SOURCE: Focus Enhancements

April 16, 2007 11:00 ET

Focus Enhancements Announces ProxSys PX-1, the Industry's First Media Server Specifically Designed for Production

PX-1 Achieves Price Performance Break-Through for Media Asset Management

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 16, 2007 -- NAB2007 -- Focus Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in media management and Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless technology, today announced the latest addition to the ProxSys family of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions. The PX-1 is the industry's first entry-level, turnkey MAM system that fully integrates both hardware and software into an easy-to-setup, easy-to-use digital media asset solution.

The ProxSys family will be on display in the Focus Enhancements' booth, SL2605, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 16-19, 2007.

Designed to service small- to medium-sized organizations, the PX-1 gives digital media professionals the ability to assign timecode-based metadata to their HD or SD video content which, when combined with its proxy preview, enables lightning fast search and retrieval. Through the PX-1's intuitive web browser interface, users can create projects and containers from which content can be copied, transferred, shared, or deleted.

The PX-1 can simultaneously manage up to 10 concurrent users connected anywhere in the world. It supports nearly all SD and HD video formats, popular graphic and audio formats, as well as many data formats, including PowerPoint and Word documents.

Also included with the PX-1 is the Focus Enhancements Capture Suite and Media Import software. With this client-based software, users can capture live video, import existing digital media folders and files, or seamlessly import video content from Focus digital disk recorders and/or Panasonic P2 MXF format while preserving all native metadata.

"Historically, production and post-production professionals have dealt with cumbersome tape libraries for storing all their content, making search and retrieval an arduous process," said Robert Caldeira, senior product manager for Focus Enhancements. "Our popular DTE disk recorders, along with other industry innovations, forced the shift from tape to digital. Now with vast libraries of content stored digitally, Focus Enhancements has introduced the ProxSys family of MAM solutions to allow users to browse, manage and access these tremendous volumes of digital content, quickly and seamlessly."

Additional PX-1 features include:

--  MPEG-1 System and Elementary support
--  MPEG-2 Program, Transport, Elementary, and all 18 ATSC format support
--  DV (AVI Type 1 and 2, Raw)
--  DVCPro, DVCPro50, DVCProHD
--  BMP, PNG, JPEG, GIF
--  User Rights Assignments
--  Ability to create and define unlimited numbers of metadata fields
--  Search routines including exact match, fuzzy, and wildcard
--  IBM Xeon-based Server
--  1TB of internal RAID storage
--  Dual 1000/100/10 LAN
--  SuSe Linux O/S
--  Ultra320 SCSI Controller for storage expansion
    
PX-1 is expected to be available the end of April 2007 for a US MSRP of $19,950 through Focus Enhancements' worldwide dealer and distributor network. For more information, 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.

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. Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include the risk factors specified in the company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, as well as other filings with the SEC. These statements are based on information as of April 16, 2007 and the company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

© 2007 Focus Enhancements Inc. All rights reserved.

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