At the Intel Developer Conference, Intel announces Intel Viiv.
Intel Viiv (pronounced "vīv" and rhymes with "five") technology is Intel's new platform for digital home products.
Intel also integrated consumer electronic features into the Intel Viiv technology platform to make it easier to use and contribute to the overall entertainment experience. All PCs based on Intel Viiv technology will ship with a remote control, the Microsoft Windows* Media Center Edition operating system and media software that lets consumers interact with their PC in the same way they operate a TV. Intel Viiv technology also includes an integrated media server "engine" that can reformat various digital content files so they can be viewed on a selection of devices verified by Intel to work with Intel Viiv technology-based systems.
Intel Viiv technology-based entertainment PCs are expected to be available worldwide in the first quarter of 2006 and will come in various shapes and sizes to fit different styles and sizes of homes.
More details in this Intel press-release.
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