PINE launches multi-codec Player

PINE launches multi-codec Player


PINE takes digital audio beyond MP3 and unveils its multi-format player.

PINE Technology USA has launched its SA6400, the first player to incorporate copyright protection technology with support for a multitude of digital audio formats. The SA6400 allows users to download a variety of formats including MP3, WMA and AAC. In line with SDMI guidelines, it easily upgrades to any future digital audio format and offers copyright protection technology to combat illegal pirating of downloadable MP3 files.

The multi-codec player comes with built-in 64MB memory, expandable multimedia card slot, telephone directory and voice recording capability up to nine hours. It is also PINE’s first digital audio player offering USB connection, transferring files at speeds up to 12MB/s. The SA6400 will be available in Q1 and is priced at $299.99. “MP3 is a fantastic medium for the distribution of digital audio, but artists and record labels understandably still worry over copyright protection,” said Jesse Li, product marketing manager of Internet Appliances at PINE Technology USA. “The SDMI was set up to combat against this, but not until recently have its guidelines been realistic in terms of hardware and software development.”

The metallic SA6400 player features a 128 x 64 graphic LCD display with backlight for easy viewing, a five band equalizer (Normal, Pop, Classic, Jazz and Ex-Bass) and a rechargeable battery. It has a compact size of 2” x 4” x 3/4” and weighs a mere 80g. “The ability to read multi formats extends the life of the player and allows the user to upgrade to future formats.

The SA6400 is an innovative product that brings fun and new features into the market, and PINE is proud to have the experience and knowledge to introduce listeners to this new era of digital audio technology.” PINE officials will be on hand to demonstrate the SA6400 in the MP3 Pavilion at Booth 6645. Also on display will be PINE’s D’music CD, D’music Palmp-3 and its first digital optical device, PINE Cam Z100.