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April 25, 2006
TOKYO, JAPAN - April 25th, 2006 - Sony Corporation (hereafter "Sony") announced today the licensing start of "LocationFree" software to Kaga Electronics Co., Ltd.(hereafter "Kaga Electronics").
Kaga Electronics will be developing "LocationFree" software for Mac OS X® products by Apple Computer, Inc., and by connecting them with Sony's "LocationFree Base Station" [LF-PK1], customers will be able to enjoy "LocationFree" with mobile products on Mac OS X®.
"LocationFree" can transmit content to PCs, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) or a dedicated LCD monitor, after connecting the "LocationFree Base Station" to a TV antenna and/or DVD recorder. "LocationFree" proposes a new way to enjoy TV such as watching TV programs or video content via a wireless connection at home or even outside the home through an internet connection. Customers will be able to enjoy "LocationFree" with Windows Mobile and cellular phones as well as Mac OS X® products.
As telecommunications infrastructure advances, Sony will increase licensing of LocationFree software in order to expand the number of compatible products. This will create a life style where TV and video content can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere.