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Visioneering and DigiLink Announce IPTV Development Kit Based on Texas Instruments DaVinci(TM) Technology

CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Visioneering Corporation (Visioneering) and DigiLink Software, Inc. (DigiLink) today announced the availability of a hardware and software developer kit that allows digital media equipment manufacturers to rapidly develop IPTV applications for multimedia content owners, aggregators and content suppliers. The new kit utilizes world class audio and video codecs, a standards compliant file container, network and graphic user interface libraries, a Linux operating system and device drivers, and sample applications with code. The combination of Visioneering's Sonata set-top box (STB), DigiLink's rich software capabilities and Texas Instruments Incorporated's (TI) DaVinci(TM) technology allows IPTV designers to quickly develop cost-effective solutions to match their growing markets needs.

CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ — Visioneering Corporation (Visioneering) and DigiLink Software, Inc. (DigiLink) today announced the availability of a hardware and software developer kit that allows digital media equipment manufacturers to rapidly develop IPTV applications for multimedia content owners, aggregators and content suppliers. The new kit utilizes world class audio and video codecs, a standards compliant file container, network and graphic user interface libraries, a Linux operating system and device drivers, and sample applications with code. The combination of Visioneering's Sonata set-top box (STB), DigiLink's rich software capabilities and Texas Instruments Incorporated's (TI) DaVinci(TM) technology allows IPTV designers to quickly develop cost-effective solutions to match their growing markets needs.

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"Visioneering offers a full line of IPTV set-top box products, Sonata, which delivers a complete range of features and benefits to the IPTV equipment manufactures and content providers. The Sonata product line incorporates the latest in digital video technology at a cost effective price. Our collaboration with TI enables us to provide robust and future proof solutions." said Peter Guest, Visioneering CEO. "We selected DigiLink as our software partner because we are impressed by our partner's ability to tailor their digital media software to meet our customers' need in a timely manner."

The Sonata STB includes: — TI's TMS320DM6446 digital media processor based on DaVinci technology — NTSC/PAL up to 720p resolution — H.264, WM9, VC-1, MPEG4, and MPEG2 — MontaVista Linux operating system — Ethernet and USB 2.0 interfaces — Optional 802.11G wireless — Optional digital video recorder (DVR) up to 500 GB — Optional two way video/audio communications at 30 frames per second — Optional composite or S-video for video capture

"Visioneering capitalizes on the programmability, extensive peripherals and accelerators provided by TI's DM6446 digital media processor based on DaVinci technology, which allows for rapid development of IPTV products with the highest video quality and resolution," said Greg Mar, worldwide manager, DaVinci technology products, TI. "By providing a robust solution with combined expertise from Visioneering, DigiLink and TI, the new IPTV developer kit provides exceptional flexibility and value for engineers creating innovative digital media equipment."

"Video is the latest phenomena of the Internet revolution with vast amounts of video-centric contents in various formats available on the Internet and Intranet. TI provides a media processor platform to access, process and display video-centric contents for TV viewers. Sonata STB from Visioneering is designed with a rich hardware feature sets." said Dr. Karl Zhao, President of DigiLink. "DaVinci technology coupled with the Sonata STB allows us to leverage our expertise in the development and support of embedded digital media elements (DME) software so we can provide a compact, cost-effective and customizable solution for equipment manufacturers that need to quickly develop IPTV products"

About Visioneering Corporation

Visioneering Corporation is privately-held and is a leading developer of digital media technologies for the IPTV markets. For more information, visit the Visioneering website at www.visioneeringcorp.com or email sales@visioneeringcorp.com, or call 760-438-5533.

About DigiLink Software Inc.

DigiLink Software, Inc is a leading software company that designs, develops, markets and supports high complexity embedded software products for commercial and consumer IP-based digital media applications. DigiLink provides solutions for processing, transporting and/or storing, playing video and audio content in various modes, enabling a multitude of value-added services over IP based networks. DigiLink is committed to service equipment manufactures worldwide to bring innovative, cost-effective and reliable solutions to the market in the shortest cycle time. For more information, visit the DigiLink's website at www.digilinksoftware.com or email sales@digilinksoftware.com.

About the Texas Instruments DSP Third Party Network

Visioneering and DigiLink are members of the TI DSP Third Party Network, a worldwide organization of independent companies that offer products and services supporting TI DSPs. TI third parties provide expertise across a variety of applications, including audio, control, telecom, video and imaging, and wireless communications. Third party products and services include a broad range of application software, development hardware and software, and consulting services that support original equipment manufacturers' efforts to bring differentiated products to the market quickly. For more information about the TI DSP Third Party Network, please visit http://www.ti.com/3p.

Trademarks

(C)2006 Visioneering Corporation. Sonata IPTV is a trademark of Visioneering Corporation. All rights reserved. DaVinci is a trademark of Texas Instruments. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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