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Popwire Ships Compression Master 3 for Mac OS X

Offers support for Windows Media 9, SureStream, MPEG-2 and more (November 11, 2004)

Popwire, a Teleca company, today ships its desktop media encoding software, Compression Master 3 on Mac OS X. The Compression Master 3 offers, as the first tool on the market, support for Windows Media 9 on OS X. Other new features are Real SureStream, MPEG-2 and DV transcoding. The Compression Master is going to be offered at a campaign price of $395 for the rest of 2004.

Popwire's Compression Master enables users to encode media for distribution to all kinds of audiences - from television, post-production, 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 have the first product on the market with support for Windows Media 9 on OSX. This is something I know many have been waiting for. Popwire has always been in the forefront in making software-based media coding solutions and with this product Im sure we will satisfy the needs of our customers, 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 codec and streaming support for 3GPP2, transcoding between NTSC and PAL, MPEG-2 VBR support, improved preview, support for reference files, improved GUI.

?Our customers will find many new and exiting features in this new product besides improved MPEG-4 and WinMedia. We have also addressed the need for post-production companies to do a true transcode of DV to MPEG-2 or vice versa without corrupting the interlace." says Kay Johansson, CTO of Popwire.

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.

For more information please contact Anders Norström, COO E-mail: Phone: +46 733 25 44 10 or visit

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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