SOURCE: Focus Enhancements

April 17, 2005 14:45 ET

FOCUS Enhancements Previews New Digital Media Asset Management System at NAB

ProxSys Is a Powerful, Cost-Effective, End-to-End System for Acquiring, Managing, and Scheduling Digital Media

CAMPBELL, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 17, 2005 -- FOCUS Enhancements Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in video production and conversion technology, today announced it will preview its new ProxSys™ Media Server for digital asset management at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in Las Vegas from April 18 - 21, 2005, in the Digital Asset Management Pavilion, Sponsored by G-SAM, the Global Society for Asset Management, Booth # SL4255E. The innovative and comprehensive ProxSys suite will deliver a complete solution for video and broadcast professionals from acquisition and editing to media management, completely accessible via a common Web browser.

The ProxSys Media Server manages up to 50+ TB of low- and high-resolution video, audio, images and documents, allowing quick preview and access to clips from any location over the public Internet. ProxSys replaces the need to manage volumes of dispersed videotapes, CD-ROMs, audio CDs, and digital images within the organization.

As part of the digital asset management showcase, strategic industry partners will demonstrate integrated solutions that work with the ProxSys Media Server to streamline the digital management infrastructure. Strategic partners include:

--  ContentVision - Smart*Storyboard Video Analysis Server
--  Digital Media Technologies - AirBox Automated Content Playout
--  Fraunhofer Institute for Media Communication - IFinder Multimedia
    indexing and archiving solution
--  Plasmon - UDO30 Ultra Density Optical Desktop Drive
--  RAID Inc. - Falcon-2 Serial ATA Disk Drives
--  Rimage - 2000i CD/ DVD Desktop Publisher
    
"ProxSys will enhance the media management infrastructure, providing the easiest and most flexible way to store, manage and recall digital media," said Michael Conway, senior vice president of strategy and business development for FOCUS Enhancements. "ProxSys extends Digital Asset Management from an archive-only paradigm to a key component for real-time production and broadcast use. At NAB, we are demonstrating real-world examples of how ProxSys excels in medium- and large-scale deployments for media-driven applications, including production workgroup content storage, broadcast archive and play-out, sports analysis, education and training, multi-channel recording and monitoring, and video archiving."

The ProxSys system is based on several key components. The main ProxSys Data Storage and Administration module is the core of the system and contains a media database, Web server, video archive, metadata storage and the MPEG-4 proxy engine. The ProxSys MPEG/DV encoding component allows video and other content to ingest into the system. The Play-out section controls distribution of the content for presentation or 24/7 broadcast.

ProxSys is currently shipping to pilot installations worldwide. General ProxSys' availability will be announced in May 2005. For more information about ProxSys or to take advantage of our pilot installation program, contact one of FOCUS Enhancements' network of Digital Asset Management specialists or visit www.FOCUSinfo.com.

FOCUS Enhancements will also showcase its full line of video production workflow products at NAB in Booth # SL4255E.

About FOCUS Enhancements, Inc.

FOCUS Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE) is a leading designer of world-class solutions in advanced, proprietary video technology. Headquartered in Campbell, CA, FOCUS Enhancements designs, develops, and markets video solutions in two distinct markets: advanced proprietary video conversion integrated circuits (ICs) and affordable, high-quality, digital-video conversion and video production equipment. FOCUS Enhancements' complete line of video products are sold globally through resellers and distributors to the professional broadcast, education, cable, business, industrial, presentation, Internet, gaming, home video production and home theater markets. More information on FOCUS Enhancements may be obtained from the company's SEC filings, or by visiting the FOCUS Enhancements home page at www.FOCUSinfo.com.

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