NEW YORK--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--Aug.
9, 1999--netDrives introduced today the world's first MP3/CD
player for a home stereo system at the Interactive Music Xpo in
New York City. The player, called the Brujo (brew-hoe), is the
first on the market that can directly connect to a home stereo's
receiver or amplified stereo speakers.
"Because of the Brujo, MP3s
are no longer limited to computer speakers or the headphones of a
portable player"' said Jennifer Wolfe, president of netDrives.
"The Brujo is spurring the evolution of MP3 by allowing the
music to be heard by a wider audience."
The Brujo is the first MP3 player
that is "PC free,"' meaning it never needs to be hooked
up to a personal computer. Users download MP3 files from the
Internet and burn them on to a CD, which can hold over 11 hours of
music. The CD can then be played on the Brujo to enjoy through a
home stereo system.
In addition to recognizing MP3
files, the Brujo also plays traditional CDs. "This feature
eliminates the need for another piece of hardware," said Wolfe,
who added that the Brujo also comes with a remote control. The
Brujo can be purchased through netDrives' Web site at www.netdrives.com.
Headquartered in Ithaca, N.Y.,
netDrives is dedicated to developing digital audio products and
services that make the latest music technology affordable. Through
its introduction of the world's first MP3/CD player for home
stereos, netDrives is providing greater accessibility to digital
music for all consumers. For more information, visit the company's
Web site at www.netdrives.com.
netDrives is affiliated with Glyph
Technologies Inc., an industry leader in developing, manufacturing
and integrating computer-based, digital storage devices for audio
and video production professionals. Glyph provides
state-of-the-art sound storage systems for film, television and
most major recording artists. For more information, visit Glyph's
Web site at www.glyphtech.com.
Jim Spitznagel, 607/272-5650
Renee Henrich, 315/233-3000