Linksys by Cisco Media Hub Helps Consumers Enjoy All of Their Digital Photos, Music and Video Anytime, Anywhere

LAS VEGAS - January 8, 2009 - Cisco today announced the Linksys by Cisco Media Hub at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Designed to simplify access to and interaction with digital content, the Media Hub gathers, organizes, and presents all the digital video, photos and music that users have spread amongst various devices in the home. With a Media Hub, consumers can enjoy all of their media through an easy to use interface that is not only accessible in the home, but throughout the world via a web browser. The Media Hub is the perfect solution for consumers with extensive digital media libraries who are looking to eliminate the complexity of managing their collections.


1 UPnP and DLNA1.5 media devices

2 Flash is required

3 Requires subscription. One year of access is provided with purchase, $9.99 yearly fee after expiration.

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Worldwide Market Trends:

Media Type Media Specification Length File Size Library Size Total GB
Music MP3 (192 Kbps) Music 4 Minutes 5.8 MB 3500 20.3
Photos 5-Megapixel JPEG Picture N/A 1.6 MB 2000 3.2
Video MPEG-4 SD Movie 110 Minutes 1.8 GB 10 18.0
MPEG-4 HD (720p) Movie 110 Minutes 5.2 GB 10 52.3
MPEG-4 HD (720p) TV Show 30 Minutes 1.4 GB 24 33.0
MPEG-4 SD TV Show 30 Minutes 500 MB 24 12.0
Total Storage Requirement 138.8

Configurations and availability:

In the US, the products are available now from authorized Linksys by Cisco retailers, resellers, and VAR partners. Cisco anticipates availability in Canada, UK, Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands during the first quarter of 2009.

The Media Hub comes in both the NMH300 Series and the NMH400 Series. The NMH300 series is a cost-effective solution that offers all of the core features of the Media Hub, and is designed to be used primarily with a PC or Mac to interface with the device. On the NMH400 Series, an LCD screen that displays information such as available space, drive usage by type of media, and network status teams with a 6-in-1 card reader to enable the simple transfer of new media and entertainment onto the Media Hub without the need for a computer. Firmware upgrades and instant backups can also be initiated via navigating the LCD.

The following configurations of the Media Hub will be available from launch:

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