SOURCE: Focus Enhancements

April 12, 2007 10:41 ET

Focus Enhancements Revolutionizes High Definition Workflow at NAB2007

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 12, 2007 -- NAB2007 -- Focus Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in media management and Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless technology, announced that it will showcase its revolutionary HD workflow, from acquisition and editing to distribution, display, and management at NAB2007.

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

Focus Enhancements will present a seamless, end-to-end HD workflow, featuring its industry-standard Direct To Edit® DTE disk recorders combined with multiple camcorders from Panasonic, JVC, Canon, and Sony. The company will also debut its new HX-1 and HX-2 Portable HD Video Switchers sourced via the Focus MCSDI-1 Portable HD/SD SDI Portable Converter. Media will be captured live and managed by the new, industry-first ProxSys PX-1 Production Media Asset Management (MAM) Server, designed for production professionals and broadcasters.

"We completed our SD-to-HD transition across all product lines and now all models of our award-winning FS-4 Portable DTE recorders ship with standard HD format support," said Michael Conway, senior vice president of corporate strategy for Focus Enhancements. "All efforts in our systems group product development are concentrated on streamlining HD workflow. Our customers will benefit from our products' common I/O formats, increased modularity, and deep file format support. Spearheaded by our industry-leading DTE recorders, this extensive file format support has continued across our media acquisition, management, conversion, and delivery families."

New for NAB:

ProxSys PX-1 Production Media Server: Turnkey, out-of-the-box-ready Media Asset Management solution for acquisition, storage, and retrieval of digital media content for video production professionals.

MMC-1/2/3/4 Media Codecs: Broadcast quality PCI cards including hardware MPEG/DV codecs and a range of I/O options.

HX-1 and HX-2 Portable HD Video Switchers: Four channel (HX-1) and eight channel (HX-2) SD/HD video switcher with powerful live switching and effects for broadcasters and video professionals.

MCSDI-1 Portable HD/SD-SDI Media Converter: Analog and HDMI input to HD/SD-SDI converter with two channel embedded audio.

For more information on Focus Enhancements and its products, 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 12, 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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