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Telestream Unveils New Software Solutions

Bridging Format and Platform Gaps and Simplifying Media Access
Nevada City, Calif.(2/8/2005) -

Telestream, the world?s leading provider of automated encoding and IP delivery solutions for the media and entertainment industry, announces new solutions to simplify access to digital media. The company?s highly successful FlipFactory workflow automation solutions for broadcasters will be featured at NAB2005 alongside a number of innovative new Flip4Mac and MAP software solutions for content owners and creators. These exciting products reaffirm Telestream?s commitment to simplifying network-based access to digital media for video professionals by removing format and platform compatibility challenges in ways that are transparent to the user. Telestream solutions will be demonstrated in Booth SU11404.

FlipFactory automates all-digital HD and MXF workflows and adds multi-server failover for broadcasters. Telestream unveils important new features for its highly successful FlipFactory transcoding automation and delivery solutions. These include automated SD to HD conversion and expanded MXF format support. SD to HD conversion capability provides broadcasters and other content owners with an automated, scalable software solution for migrating content to the new HD standard. Enhanced multi-server functionality provides failover back-up for critical broadcast applications and a more robust multi-server solution for high-volume transcoding. Telestream maintains a strong position worldwide for its FlipFactory workflow automation solutions. No other encoding product provides the depth and breadth of formats and system support as FlipFactory.

Telestream broadens transcoding and workflow automation for Apple creative and broadcast communities. Telestream announces expanded support for the Apple Macintosh platform with a number of new workflow automation solutions. Enhancements to Telestream?s FlipFactory and MAP products enable all-digital workflows for the Mac community. New Flip4Mac products bridge the Mac/PC format gap, simplifying the way professional users export and import files directly on their Macs.

Telestream adds support for Apple's high-performance Xsan storage area network file system. FlipFactory now provides Final Cut Pro workgroups connected to an Xsan network with seamless media and metadata exchange between a wide range of professional video devices ? including all the leading media servers, NLEs, asset management systems, streaming servers, as well as communication with automation systems.

A Mac version of Telestream's award-winning MAPone? personal IP delivery software application makes its NAB debut. Priced at under US$1,000, MAPone for the Mac provides videographers and journalists with a flexible, affordable solution for transmitting review-and-approvals, digital dailies, news cuts and other edited material over any standard or wireless IP network. MAPone for the Mac transcodes and delivers broadcast-quality media files directly from Apple's Power Mac G5 systems or PowerBook notebooks running Final Cut Pro HD or other QuickTime-based software. Introduced at NAB2004 for the PC, MAPone provides a superb solution for quickly transmitting high-quality media from laptop video editing systems via high-speed Wi-Fi or any broadband IP connection.

The new Flip4Mac MXF Import Component provides for direct import of MXF media from Sony eVTR and XDCAM systems for Macintosh users. Available by NAB2005, the MXF Import Component automatically transcodes Sony digital news acquisition formats into Mac-based formats for an upcoming version of Final Cut Pro HD software.

The Flip4Mac WMV Export Component, available now, enables Mac users to create Windows Media 9 Series SD or HD files directly from within QuickTime-based applications, including Final Cut Pro HD, Final Cut Express HD, iMovie, QuickTime Player, Discreet Cleaner, and the new Sorenson Media Squeeze 4 Compression Suite. Available the end of March, the new Flip4Mac WMV Import Component allows Mac users to import Windows Media files for viewing in the QuickTime Player, thus enabling the great playback capabilities in QuickTime for this popular transport format.

Telestream enables simplified media collaboration. In an effort to reduce the cost and complexity of media collaboration, Telestream and Microsoft will feature a joint media collaboration solution at NAB2005. Telestream MAP media access products combine with Microsoft SharePoint and Windows XP Media Center products to simplify the way workgroups access, share and view media across local and wide area networks. The business solution targets video production companies, ad agencies, corporate communications, marketing and training departments, and other organizations that work on team-oriented digital media projects on a regular basis. MAP is built on the Microsoft .NET Web Services framework to provide a flexible, cost-effective solution that is easy to implement and easy to integrate with third-party applications. Frost & Sullivan recognized Telestream with its 2005 Product of the Year Award in Digital Media Applications for the MAP solution.

Product demonstrations will take in Telestream Booth SU11404 at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention which takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA April 18-21, 2005. More information is available at www.telestream.net and www.flip4mac.com.

About Telestream (www.telestream.net)
Telestream products have set the standard with the world's leading media and entertainment companies, corporations, and government institutions for the encoding, organizing, and delivery of digital media. Customers rely on Telestream products for convenient, cost-effective, and robust digital media access and exchange over IP networks. The company?s automation applications and smart media organization solutions streamline workflows for broadcasters and media companies, as well as content owners and content creators in government, higher education, and corporate markets. Telestream and its team of video experts are located in Nevada City, the ?video valley? region of Northern California. The company is privately held.

Telestream, Inc.
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