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Adaptec's SoundStream_iM Enables Users Of RealNetwork's RealJukebox a Fun and Faster Way to Burn Custom CDs of Their Favorite Songs

MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 24, 2000--Adaptec, (Nasdaq: ADPT) the global leader in innovative storage solutions, now offers a faster way for users of RealNetworks' RealJukebox to burn music CDs from their music library that can be played in any standard home, car or portable CD player.

Adaptec's new SoundStream_iM software boosts the fastest CD burner speeds from 2x to their true maximum speed, of up to 12x, includes the full-featured CD Label Creator application for creating custom CD labels, and cool special effects for enhancing sound quality.

"Internet music is experiencing phenomenal growth, but most Internet enthusiasts are restricted to playing the music on their PC. What users really want is an easy and fun way to listen to their favorite MP3s anywhere," said Steve Bertges, vice president of Adaptec's Strategic Marketing. "SoundStream_iM provides users with the fastest and most portable way to take songs from their RealJukebox music library and burn them on a standard CD that can be played in their existing CD players."

Adaptec makes online music tangible, portable and accessible to consumers by joining CD burning, the Internet and the installed base of over one billion audio CD players, DVD players and CD-ROM drives. Adaptec is leading the technology to extend the delivery of Internet streaming media and downloadable music, and aggressively partnering with leading content providers of secure Internet music, players and distributors to provide true portability for digital media.

The SoundStream_iM upgrade extends the capabilities of the free Adaptec CD burning plug-in for RealJukebox and enables users to burn any song in their RealJukebox music library to CD. When using SoundStream_iM, users also get the following features:

  • The ability to add more songs at a later date to an earlier created CD
  • High-quality special effects for enhancing the sound quality of MP3s
  • CD Label Creator, a sophisticated application for making customized CD labels and jewel case inserts, with features such as curved text, in-place editing, professionally-designed themes, and support for popular brands of CD label paper.

Pricing and Availability

SoundStream_iM will be available for users of RealJukebox in early summer with a suggested retail price of $19.95. For more information and to order online, customers can visit the RealNetworks' RealJukebox Central site at www.real.com/rjcentral.

About Adaptec

Adaptec (Nasdaq: ADPT) is the global leader in innovative storage solutions. Adaptec's hardware and software solutions for eBusiness and Internet applications move, manage, and protect critical data and digital content. Adaptec's direct-attached storage, network storage solutions and desktop software solutions for digital content are found in high-performance networks, servers, workstations and desktops from the world's leading manufacturers, and are sold through distribution channels to ISPs, enterprises, medium and small businesses and consumers. Adaptec is an S&P 500 and a NASDAQ 100 member. More information is available at www.adaptec.com.




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