ZING to Power Wireless Portable Media Players

Jun 2nd, 2006 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, iPods & Portable Media Players, Mobile Podcasting

ZING, a new consumer technology company, has announced plans for a new generation of always-connected, mobile digital devices.

Today, they unveiled plans to work with leading brands–both online and in consumer electronics–to develop audio and entertainment systems that give people the benefits of live, always-on digital streams.

ZING also announced it is working with SIRIUS Satellite Radio, the fastest growing satellite radio service, to stream live digital SIRIUS programming over mobile devices.

‚ÄúThe market for digital audio on-the-go is exploding,” notes Sirius’ Bob Law. “We are working with ZING to expand the availability of SIRIUS content on new platforms and bring the best in satellite radio programming to an increasingly mobile audience.‚Äù

Said ZING CEO Tim Bucher, ‚ÄúToday‚Äôs portable audio devices are tethered to the PC and focused mostly on playback, limited in choice and personalization. What people really want to be able to do is enjoy digital content from one device wherever they are.””We‚Äôre only at the tip of the iceberg in delivering compelling mobile digital media experiences.‚Äù said Bucher. ‚ÄúWhen you are always connected, the way you listen to music will dramatically change. ZING brings digital content to you and lets you stay tuned.‚Äù

About ZING

ZING provides the framework for an always-connected, fully integrated audio and personal entertainment experience that spans from the device to services. The ZING solution allows its partners to choose from:

* core content management software and services
* ZAP — the extensible ZING Application Platform
* a rich user interface design
* a hardware reference platform
* a networked service center

“Our partners can use their own branded hardware and/or services to create unique end-to-end integrated mobile music and entertainment experiences,” said Bucher.

The ZING engine is also the first portable audio and entertainment solution that can combine wireless and satellite radio capabilities.

Source: Zing

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