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OpenGlobe Delivers Unparalleled Media Exploration Services for Home Entertainment Systems.

Business, Entertainment, High-Tech & Consumer/Retail Editors

CES 2002

Booth No. 22741


In-depth music, movie & artist information complements broad range of

digital media platforms delivering heightened knowledge of

entertainment from comfort of the couch

OpenGlobe today announced, the OpenGlobe Entertainment Services, a first-of-its-kind set of home entertainment services delivered to a broad range of platforms, making it simple for users to explore behind their media through a TV interface.

OpenGlobe-enabled devices, shipping as early as July 2001, gain the new capabilities of these ever-evolving services. Current OpenGlobe-enabled devices include the Compaq iPAQ Music Center, Escient Convergence Fireball fireball, very bright meteor leaving a trail in the sky that can remain visible for several minutes; often a distinct sound, perhaps caused by very low frequency radio waves, is associated with it. (TM), the Kenwood Sovereign(TM) Entre and Axcess.

Based on years of delivering visually engaging media management technologies for the home theater An audio/video entertainment center that has a large-screen TV and hi-fi system with three speakers in the front (left, right and center) and left and right speakers in the rear. Starting in the early 1990s, video inputs were added to stereo receivers and preamplifiers. , OpenGlobe (an affiliate of Escient Technologies) again takes the lead bringing diverse, once PC-bound, convergence technologies to the living room in a meaningful way. "Our goal is to help users gain a heightened awareness of their media collections and, in turn, a heightened awareness of themselves," said Rob Hudson Rob Hudson MLA, born 9 December 1955, Melbourne, Victoria. Hudson is an Australian politician, and is a member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly for the ALP.

Hudson was elected to the Bentleigh electorate in the 2002 Victorian State Elections defeating incumbent Inga
, OpenGlobe vice president of marketing. "You just can't take a PC approach to this, you need to understand the couch experience and be true to it, while still breaking new ground with the use of technology behind the scenes. We let the user drive and the result is a totally opt-in personal journey of discovery into their entertainment interests."

Current OpenGlobe Entertainment Services capabilities include:
-- Music and Movie(a) Exploration: in-depth information behind the scenes of
music and movies. Explore favorite artist/actor: biographies, discographies,
filmographies and influences.

-- Music Programming: including Internet Radio from partners such as Radio Free
Virgin and local radio stations from across the country and the world.

Media Recognition and Visual Interface Metadata (1) (meta-data) Data that describes other data. The term may refer to detailed compilations such as data dictionaries and repositories that provide a substantial amount of information about each data element. : cover art, artists, track names, movie names, cast and crew.

-- Remote Media Management: Web Sync -- allows users to review

and prepare music playlists remotely from any browser browser

Software that allows a computer user to find and view information on the Internet. The first text-based browser for the World Wide Web became available in 1991; Web use expanded rapidly after the release in 1993 of a browser called Mosaic, which used

synchronize See synchronization.  lists; PC Sync -- moves content from PCs to

OpenGlobe-enabled entertainment devices and manages metadata,

cover art and playlists through a home network.

-- CE-Commerce(TM): convenient, secure opportunities to buy media

as a result of a user's exploration into their music and movie


(a) Movie content available Q1, 2002.

OpenGlobe Entertainment Services are designed to enhance a wide variety of consumer electronics devices. Using OpenGlobe core technologies and a TV-based interface, CD players evolve into digital audio jukeboxes, DVD players A stand-alone device that plays DVDs. It contains a DVD drive and the electronics to decode the digital video. The device may play only manufactured DVDs, or it may be able to play DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD+RW discs. DVD players are cabled to a TV or home theater system for display.  evolve into enhanced DVD players, receivers gain broadcast and Internet radio Listening to audio broadcasts via the Internet. There are more than 4,000 broadcasts available on the Internet that can be streamed and played by a software media player in the computer or in a stand-alone Internet radio with the software built in.  station auto-tuning, CD changers
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 and portable MP3 jukeboxes gain a natural place in the home entertainment system.

About OpenGlobe(TM)

OpenGlobe, Inc., an affiliated company of Escient Technologies, LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.

LLC - Logical Link Control
, is a leading entertainment services and media device technologies provider delivering simply powerful home entertainment. Working with world-class consumer electronics and personal computer manufacturers and core component suppliers, OpenGlobe seamlessly brings a world of entertainment capabilities into users' home entertainment systems. Users can easily store and access their media collections, discover gaps, import and use digital media, create favorite playlists, or further access the OpenGlobe services to explore new artists or genres, get customized content, receive media recommendations, and opt into personalized per·son·al·ize  
tr.v. per·son·al·ized, per·son·al·iz·ing, per·son·al·iz·es
1. To take (a general remark or characterization) in a personal manner.

2. To attribute human or personal qualities to; personify.
 CE-Commerce(TM) purchasing opportunities. Headquartered in Indianapolis, OpenGlobe sets the benchmark for products and services that entertain the concept of simplicity. www.OpenGlobe.NET
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