SOURCE: Ripstyles.com

March 18, 2008 07:15 ET

Ripstyles.com and Ripfactory Introduce Ripserver to North America

Media Conversion Specialists Become Exclusive North American Agent of the First Fully Integrated CD Conversion Device

TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwire - March 18, 2008) - Ripstyles.com, a global media conversion company that specializes in converting CDs into mp3 or other digital files, is proud to be named the exclusive North American agent of Ripfactory's innovative new consumer device, Ripserver. Building on the foundation of Ripfactory's expert knowledge of CD ripping and media servers, Ripserver brings a first to the consumer market -- a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device with a fully integrated CD ripping engine. (CD ripping is another way of describing the conversion of a CD into mp3 or digital files.) This agreement extends the existing relationship between the two companies and further solidifies Ripstyles.com as a world-class media conversion company.

Ripstation utilizes sophisticated technology to convert music CDs into high quality mp3 or other digital files in an easy and simple to use process. Once the Ripserver is plugged into a home network connection, it maintains and stores up to 1TB of music and media files, integrates a UPnP media server and a fully automated ripping system.

"The Ripserver is the perfect way for consumers to enjoy their CD music collection, digitally, with very little technical knowledge or hassle," said Jonathan Kressaty, CEO of Ripstyles. "No monitor or keyboard required. Simply insert a CD into the slot and in a short few minutes, the music is in your library and available to be enjoyed throughout your home. Ripserver finally brings the convenience of digital to every home."

Ripserver is compatible with any media player or music device including Linn DS, Sonos, Escient, Logitech, MCE, Slim Devices, Roku, DLink, Naimnet, B&O, Pinnacle, XBOX 360, PS3, Netgear, Philips, Sony, Denon, Yamaha, Buffalo, Roku, Apple iTunes and Windows Media.

"Ripfactory has always enjoyed a great relationship with Ripstyles.com and is very impressed by their expansion. Ripstyles.com's knowledge and superb customer service made them a natural choice for our US and Canadian expansion," stated Ripfactory's Managing Director Patrick McGrath.

The Ripserver is now available in the US and Canada from www.ripstyles.com and selected retailers worldwide. Available in black or white finish, a Ripserver with a 1TB capacity retails for $995.00 USD and the 500 GB for $849.00 USD. The 1TB version holds approximately 10,000 CDs in MP3 format and the 500GB, 5,000. Users can also store photos and digital video on their Ripserver.

Interested dealers and retailers in the US and Canada should contact Ripstyles.com to inquire about wholesale accounts. The general public may purchase the new Ripserver online at www.ripstyles.com.

About Ripstyles.com

Ripstyles.com offers high volume, fast turn-around music and media conversion services for both the music/media lover and the audio/visual dealer. Ripstyles.com is an international disc ripping, media conversion, music styling and media consulting organization. Ripstyles.com is powered by Ripfactory's state-of-the-art software systems and robotics technology for CD, audio and DVD digitization. Ripstyles.com's corporate office is located in Tempe, Arizona with regional offices in San Diego, Toronto, London and Montreal.

About Ripfactory

Ripserver is powered by Ripfactory, based in Belfast, Ireland. Ripfactory provides dedicated services to the audio industry for CD audio and DVD digitization, automated systems, and OEM solutions to support the move to digital music. With a wealth of experience in the digital music field, Ripfactory is the first choice for the professional user and with the development of Ripserver, is now also committed to providing the most current and innovative technology for the home user. Founded in 2001, Ripfactory is a privately held company, serving customers in over 30 countries.

To find out more about Ripfactory's range of automated digital music encoding solutions please see www.ripfactory.com.

Contact Information

  • PR Contact for Ripstyles.com:
    Sarah Miller
    Axis Marketing & PR
    Tel: 310.276.2220
    Email Contact

    PR Contact for Ripfactory:
    Sara Gunn
    Ripfactory Ltd
    Tel: + 44 28 90 776677
    Email Contact

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