MusicGiants and Niveus Media become the first
to deliver CD lossless quality and multi-channel music downloads directly into
the Media Center experience.
Milpitas, CA – April 11, 2007 –
Niveus Media, Inc. the award-winning manufacturer of hardware and software
digital media entertainment solutions, and MusicGiants™, the leader in HD music
downloads, are pleased to announce the availability of high definition 2.0
stereo and 5.1 surround sound music downloadable on Niveus’ 2007 Windows
Vista-based media centers!
Niveus’ new HD Media Store provides an intuitive media
center interface to access MusicGiants’ extensive network of digital downloads
from major and independent labels. Niveus’ exclusively designed media store is
the first high definition media portal that enables downloads and purchases
through Windows Media Center via MusicGiants. The HD Media Store enables
customers to easily browse, purchase, and download music from MusicGiants in
the Windows Media Audio Lossless (WMA) format store, and seamlessly access this
content from within the Windows Media Center ‘Music’ menu, providing a single
location for one’s entire music collection.
“Niveus is excited to bring our dealers and customers into
the world of HD Media downloads,” states Tim Cutting, CEO of Niveus Media. “By
working closely with MusicGiants, Niveus is the first to launch an integrated
music shopping experience that delivers the best in high quality music
downloads from the MusicGiants catalog.”
Purchasing uncompromised HD music has never been easier.
Niveus’ 2007 Vista-based media servers, including the Summit Series, Rainier
and Denali Editions, as well as the Pro Series, n7 and n9, are now shipping
[and are a great option for those dealers and custom integrators looking to
fill the void from HP’s recent decision to discontinue development of its Media
Center Edition (MCE)-based Digital Entertainment Center (DEC)] and incorporate
the live HD Media Store software application.
MusicGiants, which launched in 2005, is the only music
download service to offer high-definition, digital recordings from the top
music companies such as EMI Music, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal
Music Group and Warner Music Group. Their downloads deliver full resolution
music at up to 1100 kbps for “true CD quality” sound. This WMA format boasts up
to four times the sound quality of any other download service, including those
expected to be available in May 2007 from EMI through Apple. MusicGiants also
offers Super HD downloads (as in re-mastered DVD Audio or SACDs available in
either 5.1 surround sound or 2.0 stereo) which play at sample rates up to
“We’re pleased to have Niveus be our first hardware partner
to deliver MusicGiants’ integrated premium HD entertainment to their media
centers,” said Scott Bahneman, CEO of MusicGiants. “The combination of Niveus
and the Vista platform now allows consumers to purchase their entertainment at
the highest quality available for home use and also transcode it down for all
of their portable devices.”
Niveus customers with Windows XP-based media centers can
visit the website for the latest product and software updates, product
information, and software downloads, including the MusicGiants portal. Niveus’
2007 media centers are amongst the first Windows Vista Ultimate-based Media
Center systems to incorporate Intel’s Viiv™ technology including Core 2 Duo
processors, HD DVD and CableCARD compatibility for premium HD television
viewing and recording.
For more information on Niveus Media, please visit www.niveusmedia.com.
For more information on MusicGiants, please visit www.musicgiants.com.