SOURCE: Focus Enhancements

July 07, 2005 08:32 ET

FOCUS Enhancements Ships Industry's First Two-Channel, High Definition PCI Card With 32-Bit Accelerated Graphics

Dual Functionality Makes Gemini 2 a Truly Universal Media Card for Professional Video Integration

CAMPBELL, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 7, 2005 -- FOCUS Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in video production and conversion technology, announced the availability of its Gemini 2™ Universal Media Card which is setting the benchmark for high definition (HD) digital signage playback in enterprise retail applications. Priced at less than $1,100/per-channel, the innovative, dual-channel Gemini 2 design establishes breakthrough price and performance benefits for implementing a universal media experience.

Designed to help integrators design and execute customer-driven multimedia merchandising networks, Gemini 2 can simultaneously power two independent channels of high or standard-definition (SD) video with 32-bit accelerated graphics. It offers comprehensive implementation capabilities for system design teams responsible for developing multi-channel digital signage for the enterprise retail, entertainment, government, medical, hospitality, and military industries.

"Integrators today are accelerating the use of high definition video while still requiring the ability to stream HD with standard definition video and 32-bit graphics," said Jason Overhulse, Product Manager for FOCUS Enhancements. "Our new Gemini series is the first to truly accommodate any media requirement, enabling integrators to create sophisticated, scalable, and dynamic multimedia networks for any enterprise-level digital signage application."

Gemini 2 offers a full palette of HTSC formats up to 1920X1080p to deliver an exceptional message including independent scalers for video and bitmap overlap.

The Gemini 2 is available to system integrators and OEM customers, with a full software development kit (SDK) and integration support. For more information, contact FOCUS Enhancements at (408) 866-8300.

The FOCUS Enhancements family of products enables businesses to manage, distribute and present SD and HD video and high-resolution graphics over terrestrial and satellite networks using networked media servers, player and intelligent software. Retailers can execute in-store video networks, delivering, storing, and presenting content for live, programmed, and interactive promotions, advertising, and training in thousands of locations.

About FOCUS Enhancements, Inc.

FOCUS Enhancements Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE) is a leading designer of world-class solutions in advanced, proprietary video technology. Headquartered in Campbell, CA, FOCUS Enhancements designs, develops, and markets video solutions in two distinct markets: advanced proprietary video conversion integrated circuits (ICs) and affordable, high-quality, digital-video conversion and video production equipment. Semiconductor IC products include designs for PCs, game cards, Internet, set-top boxes, Internet appliances, and interactive TV applications, and they are sold directly to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). FOCUS Enhancements' complete line of video presentation and video production devices are sold globally through resellers and distributors to the broadcast, education, cable, business, industrial, presentation, Internet, gaming, home video production and home theater markets. More information on FOCUS Enhancements may be obtained from the company's SEC filings, or by visiting the FOCUS Enhancements home page at

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