Syabas Chooses Tuxera NTFS for Media Players
Blazingly fast performance enables the playback of high bitrate, high definition content

Sunnyvale, CA and Helsinki, Finland – June 15, 2010 – Tuxera, the leading provider of Windows-compatible file systems for Linux, Mac and other platforms, today announced that Syabas Technology has licensed Tuxera NTFS to bring seamless interoperability to its cutting-edge media players. Tuxera’s embedded file system solution will stream or playback digital media content in Syabas’ flagship Popcorn Hour Networked Media Jukeboxes, the C-200 and A-200.

“Tuxera’s interoperable file systems are instrumental in the ongoing media and device convergence. They provide Popcorn Hour Media Jukeboxes with unmatched NTFS file system read/write performance,” said Syabas CEO TL Lim. “Tuxera’s blazingly fast performance enables the playback of high bitrate, high definition content along with rock-solid reliability and unsurpassed Windows interoperability. Tuxera NTFS also proved to be a quick migration for our new embedded Linux platform, which is critical in the fast-paced world of consumer electronics.”

“Syabas is leading us to a new way of freely sharing music, pictures, and video among multiple devices, instead of considering them as device-specific content,” said Tuxera CEO Mikko Välimäki. “We are pleased that our file system interoperability is helping the Popcorn Hour Networked Media Jukeboxes meet consumers’ newfound desire to mix and match media across their home entertainment systems, portable storage devices, and PCs.”

About Tuxera. Tuxera is the leading provider of file systems that allow music, pictures, videos and other content to be ported across devices. With Tuxera file systems inside, users experience plug and play interoperability with their laptops, digital cameras, set-top-boxes, mobile phones and other consumer electronics. Building on the success of open source, Tuxera’s industry-standard NTFS and exFAT solutions for Linux, Mac OS X and other platforms have over 30 million installations. Close collaboration with Microsoft ensures reliable compatibility and helps Tuxera to set the standard in high-performance, low power use for embedded and mobile solutions. Tuxera’s customers include leading hardware, software, and consumer electronics companies. For more information, please visit

About Syabas. Founded in 2001, Syabas emerged as an early leader in the development of digital entertainment middleware solutions for consumer electronics manufacturers in the U.S., China, Europe and Japan. The company’s enterprise partners and customers have included Netgear, Hewlett Packard, D-Link, Buffalo, I/O Data and Pinnacle. Syabas launched the Popcorn Hour line of Network Media Tanks in late 2007, and, in combination with its licensed platform, the company has captured a significant share of the global market for digital media players/streaming media devices.

The runaway success of the company’s Networked Media Tanks in recent years has established Popcorn Hour as a well-recognized consumer brand, and the company plans on launching a new consumer brand, the PopBoxTM this summer. At the same time, Syabas Technology continues to provide OEM middleware solutions to manufacturers worldwide. Headquartered in Fremont, California, Syabas also maintains offices in Penang, Malaysia; Shenzhen, China; and Austria. See more at and