We're excited about working with Bigfoot Networks and extending the PLAYXPERT platform to run portions of it inside a dedicated NPU like the Killer NIC
Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 9, 2008
Bigfoot Networks, Inc., makers of the award winning Killer™ NIC gaming network card, today announced a joint development and marketing agreement with PLAYXPERT™, the leading provider of next-generation in-game player community tools. The companies are creating a Killer-optimized PLAYXPERT control panel and gamer toolset that runs directly on the card giving gamers a smoother, more responsive experience while communicating with other players or accessing game resources.
The Killer NIC gaming network card is designed to reduce the lag and network latency associated with high action MMO (Massive Multiplayer Online) and FPS (First Person Shooter) games. Killer also allows popular gamer applications such as Firewall, Bit Torrent, and 3D Voice Chat to be offloaded from the CPU to Killer's NPU eliminating any performance impact to game play. Bigfoot Networks and PLAYXPERT will use the PLAYXPERT semi-transparent overlay technology and open widget library to give users seamless access to the rest of the internet (web, chat, torrent, voice, etc.) while gaming.
"Gamers will appreciate the ability to use PLAYXPERT's deep widget library to access things like WoWWiki and thottbott while in-game, and have it impact their system 0%. Killer owners will also enjoy a whole series of special PLAYXPERT widgets designed just for them including Voice, Torrent, and the ability to pop in to Killer's Linux O/S any time they want, even in-game," said Harlan Beverly, CEO of Bigfoot Networks, Inc.
PLAYXPERT utilizes an in-game overlay technology that works with any game using DirectX and OpenGL. Through an extensible widget architecture, PLAYXPERT brings the key tools that gamers need into the game, giving users more control over their multiplayer gaming resources and a rich set of social networking tools like chat, VoIP and web browsing.
"We're excited about working with Bigfoot Networks and extending the PLAYXPERT platform to run portions of it inside a dedicated NPU like the Killer NIC," said Charles Manning, CEO of PLAYXPERT. "Our customers will benefit from both greater system performance and unique Killer-PLAYXPERT features."
About Bigfoot Networks:
Bigfoot Networks develops technologies designed to fight Lag in online games. The company's mission is to enhance Internet-based online game experiences in multiplayer action games. The company's hardware and software solutions are targeted at gamer PCs and game hosting servers. Powered by its highly acclaimed (patent-pending) LLR™ Technology, the flagship Killer™ NIC is the industry's first network interface card (NIC) designed specifically to improve PC game network performance for a smoother, more responsive online game experience. Bigfoot Networks is headquartered in Austin, TX. To learn more visit http://www.killernic.com.
PLAYXPERT, LLC is the provider of next-generation in-game community management tools which address a core need in the growing Massively Multiplayer Online Game ("MMOG") market. The Company is focused on delivering the technology gamers want to enrich their community experience and allow them to engage in their favorite activities (forum posts, chat, music control, or monitoring system diagnostics) while in-game. PLAYXPERT is a completely customizable platform giving gamers the freedom to choose just the right series of tools to enhance their gaming experience. PLAYXPERT has published their widget application programming interface (API) so that community-built widgets can be delivered for the PLAYXPERT ecosystem. PLAYXPERT, LLC is headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho. For more information, please visit http://www.playxpert.com.