Digital Cube, Inc. has launched the i-Station (PMP-1000), which is based on Sigma's EM8561 media processor. The PMP-1000 portable media player offers a host of media playback features.
The i-Station integrates a video player, music player, and photo viewer into one device. It enables users to store and access digital media content either from the internet, PC, or other sources. Featuring a TFT-LCD screen, a 20/30 GB hard disk drive, and a rechargeable lithium polymer battery pack, the i-Station offers an estimated 5 1/2 hours of video or 10 hours of music playtime.
Key features include a 3.5" LCD screen with 320x240 pixels and 262,144 colors (18-bit), a touch-screen interface and remote control for handheld or TV operation, and TV output signals (NTSC or PAL) with composite, s-video, and stereo audio. Video formats include MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, XVID, and JPEG, while audio formats include MP3, WMA, AC3, and AAC, and OGG.