Niveus Media Center Companion Basic – Now Available As A Free Download

Companion Basic enables full remote control
of an unlimited number of Windows Vista Media Center zones via any network
attached Windows Client.

Milpitas, CA –
February 5, 2008 –
Media, the leaders in ultimate entertainment solutions for the connected home,
recently announced that Niveus Media Center Companion™ 3.0 and the new Niveus
Media Center Companion™ Basic are now available for download. While Niveus
Media Center Companion™ offers robust client control on
Niveus Media Centers,
Niveus Media Center Companion™ Basic offers
support for Music, Pictures, and Remote control functionality of any
Windows Vista-based Media Center user, Niveus or other.

Allowing installers to integrate control abilities for Media Center
content to any Windows XP or Vista-based UMPC, laptop, desktop, or Tablet
PC, the full version of Niveus Media Center
Companion software, available only for Niveus Media
Centers, is the ultimate networked remote control for all Windows Vista-based
Media Centers & Media Center Extenders.
Intuitive and powerful, the
Niveus Media Center Companion software downloads the entire media database of
music, photos, television shows, and more, displaying rich cover art and metadata
on the Windows Client. The entire Media Center music catalogue can be viewed
and accessed via the Windows Client, allowing users to navigate, pick, and play
their favorite songs and albums without ever powering on the display.

With the touch of a button, Niveus
Media Center Companion easily discovers the networked Windows Media Center
system and is directly connected to the Media Center eco-system, enabling a
multitude of remote control functions from anywhere within range of the wired
or wireless network. Niveus Media Center Companion uses the new Niveus Control
a middleware software component designed to provide the
necessary bi-directional feedback to develop metadata rich control templates
for premier Windows Client devices. Unlike traditional remote controls, the Niveus Media Center
Companion supports easy Internet updates, yielding new features and functions
throughout the life of the product.

Offering similar functionality,
Niveus Media Center Companion
Basic supports control of Music, Pictures,
and Remote functions on Windows Media Centers (currently Extender support is
not offered in Basic). Due to the number of 3rd party system configurations
Niveus is not able to offer official technical support on this product but
through the new Niveus Media Companion Forum, users can generate discussion
within the community and elicit feedback and support from fellow consumers. The
Niveus Engineering team will monitor the forum to offer as much feedback as

Niveus Media Companion Basic is offered free to any
Windows Vista-based Media Center user while the full version is offered as a
free upgrade to Niveus Media Center customers. Visit
Niveus Media Companion Forum and download
the basic version via the dedicated Niveus
Media Center Companion webpage

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