SOURCE: Focus Enhancements

November 26, 2007 06:30 ET

Focus Enhancements Releases New Video Archive Solution for the Medical Market

Focus Enhancements Partners With Data Distributing and Other Leading Technology Providers, Including Plasmon, QStar, and Rimage, to Demonstrate the PX Medical Video Archive at RSNA

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - November 26, 2007) - Focus Enhancements Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in media management and Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless technology, today announced a channel partnership with Data Distributing to offer the Focus PX Medical Video Archive. Based upon the Focus Enhancements ProxSys® family of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, the PX Medical Video ArchiveTM provides instant, reliable, and secure access to medical video libraries. The PX Medical Video Archive will be on display at Data Distributing's booth (#3915) and QStar Technologies' booth (#5413) at the 93rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) show, November 25-30, 2007, at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

In the medical field, instant access to video archives is crucial. Manually locating, archiving, and retrieving large volumes of videotapes and DVDs is extraordinarily time consuming. The PX Medical Video Archive enables medical professionals to manage and access their entire video library -- from surgical footage to video-based training programs -- with ease, reducing clinical video search times by as much as 80 percent. Designed for fast performance, the PX Medical Video Archive uses rich metadata to make it easy to find and retrieve media assets quickly and low-resolution proxy files offer quick media preview, while protecting high-resolution media assets, and saving valuable network bandwidth.

"Over the past five years, ProxSys has been established as the MAM solution of choice in the production and education markets," said Shaun McTernan, VP of Enterprise Solutions for Focus Enhancements. "There is a high demand in the medical market for efficiently managing and archiving surgical video files and the PX Medical Video Archive is a perfect fit for the medical profession. We are very excited about our partnership with Data Distributing, a leading distributor in the medical imaging industry, and are confident that their expertise allows us to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction with each PX Medical Video Archive deployment."

"Our partnership with Focus Enhancements enables us to provide productivity tools to several departments within a hospital," says Nancy Fisher, President and CEO of Data Distributing. "Department heads have been tasked with increasing efficiencies and throughput, and this solution from Focus Enhancements does just that. Additionally, when paired with QStar archiving software, and Rimage Disc Publishing Systems, you have a very desirable bundle that is appealing for cardiology, ultrasound and surgical applications."

To bring further value to PX Medical Video Archive customers, Focus Enhancements offers several optional add-ons from best-of-breed technology providers, including QStar's HSM (Hierarchical Storage Management) software, Plasmon's G-Series UDO Libraries, and Rimage's on-demand digital publishing systems. QStar HSM software provides the PX Medical Video Archive with seamless access to video archives over six-months old on a Plasmon UDO library, and facilitates a link between the PX Media Sever and the archive hardware. The Rimage on-demand digital publishing systems gives PX Medical Video Archive users unique data protection, offering a comprehensive, cost-effective and compliant network-based solution for backup and archiving.

For more information on Focus Enhancements and its products, please visit www.focusinfo.com.

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. 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.

About Data Distributing

Founded in 1984, Data Distributing develops innovative, digital and DICOM solutions and provides the integration and professional services to a growing number of OEMs and channel partners worldwide. This international company, headquartered in California, creates solutions that are used by hundreds of leading medical centers. For additional information on Data Distributing, please call (949) 598-1880 extension 1213, or visit Data Distributing's web site at www.datadistributing.com.

About QStar Technologies:

QStar Technologies is a leading storage management software company that provides sophisticated, large scale client/server archive and data protection solutions for UNIX, Linux, and Windows operating systems. QStar provides tiered based storage solutions that allow every level of the corporation to organize and manage data storage resources of even the most heterogeneous networks. The world's leading companies increasingly rely on QStar for the secure, cost effective and reliable storage of their critical data. QStar software supports a wide range of hardware platforms and storage devices, incorporating new technology, as it becomes available. The company's corporate headquarter is located at 2175 West Hwy 98, Mary Esther, Florida 32569 (850) 243-0900 fax: (850) 243-4234, Web Site: www.QStar.com, with further sales and development offices in Europe.

About Plasmon

For more than twenty years Plasmon has been the trusted source for professional archive solutions with demanding commercial and public sector organizations worldwide. Plasmon's UDO Archive Appliance and G-Series libraries provide unmatched data longevity and unquestioned record authenticity for the long-term access and preservation of valuable business information. Plasmon solutions enable companies to meet regulatory obligations and manage risk associated with record retention, while providing competitive advantage through fast access to archived data. Founded in 1984, Plasmon is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: PLM). Worldwide headquarters are in Cambridge, United Kingdom, and U.S. headquarters are located in Broomfield, Colorado. For more information, visit www.plasmon.com.

About Rimage

Rimage Corporation (www.rimage.com) is the world's leading provider of recordable CD, DVD and BD publishing systems, which are used by businesses to produce discs with customized digital content on an on-demand basis. Rimage's publishing systems, which span the range from high to low CD/DVD production volumes, integrate robotics, software and surface label printers into a complete publishing solution. Rimage is focusing its CD/DVD publishing solutions on a set of vertical markets with special needs for customized, on-demand digital information: digital photography, medical imaging, financial institutions, business offices, and government.

Safe Harbor Statement

Statements in this press release which are not historical including statements regarding management's intentions, hopes, expectations, representations, plans or predictions about the future are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Factors that could cause actual results to differ are specified in the company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, and Form 10-Q for the periods ending March 31, 2007, June 30, 2007 and September 30, 2007, as well as other filings with the SEC. These statements are based on information as of November 26, 2007 and the company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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