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April 13, 2004

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ProLine Announces Scratch Protection Formula For All CD and DVD Disc Formats
Keyspan Ships USB Server for PCs and Macs
Toshiba's New Projector Combines Brightness and Versatility at a Low Price Point
CyberLink Reveals UPnP-Compliant Home Entertainment Applications, PowerCinema
New Spansion Flash Memory Family Offers Robust Security
Adobe Premiere Pro To Demonstrate High Definition Video Production at NAB
KDDI R&D; Laboratories Introduces Its H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Encoder/Decoder
Mace Security International Introduces Its New Digital Video Recorder Series

ProLine Announces Scratch Protection Formula For All CD and DVD Disc Formats

ProLine, a longtime producer of Accessories & Media Packaging for the Home Entertainment and Computer Environment, announces a new development for an invisible disc coating that makes the data side of all disc formats more scratch resistant. The formulation, Disc Guard 2, is a liquid compound of special emulsifiable resins that simply buffs on and off the disc.

The oxygen-activated molecules left on the disc surface produces a clear layer that allows the laser-read data to be enhanced for correct reproduction while forming a shield of protection over a short period of time without restricting immediate disc use. A hard protective glass-like coating guards against accidental scratching and fingerprints during disc handling. Application of the formula requires two small drops costing just pennies per disc while repeated use increases the durability of the disc.

Should a disc be subjected to unusual handling, the coating previously applied takes most of the abuse while preserving the data content embedded in the disc. Damage of this nature can be removed from the hard-coating and a new application can be re-applied for continued protection, prolonging disc life.

ProLine's Disc Guard 2 is now available in a complete kit that includes a disc-gripping applicator base, two soft application and buffing cloths along with a 2 fluid ounce bottle of the formula for conditioning over 200 discs at a SRP of $16.95.

www.discguard2.com

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Keyspan Ships USB Server for PCs and Macs

Keyspan, a leading brand of USB connectivity products, announces it is now shipping its USB Server that connects USB devices to a Mac or PC via a wired or wireless Ethernet-based LAN. The Keyspan USB Server has an MSRP of $129 and is available to resellers from Ingram Micro, Wynit, and D&H; and to consumers at CompUSA, CDW, and other leading computer products resellers.

Much like a USB print server, the USB Server enables attached USB devices to be used and shared by client PCs on a LAN. In addition to printers, the USB Server supports other USB devices such as scanners and multi-function printers. The USB Server provides 4 ports for connecting to USB devices at full speed USB (12 Mbps). It connects to 10/100 Ethernet networks via an RJ45 connector and supports static IP, DHCP, and Apple's Rendezvous address assignment. Client PCs must be running Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Mac OS X 10.2.8 or higher.

www.keyspan.com

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Toshiba's New Projector Combines Brightness and Versatility at a Low Price Point

Designed for educators and budget-conscious professionals, Toshiba's TLP-S71U projector combines the presentation qualities of an ultra-bright projector with the imaging capabilities of a detachable document camera. Priced at just $1,699, the TLP-S71U features 2,000 ANSI lumens to deliver presentations with vibrant images in any ambient light setting, and includes a detachable document camera offering users additional flexibility and convenience. Users can simply unclip the camera from the projector and position it almost anywhere to add photo samples, printed material or just about anything else into their presentations..

The TLP-S71U is available now through Toshiba's enterprise sales team and authorized Toshiba distributors, dealers, retailers or mail-order partners.

www.toshibadirect.com

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CyberLink Reveals UPnP-Compliant Home Entertainment Applications, PowerCinema

CyberLink Corp., a leading developer of digital video software and trainingsolutions, will preview its latest Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) technology at the Intel Developer Forum, Spring 2004, Taipei. CyberLink solutions featuring UPnP technology include CyberLink's all-in-one home entertainment center, PowerCinema, and the award-winning DVD playback software, PowerDVD. New versions of each application featuring UPnP technology are planned for release in the third quarter of 2004.

UPnP, is about making home networking simple. UPnP-compliant products can automatically access and view multimedia contents on other UPnP devices on a home network, without requiring additional configuration of settings. Future versions of PowerCinema featuring UPnP technology will be positioned as both digital media server and client player, while PowerDVD will function as a digital media client player for UPnP home networking environments. The technology will enable users of PowerCinema and PowerDVD to automatically access the video, music, and image files of other UPnP-compliant products.

www.gocyberlink.com

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New Spansion Flash Memory Family Offers Robust Security

Spansion has announced that designers of mainstream mobile phones and portable electronics gained new weapons against malicious hackers, phone thieves, and other high-tech criminals with the introduction of the Spansion S29PL family of Flash memory products. These 128-, 64- and 32-megabit devices, the industry's fastest for 3-volt wireless systems, use market-leading 110-nanometer floating gate technology to provide the price-performance demanded for today's mainstream mobile product designs. Spansion Flash memory products are manufactured by Spansion and available from AMD and Fujitsu.

Advanced Sector Protection, available throughout the Spansion S29PL family, is the industry's most robust Flash security feature set and the only one to feature password protection for everyday consumer products. Multiple layers of security help protect against tampering with unique identification numbers, access settings, and other protected information while fending off viruses, worms, and other network attacks.

The Spansion S29PL product family contains two distinct 128-megabit products: the standard Spansion S29PL127J and the specialized Spansion S29PL129J. The innovative S29PL129J product features dual "chip-enable" inputs that enable designers to use a single-chip 128-megabit solution on platforms otherwise limited to addressing 64 megabits of memory. The product provides the same industry-leading performance as the standard Spansion S29PL127J product while replacing two separate 64-megabit devices to save board space and cost.

The Spansion S29PL product family is in volume production of 128- and 64-megabit products, with 32-megabit products to follow. The 128-megabit, 64-megabit, and 32-megabit devices are priced at $12.00, $7.00 and $4.00 each, respectively, in quantities of 10,000.

www.spansion.com/overview

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Adobe Premiere Pro To Demonstrate High Definition Video Production at NAB

Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced it will demonstrate Adobe Premiere Pro with high definition (HD) video solutions during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) event in Las Vegas from April 19-22. BOXX Technologies, Matrox, Canopus, Cineform, Bluefish, Black Magic, and 1 Beyond are among the companies showing new HD solutions based on Adobe Premiere Pro, at the Adobe booth (# SL4730) and throughout the show floor. The wide range of HD solutions available with Adobe Premiere Pro--from HDV to uncompressed 1080i--enables users to select a solution to fit their needs. Adobe Premiere Pro-based HD systems can be configured for as little as US$5000, significantly changing the economics of delivering HD content.

Adobe offers a scalable platform, as customers move from DV to HD using the familiar Adobe Premiere Pro environment--whether editing DV on a laptop or HD on a networked broadcast system. Bringing HD post-production to the desktop lowers investment costs and makes HD accessible to more post-production facilities. In addition to the range of formats, Adobe Premiere Pro-based systems offer a range of real time effects including transitions, motion, 3D, color correction and titling. Together with Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro provides a smooth workflow for a complete HD post-production solution.

Also at NAB, David Trescot, senior director of Digital Video at Adobe will be the featured presenter in the NAB Multimedia World Super Session, "The High-Def Desktop" on Monday, April 19 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, room #S219 from 10:45 am-12:00 pm. Other participants include Dave Fester, general manager of the Windows Client division of Microsoft Corporation and Scott Bryant, owner and creative director of STEAM in Santa Monica, California.

www.adobe.com

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KDDI R&D; Laboratories Introduces Its H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Encoder/Decoder

KDDI R&D Laboratories, a division of Japan's global telecommunications company KDDI Corporation, will introduce its H.264/MPEG-4 AVC encoder/decoder, MPEG authoring and transmission software for the professional and "prosumer" markets at the NAB 2004 Show in Las Vegas from April 19 to April 22, 2004. The featured products and technologies are recently standardized H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, and MPEG-2/MPEG-4 solutions for broadband, mobile and HDTV applications including:

MP-Factory ver.4.0--Universal MPEG SDK for MPEG-1/-2/-4 and H.264/MPEG-4 AVC standards featuring real-time encoding/decoding/transcoding, frame accurate fast editing, fast audio/video bitrate conversion, and content-based fast audio/video indexing; MPEG Intelli Player ver.1.2--Professional MPEG-1/-2/-4 and H.264/MPEG-4 AVC software player for frame accurate playback, intelligent trick play, and mark-in/out operations with MPEG (IBP) files; MPEG Edit Studio Pro ver.1.3--High-quality nonlinear MPEG-4, HDTV MPEG-2, and recently standardized HDV (High Definition Video) editing tool used for high quality broadband video streaming and digital TV broadcasts; MPmark--Supports H.264/MPEG-4 AVC and MP3 audio as well as MPEG-2/-4 video, watermarks can be embedded in compressed media data directly; Highlight Creator--The world's first automatic summarization software for MPEG-1/-2 video; 3GPP2 Movie Creator Family--Video content encoding and authoring software for mobile applications such as "Ezmovie;" Digivits--Provides integrated video transmission monitoring by automatically measuring video quality at each remote link point in the transmission chain; VISIONTRANS/VistaFinder/VAST--PAL/NTSC TV standard conversion software is provided as an SDK for third party system integration.

The technologies developed by KDDI R&D Labs are available for licensing, distribution, or OEM to companies worldwide. Potential customers include multimedia, DVD, and broadband content production companies; software companies, broadcasters, MPEG encoder manufactures, and system integrators. For mobile applications, customers include wireless carriers, service providers, solution companies and content producers.

www.kddilabs.com
www.kddi.com

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Mace Security International Introduces Its New Digital Video Recorder Series

Mace Security International, Inc. ("Mace"), a manufacturer and marketer of security products, has announced the introduction of its new digital video recorder (DVR) product line, the Mace 2004 DVR Series. They feature MPEG-4 compression, user-friendly interfaces, direct integration with camera and DVR feeds, an internal CD burner, and real-time synchronized audio and video recording at 30fps.

The Mace 2004 DVR Series contains four different models: a Four-Channel MPEG-4 DVR w/CDRW; a Four-Channel MPEG-4 Non-Real-Time DVR; an Eight-Channel MPEG-4 DVR w/CDRW; and a 16-Channel MPEG-4 DVR w/CDRW.

The new DVRs contain high-tech recording features such as simultaneous live or playback viewing on-site or via the Internet (with the option of isolating and zooming in on any particular area of interest). Three of the four Mace 2004 DVRs have an internal CD burner, which allows a user to free hard drive space and record data to a digital compact disc for transport to a storage facility or to law enforcement authorities.

All of Mace's digital video recorders offer the following advanced features: front-panel controls; remote viewing and configuration of camera images through the internet; pan tilt zooming; expandable storage from 80 GB to two terabytes (self-formatting); triplex operation allowing simultaneous viewing of live events, recording and searching of recorded images; high resolution images; and video motion detection (recording only when motion is detected).

www.mace.com

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