SOURCE: Paragon Software

October 01, 2008 14:47 ET

QuVIS® Partners With Paragon Software® to License Innovative Cross-Platform Technology for Wraptor™ Digital Cinema Mastering Plug-In

Empowers Mac Users to Create an Ext2/3-Formatted Distribution Hard Drive Containing a Digital Cinema Package (DCP) Using Wraptor and Apple® Final Cut Studio®

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - October 1, 2008) - Paragon Software Group, the leader in Mac cross-platform technology, today announced that QuVIS, Inc., the leading provider of high fidelity motion imaging technology, has selected its Universal File System Driver (UFSD) technology to embed within their new Wraptor DCP (Digital Cinema Package) mastering plug-in for Apple Final Cut Studio. Paragon's technology fulfills the high-performance requirements for creating a digital cinema content distribution hard drive according to the DCI (Digital Cinema Initiative) specifications by enabling a Mac with Wraptor and Final Cut Studio to:

--  Create a Linux ext2/3 File System partition on a USB2.0 external hard
    drive suitable for use as a DCI-compliant distribution hard drive.
--  Verify the integrity of the ext2/3 File System partition.
--  Write a clear-text (unencrypted) or AES-encrypted DCP, created using
    Wraptor, to the distribution hard drive using a file system format that is
    universally supported by all major digital cinema playback servers.
    

Wraptor is a software plug-in that adds the ability to create a professional-quality, DCI JPEG2000-encoded, AES-encrypted, MXF-wrapped, and distribution-ready Digital Cinema Package (DCP) directly from a Final Cut Studio project. Wraptor incorporates the same digital video mastering technology that has made QuVIS a Digital Cinema pioneer and recognized industry leader in image quality. Wraptor provides a low-cost solution for creating Digital Cinema content without sacrificing professional quality or interoperability. Wraptor is commercially available online at www.quvis.com.

Paragon's unique high-performance UFSD technology was specially developed by the company to provide full cross-platform access to volumes of all popular file systems (ext2/3, HFS+, NTFS, FAT32, etc.) under various platforms (Mac, Windows®, Linux, etc.) when these file systems are not natively supported. Paragon's UFSD technology successfully bridges the gap between Mac, Linux and Windows operating systems, and has been embedded into Wraptor to allow Mac users to deliver DCPs on an industry standard distribution hard drive.

"Paragon is committed to using its 14+ years of partitioning experience to help remove the barriers between the Mac, Linux and Windows operating systems, and has a growing portfolio of products for Mac systems to do exactly that," noted Tom Fedro, president of Paragon Software Group - Americas. "This partnership with QuVIS further solidifies our credibility as the technology leader in a cross-platform environment."

"The Linux ext2/3 UFSD technology allows QuVIS to offer a complete turnkey Digital Cinema Mastering solution for Final Cut Studio that includes the ability to deliver content, in the form of a DCP, using the distribution file system format preferred by the industry," said Michael Paulson, QuVIS COO. "We are very pleased with the seamless integration of the Paragon and QuVIS technologies."

About QuVIS

QuVIS, Inc., is the leading provider of high fidelity motion imaging technology. QuVIS has been providing wavelet-based imaging technologies to the Digital Cinema industry since the late 1990s. QuVIS is an industry pioneer and is credited with several technical innovations that include: QuVIS was the first company to provide a commercial Digital Cinema playback server, the first company to real-time master and exhibit Digital Cinema content in 3D, the first company to showcase 2K playback of a 4K composition, and the first company to provide true real-time DCI JPEG2000 acquisition with patented selectable quality Variable Bitrate (VBR) encoding. QuVIS servers are also deployed and in service at NASA facilities to track and analyze launches of NASA vehicles using wavelet-based High Definition image acquisition and playback. QuVIS, Inc., located in Topeka, Kansas was founded in 1994 to provide advanced digital imaging playback and record technologies.

QuVIS products have been utilized worldwide for content production, post-production, simulation, image analysis, Digital Cinema exhibition, multi-screen, and large screen displays. For more information contact QuVIS, Inc., 2921 SW Wanamaker Drive, Suite 107, Topeka, KS 66614, (785) 272-3656, or visit www.quvis.com.

About Paragon Software Group

Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth markets. The company's comprehensive product line for the data storage market addresses the needs of data security, storage and management for PCs, servers and networks. A second portfolio of products focuses on mobile productivity applications for handheld devices. Founded in 1994, Paragon Software has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, and Russia delivering its solutions to consumers, small business and enterprise clients worldwide through a network of Value Added Resellers, distributors and OEMs as well as online through the company website. Paragon Software provides technology to a host of world class companies and partners including Linksys, Dell, Toshiba, NEC, Siemens, Phoenix, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and more. For more information please visit the company website at www.paragon-software.com.

Paragon Software is a trademark of Paragon Software Group. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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