Munich, Germany : Unibrain, an advanced solution provider in 1394 & multimedia technologies announces today that it is the winner of “The Best of RetailVision Awards”™ for Hardware products at the 2004 RetailVision Europe, held September 21-23 in Munich, Germany. Unibrain was also nominated for the “The Best of RetailVision Awards”™ for Digital Home products (see

The RetailVision is the premier global event for the retail channel. “The Best of RetailVision Awards”™ honours excellence in innovation, channel strategy, and presentation for products. The awards are selected by the Top 100-Level Retailers who attend RetailVision and buy €60 billion worth of products each year.

Unibrain presented the iZak™ Portable Multimedia Center. Capable of playing recorded TV shows, downloaded films, home movies, music and photo galleries directly on any TV set, iZak™ is at same time an external hard disk for your computer data. It fits in your pocket and let you take your data and digital entertainment wherever you go. iZak™ can store up to 80 MPEG-4 movies or 20,000 mp3 songs or over a million of digital photographs. You operate it exactly like a true DVD player, from its infrared remote controller and a user-friendly TV on-screen menu. iZak™ lets you enjoy the best Home Theater quality of your favorite entertainment, anytime, anywhere and all you need is a TV…

“Unibrain values this award as a very important recognition of several years of efforts and research perfecting iZak ™. Furthermore it confirms our vision that iZak™ is a revolutionary product that will change forever the way we watch movies” said George Zachopoulos, CTO of Unibrain.

“The Best of RetailVision Awards” represent an extraordinary benchmark for technology vendors because they are voted on by the top retailers in Europe. For both winners and nominees, the awards carry the prestige and the confirmation that a vendor’s products and strategies are succeeding in the consumer channel.”

For the past 15 years, “The Best of RetailVision Awards”™, produced by Vision Events®, a Gartner, Inc. company, have been acknowledged as the consumer electronics retail channel’s leading honours. The award winners were voted on by retail buying executives attending RetailVision to see the latest in new technology while evaluating potential partnership opportunities at the event’s Private Boardroom Appointments. The invitation-only boardroom meetings are a vital part of the decision-making process that retail buyers undertake in order to stock shelf space.

About Unibrain: Unibrain is a global leader in the development of FireWire (IEEE-1394) hardware and software solutions, and offers a complete line of FireWire computer and consumer products for a wide range of applications. Unibrain has been an active member of the 1394 Trade Association since 1997 and continues to play a vital role in the advancement of FireWire technology.

About Vision Events : Vision Events, a Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT and ITB) company, is a leading producer of highly focused business events that bring Resellers and end users together with leading and emerging vendors in private boardroom appointments & World Premieres to form strategic partnerships and secure new business in the technology sector. Additional information about Vision Events can be found at

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