SOURCE: Focus Enhancements

October 17, 2007 08:30 ET

Focus Enhancements Powers TV-Out for Chanceux's Latest iPod Docking Station

Superior TV-Out Quality Serves Vibrant Video iPod Aftermarket

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - October 17, 2007) - Focus Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless technology, video conversion and digital media, announced that Chanceux Co., a leader in the development of media-oriented consumer electronics products in Taiwan, has selected Focus Enhancements' FS453 TV-out encoder chip for its new remote controlled iPod docking station.

Chanceux designed the VID-1200 SmartDock iPod docking station to enable iPod users to enjoy maximum value from the growing amount of multimedia content stored on their players -- including the ability to output video and audio files to existing televisions. The remote controlled docking station allows users to browse and play content on their home TV or other portable television displays without compromising image quality. The docking station also acts as a charger.

"The iPod aftermarket is a very active market and now that video is an important part of the available content, TV-out is a natural and desirable extension," said David Huang, Taiwan country manager for Focus Enhancements' semiconductor group. "Our TV-out functionality on Chanceux's VID-1200 gives their customers the added value and versatility of portable high-resolution media."

"We selected Focus Enhancements' FS453 TV-out chip because of its superior performance and high video quality," said Mr. Jim Wang, CEO of Chanceux. "With Focus Enhancements' leading TV-out technology, our customers can display the user interface, photos and video content of their iPod on their living room TV to enjoy an enriched and engaging big-screen experience."

Along with Focus Enhancements' FS453 TV-out encoder, the newly launched VID-1200 SmartDock docking station features the Freescale MXL processor and infrared remote controller.

About Chanceux Co.

Chanceux Co. was founded in 1999 to focus on embedded system designs and integration for information appliances and consumer electronics markets. It is now a leading solution provider for embedded systems and consumer electronic solutions and products. Core competencies of Chanceux Co. are: system (board) level hardware designs, audio system design, embedded software designs, mechanical designs, and system integration. Find out more at: http://www.chanceux.com.tw

About Focus Enhancements, Inc.

Focus Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), headquartered in Campbell, CA, is a leading designer of world-class solutions in advanced, proprietary video and wireless video technologies. Many of the world's largest technology companies partner with Focus Enhancements for high performance TV encoder, UWB, and video convergence solutions. The company's Semiconductor Group develops integrated circuits (ICs) for high-performance applications in the video convergence market, including IPTV set-top boxes and portable media players. Focus Enhancements is currently developing a wireless IC chip set based on the WiMedia UWB standard and designed to be compatible with Wireless USB, and used in personal computer (PC), consumer electronics (CE), and mobile electronics applications. The company's Systems Group develops video products for the digital media markets, with customers in the broadcast, video production, digital signage and digital asset management markets. More information on Focus Enhancements may be obtained from the company's SEC filings, or by visiting the Focus Enhancements home page at http://www.focusinfo.com.

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