SOURCE: Advanced Media Design/MediaPOINTE

September 13, 2005 11:15 ET

MediaPOINTE Enhances AV Integrator's Arsenal of AV-Over-IP Tools With Plug-and-Play Digital Network Printer and Video Capture Appliances

Products Feature "One-Button Touch" Operation and Functionality for Business and Education Videoconferencing

NEWBURY PARK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 13, 2005 -- MediaPOINTE®, the leading developer of award-winning AV-over-IP collaboration technologies, today announced more easy-to-use and cost effective digital devices that assist both AV integrators and end-users with advanced digital image storage and delivery capabilities. Unlike any other devices on the market today, the new series of products, the Digital Network Printer (DNP) and Digital Video Capture (DVC) appliances, offer instant printing and capturing of on-screen content during a presentation or videoconference.

"Our DNP and DVC uphold our core belief that today's consumers want high-value products that are ultra simple to install and operate," stated Mark Adams, MediaPOINTE's director of marketing. "No one has the time or willingness to learn how to operate new technologies, so our products feature simple 'one-touch' operation. In fact, they only have one button on them! What could be simpler? Just push to either print or capture what you see on the screen during a presentation or conference, and the image is yours."

Printing out meeting collateral and camera views no longer requires expensive or exotic equipment; the DNP series allow any on-screen image to be captured and immediately delivered to any existing network printer. There are two versions of MediaPOINTE DNPs available, depending upon which applications are employed during meetings, presentations or videoconferences. The DNP100 is used for standard video images such as camera views or DVD/VHS video content; the DNP200 prints high-resolution computer graphic images such as PowerPoint presentations or spreadsheets.

"These products allow both sides of a videoconference to interact as if they are in the same room. With a touch of a button, far-end users can virtually hand a document 'through the screen' to the near end of the call," added Adams.

Similar to the DNP printing products, the new MediaPOINTE DVC line captures video stills or high-resolution images, and stores up to 100 locally in a solid-state appliance. The images can then be viewed, archived, emailed, printed and shared. Captured images can also be instantly viewed using the slide-show playback feature. Meeting participants can even get copies of the captured images instantly from the DVC front panel by downloading them onto a USB flash drive before leaving the meeting room. The DVC100 captures any on-screen video images, while the DVC200 captures high-resolution images.

Both the DNP and DVC products feature plug-and-play ease of installation and use, and are compatible with any presentation or videoconferencing system, from simple set-top units to fully integrated systems. In addition to one-button control, each device features traditional control methods to allow for integration into sophisticated conferencing and presentation systems, including RS-232, web interface, infrared, XML API and contact closure; AMX and Crestron control module compatibility will soon be available.


Both the DNP and DVC products are currently found through a growing channel of MediaPOINTE dealers and distributors. The DNP100 list price is $1,995 and the DNP200 lists for $3,495. The DVC100 list price is $2,495 and the DVC200 is $3,995. There is a one-year warranty on all products.

About Advanced Media Design, Inc.

Founded in 1979, Advanced Media Design, Inc. is the leading provider of AV-over-IP solutions to the audio-visual industry for enterprise, government, and educational applications. The company has received international recognition for the development of the acclaimed MediaPOINTE® AV-over-IP platform, the emerging standard for visual communications and media collaboration. For more information, visit

MediaPOINTE is a registered trademark of Advanced Media Design, Inc.

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