Orb Networks Hits 2 Million-User MarkWednesday, November 7th, 2007
Orb Networks Hits 2 Million-User Mark — Users Want Mobile Media
First million users takes 2 years; Second million two weeks
EMERYVILLE, CALIF — Orb Networks announced it had passed two million registered users, just 2 weeks after hitting the 1 million mark. The spike in new users, which comes less than 2 Â½ years after the launch of the company’s MyCasting software, reflects a ‘tipping point’ for mobile media. Consumers of all ages and interests want the flexibility to consume their digital media wherever they are and on whatever device they choose.
Orb’s MyCasting Service, which enables users to stream anything on their PC – music, videos, photos, even internet content – to any other internet-connected device – another PC, mobile phone, or TV via a game console – recently ranked number 6 in Alexa’s “Movers and Shakers” ratings.
“With Orb, you have a single media application that allows you to do all the things that are getting so much press these days – stream music to your mobile phone, watch downloaded movies on your TV, and watch your favorite TV shows while you are away,” said Joe Costello, CEO of Orb Networks. “Orb is a single application that can manage all your digital media on your PC, optimize the user experience on the remote devices where you consume your media, and smooth the “gotchas” – media types, streaming rates, network speeds – that often makes consuming media remotely less than optimal.”
Two user trends are driving Orb’s dramatic success: people are accumulating and storing all their digital media on their computers, and consumer electronics devices now regularly provide access to the internet. For the first time, people don’t have to deal with the inconvenience of carrying their media with them. Instead, they can easily consume the media stored on their home computer wherever they have an internet connection.
“With Orb, anything that you can “play” on your PC, can also be “played” on any remote device with a streaming media player and a web browser,” said Costello. “That provides a powerful way to enjoy your own music, videos, and photos, and share them with friends and family in a safe and easy way.”
How Orb Works
Orb is a free media sharing application. Download it to the PC where you have all your media, and then stream any of the media that is on your PC – or anything from the internet – to another computer, mobile phone, or TV via a game console. Download it today at http://www.orb.com/download_orb