Linksys announced the Linksys new digital media adapter that will enable broad, mainstream consumer adoption of on-line, on-demand video services. This new product includes support for DTCP-IP (Digital Transmission Content Protection over IP), an industry standard framework for media adapters to move Internet-based premium content from the PC to other devices on a wired or wireless home network. With this standard, the new Linksys Wireless-G Media Link (WMLV54G) will help allow consumers to enjoy premium movie and music services from such companies as Movielink and RealNetworks Inc. on TV and stereos around their home in the future. The WMLV54G will be available in the second quarter of 2005 through North American retail, online resellers, distributors and direct response. Price will be released at time of availability.

Linksys®, a division of Cisco Systems, Inc., and Intel Corporation, today
announced the Linksys new digital media adapter that will enable broad,
mainstream consumer adoption of on-line, on-demand video services. This new
product includes support for DTCP-IP (Digital Transmission Content Protection
over IP), an industry standard framework for media adapters to move
Internet-based premium content from the PC to other devices on a wired or
wireless home network. With this standard, the new Linksys Wireless-G Media Link
(WMLV54G) will help allow consumers to enjoy premium movie and music services
from such companies as Movielink and RealNetworks Inc. on TV and stereos around
their home in the future.

Home networks now offer consumers much more than just sharing an Internet
connection among PCs. The proliferation of digital content and broadband
Internet adoption has spurred rapid innovation in consumer electronics devices
that will enable the sharing of PC and Internet content on any TV and stereo in
the home. The emerging category of digital media adapters is an important
element in delivering this capability to mainstream consumers.

The Linksys Wireless-G Media Link for video, music and photos is the next
product in a line of wireless entertainment devices from Linksys that brings
consumers exciting new capabilities such as support for premium online movie and
music services, high-definition photos and video, and the most advanced media
formats, including MPEG4 and WMV. With the Linksys Wireless-G Media Link, the
Digital5 middleware solution, and a high-performance PC based on the Intel®
Pentium® 4 processor with Intel Hyper-Threading (HT) technology, consumers will
be able to wirelessly send a broad selection of personal and protected premium
content stored on the their PCs or pulled from select Internet services to their
TVs, stereos, entertainment centers and other PCs throughout the house.

“Intel and Linksys share the common vision to bring consumers premium Internet
content from online services anytime, anywhere, and on any device in the home,”
said, Robert Crooke, general manager, Desktop Marketing & Strategic Planning and
vice president, Desktop Platforms Group, Intel Corporation. “Developed through
close collaboration among Intel, Linksys and other industry innovators, the
Linksys Media Link provides a significant step forward in delivering the digital
home vision to consumers.”

“Industry standards such as DTCP-IP that Intel and other industry leaders have
developed can help drive consumer adoption of convergence devices like our
Wireless-G Media Link,” said Malachy Moynihan, Linksys vice president of
engineering and product development. “Without a standard for home network
content protection, it will be difficult for consumers to build the networks
they need to move Internet-based protected content from the PC into the living
room. Our collaboration with Intel provides customers with a more enhanced home
digital experience.”

The Wireless-G Media Link sits by the television and stereo and connects to each
using standard A/V or component, composite or S-Video cables. Then the product
connects to a home network by Wireless-G (802.11g) wireless networking, or if
users prefer, it can be connected via standard 10/100 Ethernet cabling. The
Media Link also works in peer-to-peer mode (direct connection between the media
link and a wired or wireless enabled computer) so no Internet service is
required if customers only want to move content from a PC to the entertainment
center.

The Linksys Wireless-G Media Link also offers support for high-definition (HD)
content and leading-edge media formats such as MPEG4 and WMV, a step further
than most available adapters. This allows consumers to realize benefits provided
by their high-definition televisions and to enjoy high-definition video content
and high-resolution photos when available.

The Wireless-G Media Link provides the following features and benefits:

Moves music, photos, Internet radio and video from the PC to the TV and Stereo

HD Support (1280 X 720 resolution)
Equipped with Wireless-G radio, Ethernet port, USB 2.0 port
Infrared remote controller included for operation and configuration
Support for UPnP-based auto-discover content on the network, which may reside on
PC, media server, Linksys router/gateway, networked hard drive storage or other
digital media devices
Support for Quality of Service (QoS) protocol to ensure continuous data
transmission and content quality
Minimum OS requirements: Windows XP* or 2000*
Recommended PC requirements: Intel® Pentium® 4 processor with HT technology
The Linksys Wireless-G Media Link comes complete with an infrared remote,
audio/video cable, S-video cable, Ethernet cable, power cable, setup CD-ROM and
installation guide. The WMLV54G will be available in the second quarter of 2005
through North American retail, online resellers, distributors and direct
response. Price will be released at time of availability.