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Adaptec Raises-the-Bar in Gaming and Media Centre Entertainment with New GameBridge Solution

  • 16 January, 2006 10:22

<p>Connect PlayStation® 2, Xbox®, Xbox 360TM and GameCube® Consoles to your PC or Notebook- Play, Record and Replay your Favourite Games in Real Time</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia – January 16, 2005 - Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT), Desktop Solution Group, today announced Adaptec GameBridge™ (AVC-1400). This patent-pending gaming product is the industry’s first for connecting and playing PlayStation® 2, Xbox®, Xbox 360TM and GameCube® games on your PC or notebook to leverage significantly enhanced graphics without experiencing any performance delay. In addition, the GameBridge line is unique in allowing gamers to record game sequences and best moves in order to replay and share with friends – an “instant replay” capability that is a first for the gaming industry.</p>
<p>With the ability to deliver higher quality resolution – up to 32-bit colour 1024 x 768 pixels, a PC Monitor can provide an enhanced gaming environment. However, when connecting and playing console games on a PC or notebook, gamers experience a significant performance delay between moving the joystick and seeing the resulting reaction on screen. Adaptec GameBridge’s innovative, patent-pending technology eliminates this delay and delivers the same TV-connected performance while providing a host of additional benefits that were previously unavailable. Now, serious gamers can play, record and replay gaming sequences with contemporaries, enabling learning for strategic games while accumulating bragging rights for individuals.</p>
<p>“The gaming industry has seen a tremendous amount of growth in recent years and this trend continues as evidenced by the recent introduction of new console game products that have created additional excitement and opportunities. GameBridge products are uniquely positioned to enable PC users to enhance their PlayStation® 2, Xbox®, Xbox 360TM and GameCube® experience by delivering a significant advancement in gaming and media centre entertainment,” said Dr. Samuel Chih, vice president and general manager of Adaptec Desktop Solutions Group. “In essence, the personal computer becomes the centralized system for gaming and home entertainment.”</p>
<p>Pricing and Availability</p>
<p>Adaptec GameBridge (AVC-1400) will be available immediately through the Adaptec resellers. The GameBridge (AVC-1400) is available at a RRP of $A119.50 including GST and comes with a 4-in-1 Audio Video cable, USB cable, carrying case and CD with user guide and application software.</p>
<p>About Adaptec</p>
<p>Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT) provides trusted storage solutions that reliably move, manage, and protect critical data and digital content. Adaptec’s software and hardware-based solutions are delivered through leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and channel partners to provide storage connectivity, data protection, and networked storage to enterprises, government organizations, medium and small businesses, and consumers worldwide. Adaptec is an S&amp;P Small Cap 600 Index member. More information is available at www.adaptec.com.</p>
<p>Note: Adaptec, the Adaptec logo and GameBridge are trademarks of Adaptec, Inc., which may be registered in some jurisdictions. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.</p>
<p>MEDIA CONTACT:</p>
<p>Rob Stirling
Markom Marketing
+61 2 9977 8922
robstirling@markom.com.au</p>
<p>Demetri Christodoulou
Adaptec Australia
+61 2 8875 7874
demetri@adaptec.com</p>
<p>Please Note –</p>
<p>Take a look at the GameBridge online Press Kit at the URL below to get more information on the products. High res photos are also available at this site.</p>
<p>http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/common/index.html?prodkey=gamebridge_prkit&amp;sess=no&amp;language=English+US</p>

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