WINTV BOARDS TO BE SOLD AT OFFICEMAX SUPERSTORES
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 8, 1998--
Adds over 700 retail outlets to the list of retailers in
North America selling the popular WinTV boards
Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc., a subsidiary of Hauppauge Digital, Inc. (Nasdaq symbol:HAUP), the leader in TV and data broadcast receiver products for personal computers, announced today that their line of WinTV boards will be available at the OfficeMax office superstores.
OfficeMax, with over 730 retail outlets in the United States and Puerto Rico, is the leading office product su perstore in terms of number of stores and geographical coverage in the U.S. The WinTV boards will be sold in their expanded PC peripheral area. In addition, the WinTV will be part of OfficeMax's aggressive Windows98 roll-out program.
WinTV boards are used by PC owners to watch TV on their screens in a re-sizable window and to receive the new WaveTop and Intercast data broadcasts. In addition, WinTV boards will support the WebTV for Windows features built into Microsoft's Windows98, plus exclusive Hauppauge features such as channel surf and single-click no-title mode.
Users of WinTV boards are able to receive Internet-style content using WaveTop, a data broadcast service from WavePhore, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAVO). WaveTop's technology allows for push delivery of digital content by utilizing existing bandwidth in the Vertical Blanking Interval of standard TV signals, a data delivery technique which is faster and more reliable than a normal dial-up Internet connection. Over 264 Public Broadcasting System stations provide free WaveTop data broadcasts with content provided by a host of popular media providers including Bloomberg Financial, CBS Sportsline, Fortune Magazine, People Magazine, USA Today, Wall Street Journal Interactive, Women's Wire, and ZDNet.
In addition to WaveTop, the WinTV boards will be able to receive Intercast data broadcasts. Intercast is used by CNBC, CNN, MTV, QVC, the Weather Channel and the Home and Garden channel to send Web pages along with television broadcasts. Intercast technology was developed by Intel Corp.(NASDAQ:INTC), and was recently licensed to Microsoft for inclusion in Windows98.
About Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc.
Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hauppauge Digital Inc., designs and manufactures digital video boards for TV-in-a-window, digital video editing and video conferencing. The company has headquarters in Hauppauge, New York, with sales offices in Germany, London, Paris and in California. The companies Internet web site can be found at: http://www.hauppauge.com
For further information, contact Jerry Tucciarone, Chief Financial Officer. Telephone number 516-434-1600 ext. 306, by fax at 516-434-3198 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hauppauge logo and WinTV are registered trademarks of Hauppauge Digital, Inc. Windows and Windows 98 are trademarks of Microsoft Corp. Intercast is a trademark of Intel Corp. WaveTop is a trademark of WavePhore Inc. OfficeMax is a trademark of OfficeMax Corp.