SOURCE: Focus Enhancements

April 17, 2007 11:00 ET

Focus Enhancements to Demonstrate the New Panasonic AJ-CM50BD Blu-ray Changer With Its ProxSys Family of Media Asset Management Solutions

Panasonic's New Blu-ray Disc Changer Offers Economical Nearline Storage Capability to the ProxSys Family of MAM Solutions

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 17, 2007 -- NAB2007 -- Focus Enhancements Inc (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in media management and ultra wideband (UWB) wireless technology, today announced that it is showcasing the Panasonic AJ-CM50BD Blu-ray Changer as an additional nearline storage solution for its ProxSys family of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions. The Panasonic Blu-ray Changer will be demonstrated at NAB 2007, April 16-19, 2007, along with the ProxSys family, in both the Focus Enhancements booth (SL2605) and Panasonic booth (C3613).

The Panasonic AJ-CM50BD is designed for economical nearline storage of P2 Media files in DV/DVCPRO/DVCPROHD format. It accepts up to 30 non-cartridge BD/DVD-RAM discs, and it supports 25GB rewritable single-layer (BD-RE25), and 50GB rewritable dual-layer (BD-RE50) for a total storage capacity of 1.5TB. AJ-CM50BD supports both Macintosh and Windows and connects to a host PC via USB2.0. Media descriptions are stored via on-disk RFID tags.

The ProxSys Family of MAM solutions is designed to streamline acquisition, storage, and retrieval of digital media, making asset management simple and effective. Several solutions are available, from small- to medium-sized solutions to full enterprise-level systems.

"We are excited to be demonstrating the AJ-CM50BD product in our booth," stated Michael Conway, senior vice president of corporate strategy for Focus Enhancements. "It is a simple and economical nearline storage option for our ProxSys products, especially for Panasonic P2 customers looking for seamless asset management workflow."

"Archive and contents management are key parts of the total P2 workflow," stated Tadao Shimozuru, director of professional AV systems B.U., Panasonic AVC Networks Company. "We are pleased that Focus' ProxSys will support the Panasonic BD Changer. This system provides customers with more options to archive P2 contents."

Featured at both the Focus Enhancements and Panasonic booths, the ProxSys PX-1 is expected to be available the end of April 2007 for US MSRP OF $19,950 through Focus Enhancements' worldwide dealer and distributor network. Other storage partner companies include RAID Inc., Rimage, Plasmon, Q-Star technologies, and JVC. 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.

About Panasonic

Best known by its Panasonic brand name, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products for a wide range of consumer, business, and industrial needs. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company's shares are listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, New York (NYSE: MC), Euronext Amsterdam and Frankfurt stock exchanges. For more information on the company and the Panasonic brand, visit the company's website at panasonic.co.jp/global/index.html.

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 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 17, 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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