SOURCE: Focus Enhancements

September 08, 2007 00:00 ET

Focus Enhancements to Demonstrate ProxSys® HD Video on Demand System at IBC 2007

Feature-Rich ProxSys Video on Demand System Will Demonstrate the Capabilities Only Achieved Through a Database-Driven Platform

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - September 8, 2007) - Focus Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in media management and Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless technology, announced that it plans to demonstrate an innovative and exciting HD Video on Demand (VOD) System built upon its successful suite of ProxSys Media Asset Management solutions.

Architected specifically for ProxSys, the database-driven VOD system offers customers powerful and feature-rich capabilities not found in other systems including the ability to search, manage and instantly retrieve content based upon customer-specified metadata. These capabilities are truly unique to the ProxSys solution. In addition, remote-desktop capability is provided so content can be created, modified, uploaded, and scheduled remotely.

The ProxSys VOD system, along with Focus' industry-leading HD workflow, will be showcased at IBC 2007 in Amsterdam, (booth 9.441) at the Amsterdam RAI from September 7-11.

"The ProxSys VOD system is a natural extension of our Media Asset Management systems," said Robert Caldeira, senior product manager for Focus Enhancements. "We are excited about the VOD system because we have received strong market demand for the unique feature set that it offers. This system addresses true customer needs where other VOD systems of this level fall short."

In addition to asset management capabilities, several other key features include:

--  Distribution of live or stored media from ProxSys Media Server to
    dedicated set-top boxes and/or client software-based players via unicast
    and/or multicast streaming
--  Remote desktop capability
--  MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, and H.264 video formats
--  PowerPoint, JPEG, PNG, GIF with slideshow control and editing features
--  Create and present HTML-based slide shows
--  Live lecture and event capturing and archive
--  Closed captioning and subtitle support
    

Pricing and availability is expected to be announced in October. The ProxSys Video on Demand system will be available through Focus Enhancements' worldwide dealer and distributor network. 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.

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. Such factors include, statements about the company's recently introduced ProxSys Video on Demand System. 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 customers' acceptance of recently introduced products, changes in customer order patterns, the performance and acceptance of its ProxSys Video on Demand System, and the risk factors specified in the company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, and Form 10-Q for the periods ending March 31, 2007 and June 30, 2007 as well as other filings with the SEC. These statements are based on information as of September 8, 2007 and the company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

© 2007 Focus Enhancements, Inc. All rights reserved.

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