Wireless streaming video distribution based on the WiMedia UWB Standard
Visitors to the Focus Enhancement booth will be instantly transported into the home entertainment room and office-of-the-future. See how applications for Certified Wireless USB technology will include video camcorders, digital cameras, printers, USB hubs, PDAs, remote media servers and all forms of video distribution in home entertainment.
The company will be showing reference designs used in PMPs and advanced Internet Protocol Set-top Boxes (IP-STBs), developed in partnership with leading platform providers such as Freescale, AMD, Raza, Intel, and nVidia. In addition, the company will be showing recently introduced PMP players from Microsoft (Zune) and Toshiba (GigaBeat) using the company's FS456 TV-out encoders to display video to a TV.
UWB Frequency Bands
WiMedia UWB uses distinct bands (approximately 500 MHz each). Standard UWB implementation uses the first three of these bands (up to approximately 4.8 GHz). Europe prefers using high frequency bands starting at near 6 GHz. Focus UWB, based on the WiMedia Standard, provides coverage up to approximately 7.4 GHz, providing coverage today for both US and European markets.
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 statements include statements regarding management's plans to complete its Ultra Wideband (UWB) semiconductor chip designs, and the performance of its UWB technology in silicon. 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 unforeseen increased costs in research and development, the company's ability to maintain adequate funding to develop and implement UWB technology, the performance and acceptance of its UWB technology when successfully moved to silicon and the risk factors specified in the company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005, Form 10-Q for the periods ended March 31, 2006, June 30, 2006 and September 30, 2006, as well as other filings with the SEC. These statements are based on information as of December 19, 2006 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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