SOURCE: Syabas

December 10, 2010 09:00 ET

Popcorn Hour™ Networked Media Jukebox Delivers the Ultimate Home Entertainment Experience

Syabas' Award-Winning Device Now Features Eyecon Technologies' Media Software Platform, Compatible With Android Smartphones, iPhones, and iPads

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - December 10, 2010) -  The award-winning Popcorn Hour A-210 and C-200 offer home entertainment enthusiasts access to the ultimate Networked Media Jukebox, in time for the winter season. Popcorn Hour enables enthusiasts to stream their stored digital media -- movies, music and photos -- from networked devices or local USB devices to their home entertainment center. Popcorn Hour also brings Internet apps to your HDTV via the Popcorn Hour Apps Market, including Facebook, Twitter, Revision 3, and many others. Popcorn Hour A-210 and C-200 are available at, for $199.99 and $299.99, respectively.

Popcorn Hour devices are also now compatible with Eyecon Technologies' media software platform, enabling Popcorn Hour users to use their mobile device as a single access point to their digital media world. With Eyecon installed on an Android phone, iPhone, or iPad, users can search and browse to access their home media libraries (iTunes, Windows Media and many others) or web-based content, play the content on their mobile device, and use the device to control playback via the Popcorn Hour products.

The Eyecon media platform normalizes content across various sources and bridges the gap between the content sources and the consumer's playback devices. With the Eyecon Parallel Screen Approach users enjoy a parallel synchronized viewing experience, enabling them to manage their media -- whether searching, browsing, previewing, or arranging -- on a second screen in the palm of their hand, without cluttering or interfering with their primary TV screen.

"Syabas and Eyecon are changing the game. Now users can search over all media sources, direct and route media to the Popcorn Hour Media Jukebox and easily control playback, all from an app on a smart device," said Ari Birger, CEO, Eyecon.

"Popcorn Hour players have been the heart and soul of Syabas' product offerings for years, and has driven the growth of our core user base," said Armando Lopez, VP of Strategic Product Marketing, Syabas. "Digital media enthusiasts looking for more control and more horsepower in their home entertainment experience are going to absolutely drool over the next generation of Popcorn Hour players. The new A-210 all aluminum chassis design not only runs cool but looks cool in your entertainment center. We're excited to bring to market a powerful device that centralizes the web-connected entertainment experience on the HDTV unlike anything else on the market."

Popcorn Hour unifies content from various networked devices by streaming it all to your television, and pulls web content in the form of Internet apps that are accessible via the Popcorn Hour Apps Market. The Network Media Jukebox software enables the Popcorn Hour to access IMDB online to display movie poster art and information in a rich user interface, instead of old PC-style file names. Popcorn Hour devices feature better than Blu-ray quality video playback with support for up to 100mbps streams, and 24P frame rates. Popcorn Hour devices also allow you to enjoy your Blu-ray image files with no loss of movie quality and interactive menu support, meaning you will never notice that you're actually watching a digital file instead of the original disc.

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About Popcorn Hour

Popcorn Hour is a consumer electronics brand of Syabas Technology, a pioneer in wired and wireless home entertainment, digital electronics and P2P mesh network broadcasting. The company's Popcorn Hour line of groundbreaking digital home entertainment devices is opening up a new era of unlimited streaming media possibilities. Breaking down the barriers between TV, personal computers, digital storage devices and the Internet, Popcorn Hour gives individuals unprecedented control over how they source, manage and experience video, high-definition movies, digital photos, music and more. Headquartered in Fremont, California, Syabas also maintains offices in Penang, Malaysia; Shenzhen, China; and Austria.

About Syabas Technologies

Syabas, headquartered in Fremont, California and with facilities in China and Malaysia, is a leading software developer for inexpensive wired/wireless digital home entertainment products. Syabas products enable users to access content such as high- and standard-definition video, music, and photos over a local network and the Internet. For more information on Syabas and their products, please visit and

About Eyecon Technologies

Eyecon Technologies has developed a software application for mobile devices providing a new, more convenient and enjoyable way to find, preview and play media. With Eyecon installed on the Android, iPhone or iPad, you can search across all of your home, internet and service providers' content, play the content on the smartphone, and use your mobile device to control playback on any Popcorn Hour Media Jukebox. Eyecon allows you to control your media, anytime, anywhere! Down loadable from any mobile apps store and/or our website

Contact Information

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    Mike Barash
    Knock Twice, LLC
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