Guillemot Corporation is a designer and manufacturer of interactive entertainment hardware and accessories for PC and game consoles, offering a wide range of diversified products under the brand names Hercules for video, audio and WiFi products, and Thrustmaster for PC and console accessories. Active in this market since 1984, the Guillemot Corporation Group is currently present in 10 countries including Germany, France, the UK, the United States, Canada and Italy, and distributes its products across more than 20 countries worldwide. The Group’s mission is to provide innovative, high-quality products which increase the performance and fun experienced by gamers and music lovers.
Hercules product portfolio highlights
Having become one of the world leaders in the domain of 3D graphics cards, Hercules has developed and exploited its fields of expertise in a variety of fast-growing market segments over the years. Hercules currently offers complete ranges of webcams, speaker systems, digital DJing devices, WiFi solutions for the general public, iPod®/iTunes® accessories and sound cards. Hercules launches compelling products which have been fastidiously researched in terms of performance and produced with quality in mind.
DJing and digital music: The explosion in popularity of the MP3 phenomenon, laptop computers and high-speed Internet buoys Hercules in the development of its product ranges for the digital music market. Hercules has chosen to offer targeted products (from entry level to high-end) with particular attention paid to design and software integration. The innovative functions developed allow users to discover and manage all aspects of DJing and digital music quickly and enjoyably.
WiFi: The first Hercules WiFi products were launched in 2003 and have gained a strong reputation for their ease of use and reliability, as evidence by the many press awards the products have received across Europe. The brand-new Double Network Modem Router is the first ADSL modem router to offer a double WiFi network for home use: users can separate their private network from their public network (the latter accessible by guests and game consoles), and manage the amount of time users are authorized to spend on the network.
Speakers: Hercules has been designing high-quality multimedia speakers for the last few years and is now also producing speakers with a wider mass market appeal. Hercules speakers always include some totally unique features and aim to meet the ever-increasing demand for technology that fits in with consumers’ lifestyles. The i-XPS 120 Outdoor (certified water, snow, sand and dust-resistant) lets music fans listen to and share music on their physically protected iPod® during outdoor activities. The new XPS Lounge speaker series takes multimedia speakers out of the geek zone with their trendy, domestic appeal, featuring sexy curves and a handy MP3 player docking station.
Webcams: This past summer saw the launch of the Hercules Dualpix Exchange webcam, which has contributed to a webcam sales explosion for the brand across Europe. The Hercules Dualpix Exchange has been critically acclaimed by the European press, receiving many awards thanks to its impressive features, including 2 Megapixel video resolution (in interpolated mode), High-Speed USB 2.0 Video Class compliance and custom-designed Hercules software which makes the webcam as easy to use as a digital camera.