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February 25, 2005

Table of Contents

SanDisk Introduces Ultra II SD PLUS and SanDisk Photo Album (SPA)
PRETEC Announces 133X SD Card
DXG USA Partners with NewSoft to Provide Presto Software with Its Digital Camcorders
InterVideo Demonstrates Software Stabilization Algorithm and MPEG-4 Multimedia Solutions at PMA
Norazza Announces CDcopy and DVDcopy Appliances
Advanced Media Adds Pro II 80x CompactFlash Card to RIDATA Lineup
Primera and Dexxon Digital Storage Announce Worldwide Distribution Agreement
Fast Forward Video Launches New Portable FieldPro DVR

SanDisk Introduces Ultra II SD PLUS and SanDisk Photo Album (SPA)

SanDisk announced the release of the Ultra II SD PLUS and the SPA at the Photo Marketing Association International Convention in Orlando.

The Ultra II SD PLUS, which works in any SD card slot, also can be used as a high-speed USB 2.0 flash drive. The new dual-functionality device has a write speed of 9 MB per second and read speed of 10MB/sec. The Ultra II SD PLUS will initially be available in two capacities, 512MB and 1 GB, and priced at $109.99 and $149.99, respectively.

The SanDisk Photo Album (SPA) allows consumers to create and store slide shows and view them on most television sets. With a suggested price of $49.99, the SPA has slots for all major flash memory card formats, as well as a portable USB flash drive, and can also play MP3 music files through a home audio system or TV.

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PRETEC Announces 133X SD Card

PRETEC Electronics Corp., a provider of flash memory cards, announced their 133X (20MB/sec.) secure digital (SD) card with capacities of 256MB, 512MB and 1GB at the Photo Marketing Association (booth # 2025 & 2027) in Orlando.

Running more than two times the access speed of current high-speed SD 60X (9MB/sec), the PRETEC SD 133X can accommodate higher-resolution and higher-speed digital appliances. With available speed close to 20MB/sec., PRETEC 1GB 133X SD Card can transfer 1GB of 5MP high resolution digital images in under one minute.

The PRETEC SD 133X safety features include longer durability, water resistance, anti-vibration, high-pressure resistance, and data protection.

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DXG USA Partners with NewSoft to Provide Presto Software with Its Digital Camcorders

DXG USA, a manufacturer of digital cameras and camcorders, announced it is bundling NewSoft Technology Corporation's Presto! VideoWorks6 software with its entire line of digital camcorders.

Presto! VideoWorks6 is a video editing software that allows users to capture, edit, and produce an entire home video production. Upon completion of the production process, the movie can be easily transferred to a video disk using the software's wizard.

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InterVideo Demonstrates Software Stabilization Algorithm and MPEG-4 Multimedia Solutions at PMA

InterVideo, Inc. a developer of DVD and MPEG-multimedia software technology, is demonstrating its MPEG-4 multimedia solutions running on the latest digital media processing technology from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). InterVideo is showcasing the solutions in the TI technology suites at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) International Convention and Trade Show, which is held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, February 20-23, 2005.

InterVideo will demonstrate the MPEG-4 streaming video-capture and stabilizer on the latest TI digital media processing platform and the industry's latest four megapixel CCD equipped with true VGA video output. InterVideo MPEG-4 codecs enable the three megapixel, 4x optical zoom camera phone to record VGA video clips in real time (30 frames per second).

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Norazza Announces CDcopy and DVDcopy Appliances

Norazza, Inc.'s new Norazza CDcopy and Norazza DVDcopy standalone devices allow professionals to copy CDs and DVDs of photos without the need to connect to a PC.

Norazza CDcopy features a 52X recording speed for high-volume throughput and supports multiple CD formats, including CD-R, CD-RW, Audio CD, CD-ROM Mode-1, CD-ROM XA Mode-2 (Form1, Form2), Super Video CD, CD Extra/CD Plus, CD Text, and CD-I Photo CD (Single and Multisession).

Norazza DVDcopy can be used to copy either DVDs or CDs at 16X and 40X recording speeds, respectively. It supports both DVD+R and CD formats supported by CDcopy. The DVD models also include dual layer DVD technology, which supports 8.5 Gigabytes of video content.

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Advanced Media Adds Pro II 80x CompactFlash Card to RIDATA Lineup

Advanced Media, Inc., a manufacturer of the RIDATA brand of recordable CD and DVD media, electronic storage products, and digital media accessories, has added a 80x CompactFlash card to its Pro II Series of RIDATA electronic storage products. The new 80x card is capable of read speeds of up to 12MB per second and write speeds up to 10MB per second.

The solid-state, unformatted Type I card is available in 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB capacities. It may be safely used with both 5V and 3.3V devices, as well as with all mass storage compliant card readers.

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Primera and Dexxon Digital Storage Announce Worldwide Distribution Agreement

Primera Technology, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of CD / DVD duplication and printing equipment, announced the appointment of Dexxon Digital Storage, Inc. as an authorized Primera distributor. The agreement covers worldwide, wholesale distribution of Primera's complete range of DVD and CD duplication and printing solutions.

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Fast Forward Video Launches New Portable FieldPro DVR

Fast Forward Video, Inc., a manufacturer of digital video recorder (DVR) technology for broadcast, industrial video, presentation, and military applications, announced the launch of its new FieldPro DVR with IDE drives. The FieldPro DVR will debut at NAB2005 in Las Vegas.

The FieldPro DVR is a portable stand-alone digital video recorder with an internal 2.5" hard drive. It features video capture and playback at 60 fields per second, resolution greater than 550 lines at 4:1 compression, user-selectable compression ratios ranging from 4:1 to 20:1, and recording times averaging between four to 20 minutes per GB. It delivers scalable MJPEG compression and 720 x 486 pixel image resolution.

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