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December 21, 2004

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NTI Shipping New Release of Backup NOW! 4 Deluxe Suite
InterVideo Introduces PhotoAlbum
Coaster CD, Inc. Introduces a New Way to Reach Consumers
Avamar Partners With Plasmon to Extend Optical Archival Capabilities to Disc-Based Backup Solution
TEAC America Introduces Photo-Quality Dye-Sublimation Disc Printer
Envivio Demonstrates High Definition (HD) MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) Television Over Free ADSL2+ Network
Canopus Announces $400 EDIUS NX for HDV Rebate Program
TEAC America Introduces Standalone CD-R Duplicators

NTI Shipping New Release of Backup NOW! 4 Deluxe Suite

NewTech Infosystems, Inc. (NTI) is now shipping the latest version of its Backup NOW! 4 Deluxe Suite with new email, profile, and remote-online backup/recovery features, new DVD+R 16X and DL support, and new hard drive spanning capabilities. In addition to offering full image backup and individual file/folder backup, Backup NOW! 4 Deluxe Suite is among the first to offer DVD+R 16x and DL support within a dedicated backup solution.

The suite's new features are designed to provide networked, standalone, and notebook PC users with complete backup flexibility. NTI's EasySteps user interface and simplified disaster recovery support for Windows™ 98/ME/NT/2000/XP were added to take the confusion and complexity out of data protection for inexperienced users. With NTI's Email and Profile Backup/Recovery tools, users can create backups of their important emails and critical data files or their complete hard drive. NTI Backup NOW! 4 Deluxe Suite can also be used as a cloning utility when setting up new desktop and notebook PCs.

Using the software's EasySteps interface and on-the-fly data compression capabilities, users can store up to 1.4GB of data on a single CD or up to 9.4GB on a single-sided DVD disc. If the archive is too large to fit onto the backup medium selected, users can span the backup over multiple discs or can select multiple hard drives as targets for a backup.

Backup NOW! 4 Deluxe Suite also includes additional backup capabilities such as 128/256-bit data encryption, incremental and differential support, a backup scheduler, backup over a network, on-demand compare, restore single files/folders and Intra Backup Restart, which protects against the possibility of having to restart an interrupted backup job. For complete volume recovery, a bootable emergency recovery disc can be created that automatically restores the system.

Backup NOW! 4 Deluxe Suite comes with Dynamic Drive Support (DDS) and Live Update technology, two NTI-exclusive technologies. DDS enables the software to confirm support for any CD or DVD burner, even if the device isn't registered in NTI's extensive drive support database. Live Update automatically optimizes the backup and recovery software to complement the device.

Available now for Windows 9x/NT/Me/2000/XP, the NTI Backup NOW! 4 Deluxe Suite has a suggested retail price of US$79.99.

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InterVideo Introduces PhotoAlbum

InterVideo, Inc. has announced today the new release of PhotoAlbum, a new photo media center for organizing and sharing digital pictures with family and friends. PhotoAlbum is a photo management solution designed for digital photo/video enthusiasts interested in enhancing their file organization and slideshow experience on their PC. This simple-to-use software provides entry-level users with a simple but versatile and easy-to-use photo-editing tool. The software includes editing features for advanced photo users including red-eye correction, cropping/resizing photos, and adjusting color saturation and color brightness.

PhotoAlbum users can label their photos in multiple categories by time, film roll, people, and places to find pictures more quickly and effectively. Users can also tag their photos by place, subject, and picture rating by simply dragging and dropping the tag onto the desired photo or video. In addition, users can explore pictures with PhotoAlbum's Scene Match technology that analyzes photos and sketches out the photo's subjects. PhotoAlbum allows users to tag their media right when it's imported to the PC. Metadata allows users to find out the specifications of the target photo or video and display information such as the pixels, dimensions, date edited, and previous program used to create the photo.

Compatible with Windows(R) 2000 and XP systems, PhotoAlbum carries an MSRP of $29.95 for the Gold Edition and $49.95 for the Platinum edition.

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Coaster CD, Inc. Introduces a New Way to Reach Consumers

Coaster CD, Inc. has announced the launch of a new product: a drink coaster that also holds a 3 or 5-inch CD or DVD. The Coaster CD will be distributed in bars, restaurants, lounges and other exclusive outlets. In addition to serving as a drink coaster, it will also deliver entertainment to consumers, such as movie trailers, music videos, video games, album releases, marketing material, sports highlights, collectibles and much more.

As a combination drink coaster and CD containing marketing information, the Coaster CD provides a new method of distributing marketing media. "The interest from large Alcoholic beverage companies has been overwhelming," said Kevin Bartanian, Co-Founder of Coaster CD, Inc.

Coaster CD is the invention of Kevin Bartanian, CEO of Intellix Media an interactive and media replication company and Albert Abkarian, CEO of Abkarian & Associates a California Law Firm and will be available in 2005.

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Avamar Partners With Plasmon to Extend Optical Archival Capabilities to Disc-Based Backup Solution

Avamar Technologies, Inc. a provider of innovative data protection solutions, and Plasmon, a supplier professional archival storage solutions, have announced a certified, joint solution intended to provided comprehensive protection for data from disk-based backup and restore to long-term archiving. The joint solution combines Avamar Axion's backup to hard disk storage with Plasmon's UDO (Ultra Density Optical) technology for archiving on optical media.

The joint Axion and UDO solution allows customers to backup their data to Axion and then replicate data directly from Axion to the Plasmon G-series library for offsite disaster recovery and long-term archiving. As a result, replication to the optical archives is done without any impact to primary customer servers, according to the companies.

Avamar and Plasmon will bring their joint solution to market through shared resellers.

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TEAC America Introduces Photo-Quality Dye-Sublimation Disc Printer

TEAC, a manufacturer of DVD-Recorders, CD-RW, CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drives, DVD-ROM, CD-ROM, internal and USB floppy drives, USB Flash drives, duplicators and DVD-Recorder storage technology, has launched the P55, a new of photo-quality thermal dye-sublimation disc printer. TEAC will present the TEAC P55 Thermal and full line of disc printers and duplicators at Consumer Electronics Show 2005 (CES) in Las Vegas, NV, January 6-9th, 2005, at Las Vegas Convention Center.

The TEAC Photo Quality Disc Printer, P-55-00 is currently available directly through TEAC America, Inc.

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Envivio Demonstrates High Definition (HD) MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) Television Over Free ADSL2+ Network

Envivio, Inc., a provider of MPEG-4 broadcast and streaming solutions, has demonstrated high-definition (HD) MPEG-4 AVC television over the Free ADSL2+ network. The Envivio HD H.264 technology solution cost-effectively delivers HD broadcast-quality video over the Free ADSL2+ network, which was launched on October 20, 2004. The demonstration took place in the context of the first anniversary of the launch of the Freebox TV service in France.

With Envivio H.264 HD technology, it was possible to encode, provide real-time distribution, and playback of H.264 HD content for the first time over a DSL network, according to Envivio. In the demo, the following products were used: the Envivio 4Coder non real-time MPEG-4/H.264 encoder, the Envivio 4Sight MPEG- 4/H.264 streaming server, and the Envivio 4View MPEG-4/H.264 real-time decoder. The HD video was encoded at 8Mbps and transmitted over the Free ADSL2+ network.

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Canopus Announces $400 EDIUS NX for HDV Rebate Program

Canopus Corporation has announced an EDIUS NX for HDV $400 rebate program. Until January 30, 2005, U.S. and Canadian registered users of Canopus DVStorm2 and DVStorm2 Pro nonlinear editing solutions will receive a $400 rebate when moving up to the company's new EDIUS NX for HDV editing solution. EDIUS NX for HDV is an integrated software and hardware solution for real-time HD and SD editing, effects and compositing. EDIUS NX for HDV lets videographers mix HD and SD video footage in real-time and work with unlimited video, audio and effects layers, according to Canopus, while providing real-time high-quality, full-resolution HD video output to an HD monitor for preview.

Using EDIUS Pro 3 nonlinear editing software, EDIUS NX for HDV provides native editing and real-time processing of HDV, DV, uncompressed SD, MPEG-2, MPEG-1 formats. EDIUS Pro 3 is designed for maximum performance with realtime, multi-track, mixed-format HD/SD editing, compositing, chromakeying, titling, and timeline output capabilities, and supports real-time output of multiple video tracks, effects, and graphics and title layers. EDIUS Pro 3 also supports direct-to-DVD timeline export.

In addition to support for native editing of HDV clips in their original MPEG-2 format, EDIUS NX for HDV lets users edit by way of the company's acclaimed VBR Canopus HQ codec for increased quality and real-time performance. EDIUS NX for HDV can also capture SD analog footage to uncompressed, lossless, and DV formats.

EDIUS NX for HDV includes a sleek 5.25-inch breakout bay that provides front-mounted connectors for 4-pin FireWire, S-Video, composite video and unbalanced stereo RCA audio. EDIUS NX for HDV includes Inscriber TitleMotion HD for Canopus, which provides editors with tools to create high-quality titles and features realtime preview of all titles during composition. Featuring keyframable animation capabilities within both 2D and 3D spaces, TitleMotion HD can produce polished broadcast titles within minutes. Also included is Ulead DVD Workshop Express, a powerful and intuitive authoring software package used to create dynamic DVDs with two subtitle and audio tracks, with maximum efficiency and creativity, and Sony Pictures ACID 4.0, loop-based music creation program.

EDIUS NX for HDV is available now from Canopus and its authorized resellers and system integrators for a suggested retail price of $2098. The $400 EDIUS NX for HDV rebate program is offered only in the U.S. and Canada and runs until January 30, 2005.

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TEAC America Introduces Standalone CD-R Duplicators

TEAC has announced the launch of its full line of 1:1, 1:3 and 1:7 CD-R duplicators.TEAC's new line of 1x1, 1x3 and 1x7 CD-R duplicators are standalone disc-to-disc CD-R duplication systems requiring no PC connection. With the numerous menu commands and optional hard disk drive, TEAC's 1x3 and 1x7 Tower Duplicators are designed to meet production-level duplication requirements. TEAC duplicators offer duplication at 52X speeds.

TEAC 1:1 CD-R Duplicator, CDW/D11A/KIT is currently available through TEAC America's Distribution partners. TEAC 1:3 CD-R Duplicator without Hard Drive, CDW/D13A/KIT, TEAC 1:3 CD-R Duplicator with 80GB Hard Drive, CDW/D13A/KIT/H, TEAC 1:7 CD-R Duplicator without Hard Drive, CDW/D17A/KIT and TEAC 1:7 CD-R Duplicator with 80GB Hard Drive, CDW/D17A/KIT/H will be available through TEAC America's Distribution partners from February 1, 2005.

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