New Model Lengthens Maximum Record Time by 60%; New FS-100 160GB Model Sets New DVCPRO HD Long-Record Capacity Benchmark With up to 6.5 Hours of Continuous Record Capability on a Single Device
CAMPBELL, CA, Oct 08, 2007 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- Focus Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in media management and Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless technology, announced the latest addition to the FS-100 Portable Direct to Edit(R) (DTE) Recorder lineup. The new FS-100 160GB model sets a new standard for long-form DVCPRO HD recording with up to 6.5 hours of recording in 720p24PN mode, 5.25 hours in 720p25/30PN mode or 2.5 hours in full frame rate 720p/1080i mode. With the introduction of the FS-100 160GB, Panasonic P2 camera/recorder owners now have a solution that combines the outstanding quality of DVCPRO HD with ultra-long record times.
"We have received numerous requests for extended record times from Panasonic DVCPRO HD P2 camera/recorder owners," said Mark D'Addio, vice president of business development for Focus Enhancements. "In response we created the new FS-100 160GB model, which records up to 6.5 hours, which makes long DVCPRO HD recordings more economically viable."
The new FS-100 160GB model joins the lower capacity FS-100 100GB model, which will continue to be available. Both models are shipping with the recently released version 4.0 firmware. In addition to P2 and QuickTime DTE recording, version 4.0 offers the following new features for FS-100 users:
-- Support for 720p PN record mode, which more than doubles available
DVCPRO HD record times
-- PN variable frame rate (VFR) recording, which delivers stunning slow
motion and fast motion effects
-- QuickTime Reference Movie support, which enables long record sequences
to appear as a single file
The FS-100 160GB model is available now through authorized Panasonic resellers for a US MSRP of $2,495. The FS-100 100GB model is available for a US MSRP of $1,995. 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.
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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 recently introduced products such as the FS-100 160GB model. 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 FS-100 160GB model, 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 October 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.
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