PacketVideo's TwonkyMedia Receives Windows 7 Compatibility Logo

  • Posted on: 22 December 2009
  • By: chw staff

PacketVideo (PV) today announced that its award-winning TwonkyMedia™ server software has successfully completed the highest standards of compatibility, reliability and performance testing to obtain the “Compatible with Windows 7” logo from Microsoft Corp. TwonkyMedia server now integrates seamlessly with Windows 7, marking a major milestone for the solution that has been adopted by dozens of leading consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers to enable digital media sharing on compatible home and mobile devices.

TwonkyMedia server embraces and extends beyond the Windows ecosystem for media sharing among multiple connected devices throughout the home. PV’s software supports more media files and syncs with a wider range of devices – including PCs, gaming consoles, and DLNA- and UPnP-compliant hardware – than any other media server software on the market. It also maintains a higher degree of resource efficiency, including lower code size, memory consumption and CPU usage, making it the ideal choice for routers, network-attached storage (NAS) devices and other home networking products.

“Obtaining the “Compatible with Windows 7” logo ensures our CE partners and their end-user customers that TwonkyMedia server works exceptionally well with a wide range of devices that are compatible with Windows 7,” said Neil Sharma, senior vice president, marketing, PV. “Windows 7 is all about making life easier for consumers. We have been working with Microsoft to remove compatibility hurdles, making media stored on a standard network easily accessible on multiple devices throughout the home.”

By integrating TwonkyMedia server software, CE manufacturers benefit from customizable interface, skin and navigation structure options, enabling a unique, out-of-the-box branded experience. Advanced content search and discovery capabilities, in addition to user-friendly menu options, ensure the product meets stringent consumer demands. Additionally, support for multiple languages and the widest range of music, video and photo file formats in the industry rounds out the most complete media server software product on the market.

TwonkyMedia server is now shipping on, or bundled with, a variety of new and soon-to-be-launched CE devices from leading manufacturers including Buffalo, Cisco-Linksys, Denon, Fujitsu Siemens, H-P, LaCie, Phillips, TEAC, Western Digital and many others. A downloadable consumer version of PV’s software, TwonkyMedia™ manager, is also available.