Jennifer Lyng, Aladdin Systems
Chris McKie, McKie Headstrom PR
ALADDIN SYSTEMS SHIPS ALADDIN TUNER 3.0 - A GLOBAL INTERNET MEDIA RECEIVER SUPPORTING INTERNET RADIO, MP3, CD's, SKINS, AND MORE
Aladdin Tuner, An Internet Radio Tuner, MP3 And CD Player, Includes The World's Most Complete Database Of Live Internet Radio Stations
Watsonville, CA June 27, 2000 - Aladdin Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: ALHI), today announced the availability of Aladdin Tuner(tm) 3.0 for the Macintosh, The Global Internet SuperTuner(tm). "Tune It In. Turn It Up!"(tm) This Internet radio and video tuner also plays MP3s, CDs, and supports skins (a skin is a set of graphics used by an application to create its appearance and allows users to create their own look and feel for the application).
Aladdin Tuner builds on the success of its predecessor, MacTuner(tm), to offer users access to more than 3,400 streaming audio and video broadcasts on the Internet. In addition to RealAudio(r) and RealVideo(r) streams, Aladdin Tuner adds support for streaming QuickTime(tm) and the Windows Media player format, making it the most complete resource for live Internet content available. The Aladdin Tuner database is automatically updated, ensuring that it evolves as new Internet broadcast sites become available (customers may offer additions too).
"The Internet has changed the face of the broadcast world, with Aladdin Tuner and our MacRadio.com site, we have put Mac users on the cutting edge of this evolution," said Jason Foodman, Director of Aladdin's Internet division. "We're very excited to offer customers a unique solution for locating and listening to Internet radio stations worldwide as well as CDs, MP3s, and more."
Growing on the foundation of its extensive database, the Aladdin Tuner application puts the emphasis on user experience by providing a number of tools that allow the user to quickly find content that reflects their interests. The Aladdin Tuner World Browser allows the user to locate Internet broadcasts by location. By clicking a location on one of Aladdin Tuner's global regional maps, the user is presented with a list of broadcasts originating from that country or state. The Aladdin Tuner user can quickly tune into the sounds of home wherever in the world they happen to be. With its integrated search engine, Aladdin Tuner provides the user with a precision tool to search the stations in the Aladdin Tuner database by format, genre, location, or name. When a station of interest is located, it can be added to a Favorites list for faster retrieval in the future.
Aladdin Tuner offers the most complete solution available for anyone interested in listening to music on their Macintosh. In addition to live Internet content, Aladdin Tuner allows users to play MP3 files and CDs. In partnership with CDDB, Inc., Aladdin Tuner gives users access to the largest available database of CD track and title information; simply insert a CD and Aladdin Tuner will retrieve information about the music as it plays the CD.
"With Aladdin Tuner, we offer users a one-stop application for playing, listening, and finding Internet radio and video streams worldwide," said Aladdin CEO Jonathan Kahn. "Aladdin Tuner, combined with our MacRadio.com Web site, gives Mac users two ways to fulfill their audio and video needs worldwide."
Aladdin Tuner 3.0 also adds support for a skin-based user interface. Users can choose between the skins shipped with the application, or can go to the Aladdin Web site to check out a more extensive collection, all of which are available as a free download. Aladdin Tuner's use of templates to create skins also makes it easy for anybody to customize the look of their application.
Aladdin Tuner is available directly from Aladdin Systems and will run as a 30-day free trial, then expire until purchased for $29.95 US. It can be downloaded at: (http://www.aladdinsys.com/tuner/). All registered MacTuner customers qualify for a free upgrade.
PowerPC based Macintosh
System 8.0 or higher,
At least 10 MB of available application RAM,
Internet Config 2.0 or later (or the Internet control panel in Mac OS 8.5 and above),
An Internet connection (runs with AOL and CompuServe too).
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Aladdin Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc., (OTC BB: ALHI) was founded in 1988 and is headquartered at 165 Westridge Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076, USA; telephone: (831) 761-6200; URL: (http://www.aladdinsys.com); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forward Looking Statements: Any information contained within this news release which is not historical data may be deemed 'forward-looking statements.' Factors which could cause actual results to vary materially from the future results covered in such forward-looking statements include competition and the management of our growth. Such forward-looking statements are subject to other risks and uncertainties, which are detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
MacTuner, Aladdin Tuner MacRadio.com, and the Aladdin logo are trademarks of Aladdin Systems, Inc. QuickTime is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. and RealAudio and RealVideo are registered trademarks of RealNetworks. All other product names are registered trademarks of their respective holders.