Vialta, Apex Ink Agreement19 Dec, 2001 By: Enrique Rivero
Consumer electronics developer Vialta Inc. has signed a licensing and marketing agreement with DVD player manufacturer Apex Digital, the companies say.
The first product slated for distribution under the pact is Vialta's ViDVD, a multimedia DVD machine that plays discs, MP3s, music CDs, and karaoke discs. One can also view digital photos and access the Internet with the player.
The machine also plays ViMagazine, a new magazine-on-disc that contains 14 hours of programming that includes feature films, concerts, lifestyle programs and music. ViMagazine launches in 2002. A final branding decision will be announced Jan. 8 at the Consumer Electronics Show.