Microsoft and Cannon PC Partner to offer CableCARD Media Centers

Cannon PC, LP announced
its Direct OEM partnership with Microsoft and will be offering a Digital
CableCARD on its Home Series and Pro A/V Series Media Centers.

May 25, 2008 – Cannon PC, the award winning Media Center specialty
company, announced May 25th its partnership with Microsoft and will be offering
dual Digital CableCARD on its line of Media Center PCs and has plans to release
quad CableCARD systems in the near future.

 “We are excited about our partnership with Microsoft
and the opportunity to offer our customers Digital CableCARD”
said Gregg
Cannon of Cannon PC.  Cannon PC has worked hard over the years to
establish itself and major player in the Media Center market and CableCARD will
allow us to bring the next level of this exciting technology to our customers.”

For those not familiar with Digital CableCARDs, they allow customers
to watch and record their cable TV channels, including premium HDTV channels
like HBO-HD and ESPNHD directly on their Media Center without the need for a
set-top box.  You can even stream the HD
content to other rooms in the house via Media Center Extenders.

As the winner of nine national and international awards,
Cannon PC has been designing Microsoft Windows-based Media Centers for over
four years. Their business model is specifically targeted to Media Centers and
Media Center technology. “We contribute
our success on focusing our resources on what we do best and aligning ourself
with strategic partnerships including A/V integrators, homebuilders and
cutting-edge home automation companies.”
said Cannon.

Cannon PC offers a of line of Media Centers for the tech
savvy consumer as well as a high end line of Media Centers tailored for the
custom integration market.  Cannon PC has
a unique dealer program for qualified A/V installers and integrators that are
looking to offer their clients reliable feature rich Media Centers at a
competitive price.  Unlike other Media
Center manufactures, each system can be completely customizable to fit the customers
need or the A/V project.

Their Home Series line of Media Centers consist of the AMD-based
ultra small form factor FX Series Media Center as well as the Intel-based MC
Series house in an A/V style case. 
Either system can be purchased through their online site.

The Cannon PC Pro A/V Series consists of three models; the
LX, EX and RX.  The LX has been
redesigned to include a stylish new case that integrates gold plated front
audio connectors, quick access USB and Fire Wire connections as well as a 28 in
1 media card reader.  The EX features a
12” HD touch screen and room for over 6 TB of disk storage.  The RX unit is a sleek rack mount system that
will fit nicely into any standard A/V rack and each system comes standard with
a Blu-ray DVD drive.

All Cannon PC Media Center’s come standard with features
such as a 28-in-1 media card reader, front IO, USB and Firewire connections,
dual NTSC and HDTV tuners (with CableCARD shipping soon), 8 channel HD audio, P35
Express chipset, Quad Core and Dual Core Processor, high end ATI or NVIDIA
graphics cards, up to 8 GB or RAM and up to 6 terabytes of internal SATA hard disk
storage.  Each system uses state of the
art motherboards and components that utilize cool and quiet technology to
ensure that their systems are whisper quiet and low on heat.  All systems are backed by a 1 year factory

Cannon PC has been designing high end Media Center since its
founding in 2004.  To learn more about
Cannon PC Media Centers, visit them online at

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2 thoughts on “Microsoft and Cannon PC Partner to offer CableCARD Media Centers

  1. correct me if i am wrong but isn’t SDV going to kill of cablecards as of now anyways. why would they go ahead with this knowing that?

    i don’t see any tuning adapter for cablecards right now.

  2. Yes and no. New physical tuners will likely be needed for SDV support if the Tuning Adapter doesn’t work with OCURs, but the move to SDV isn’t targeting every MSO (cable company) and unless CableLabs plans on changing the rules (highly unlikely), you will still need that CableCARD-ready PC when the new tuners (BOCRs) ship.

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