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August 06, 2008

Lite-On Teams with Tech BridgeCo for Networked Audio Products

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Networked entertainment technology company BridgeCo has announced a partnership with Taiwan-based Orginal Design Manufacturer (ODM) Lite-On Technology Corp. to develop networked audio products for prominent consumer brands.
The Taiwanese company selected JukeBlox networked audio technology from BridgeCo, to develop Internet radio and networked music player products for global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
A complete networked audio technology platform, JukeBlox incorporates BridgeCo’s triple-core processor, Linux-based SDK, and ready-to-manufacture hardware reference platform.
Company officials said that equipped with an enhanced feature set, JukeBlox enables consumers to access a range of digital music and Internet radio content. The comprehensive JukeBlox feature set includes: music services such as Pandora (News - Alert), Rhapsody, vTuner, and Music Fingerprinting as well as a portfolio of audio codecs like MP3 and AACs.

Moreover, the JukeBlox processor offers processing bandwidth to enable a wide variety of audio applications and user interface customizations.
Officials said that JukeBlox functionality includes AM/FM radio and alarm clock features, and integrated connectivity options include Ethernet, WiFi (News - Alert) and USB, and also uPnP access to all stored content on the home network.
Lite-On Tech joins a select group of ODMs and designers as a chartered member of BridgeCo’s JukeBlox Design Partner program.
These products leverage the power of the JukeBlox platform, along with enhancing the middleware functionality that comes bundled from BridgeCo.
“BridgeCo’s deep market knowledge and their extensive product testing, combined with the most extensive feature set available and the ease of enhancement, is allowing Lite-On Tech to confidently develop multiple and differentiated products for customers using JukeBlox,” said Frank Lee, vice president of Network Access Business Unit at Lite-On Tech.
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Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu's articles, please visit her columnist page.

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