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Popwire Ships Compression Engine 2 for Mac OS X

(December 21, 2004)

Popwire, a Teleca company, today ships its Server media coding software, Compression Engine 2 running om Mac OS X. It is a high performance digital media coding system for Broadcasting companies, media houses, ISPs and mobile operators who deal with large amounts of content. The Compression Engine 2 follows the well received Compression Master 3, which was the first Mac OS X tool on the market with support for Windows Media 9. Other new features are Real SureStream, MPEG-2 and DV transcoding.

Compression Engine 2 is the obvious choice for those who has large amount of content to be transcoded in a short turn-around-time. The installation and integration of the Compression Engine is designed to save time since it is fully compatible with existing broadcasting and streaming formats and does not require customizations or pre-formatting of input sources.

Popwire Compression Engine minimizes ?time to-show-time by automating the coding routine and tightly integrating into your production workflow. Compression Engine makes simple and straightforward coding and quality decisions itself so that you have more time to focus on the quality decisions that actually matter.

Popwire Compression Engine enables users to encode media for distribution to all kinds of audiences - from television, postproduction, web casting, to video-enabled mobile phones. Particular strengths include its server-grade reliability, encoding speed, and its strong preprocessing capabilities.

?We are pleased to follow up the successful launch of Compression Master 3 with the new Compression Engine 2. We know that many broadcasters and media houses struggle with supporting different distribution formats. With the Compression Engine 2, we have broadened the format support even further. This is a solution that saves both time and money. As business grows, the Compression Engine will scale according to your needs", says Åsa Sundqvist, CEO Popwire.

Other highlights in this new release are a new speed and quality optimized MPEG-4, 2-pass H.263, in and out points, fractional frame rate filter, EVRC and QCELP speech codecs and streaming support for 3GPP2, transcoding between NTSC and PAL, MPEG-2 VBR support and HD input.

About Popwire:

Popwire delivers Industrial Strength Media Coding solutions to the professional media industry. Popwire's Media Coding Suite simplifies the process of multiple format encoding and transcoding. Our customers include TV production companies, content aggregators, internet service providers and wireless operators.

Popwires state of the art Media Coding Systems saves time and money for digital media producers.

About Teleca:

Teleca is an international IT services company focused on R&D that develops and integrates advanced software and information technology solutions. With in-depth expertise in the latest technology and profound industrial knowledge, Teleca helps technology- and software-intensive customers worldwide to strengthen their market position and shorten their time to market. The company has more than 3,000 employees with operations in 15 countries in Asia, Europe and USA. Teleca is quoted on the Attract40 list of Stockholmsbörsen (Stockholm stock exchange).

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