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“Effervescent Scot”*, Jim G. Adamson CBE, Joins Top Management Team At Home Entertainment Software Company

Home Media Networks Ltd, developer of PC software that allows the user to watch, record and pause TV, play DVD videos and listen to MP3 music files through one interface, today announced that it has appointed Jim G. Adamson CBE as Non-Executive Chairman.

“I like to work with companies that have an exciting vision for the future and believe that they can make a difference – Home Media Networks is one of those companies,” said Adamson. “The ShowShifter technology has the ability to change how we all consume media in the home. As Non-Executive Chairman I am able to bring to Home Media Networks my experience in breaking into new and emerging markets to help accelerate this process.”

Adamson has an exceptionally high calibre history in the IT industry, having gained the reputation as
being the man who turned around the fortunes of NCR Financial Systems Ltd in the eighties as its Vice Chairman. Adamson has also achieved valuable experience working for such global giants as AT&T, Honeywell, ITT and GEC.

Gaining his CBE in 1997, Adamson also holds an honorary doctorate at Heriot-Watt University, Dundee University and Abertay University. A former member of the Scottish Enterprise Board and the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council, he has also served as a non-executive Director of the East and Services Board of the Bank of Scotland, and is a former member of the Scottish Economic Development Council. Adamson is currently Board President of the Fife Society for the Blind.

Home Media Networks Ltd, and its breakthrough technology ShowShifter, is a groundbreaking application that can turn a normal home or work PC into a ‘personal media manager’ allowing the home user to consume numerous existing media types through a normal home PC via a remote control.

About Home Media Networks Ltd

Home Media Networks Ltd is a start-up company focused on the fast growing digital entertainment sector, producing software that runs on standard PC platforms to allow the user to watch, record and pause TV, play DVDs, and listen to MP3 music files. Its solution, ShowShifter, allows the user to pause a TV show to be replayed later and can be controlled remotely using a standard infrared remote control. Through unique FarView technology interaction works equally well close up or at a distance from the screen. Showshifter is a replacement for TV, VCR, DVD and CD players in a traditional household, thus introducing numerous cost savings for the consumer. Home Media Networks Ltd has offices in the UK in Edinburgh and Crawley.

ShowShifter can be downloaded from

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