BERKELEY, Calif., June 14 /PRNewswire/
-- CDDB, the leading CD information source has granted Adaptec's
New Easy CD Creator 4 Deluxe access to the CDDB online Disc
Recognition Service, further reinforcing CDDB's worldwide
leadership in the realm in disc identification technology. The
agreement enables Adaptec's all-in-one CD Recording package to
utilize the CDDB online Disc Recognition Service (DRS) to
automatically provide users with the name of the artist, album and
song. Since Adaptec currently controls roughly 96% of the U.S.
market for PC and MAC based CD Recording software, the agreement
adds this emerging software segment to the many categories that
"CDDB enabling our new Easy
CD Creator 4 - was critical because their unique Disc Recognition
Service offers users the best solution to a very complex problem.
Without the CDDB online service, users have to type in all the
names of the songs they record manually," said Tom Seaman, group
marketing manager for Adaptec's Software Products Group. CDDB's
DRS technology identifies over 378,000 CD album titles making it
by far the largest and most comprehensive online CD information
source in the world. And best of all, it remains 100% free to
end-users and royalty free to software developers.
"We are thrilled to see CDDB
be incorporated into these Adaptec products. Adaptec's U.S.
marketshare, their OEM agreements with hardware manufacturers like
Dell, IBM and Hewlett Packard and their user friendly software
products have earned them a vital place in today's ever changing
technology infrastructure. Beyond marketshare, by aligning the
CDDB brand with Adaptec, we stand to build consumer awareness and
drive heavy traffic to www.CDDB.com,"
said Ann Greenberg, Sr. V.P. Marketing and Business Development
Users can also tap into CDDB's
database at www.CDDB.com,
with searchable information on more than 378,000 CDs. CDDB sells
banner space on their Web site offering advertisers the ability to
target highly motivated music fans. CDDB also offers consumers the
opportunity to purchase audio CDs from retail partners CDNOW,
Amazon.com and EveryCD.
CDDB, grassroots Internet darling,
is user built and supported and access to the service is provided
free of charge to developers and end users. CDDB's Disc
Recognition Service is built into over 200 music software players,
with the largest selection of CDDB enabled software players
downloadable at www.CDDB.com.
Millions of fans utilize the Disc Recognition Service and flock to
the Web site to find information on both rare CDs as well as their
CDDB, Inc. is an Internet
enterprise of Escient, Inc. on the web at www.escient.com
. Using compelling Internet-based technologies, Escient's mandate
is to simplify notoriously complex home electronics while
providing new and innovative sources of entertainment to
consumers. In a few short years, the company has emerged as a
pivotal player in the convergence marketplace, developing products
and services that seamlessly merge the Internet with consumer
electronics in powerful, yet simple, ways.
SOURCE: CDDB, Inc.