North Potomac, MD (January 9, 2006)–Time Trax Technologies, whose hardware and software products allow people to easily deaggregate radio broadcasts to timeshift and build free music libraries, announced a new product line at CES. The Time Trax TraxCatcher is an FM radio dock with an MP3 player that anyone can use to ‘tune and rip.’
Using the TraxCatcher is as simple as plugging it into the wall, tuning to a favorite station and returning several hours later to an MP3 player of high quality MP3 files. Users can grab and go with the MP3 player or use its USB 2.0 connection to drop them onto a computer to have them tagged with artist and song information and sorted.
According to the company, the intent is not to incur the wrath of the Recording Industry Association of America by promoting illegal recording and file sharing with the product. Time Trax says that it integrates technology and implements strategies to promote the ‘fair-use’ of content as part of its core corporate beliefs, and embeds radio serial numbers into MP3 recordings to discourage file sharing and trading.
“Time Trax is interested in a productive dialogue with the recording industry to build successful and lucrative business models around reality,” commented Time Trax CEO Elliott D. Frutkin. “We want input as we shape our future. We aren’t interested in being a rogue trailblazer. Time Trax wants to be a welcome partner to the recording industry.”
The first model, the TraxCatcher Classic, is a simple, entry-level product. Pre-sales begin on the Time Trax website and delivery is slated for March 2006. Its MSRP will be $159.99.
This year, the company intends to introduce value-added services and features to its products requiring an annual subscription fee.
Time Trax Technologies