LAS VEGAS, January 7, 2005 - Avanquest USA, a leading publisher
of best-selling productivity software, PC utilities and digital
media products, is bringing the power of professional video creation
to DVD consumers with the retail introduction of CyberLink DVD
Solution Platinum. CyberLink DVD Solution Platinum will
have a retail price of $79.95 at CompUSA, Fry's Electronics, Micro
Center and other Avanquest distribution outlets across North America.
CyberLink DVD Solution Platinum is a 10-in-1 suite of Cyberlink's
proven DVD video products, offering a total solution for video-creation
enthusiasts, including DVD playback, authoring, burning, DVD-to-DVD
copying, video editing, slide show creation, photo retouching and
file backup functions. The software features an easy-to-use task-based
interface called PowerStarter. Users can directly choose functions
they need via the interface and CyberLink DVD Solution Platinum
will launch the programs necessary to fulfill each function.
"This is the ultimate burning and creativity suite that includes
a rich assortment of products," said Christina Seelye, CEO,
Avanquest USA. "Today's sophisticated video consumers now can
watch movies, capture video from digital devices, edit videos, author
and burn DVDs and CDs, back up files, fix photos, rip music and
more - all from one powerful yet easy to use tool."
"CyberLink DVD Solution Platinum is arriving on U.S.
retail shelves at the ideal time," said Alice H. Chang, CEO
of CyberLink. "Digital cameras and video recorders were the
holiday gift items of choice in December and consumers are seeking
to enhance, enjoy and preserve their images. With DVD Platinum
Solution they enjoy comprehensive DVD burning and creativity
features via one simple application."
CyberLink DVD Solution Platinum includes CyberLink's leading
technologies. Playback technologies include CLEV and CLVP to provide
brighter colors and non-distorted images on wide-screen monitors.
Burning technologies include Right-to-Disc, QuickBurn and
Double-Layer DVD disc support, offering quick burning functions.
Video editing technologies include Smart Video Rendering Technology
II and Buffered Capture for faster and easier editing functions.
CyberLink DVD Solution Platinum includes the following products:
PowerStarter - easy to navigate task-based interface
Featuring seven main icons - simplifies navigation by categorizing task-specific functions.
PowerDVD - the world's leading DVD experience on the PC
Listed as Best Product of 2003 from PC magazine, PowerDVD features leading technologies for making videos brighter and audio richer. Supporting playback on multiple screen sizes PowerDVD maximizes DVD entertainment on the PC.
PowerProducer - turning photos and videos into stunning DVDs
PowerProducer takes the hassle out of converting photos and videos into slideshows and movies. While supporting today's leading DVD formats, the software provides a complete range of powerful time saving tools that automates much of the disc authoring process.
Power2Go - drag-and-drop express burning of media
Power2Go features two easy interfaces for handling all kinds of files: photos, videos, music, and data. Express mode allows simple drag-and-drop burning, as well as easy double-click activation of disc copying.
Medi@Show - transforming ideas into dazzling slideshows
With loads of special effects and easy-to-use features, photos and videos can be transformed into engaging slideshows. Medi@Show unleashes users' creativity by providing an ideal solution for producing streaming multimedia content for delivery via the web or on a DVD.
PhotoNow! - auto retouching of photos
PhotoNow! provides quick photo-enhancement tools, with features such as red-eye removal, and auto adjustment of brightness and saturation. PhotoNow! allows one-click auto-fixing or manual adjustments. Photos can be imported and exported in a broad range of file formats.
PowerBackup - archiving data with a step-by-step approach
Supporting easy archiving and restoration of files, PowerBackup is a powerful yet practical tool for protecting essential data, offering a step-by-step approach to saving data onto a DVD or hard drive.
PowerDirector - editing professional home movies
Featuring an improved editing interface, comprehensive production tools, time-saving features, and quality-enhancing video technology, PowerDirector ensures that creating eye-catching movies has never been easier.
PowerDVD Copy - copying discs with ease
CyberLink PowerDVD Copy is a specialized tool for copying and backing up your favorite DVDs. Preview video content to decide which sections of the DVD you want to copy.
About CYBERLINK Corporation:
Founded in 1995, CyberLink Corp. is a world leader and pioneer in
providing integrated solution for the Digital Home. The products
are categorized into two major lines: Digital Multimedia Solutions
and Training Solutions. Digital Multimedia Solutions includes DVD
Burning and Creativity Products focus on media creation by advancing
the technologies to capture, edit, author and record all types of
media, and Digital Entertainment products provide high quality media
enjoyment on the PC by perfecting state-of-the-art audio-video technologies.
These award-winning software applications are ideal solutions for
turning today's mainstream computers into home theaters and digital
video centers. The company's Training Solutions include authoring
tools for creating training content and training management systems
that offer an easy and cost effective way to deliver and manage
training programs over corporate intranets or the Internet. As a
result of the company's solid growth and profitability, CyberLink
became a public company in October 2000 and is listed on the Taiwan
Stock Exchange (5203.TW). To keep up with market demands, CyberLink
has operations in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region
including Japan. CyberLink's worldwide headquarter is in Taipei.
Please visit www.gocyberlink.com
About Avanquest Global Software Publishing:
Formed in June 2003 by parent company BVRP Software Group, Avanquest
is a network of companies offering a complete range of software
publishing resources and a worldwide market to software developers
from around the globe. Avanquest has a local presence on five continents
and long-established relationships across all channels of distribution
in markets covering nearly 90% of the world's total software sales.
BVRP Software Group, a leading international software developer
and publisher, was founded in Paris in 1984 and is listed on the
Nouveau Marché of the Euronext stock exchange (ISIN FR0004026714).
For additional information, please visit www.avanquest.com