Intel Introduces PC Accessories That Create New Consumer Experiences
Fun, Affordable Products Offer More Ways to Enjoy Pictures, Music, Video and the Powerful Home PC
HILLSBORO, Ore., Oct. 2, 2001 - Intel Corporation today introduced three PC accessories that bring new consumer experiences to pictures, music and video. The new products are the Intel® Pocket Digital PC Camera, the Intel® Personal Audio Player 3000 and the Intel® Play Digital Movie Creator.
When combined with the Internet and a powerful home PC, such as those based on the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor, these products give consumers more ways to enjoy images captured at and away from home, to customize the listening experience of music and spoken-word audio, and to communicate online with friends and family. All three PC accessories work with the Windows* XP operating system.
"Intel offers consumer products that are innovative, fun and affordable," said Don Whiteside, vice president of the Intel Connected Products Division. "Our lines of PC cameras, audio players and children's computer devices enable consumers to use the computer and Internet in exciting and creative ways and also increases the enjoyment they get from their home PC."
Intel Pocket Digital PC Camera
The Intel Pocket Digital PC Camera is both a mega-pixel digital-still camera and a PC
camera. It captures images and video that can be posted to a personal Web site or sent in e-mail messages. Consumers can also use their home PC's connection to a color printer to make photos for the family album. The PC camera acts as both a video phone for face-to-face calls and a "webcam" that can broadcast live events such as a birthday party or a baby's first steps.
With the camera's built-in 16 MB of memory, consumers can capture up to 256 digital photos. The Smart Media* expansion slot enables consumers to add memory in order to take additional digital snapshots and video. The camera includes a flash for indoor or nighttime use and an integrated microphone to record audio when filming short video clips.
The camera comes with the comprehensive Intel® Create & Share® software, which includes Video Phone, Digital Puzzle, Virtual Studio, Movie Builder and Broadcast Live. With these applications, consumers can send video mail messages, play games, make short video clips and broadcast an event live for distant friends and family.
Available nationwide in October, the Intel Pocket Digital PC Camera has a $149.99 manufacturer's suggested retail price. It comes with the Intel Create & Share software CD, a tilt-swivel camera base, carrying case, wrist strap, batteries and reference manual. Minimum system requirements include a desktop or notebook PC with an Intel® Pentium® processor with MMX technology at 266 MHz; a USB connection; Windows*98, 98 SE, ME, 2000, or XP; and 32 MB of RAM.
Intel offers a complete line of PC cameras to meet various consumer needs and experience levels. In addition to the Intel Pocket Digital PC Camera, the product line includes the Intel® Easy PC Camera, the Intel® Home PC Camera, the Intel® Pro Video Camera and the Intel® Pocket PC Camera. They range in price from $39 to $150.
Intel Personal Audio Player 3000
The Intel Personal Audio Player 3000 is a stylish, portable device that comes with a unique clear faceplate so that consumers can personalize the player with inserts. Consumers can choose from pre-made inserts or they can create inserts featuring photos of their favorite rock star, athlete, friend or pet.
The Intel Personal Audio Player 3000 has 64 MB of built-in Intel® StrataFlash® memory, which provides up to two hours of digital music or more than 10 hours of spoken-word audio. It is also equipped with a MultiMedia Card* expansion slot that enables consumers to add memory to store more of their favorite music. Digital audio can be stored in MP3 and Windows* Media Audio formats.
The Intel® Audio Manager 2.0 software makes it fast and easy to organize and play audio files. It also includes MusicMatch* Jukebox Plus software with a complete set of tools to download and encode audio from most CDs into MP3 or WMA* formats, manage play lists, and burn audio CDs from digital audio files.
The Intel Personal Audio Player 3000 supports Windows* Media* Digital Rights Management security for protected content. In addition, the player's firmware is reprogrammable, enabling compatibility with future music file formats and security standards as they evolve.
Available nationwide in October, the Intel Personal Audio Player 3000 has a $149.99 manufacturer's suggested retail price. The player includes Intel Audio Manager 2.0, Intel® Faceplate Designer, MusicMatch* Jukebox Plus Version 6.1, earbuds, one AA alkaline battery and a variety of pre-made faceplate inserts. Minimum system requirements include a desktop or notebook PC with an Intel Pentium processor at 200 MHz; 800 x 600 SVGA resolution monitor; a USB connection; Windows*98, 98 SE, ME, 2000 or XP; and 32 MB RAM.
Intel Play Digital Movie Creator
The Intel Play Digital Movie Creator is an easy-to-use digital video camera designed specifically for children. The Digital Movie Creator lets children direct and star in their own feature movies by capturing up to four minutes of video and audio, or hundreds of snapshots, at or away from the PC. Once their original movie has been filmed, children can use the power of the home PC to enhance their film with titles, transitions, special effects and creative sounds. They can then premiere their movie on the PC and send it to friends and family over the Internet.
Available nationwide in October, the Intel Play Digital Movie Creator has a $99 manufacturer's suggested retail price. The package includes a camera with a built-in microphone, camera base with connected USB cable, movie-making software CD containing stock footage from NASA and National Geographic, and a movie-making activity guide. Minimum system requirements include a desktop or notebook PC with an Intel Pentium processor at 300 MHz; SVGA 800 x 600 resolution video support; 16-bit Windows compatible sound device; a USB connection; Windows* 98, 98 SE, ME, 2000 or XP; 64 MB of RAM; and 300 MB free disk space.
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