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Intel, Revelations Partner for Digital Showcase

18 Jan, 2005 By: Holly J. Wagner

Open House living room

Intel Corp. and Revelations Entertainment, a partnership between actor Morgan Freeman and producer Lori McCreary, announced today the Intel-Revelations Open House, a showcase for emerging digital home technology, including entertainment.

The Open House, at Revelations’ offices in Santa Monica, Calif., was also created to demonstrate the latest in home entertainment technology and to provide an environment for critical discussions regarding the business issues and opportunities this technology creates.

“Both companies recognize that consumers want to go digital, first with music and now with film,” Freeman said. “Our task is to make film easier to buy than to pirate.”

The living room of the Open House features an entertainment PC that includes high-definition video and 7.1 high-definition surround sound. The Internet-connected PC lets consumers download protected films, music and other entertainment from a variety of online services, which can then be transmitted in a protected format to other rooms in the home and even to the car.

The demonstrations show a variety of products and technologies that are either available or will be available in the near future.

“Intel and Revelations share a common vision for digital home opportunities associated with premium content,” said Louis Burns, Intel VP and GM, desktop platforms group. “Together, we are working to take advantage of new business opportunities for the entertainment and technology industries.”

At the 2004 Consumer Electronics Show, Revelations announced plans to produce a film for digital distribution.

The Open House is the latest result of the collaboration between Intel and Revelations, and is designed to educate the industry about the impact of technology on entertainment, as well as explore new business opportunities for secure content distribution.

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