MSI and KIDO'Z Bring Personal Computing to Kids

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KIDO'Z and MSI sign a distribution agreement stating that all MSI All-in-One Series with screen sizes from 20” up to 22" and all notebooks (Win 7) with screen sizes up to 12" will now come pre-loaded with the KIDO'Z Operating System, to create a personal computer that caters for kids.

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MSI and KIDO'Z have come together to bring the Internet to kids in a safe, fun and easily accessible way.

Israel-based KIDO'Z and MSI have signed a distribution agreement stating that all MSI All-in-One Series with screen sizes from 20” up to 22" and all notebooks (Win 7) with screen sizes up to 12" will now come pre-loaded with the KIDO'Z Operating System, to create a personal computer that caters for this young and dynamic segment of Internet users.

According to Nielsen, kids between the ages of 2-11 years are spending 63% more time online than they were 5 years ago, and are now using the Internet on average 11 hours per month. This age group is the fastest growing segment of the Internet market, and with that comes the need for a child-friendly way for these kids to access the Internet.

The MSI-KIDO’Z collaboration does just that by bringing together the key elements required by this new digital generation: quality, affordable hardware packaged together with a safe and easy-to-use operating system for kids. The result is a system streamlined for kids, with minimal effort required by parents.

KIDO'Z is optimized both for touch-screen technology and for netbooks, which means that the targeted user base will be able to literally access KIDO'Z at the touch of a button.

KIDO’Z, which is available as a free download from http://www.kidoz.net, will be pre-installed on the MSI All-in-One Series and this netbook range.

What this means for the consumer, is that there will be no need to find and download a children’s operating system, as parents simply need to click on the KIDO’Z icon that has already been installed for them.

All upgrades and new versions are automatically downloaded by the system. Parents would simply need to complete the quick and easy registration and the system is ready to go.

Many families purchase an additional home computer with children as the primary user, however, the 'grown-up' software that generally comes pre-installed on home computers, is not appropriate for the younger market segment. And even on shared family computers, it is difficult (without constant supervision) to prevent children from accessing adult sites and software, and from tampering with computer settings.

Through MSI's foresight of the untapped potential in the kids' Internet market, together with the unique value that KIDO'Z has to offer, the ultimate kids' computing machine has been born.

With KIDO'Z pre-installed, the MSI All-in-One Series and the MSI netbook range deliver the ideal kids' Internet experience at the click/touch of a button.

About MSI

MSI was founded in 1986 and is one of the world-class IT product leading brands. Based on the operating principle “Insist on the Best”, MSI has shown strong R & D capabilities and high production technology in motherboard and graphics card products. Adopting a diversified management and business strategy, MSI has also penetrated into the Notebook, All-in-One PC and Car Entertainment product fields. At an international brand development strategy, MSI has launched a new corporate identity system (CIS), as well as corporate slogan “Insist on the Best”. It also represents a new era in MSI’s brand development.

With a high productivity, high technology, and high quality R & D niche, MSI is expected to become one of the top 10 notebook and system brands in the world in 2010 and 2012. Apart from the market operation, MSI fulfills more efforts in its corporate citizenship, taking into account environmental protection and social feedback. In March this year, MSI was chosen simultaneously as one of “2009 Top 50 Corporate Citizens” and “2009 Top CSR Excellent Enterprises” from CommonWealth Magazine and Global Views Magazine in Taiwan. In the future, MSI will continue to commit and implement corporate social responsibility in company governance. Fulfilling its responsibilities as a world citizen, MSI will implement more specific actions and contributions to public awareness to achieve “Beautiful Life, Green Homeland”, our goal and commitment to stakeholders.

About KIDO'Z

KIDO'Z is a Web Operating Environment intended for children between the ages of 2-8yrs. KIDO'Z creates a personal protected Internet space with a collection of special tools that enable children, for the first time, to carry out everything that adults do on the Internet; but simply and intuitively, and without needing to know how to read or write. Parents remain in control through the password-protected Parental Control Account, where they can add content, block content, adjust account settings and more. The KIDO'Z usage metrics indicate an outstanding level of engagement. Since the launch in November this year of the latest version (v2.0), with its additional social and interactive tools and content, KIDO’Z has proven to be continuing on its tremendous growth path.

KIDO’Z, which has been listed as one of the top 50 tech products by BusinessWeek, is available in 17 languages with content added in over 30 languages, making it a truly global solution. KIDO'Z is PC, Mac and Linux compatible and is available as a free download from http://www.kidoz.net.

KIDO'Z is developed by KIDO'Z Ltd, a Tel-Aviv based company managed by parents and top industry professionals.

For more information about how you can work with KIDO’Z as a content, promotional or distribution partner, please contact us at info(at)kidoz(dot)net.

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