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HUMAX PMP for DIRECTV, other content providers

HUMAX USA is ready to launch a PMP (portable media player) with a 4-inch screen, specifically catered to content providers. The user interface and storage capacity will be determined according to whoever HUMAX decides to partner with on the project, and to whether they provide the hardware as OEM to another company or in a co-branding relationship. The first provider to take advantage of this HUMAX PMP platform will be DIRECTV, who will make use of the device for their soon-to-be-launched 2Go service, allowing consumers to transfer their home DIRECTV content onto a user-friendly, high-capacity portable device.

The HUMAX PMP, based on an AMD Alchemy Au1200 processor, sports a 5-button navigation design, a widescreen LCD, and a replaceable battery said to provide up to 4 hours of video or 10 hours of music. It should support all your favorite formats, including MPEG1/2/4, DivX, WMV9, WMDRM10, WMA, and MP3. The device will connect via USB 2.0, as well as the ability to connect directly to digital video recorders for content upload.

Although a deal has been inked with DIRECTV, HUMAX is still on the hunt for more partners for whom they can customize and market their PMP platform.

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