SOURCE: Focus Enhancements

February 07, 2007 07:24 ET

Focus Enhancements Provides TV-Out Chip for New Comtrend Internet Protocol (IP) Set-Top Box

Company's Industry-Leading Video Convergence Technology Powers Another Digital Multimedia Home Networking Platform

CAMPBELL, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 7, 2007 -- Focus Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in video production, PC-to-TV conversion and Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless technology, today announced Comtrend Corporation, a leading provider of total solutions to the telecommunications and data communications industry, has chosen its FS453 TV-out chip for its new state-of-the-art and cost-effective TV-over-Internet protocol set-top box (IPTV STB).

The Comtrend CT-7010 delivers broadband TV, video on demand (VoD), Internet and streaming video and data services. IPTV services allow telecommunications companies, cable operators or Internet service providers to leverage investments in asymmetric digital subscriber lines (ADSL), hybrid fiber-cable (HFC) and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) infrastructures by delivering TV over existing hardware.

"Our high quality TV-out chips assure the end user sees the best TV picture over the Internet," said David Huang, sales director for Focus Enhancements' semiconductor group - Asia pacific. "Focus Enhancements has long-standing relationships with original equipment manufacturers such as Comtrend and we are incorporated in most leading reference designs. With the growing adoption of high definition TV, IPTV and portable media players, we continue to demonstrate the superior video quality of our TV-out family of chips to our customers."

"Forming alliances with chip manufacturers like Focus Enhancements allows Comtrend to provide complete solutions to telecommunications operators or Internet service providers which, in turn, allows them to reach profitability quickly," said R.C. Liang, senior manager of Comtrend Corporation's multi-media business unit.

About Comtrend Corporation

With over eight million products installed, Comtrend is established as one of the leading suppliers of DSL equipment in the world. Comtrend offers a broad array of leading edge, high-quality, DSL products that embeds ADSL, ADSL2+, Bonded ADSL2+ and VDSL2 technologies to support: Triple-play Voice, Video and Data Applications including IP-Video, VoIP, optional WiFi Drops and industry standard QOS with VLAN traffic assignment, IGMP Snooping and IGMP proxy providing efficient traffic management and control in IP multicast applications. Comtrend is a global company with headquarters locations in Taipei, Taiwan; California, USA; and Madrid, Spain. For more information, visit the Comtrend web site at http://www.comtrend.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.

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