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October 15, 2002

Table of Contents

Rimage Introduces PrismPlus! and Everest Standalone Printers
ATI Radeon IGP 320M to Ship in New NEC Notebooks
Cirrus Logic Unveils CS98200 Video Processor
Software Architects Announces Windows Utility to Support Hitachi Multi Drives
Samsung and Software Architects Sign Blu-Ray Development Agreement
CyberLink Announces PowerProducer
BakBone's MagnaVault Certifies New Plasmon D-Series Enterprise Libraries
Alera Drops Price on DVD+R Cruiser

Rimage Introduces PrismPlus! and Everest Standalone Printers

Rimage Corporation has announced they are now shipping two new CD/DVD label printing options - PrismPlus!, the next generation Rimage thermal CD/DVD printer, and a standalone with Everest re-transfer print technology, which was, until now, offered exclusively as an integrated part of the Rimage Producer II family of CD/DVD publishing solutions. With its full-color, photographic-quality labels and its highly scratch resistant finish, Everest thermal re-transfer print technology has been available only as an integrated part of the Rimage Producer II CD/DVD publishing solutions, or as an automated printing solution. Rimage has now announced that it is offering this technology in a standalone unit. PrismPlus! boasts the fastest available throughput (print rate for full coverage labels--only 7 seconds), low-cost labeling (a mere 3 cents per disc), USB connectivity, increased ribbon capacity, and a low-ribbon indicator that reminds you to change ribbon before it runs out. PrismPlus! supports USB connectivity for high throughput automation environments, and it has a feature called the Printhead Integrity Check (PIC). The PIC feature checks each individual element on the printhead before every print, assuring high quality output for unattended environments. Prism remains the fastest and lowest cost thermal CD-R/DVD-R printing solution on the market. Both Everest and PrismPlus! are available as standalone units, automated printing solutions, or as an integrated part of a Rimage Producer II CD-R/DVD-R publisher. All these products are currently available through Rimage distribution channels.

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ATI Radeon IGP 320M to Ship in New NEC Notebooks

ATI has announced that the ATI Radeon IGP integrated graphics processor for the mobile AMD Athlon PC market has been selected by NEC for its new LaVie F and LaVie L consumer notebook PCs. The RADEON IGP 320M uses a 64-bit system architecture, supports the latest DDR memory technology, and includes TV-out functionality, as well as ATI's patented Fast Z-Clear technology that increases 3D rendering speed. The Radeon IGP 320M also incorporates a variety of award-winning Radeon features including ATI's Pixel Tapestry and Video Immersion engines. Pixel Tapestry allows Radeon IGP processors to create lifelike environments by combining the industry's fastest rendering engines with an unprecedented set of 3D special effects. The chip's ability to process up to three textures concurrently means unsurpassed performance in accelerating multi-textured game content. The Video Immersion adaptive de-interlacing engine advances ATI's historic leadership in digital video and provides features like hardware motion compensation and iDCT (inverse discrete cosine transform). The NEC LaVie F and LaVie L notebook is equipped with an AMD Athlon(TM) XP1400+ processor; 256 MB RAM; 40 GB hard drive and CD-R/RW with DVD-ROM. The LaVie F and LaVie L will be available to consumers in mid-October, 2002.

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Cirrus Logic Unveils CS98200 Video Processor

Cirrus Logic has announced the CS98200 for the high-end DVD player, DVD receiver and digital video recording market. The CS98200 provides manufacturers of DVD products with a robust set of features in a highly integrated, cost-effective solution to help them introduce feature-rich, cost-reduced advanced home entertainment products. As a testament to its abilities to power next-generation digital entertainment products, the CS98200 was the centerpiece of Cirrus Logic's Enhanced DVD solution, recently demonstrated at the Digital Hollywood conference in Beverly Hills, Calif. Enhanced DVD, which is gaining momentum after several Hollywood studios announced their support for the technology, promises to give consumers access to Web-based content from their broadband-enabled DVD device. The CS98200 boasts two 32-bit RISC cores that provide enough processing power - each producing 180 million instructions per second (MIPS) or 360 total MIPS - for virtually many consumer features. It also sports a 32-bit audio digital signal processor running at 180 MIPS. Highlighting the chipset's exemplary full-featured audio support, the CS98200 features eight-channel DVD-Audio capability that is fully compliant with DVD Forum specifications. DVD Audio is an emerging digital audio specification that promises improved sound quality and multi-channel sound compared to traditional two-channel CD technology. The CS98200 also supports Dolby Pro Logic II and Dolby Digital, AAC, WMA and DTS compression standards, all with post-processing bass manager support, as well as MP3 support. The CS98200 also supports the Kodak Picture CD application. The CS98200's built-in second-generation progressive scan technology is designed to provide improved, sharper picture quality. A common feature on many mid- and high-tier DVD devices, Cirrus' CS98200 solution is helping to bring this added-value feature to mainstream DVD-enabled consumer devices. Another OEM benefit that could offer added convenience to consumers is the inclusion of six 10-bit video DACs, which provide support for all popular video and audio output formats. Frequently, low-end semiconductor solutions offer fewer DACs, therefore making it more complicated for consumers to switch their output settings from the various incoming signals such as component, composite and S-video. To help give consumers more direct management over their digital content, the CS98200 also provides hard disk drive support, allowing digital video recording devices to store digital content directly on the console. Using the CS98200's audio encoding capability, manufacturers can also develop units allowing consumers to encode CD files as MP3s and store them to a hard drive, giving them simple access to music files or perhaps "jukebox" services, where the DVD device serves as a one-stop source for storing, accessing and playing digital music files.

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Software Architects Announces Windows Utility to Support Hitachi Multi Drives

Software Architects, Inc., a supplier of disk drive utility software that uses the Universal Disk Format (UDF), announced the commercial release of WriteDVD! Pro v4.1 for MS Windows. In addition to supporting first-generation DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW and DVD-RAM drives and media, Version 4.1 now supports next-generation multi-function recordable DVD drives recently announced by Hitachi. DVD "multi" drives promoted by the DVD Forum are designed to support a broad range of optical media to address the number one problem with recordable DVD: lack of a single media standard. Version 4.1 provides a "drive letter access" interface for mastering and writing to all types of optical recording media specified for use in DVD "Multi" drives.  This includes DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-R, CD-RW, and DVD-RAM media. In addition, the software also supports mastering and writing to competing DVD+R/W drives. The software also supports reading and writing new "Mt. Rainier" format CD-RW discs that are not compatible with standard drives and software. SAI's integrated UDF architecture provides the user with a single, easy-to-use, "drag and drop" interface that reliably operates regardless of the type of disk inserted into the drive.  This prevents driver conflicts and file system queuing problems that commonly occur when using different software programs to run DVD-R/W, DVD+R/W, DVD-RAM/R and CD-RW drives and media on the same computer system.  Version 4.1 provides mastering of files as well as packet writing and block addressable writing to recordable DVD media. All writing modes are performed through the Drive Letter Access for convenience.  Version 4.1 adds support for "Quick Format", "Quick Grow" and partial disk mastering on DVD-R/W drives. Version 4.1 also supports advanced "Real Time Recording" functions used in new DVD-RAM disk based video camcorders made by Hitachi, and DVD-RAM disk based video recorders made by Panasonic and other DVD Forum companies. Real time recording optimizes reads and writes of video files to disk by emulating sequential recording on the random access, block addressable DVD-RAM media.

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Samsung and Software Architects Sign Blu-Ray Development Agreement

Samsung Electronics, Ltd. and Software Architects, Inc., have announced the signing of a software development agreement whereby SAI will develop new file system technology to be used in next generation consumer video recorders manufactured by Samsung that comply with the new "Blu-ray Disc" specifications for advanced digital video recording. Samsung Electronics, Ltd. is one of the world's largest manufacturers of electronics products, and is a member of the DVD Forum. The company is also one of the nine Blu-ray Disc Founder companies that are collaborating on the specifications for next generation digital video recording devices. SAI has been a leader in file system technology and optical disk formats since 1992. The company developed the first recordable DVD file system technology ("UDF") that was adopted by the DVD Forum and is now used in virtually all recordable DVD drives and video recorders. The company plans to be the first software company to develop and license a file system and related software utilities that comply with the Blu-ray Disc specifications. SAI will develop the file system for future Samsung digital video recorders based on the
Blu-ray Disc Group's specifications. This file system specification is optimized for digital video recording. Next generation digital video recording devices must be capable of recording high definition digital television signals on to very high capacity optical discs. Blu-ray Disc specifications include single optical disc capacities of 23 to 27 Gbytes. The company is expected to release its first software products supporting the Blu-ray Disc specification in 2003.  Samsung has not published its timetable for release of its Blu-ray Disc digital video recorders.

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CyberLink Announces PowerProducer

CyberLink Corp. has announced PowerProducer, a total "wizard-style" software that enables anyone to produce home movies & photo slideshows. This latest development offers step-by-step guide for users with little time or knowledge of video editing and burning, to produce movies and photos onto CDs or DVDs. With PowerProducer, in just 3 easy steps, users can import photo or video files from video capturing devices, then perform basic editing functions like adding special effects and creating chapters to the video clip. It also features the "QuickBurn" solution, a one-click step to capture video from DV camcorders directly into DVD disks.  PowerProducer is designed with the users in mind. It features a wizard-style interface with detailed instructions and information to guide users start to finish.

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BakBone's MagnaVault Certifies New Plasmon D-Series Enterprise Libraries

BakBone Software, a global provider of storage management software, today announced that it has certified its optical storage software, MagnaVault, with the new Plasmon Enterprise D-Series DVD libraries. Plasmon's Enterprise D-Series products are among the largest capacity DVD libraries in the world. MagnaVault 2.3.1, the latest version of the industry-leading software for UNIX/Linux-based optical storage, improves an enterprise's ability to rapidly store and retrieve documents and images to and from optical media, including CDs, DVDs and magneto-optical (MO) disks. Installed on a server, MagnaVault provides seamless data access to all existing application software and utilities. One feature of MagnaVault 2.3.1 is enhanced device support for newer DVD libraries, making it a perfect fit for Plasmon's Enterprise D Series. Pricing for BakBone's MagnaVault 2.3.1 begins at $3,495.

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Alera Drops Price on DVD+R Cruiser

Alera Technologies has announced a $100 price decrease on its  DVD+R Cruiser DVD Recorder Solution that started shipping in August. The
DVD+R Cruiser is an external DVD Recorder with USB 2.0 A-Connect supporting optional IEEE 1394 FireWire or Cardbus/PCMCIA connections and includes a software suite worth more than $745 (A complete Ulead Video Suite, Ahead Nero, and Cyberlink PowerDVD). The DVD+R Cruiser DVD Recorder provides video professionals and enthusiasts with the
key features needed for creating DVDs or CDs.  The new estimated street price of the DVD+R Cruiser is a low $499.  It has the tools to author professional video presentations and put them on DVD discs in a format that can be played back on most DVD set top players and computer DVD-ROM drives. Alera Technologies includes Ulead's DVD Workshop, MediaStudio Director's Cut, Cool3D, and PhotoImpact software applications with the DVD+R Cruiser giving users the tools they need to manage their Video Production and recording.  Also included is the acclaimed Cyberlink PowerDVD viewer and, with Ahead Nero, the DVD+R Cruiser is an excellent tool for archiving and
exchanging data on CD-R.  The DVD+R Cruiser is based on DVD+R/+RW technology with fast DVD Write and
ReWrite speeds.  It also reads DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD Video, DVD-ROM, CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW discs.  The DVD+R Cruiser can use either DVD+R media for archival purposes or ReWritable DVD+RW media. It also writes CD-R and CD-RW.

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