SOURCE: Focus Enhancements

December 12, 2007 16:01 ET

Focus Enhancements Demonstrates Industry-Leading, High Frequency UWB and Video Convergence Technology at CES 2008

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - December 12, 2007) - Focus Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless technology, video conversion and digital media, announced it will feature its UWB technology designed to be compliant with the WiMedia Standard and Certified Wireless USB (W-USB) from the USB-IF and its TV-out video chips for portable media players (PMPs) at the 2008 CES Show. The company will be in booth 15003 in the Central Hall and will also demonstrate its W-USB technology in the WiMedia TechZone booth, 31642, located in South Hall 3. The show runs from January 7-10, 2008 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

"We are excited by the portfolio of products, technologies and partners we have assembled for CES 2008," said Tom Hamilton, executive vice president and general manager of Focus Enhancements' semiconductor group. "Our advanced UWB technology delivers strong and dependable radio performance and enables the rapid file transfers and wireless freedom desirable in today's media products. Portable device designers continue to favor our TV-out semiconductors because of our superior video quality, low cost and small footprint. You will see this all come together in our booth at CES this year."

Visitors to Focus Enhancements' booths will be transported into tomorrow's home entertainment room and office-of-the-future. Applications for Certified W-USB technology will include video camcorders, digital cameras, printers, USB hubs, PDAs, PMPs, remote media servers and other forms of media distribution in home entertainment environments. In addition, the company will display a wireless hub and dongle pair under development for retail channels through a partnership with Amcor.

The company will display the following:

--  UWB technology -- designed to be compliant with WiMedia UWB Standards
    and Certified Wireless USB technology;
--  UWB technology with WiMedia operation in the higher frequency bands
    necessary for acceptance in Europe; and
--  TV-out video chips, including the ultra-mobile FS*471, for set-top
    boxes (STBS) and portable media players (PMPs).
    

Focus Enhancements will be showing reference designs used in PMPs and advanced IP-STBs, developed in partnership with leading platform providers such as Freescale, Marvell and RMI as well as an array of commercially available PMPs using the company's TV-out encoders, displaying video to a TV.

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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Contact Information

  • Focus Enhancements:
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