ZOTAC has announced Boost XL, a bundle of applications that will be distributed with ZOTAC motherboards and mini-PCs. The software bundle includes BoostSpeed 5, Cooliris and XBMC Media Center. It’s clear that ZOTAC respects XBMC considering that they’ve included XBMC in promotional videos. Although not on the same scale as Plex has recently done with LG, It’s nice to see XBMC get a bit recognition from a reputable mini-PC manufacturer. Check out the full press release after the break for more info.
ZOTAC International, a leading innovator and the world’s largest manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and mini-PCs, today announces a new value-added software bundle for motherboards and mini-PCs – the ZOTAC Boost XL software bundle – that includes a carefully selected suite of applications that will maximize performance and deliver a richer multimedia experience with systems powered by ZOTAC motherboards and mini-PCs. ZOTAC Boost XL includes BoostSpeed 5.0, Cooliris, Kylo web browser and XBMC Media Centre.
BoostSpeed 5 from Auslogics is a leading performance optimization application for Microsoft® Windows® Vista and 7 operating systems that let users perform one-click tune-ups to maximize the performance of ZOTAC platforms. Advanced users can tweak over 280 hidden settings in Windows to maximize performance and customize Windows to their preference with BoostSpeed 5 and ZOTAC-powered systems.
“ZOTAC platforms are designed for reliability and security. BoostSpeed 5 is the perfect system optimizing application to clean your registry, defragment your hard disk, clear your Internet cookies and the perfect match for ZOTAC platforms,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC International.
Cooliris completely transforms the typical video and image viewing experience with a revolutionary 3D wall user interface that presents images and video in a single place. The 3D wall takes advantage of onboard graphics processing on ZOTAC platforms to render the user interface beautifully without stuttering or lag for a smooth viewing of images and video.
Kylo is an HDTV-optimized web browser designed for use while sitting back and relaxing on a sofa. When paired with home theatre PC-friendly ZOTAC platforms, Kylo delivers Internet streaming video and audio, social networking, web-based games, news and other Internet content directly to home theatre PCs with HDTV-friendly features such as big fonts and buttons, pan and zoom, and an onscreen keyboard.
“The Internet has taken over as the main medium for all your news and entertainment needs. With Cooliris and Kylo, we’re presenting our customers with a new way to experience images and video, and experience the Internet from the comfort of your living room,” Mr. Berger said.
XBMC Media Centre transforms any ZOTAC platform into the ultimate media hub with a beautiful high-definition user interface and customizable skins. XBMC Media Centre is compatible with virtually all video formats including stunning high-definition 1080p formats in any container, including AVI, MKV, MP4 and more, as well as and all audio formats, including MP3, OGG, FLAC and more.
“Digital audio and video formats are replacing physical formats as the preferred content source for entertainment. XBMC Media Centre is a fantastic application that presents all your digital media into a single place with all the niceties of physical media, such as cover art, track listings and movie information,” Mr. Berger said.
ZOTAC Boost XL begins shipping with select new motherboards and mini-PCs this month.
It’s time to play with ZOTAC and the new Boost XL software bundle.
New ZOTAC® Boost XL software bundle
BoostSpeed 5 (14-day trial)
XBMC media centre
Take your computing experience to the next level
Shipping with select new motherboards and mini-PCs