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Nero MediaHome 4 Essentials Receives DLNA Technology Component Status

Nero home media server software gives OEM partners guaranteed interoperability with full range of DLNA Certified Devices

Karlsbad, Germany (May 14, 2009) -- Nero, creators of liquid media technology, today announced that Nero MediaHome 4 Essentials has received Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Technology Component status. Available to Nero OEM partners, Nero MediaHome Essentials is a critical component of the company’s "liquid" approach to content creation and distribution, allowing consumers to enjoy their digital media content hroughout their connected home network. Bundling of this Nero technology with DLNA Certified™ Devices ensures that consumers can easily and wirelessly stream all photos, audio and videos from the PC, across their network and to a full range of products from the world’s leading manufacturers.

"DLNA was founded to improve the consumer experience when sharing digital content throughout the home," said Scott Smyers, chairman of the DLNA board of directors and senior vice president of Sony Electronics Inc. “By achieving DLNA Technology component status, Nero MediaHome Essentials has successfully passed the DLNA certification process, which includes comprehensive testing with DLNA Certified reference devices, and can now work to help consumers to share and enjoy their digital lives.

Nero MediaHome takes home entertainment beyond the living room, allowing users to stream High Definition video content, photo collections, and music files to any UPnP™ compatible media player, such as the Xbox 360®; or DLNA Certified™ media player, including the PLAYSTATION® 3. The software helps to increase consumers’ digital media libraries, allowing them to listen to Web-based radio and podcasts. It also simplifies the organization of media libraries, allowing users to best tailor their TV channels,
collections, music, photos and videos to meet their needs.

Nero shares the DLNA commitment to providing consumers with a simple way to share and enjoy digital media," said Kris Barton, executive vice president of global products, Nero AG. “This status validates our vision for liquid media and illustrates that the future of digital content distribution involves interoperability across a variety of platforms and formats, all with one goal in mind: to allow seamless content movement for consumers."

For further information about Nero MediaHome 4 and other Nero products, please visit www.nero.com. Additional information about DLNA can be found at www.dlna.org.

About Nero

Nero, the creator of liquid media technology, enables liquid content creation and distribution anytime, anywhere, and on any device. The company provides consumers with the freedom to simply enjoy their music, photos, and videos, regardless of hardware or file format, by taking a unique platform neutral, standards-based approach to solution development. More than 300 million units of Nero’s trusted software solutions are used in the home, on the go, and professionally. Nero also provides strategic partners with cutting-edge applications, codecs, tools, software development kits, and programming interfaces for use with a variety of the latest platforms and devices. Products are available globally through hardware manufacturers, international partners, retailers, and directly through the Nero Online Shop at www.nero.com. Headquartered in Karlsbad, Germany, Nero maintains regional offices in Karlsbad, Germany; Glendale, Calif., USA; Yokohama, Japan; and development centers in Karlsbad, Germany and Hangzhou, China.

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Nero AG
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