Popwire Technology AB

Popwire Technology and dicas team-up to sell Compression

Pressmeddelande   •   Jul 15, 2003 19:47 CEST

Popwire Technology and dicas today announced that the new version of Popwire’s unrivalled Mac OS X-based desktop encoder, Compression Master 2.0, is available for purchase in dicas’ popular online-store, mpegable Shop.
Compression Master is a best-of-breed desktop encoder that provides an unparalleled way to produce high-quality content in multiple formats. Its intuitive user interface makes it the perfect encoding/transcoding tool for professionals within Broadcasting companies, Media houses, ISPs and Mobile operators.
“The market really needs a high quality desktop encoder, and I am thrilled about what our
Compression Master can do for professional users in the Media industry. We are receiving very positive response to our pre-launch version, which has been available for download and free trial for the last month. Together with our compression Engine, customers can also have a fully scalable solution optimizing their workflow. ” says Robert Ekström, CEO of Popwire Technology.
“The Compression Master is, without comparison, the best professional desktop encoder on the Mac platform and we are impressed with its quality and performance. We are very
excited to be able to offer it to our customers through our on-line store. ” comments Sebastian Moeritz, CEO of dicas.
“dicas is a perfect partner for us in many respects and we are pleased to take advantage of their MPEG-4 expertise and on-line sales channel for our mutual benefit.” continues Robert Ekström.
With the introduction of the Popwire Compression Master the reliability and speed of server based encoding is brought to the desktop. The straightforward user interface and high quality pre-processing filters are developed to meet the demands of the professionals. The Compression Master fully support standards and formats set by e.g. MPEG, ISMA, SMPTE, 3GPP and IETF.
The Compression Master can also be an excellent and essential part of a large scale encoding system by inter-working with the Compression Engine - Popwire’s server based
encoder. With this system you can export settings from the Compression Master to the Compression Engine as XML, thereby automating the data processing. This can e.g. enable a seamless workflow between a content provider and a content distributor.
Compression Master has a list price of Euro 995, but will be offered at a special promotion price of Euro 495 until the 15th of September 2003. The product can be purchased online at www.popwire.com and www.mpegable.com.

About Popwire
Popwire’s business concept is to create a high quality digital production environment where rich media efficiently can be encoded in a single workflow for a variety of distribution networks; Broadband/IP, Wireless, TV Broadcasting or for efficient digital archiving. Popwire specializes in encoding solutions for customers with a need for large amounts of audio/video contents to be converted from one media format to another.
Popwire Contact: Robert Ekström, CEO, Kungsbroplan 3A, 11127 Stockholm, Sweden, Phone +46 8 506 66700, Fax +46 8 506 66701, E-mail: Robert.Ekström@popwire.com; Web: www.popwire.com
Popwire, Compression Master, Compression Engine and their respective logos are trademarks of Popwire.
About dicas
dicas is an MPEG-focused video coding specialist and a leading developer of ISO MPEG-4 real-time video coding solutions providing the industry with the highest quality
core technology for digital video. dicas offers MPEG-4 products under the brand name mpegable™, supporting the most common profiles of MPEG-4 video. dicas is a member of the MPEG Industry Forum (www.mpegif.org).
dicas digital image coding GmbH Contact: Sebastian Moeritz, CEO, Holsteinische Strasse 39, 12161 Berlin, Germany, Phone +49 30 850 743 04, Fax +49 30 850 743 06, E-mail: sm@dicas.de ; Web: www.dicas.de
dicas and mpegable and their respective logos are trademarks of dicas digital image coding GmbH.