexible media consuming experience that allows users to play their media while they are away from home with the same simplicity as if they were playing it on the computer where the media is stored,” said Herve Utheza, VP and GM of Orb Networks. “With Mobile Internet Devices, Intel is bringing a high-quality media experience to a new class of hand-held devices, and Orb is making it easy for users to enjoy their music, photos, videos-even live TV-while they are on the go.”

“Mobile Internet Devices represent a new category of devices that enable mobile users to access their Internet experience on the go. Orb’s free Media Anywhere service is a good example of an application that bridges this experience to media and content on the desktop,” said Pankaj Kedia, director of Global Ecosystem Programs for Intel Corporation’s Ultra Mobility Group. “Intel’s innovative Atom processor, combined with Orb Networks’ pioneering work in fostering new usage models, strengthens the user experience on these devices.”

For more information, visit http://www.orb.com

About Orb Networks, Inc.
Orb Networks is an award-winning developer of software and services that unlock the digital media stored on personal computers. Orb gives consumers secure, free, instant, and everywhere-access to everything from their TV and music, to photos and video on virtually any web-enabled device. The company’s partners and affiliates include, among others, AOL Winamp, Intel, and Creative Labs. Orb Networks is a privately held company in Emeryville, Calif. For more information about Orb Networks and the Orb service, please visit http://www.orb.com.

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