"..Voquette today announced a beta release of the Voquette Media Manager v1.3 for Rio 300 and 500 Portable Digital Audio Players. With Voquette's new software version, more than a half million projected Rio users can now extend the use of their players beyond MP3 music and record the wide collection of streaming audio available on the Web. Content such as news broadcasts, financial updates, concert webcasts, web radio shows and audiobooks can now be securely downloaded onto Rio devices and played while away from the PC.
The Voquette Media Manager PC client software provides an intuitive tool for managing and recording Web Audio content. Users can now select, download and play all popular formats of web audio including streaming media in the leading Real Audio and Windows Media formats, and MP3 music - as well as text-to-speech
- for listening anywhere, anytime. For a limited time, Voquette's new Media Manager Beta v1.3 for Rio players will be available to the first 10,000 users for free. The software can be downloaded from Voquette's web site - www.voquette.com.
A unique feature of the Voquette Media Manager is the Scheduled Automatic Recording capability. With this feature users can pre-schedule the recording of upcoming broadcasts - such as daily radio or financial conference calls - as well as schedule the download of MP3 music and other audio content, in order to take advantage of Internet off-peak hours. The Voquette software will automatically download and record the playlists onto the user's portable audio device.."