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Phantom to use Windows based operating system
by Jolex Del Pilar
Thursday, November 13, 2003
Windows XP to help power Phantom Game System.
Infinium Labs and Venturcom, Inc. announced today that Microsoft Licensing, GP has approved an agreement with Infinium Labs Corporation to use Windows XP Embedded for operating system components of the Phantom Game System. Venturcom will provide its expert Windows Embedded developer support along with the Windows XP Embedded licenses to Infinium Labs for its Phantom Game System.
Windows XP Embedded, based on the same binaries as Windows XP Professional delivers the power of the Windows operating system in componentized form. The licensing agreement will allow Infinium Labs to embed the Windows XP features it needs for a customized, reduced-footprint PhantomOS for the Phantom Game System and PhantomNet – VPGN (Virtual Private Game Network).
Windows XP Embedded provides a comprehensive set of individual operating system features, services, multimedia support, and device drivers, enabling Infinium Labs to pick and choose which components are essential for creating a compelling, entertaining PhantomOS Game System while maintaining the smallest possible footprint.
Venturcom, an authorized distributor of the Microsoft operating systems for use in embedded systems, also provides software products and services that complement and extend Microsoft operating system capabilities to meet the most demanding hardware and system requirements. Venturcom has extensive experience with embedded operating systems and development tools.
Infinium Labs’ Phantom next-generation game system supports games on demand, game rentals, game demos, seamless upgrades and patch management. At launch, the Phantom will be the fastest, most powerful console on the market and will include a broad selection of pre-loaded games, on-demand games and game rentals.
The Phantom is an always-on broadband device, which will allow gamers a wealth of options, from wireless connectivity to massive multiplayer capabilities, allowing gamers to demo games before purchasing or subscribing. For more information on the Phantom Game System, please visit www.phantom.net.
For more information, please visit http://www.infiniumlabs.com or http://www.phantom.net.
--- Jolex Del Pilar