Updated: What Niveus Media’s Extender is Not (and is)
Note: Please read Update 2 for information on Niveus' actual Extender.
posted pictures of what they are calling Niveus Media’s Extender, but I
think they are getting a bit confused with all the CEDIA news they are
covering. This is not an Extender. If you remember in the past I’ve talked about
Companion software, and that is exactly what Engadget is attempting to
report on. In this case, it’s running on
a Vantage touchscreen just like it was when CE Pro first reported on it.
In addition to taking pictures of the wrong product,
reporting it under the title, they also grabbed some pictures of the Niveus
Rainer Edition PC, so don’t expect their Extender to look like that on the back
Of course Niveus’ Extender will “offers users a full
fidelity experience, uncompromised 1080p video, digital audio, and the same
amazing 3D user interface found on the award-winning Niveus Media Center.” You can read the full press release from
Additional details on their Extender will be published later this month.
Note: To reiterate, Engadget’s post shows existing Niveus products
(Companion software that runs on touchscreens, and an existing Rainer Edition
PC), not their Extender.
Update: Engadget has taken down the post. Just to be clear, what anyone saw in that post is not Niveus' upcoming Extender.
Update 2: Engadget re-posted the story and now has pictures of what looks like Niveus' Extender up. Based on the photos, their Media Center Extender will look just like their current Rainer Edition PC. If you look at the back of the unit, you can see it only has selected outputs which should mean it is the Extender. The software that you see however, is not the Extender.