Gracenote and Philips Announce Agreement to Bring CD Music Recognition To Latest Home Audio Devices
Gracenote today announced an agreement to bring music recognition to Philips' Streamium MC-i 200 broadband-connected micro hi-fi system. This agreement gives Philips access to Gracenote's global music database and CD identification service for the Streamium system, and provides for the addition of CD music recognition in other products as they are specified.
The Streamium MC-i 200 is the world's first micro hi-fi system able to access multiple online music services via a broadband Internet connection. The system will be available globally in mid-2002.
"Philips is a true leader in consumer electronics, and is helping to drive the convergence of home audio and Internet technology," said David Hyman, CEO of Gracenote. "We are very excited to bring our functionality to Philips' customers."
"Gracenote's audio recognition technology plays an important role in our Streamium MC-i 200 Internet audio system by bringing a newly found ease-of-use when listening to CD music," said Jean-Marc Matteini, General Manager, Philips Internet Audio. "The industry standard CDDB service is a natural addition to our system, and provides a key element in our drive to offer fully featured Internet-enabled home audio devices."
Gracenote is a content delivery platform offering music recognition technology that enables relevant information and services to enhance the music listening experience. Gracenote designed its platform for makers of media players and encoders, consumer electronic manufacturers, record companies, and on and off-line consumer brands. Its network of technology and services opens new direct interactive channels to online music fans worldwide. Over 8,000 partners worldwide, serving more than one million consumers daily, rely on Gracenote's CDDB technology, which is the industry standard in Music Recognition Services (MRS). Gracenote was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Berkeley, California. For more information about Gracenote, go to http://www.gracenote.com/.
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