"Our customers demanded an easy-to-deploy, reasonably priced
media player solution that has all of the essential features,"
It is an embedded style device and the only upgrades performed (or needed) would be firmware, and has onboard media server software that lets you interface a PC with it. It has onboard 100mbp/s LAN, supports standard composite out and analog out, can play MPEG2, MP3 and WMV, display JPEG, PNG and BMP images, and a few others. It requires a PC to do transcoding for some media support. You can see some images of the new device, which looks pretty sharp, here, or at MediaBolics website.