Karlsbad, Germany (September 19, 2006) — Nero, leaders in digital media technology, today makes available its major worldwide update to its premier Nero 7 digital media software suite. This latest version includes more than 21 applications, with features that enable the efficient transfer of audio and video files to mobile phones and the streaming of live TV and other content to a Windows® Media Center Edition PC or Xbox 360(TM). Current Nero 7 customers will be able to download the update from the website (www.nero.com) free of charge. The update is currently available at retail as well.
The update is currently available online for press evaluation at: (http://httpdl6.use.nero.com/software/nero7/Nero-188.8.131.52_eng.exe).
Nero 7 is the industry-leading all-in-one solution for the management of data, audio, video, photo, and TV content. In addition to easily managing their digital files from the comfort of their living rooms, users can now create compelling entertainment experiences that can be enjoyed outside of the house.
“Nero leads consumers in the transition from the digital home to the total digital lifestyle,” said Jim Corbett, Executive Director, Nero AG. “Adding the elements of mobile entertainment compatibility and management, as well as Windows MCE plug-ins for media streaming and audio, video, and data burning underlines Nero’s unique position in being able to drive convergence. With each offering, we provide consumers unprecedented levels of sophistication and control over their entertainment experiences.”
An integrated TV server within the Nero MediaHome application allows users to stream live TV to an Xbox 360(TM) gaming system for playback via a Windows® Media Center Edition PC. Other intriguing video features include the ability to record TV programs, encode non-copy protected video files to the popular iPod® and PlayStation® Portable devices, record video directly onto a hard drive, and playback commercial DVDs on a PC or TV.
New audio capabilities include full MP3/mp3PRO encoding support, the ability to mix and edit music from multiple audio tracks, and sophisticated editing and mixing functionalities for HQ mastering.
Consumers can now take advantage of the unprecedented capacity of Blu-ray and HD DVD Discs for data recording. Both formats can also be integrated for data backup, packet writing, and toolkit applications.
Ensuring audiophile quality, Nero 7 enables the recording and playback of surround sound audio files. Users can also capture video files from many sources, including certified TV cards, graphics cards, camcorders, VCRs, and webcams (composite/S-video).
DVD presentations come to life with Nero 7’s customizable 3D menus. Compelling introductory video and transitions between menus and video clips are easily produced with two easy-to-use templates.
Nero (www.nero.com) develops and distributes the world’s leading digital media solutions for consumers and professionals. Today more than 200 million users worldwide rely on Nero’s award-winning and trusted, industry approved applications to manage the needs of the connected digital home and forward thinking corporations.
Nero’s rapidly-growing portfolio of products defines new levels of innovation in the company’s three key areas of focus: Digital Media Solutions–delivering multimedia applications for data, audio, video, photo and TV capturing, editing, burning, managing and sharing; Audio and Video Compression Technologies–providing world-class interoperable standards-based solutions for encoding and decoding digital content with support for Next Generation HD and popular handheld formats; and VoIP Solutions – providing cost-effective voice, text and video communication over the Internet for home and business.
Nero products are globally distributed by leading hardware manufacturers, international distribution partners and online portals, and can be purchased directly at www.nero.com. Nero provides worldwide coverage through Nero AG Headquarters based in Karlsbad, Germany and three Sales Offices worldwide: EMEA in Karlsbad, Germany; Americas in Glendale, California, USA; and APAC in Yokohama, Japan.