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ADS Lets You Have Your Entertainment Your Way This Holiday

Complete family of easy-to-use products that let you expand your entertainment choices (October 05, 2005)

ADS Tech has just unveiled a complete family of easy-to-use products that let you expand your entertainment choices photos, music, video, live/recorded TV-without putting a big dent in your holiday budget.

DVD Xpress provides novices and experienced users with the fastest, easiest and most affordable means of saving your old videotapes to DVD so you can enjoy them on your TV set now and protect them for decades. It includes ADS Tech's new CapWiz software - the only set-it-and-forget it solution that lets you effortlessly (and flawlessly) copy personal videos from tape to disc. Available for a street price of about $100, DVD Xpress even lets you save your favorite TV programs to DVD so you can watch them at your convenience.

ADS Tech's New NAS Drive Kit makes sharing files on a network a snap. The kit is a 5.25-Inch drive enclosure that converts the user's own 3.5" Ultra ATA hard drive into a NAS device for instantly sharing data, photos, audio and video across a home or office network. Offering functionality previously only available with equipment costing many times the price, the US$119 kit can be used as an instant network server, an FTP or Web server or a data back-up server. It also supports the BitTorrent protocol for peer-to-peer file transfers.

ADS Tech also offers its new USB 2.0 SimpleTOUCH HD Kit, an external drive enclosure that enables PC, Mac and network users to backup with a single click. The kit includes software that simplifies the setup of convenient, automatic backups. With an MSRP of only US$59, the SimpleTOUCH HD Kit is also cost-effective. Consumers can buy the kit and add a $99 200GB drive for substantially less than buying a 200GB portable drive.

Instant Music is a low-cost solution for capturing music from LPs, 45s and Cassette Tapes and Recording to Audio CDs and MP3s. With Instant Music, PC and Mac users can capture audio from a cassette, turntable, radio or TV and save it as an MP3, .WAV, .WMA (Windows Media 9 Audio) or AAC audio file. The unique software even lets you remove those annoying clicks, pops and hisses so the music is crystal clear. Instant Music has a street price of US$49.

ADS Tech offers a complete line of Instant TV Tuners/PVRs that turn desktop or laptop PCs into entertainment centers. These easy-to-use tuners are designed for people who want an affordable, no fee solution for quickly and easily making MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 digital recordings of their favorite television programs. The compact devices can be used to record TV shows directly to the user's PC. They can even bypass the PC and record VCD, SVCD, or DVD files directly to any CD or DVD disc. New software bundles deliver TV viewing with time-shifting, an Electronic Program Guide for easy scheduling of TV recordings, photo slide show production and music. Suggested retail prices range from US$99 for Instant TV for Notebooks to US$199 for Instant TV Deluxe.

A complete, ready-to-use hardware/software solution, Video Xpress will appeal to inexperienced users and people with limited time because it provides the industry's easiest video capture; automatic movie-making; the ability to instantly create photo slide shows from snapshots and direct recording of home videos. For just US$69, consumers can create a video masterpiece every time.

About ADS Technologies
ADS Technologies is a world leader in Universal Serial Bus and IEEE-1394/FireWire solutions. Since 1992, the company has introduced high-quality multimedia, networking and presentation products at consumer-friendly prices. The companys award-winning USB product line includes eleven complimentary peripherals and its USB Port for Desktops is the worlds best-selling USB PCI host card. PYRO 1394DV, the first consumer-priced digital video editing solution on the PC market, has been widely adopted by owners of digital video camcorders for its ease-of-use for first time DV editors, its functionality and its low cost.

ADS Technologies products are distributed by Ingram Micro in the United States, Canada and Europe. ADS Technologies products are available in nearly 3,000 consumer electronic and computer retail stores and through OEM private label customers around the world who market ADS Technologies products under their own brand name.

For more information, visit or call 800.888.5244.


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