Hercules expands into audio market
|London November 1, 2000 - Hercules is pleased to announce that it will add a brand new line of audio products to its graphics, image and video range. |
HERCULES STARTS MAKING NOISE!
into audio market
London November 1, 2000 - Hercules is pleased to
announce that it will add a brand new line of audio products to its graphics,
image and video range. Through its commitment to power and excellence, Hercules
will continue making gaming entertainment more exciting for even the most
demanding of gamers, now both in the video and audio fields.
Hercules name is associated with innovative and top-quality 3D products," says
Claude Guillemot, President of Hercules Technologies. "Our Hercules and
Guillemot R&D teams have joined forces to design and build a new
revolutionary line of audio products. Our ambition is to raise the bar ever
higher and beat the expectations of the most exacting gaming community. This
strategic expansion is perfect for Hercules, which designs products with all the
luxuries that our customers, in particular gamers, have come to expect from us."
The first Hercules audio product is Game Theater XP, a revolutionary
gaming concept that is guaranteed to appeal to hardcore gamers with its unique
features: a sound card and a powerful, extremely convenient external rack
including amongst other features, a high-speed 4-port USB hub and game port for
easy connection of game peripherals, and Dolby DigitalT decoding on up to 6
independent gold-plated RCA outputs. Hercules Game Theater XP will start
retailing at the beginning of November.
Next on the list is Cube, one of
the lightest, smallest and most intuitive MP3 players on the market. Cube will
be available from mid-November.
Further information is available at: http://www.hercules-uk.com
Founded in 1982 in the U.S., Hercules developed the industry's
first high-resolution graphics board for personal computers. From its roots in
establishing the monochrome graphics standard, Hercules proceeded to pioneer
advances in color graphics solutions. In November 1999, Hercules was purchased
by Guillemot Corporation. Hercules' product lines include graphics, image and
video products, and from now on, audio products, mostly for the gaming
community. The Guillemot Corporation group develops, manufactures and
distributes PC and console peripherals, providing high-quality products for
gamers and music enthusiasts worldwide. The group is also proud to include
officially licensed Ferrari, NASCAR, Top Gun and US Air Force products as part
of its accessories line designed by ThrustMaster, acquired by the group in July
1999. Guillemot Corporation is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, Sicovam code
6672, and is currently present in 13 countries, distributing its products in a
total of 45 countries.
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