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April 01, 2005

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PixelPops releases PopDrops DVD Menu Templates and Packaging Designs
Optrex Announces New LCD Modules
Globalstor Data Announces Four New Products for Video Professionals
Tcom&dtvro; Integrates FOCUS Enhancements’ TV-Out Chip for New IP Set-top Box
Atmel Releases New LVDS Laser Diode Drivers
Xolutionz Phoenix32 Supports Canopus MediaEdge
ExtendMedia and J. River Announce Integrated Solution for the Connected Home
PNY Technologies Announces NVIDIA Quadro FX 540

PixelPops releases PopDrops DVD Menu Templates and Packaging Designs

PixelPops Design, LLC has launched the first in a series of high-end DVD Menu Templates, Case Insert, and Disc Label Designs called PopDrops.

PopDrops were specifically created for time-pressed videographers to make their DVD authoring and packaging quick and easy while maintaining a high degree of customization and professionalism to meet all their clients' demands, according to PixelPops. All designs come complete as layered Adobe Photoshop (.PSD) files so that layers can be moved, text changed, and designs altered in any way desired. PopDrops also includes added extras like colorization layers and video drop zones for even more flexibility.

PopDrops are designed to fit into the workflow of users of Adobe Encore DVD authoring software or any authoring package which supports Adobe Photoshop (.PSD) files. Volume I includes 30 themes with both menus and sub-menus (120 templates). Add the matching DVD case insert and disc designs (30 themes/60 templates) for a unified packaging design.

PopDrops DVD Menu Templates are available in both NTSC or PAL for $150. DVD Case Insert and Disc Labels are sold separately for $80. Bundle pricing is currently available at an introductory discount of $175 through April 30, 2005.

www.pixelpops.com/products/popdrops/index.shtml

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Optrex Announces New LCD Modules

A new series of highly-reflective LCDs from Optrex America, Inc. has offered designers a new range of display solutions. The LCDs feature readability in any ambient lighting condition.

Optrex's new highly reflective (HR) transflective STN LCD modules provide high-contrast black pixels on a silvery, "winter-white" background. This highly reflective background reflects a much higher percentage of ambient light back to the viewer. Available with white LED backlights, the HR series is ideal for applications where the LCD may be used in direct sunlight (reflective mode) or without a backlight (transmissive mode).

www.optrex.com

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Globalstor Data Announces Four New Products for Video Professionals

Globalstor Data will demonstrate four new solutions for the professional video industry at the upcoming NAB convention(booth #SU9363).

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An end-to-end 2k digital pipeline solution providing 1000MB/s sustained performance in a fault-tolerant hi-definition Digital Intermediate (DI) solution. Incorporate 24, 250GB SATA hard drives for 6TB or 24, 400GB drives for up to 9.6TB of local storage. The solution comes bundled with Assimilate's latest version of SCRATCHÔData-Centric Workflow Solution.

ExtremeStor-HD
A fault-tolerant hi-definition video storage server incorporating 24, 250GB SATA hard drives for 6TB or 24, 400GB drives for 9.6TB of local storage. Using RAID 0, the ExtremeStor-HD is capable of up to 900MB/s sustained performance, or in excess of 600MB/s using RAID 5.

EtremeStor-4K
A turn-key 4K server/storage solution providing sustained data rates in excess of 1300MB/s using RAID 5 for real-time 4K image playback. Base solutions incorporate a CPU, meta-data controller, and 18TB of storage (28.8TB optional). ExtremeStor-4K utilizes Microsoft XP, XP-Professional, or Windows 2003.

DVD TransPro-DD
The TransPro-DD burns daily "takes" or "rough-cuts" directly to DVD-R media for random access to the captured footage. The solution is also ideal for video streaming production and long-term video archival. Features include thumbnail images, multiple titles, watermark capabilities, and output in Windows Media and QuickTime formats for digital dailies applications.

 www.globalstor.com

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Tcom&dtvro; Integrates FOCUS Enhancements’ TV-Out Chip for New IP Set-top Box

FOCUS Enhancements, a provider of video production and conversion technology, has announced Tcom&dtvro has selected the FS-454 video processor to deliver TV-out for its TD 530 TV-over-IP Set-top Box. The TD 530 features H.264 capability, enabling major telcos and ISPs to deliver streaming video and audio at 1.5 Mbps.

The FS-454 delivers DVD-quality video straight from the Web or a central media server to a SDTV or 480p HDTV. The FS-453/FS-454 video processors provide conversion of digital PC graphics to virtually all SDTV and HDTV formats. These chips accept resolutions ranging from 640x480 to 1280x1024 (SXGA) and can output virtually all NTSC, PAL, or HDTV formats. The FS-454 provides the globally implemented Macrovision 7.1 DVD anti-copy protection technology in the encoder for all TV outputs.

www.tcom-dtvro.com/eng/index.html
www.FOCUSinfo.com

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Atmel Releases New LVDS Laser Diode Drivers

Atmel Corporation, a manufacturer of advanced semiconductor solutions, has announced the availability of two new laser diode drivers for 8X DVD dual-layer write speed. The new devices extend Atmel's existing family of laser diode drivers with Low Voltage Differential Signals (LVDS) for enhanced write speed.

The ATR0839 and ATR0849 support DVD+RW/CD-RW combo drives with up to 16X writing speed for DVD+RW and 52X for CD-RW. They also support a write speed of 8X for the new dual-layer DVD+RWs. Since these new devices are provided in very small packages, they are particularly suited for small SLIM drives in notebooks, as well for half-height drives used in desktop PCs and consumer DVD recorders.

www.atmel.com

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Xolutionz Phoenix32 Supports Canopus MediaEdge

Xolutionz has announced that its Phoenix32 media control system for campus environments now supports the Canopus MediaEdge LAN-based video distribution solution. MediaEdge serves as a digital content provider to the Phoenix32 media retrieval and control system, which merges digital and analog technologies together.

With the Phoenix32/MediaEdge solution, users have the ability to schedule and control digital streams with analog content devices. Moreover, administrators have the ability to control the media network throughout the entire campus at the touch of a button.

The Phoenix32/MediaEdge solution also supports for digital-only solutions, base-band, and broadband systems.

www.canopus.com
www.Xolutionz.com

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ExtendMedia and J. River Announce Integrated Solution for the Connected Home

ExtendMedia, a provider of software solutions for the digital content industry, and J. River, a developer of digital media management and playback solutions, has announced their partnership to deliver an end-to-end solution for service providers.

Under the agreement, the companies will integrate the J. River Media Center software with ExtendMedia's OpenCASE solution. Media Center turns a PC into the center of a digital entertainment experience, while OpenCASE provides a support infrastructure for subscriber profiling, product and charges control, and delivery management.

ExtendMedia will be exhibiting the joint solution this week at the NCTA National Show, Booth #6490.

www.extend.com
www.jrmediacenter.com

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PNY Technologies Announces NVIDIA Quadro FX 540

PNY Technologies, Inc. has announced they are shipping the NVIDIA Quadro FX 540 Video Edition, which features a video breakout box with real-time HD component. This professional graphics board is designed for non-linear video software applications and external video monitoring support for HDV editing workstations.

The NVIDIA Quadro FX 540 Video Edition also features simultaneous computer display and output-to-component HD, S-Video, or composite video monitors. The solution provides full-screen video overlay output for preview of real time effects, video editing timelines, and source clips on video monitors.

The NVIDIA Quadro FX 540 Video Edition includes 128MB of DDR memory, and is available now for $325.

www.pny.com/quadro

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