Unicoi Systems’ IP Media Platform Powers Breakthrough $150 “LiteComputer”

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Unicoi Systems’ IP Media Platform Powers Breakthrough $150 “LiteComputer”

Generic Unicoi IconATLANTA, GEORGIA – January 4, 2007 – Unicoi Systems, a leading provider of multimedia software and product realization services, today announced that its engineering team designed and developed the breakthrough $150 “LiteComputer” from Lite Appliances.  The design is based on Unicoi’s IP media platform, a comprehensive suite of multimedia software and hardware that delivers an unmatched user experience.  Unicoi Systems will demonstrate its IP media platform and the LiteComputer at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, January 8-11, 2007.

“The performance and versatility of Unicoi’s media platform enabled us to create an innovative and easy-to-use device with superior video, audio and communications quality,” said Jack Knocke, Sr. Vice President of Business Development, Lite Appliances.  “Working with the Unicoi team was easy as well.  They demonstrated a depth of expertise in the consumer electronics space, and met our stringent development deadlines.” 

Unicoi’s IP media platform, which is built around a Blackfin® Processor from Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), helps product developers quickly and affordably transform product concepts into production-ready designs.  The platform offers everything a user needs to take advantage of the Internet, including:

  •  An Internet browser to view websites, get email or download music and videos
  •  A media player to playback music and videos
  •  Instant messaging to stay in immediate contact with friends, family and
      co-workers
  •  A VoIP softphone to take advantage of low-cost Internet calling

Further distinguishing Unicoi’s IP media platform is the virtual elimination of security and maintenance concerns.  The platform does not require an expensive Microsoft operating system or a corruptible hard drive.  Instead, the platform runs on Unicoi’s Fusion Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) and uses flash memory. 

“We believe that Unicoi’s IP media platform is well positioned to benefit from the surge in popularity of IP media devices, such as phones, personal media players, mobile TVs and PDAs” said Greg Coonley, CEO of Unicoi Systems.  “Our platform is ideal for innovative companies like Lite Appliances that want to build products to take advantage of the Internet’s multimedia content and inexpensive VoIP solutions, while avoiding the security and maintenance issues associated with less advanced media platforms.”

About Lite Appliances

Lite Appliances is an innovative developer of space-saving devices that harness the power of the Web and provide convenient access to news, telephone service, email, media including audio and video, and other popular Internet applications.  For more information, visit www.liteappliances.com.

About Unicoi

Unicoi Systems is a leading provider of real-time voice, video and data software and reference designs to embedded device developers and OEMs worldwide. Unicoi is the only company that offers a complete line of continuously improved real-time software standalone, or integrated into full-featured reference design solutions. Unicoi’s solutions are backed by its rapid-response customer support team, and enable developers to reduce project risk, enhance productivity and speed time to market.

Over 200 leading companies rely on Unicoi to power their solutions, including Motorola, Ericsson, Sharp, Nokia, Raytheon, Scientific Atlanta, Canon, HP, Sony, Philips and Thomson. Unicoi’s fully integrated solutions include the Fusion Networking Product suite of embedded protocols such as Fusion TCP/IP, the world’s most widely deployed networking stack, SNMP, RTP, RTSP and SIP; the Fusion RTOS; the Fusion Web Product Suite of XML tools and the small footprint, high performance WebPilot embedded web browser; the Fusion Security Suite, including HTTPS Client/Server, secure SOAP and IKEv2, and Unicoi’s IP Phone and Voice Gateway Reference Designs. Unicoi’s key technology partners include Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE:ADI) and Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (NYSE:FSL). Founded in 2002, Unicoi Systems is a privately held, venture-backed company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.unicoi.com, e-mail sales@unicoi.com or call +1-678-208-2250 extension 302.

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