Archos, Inc.

January 26, 2007 09:00 ET

ARCHOS Announces ARCHOSLink Software for Easily Downloading Audio and Video Podcasts to Archos Portable Devices

New ARCHOSLink Automatically Synchronizes Podcasts With ARCHOS Devices, Keeping Consumers Informed and Entertained With Continually Refreshed Content

DENVER, CO--(CCNMatthews - January 26, 2007) - ARCHOS, Inc. announced today the new ARCHOSLink podcast aggregator software that lets users easily find and transfer podcasts to their ARCHOS Portable Media Players (PMPs). The new ARCHOSLink software is available as a free download today from www.archos.com.

The ARCHOSLink software provides users with a friendly interface to search podcasts, subscribe to audio and video feeds of their choice with one click, and then transfer content to their ARCHOS PMPs with an automatic synchronization option. ARCHOSLink includes direct links for subscriptions to a variety of podcasts including the "SlashDot Review," "Motivated Entrepreneur," "Radio Free Liberty" and various other podcasts in Entertainment, Sports, Technology and other categories. ARCHOSLink is based on Windows Media Player 10 and works with all ARCHOS players in the AV and Generation 4 lines, including the AV 500 and 700, and ARCHOS 404, 504 and 604 models.

"Podcasting is one of the fastest growing technologies of all time, and the number of podcast stations on the Web has surpassed the number of radio stations worldwide," said Larry Smith, COO of ARCHOS, Inc. "Our new ARCHOSLink software automates the process of searching for, downloading and enjoying video and audio podcasts on ARCHOS devices, giving consumers an easy way to manage the exploding number of podcasts available online."

ARCHOS users can customize their podcast download options and choose to automatically download subscription podcasts, which are synchronized with the device when it is connected to the computer, or manually download selected content. Consumers also can enhance their selection using the search engine to subscribe to any podcast of interest. Users can set download parameters based on download date or number of total downloads to keep their content current. When synchronizing content, all podcasts will be re-tagged with the site information and then classified in the "Podcast" folder on the ARCHOS device, allowing customers to easily find their content.

ARCHOSLink automatically alerts the user to new content available for download and also notifies users of ARCHOS firmware updates, ensuring their devices are kept up-to-date with the latest enhancements. In addition to podcasts, the software can be used to synchronize other files such as video, audio and photo files housed on the computer. The ARCHOS Video Podcast Plug-In is required to play podcasts in H.264 video format with AC3 sound. The H.264 Podcast Plug-In is available separately from www.archos.com and sells for $19.99.

ARCHOS is continually building out its podcasting partner list to provide consumers easy access to the best podcasts online. Podcast producers who wish to integrate their audio or video podcasts seamlessly into the ARCHOSLink software should send a .jpg logo and RSS Feed link to balancier@archos.com.

About ARCHOS

ARCHOS is a global consumer electronics manufacturer and the technology leader in the field of portable entertainment. Committed to the most innovative technology and inventor of the portable video player, ARCHOS offers award-winning pocket-sized products that feature audio and video recording, photo viewing, and other multimedia and productivity applications for the enjoyment of the most exciting entertainment anywhere, anytime. ARCHOS North American headquarters are in Denver, CO with additional offices in Europe and Asia. More information is available online at www.archos.com.

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