Top 20 Software Vendor Honestech, Inc. Expands Into Canada



    Honestech Releases Bilingual English - French Versions of Leading
Software Products into Canada

    AUSTIN, TEXAS & TORONTO & QUEBEC, September 10 /CNW/ - Honestech Inc., a
Top 20 Software Company in the U.S. and premier supplier of digital video and
Internet Protocol (IP) communication and entertainment solutions, has releases
five of its best selling products in new bi-lingual Anglo - French retail
versions. Supported by major Canadian Retailers, Honestech is making available
its leading products including; VHS to DVD Deluxe 3.0, Fireman 3.0, Video
Editor 7.0, MY-IPTV Mobile, and Video Patrol 5.0, in dual-language retail
versions. The five products, available in September from leading retailers,
will feature an install option for language selection, bi-lingual quick start
guides and bi-lingual electronic manuals.

    Perfect for both novices and professionals, VHS to DVD 3.0 Deluxe offers
tools to edit and produce quality video files easily and to save and keep
priceless home videos in sharp and crystal-clear DVD/CD quality. Using the
Easy Wizard Mode, anyone can transfer VHS, Beta, or other videotapes to DVD
with just a few clicks, using step-by-step pictorial instructions that guide
the user through the process. Advanced scene editing tools allow users to
record movies, delete commercials or unwanted scenes, and easily add special
effects, titles and chapter points. The Deluxe version of VHS to DVD 3.0
Deluxe comes complete with a USB 2.0 MY-VIDBOX, an external video capture
device, and provides entertainment with the power to easily create and archive
any DVD/CD movie from a camcorder, VCR, or DVD player. New features include
the ability to convert cassette tapes and LP records to MP3 files and audio
CDs, and formatting that allows users to watch videos on new devices, such as
an iPod, PSP and more. VHS to DVD Deluxe 3.0 is expected to retail in Canada
for under $90.00 CN.

    Fireman CD/DVD Burner 3.0 incorporates point-and-click technology to
allow even the novice PC user to quickly and easily burn CDs and DVDs. Simply
drag and drop files and folders into Fireman 3.0 from Explorer and click the
"Burn" button. Users can also create, continue and complete multi-session data
disks. Additionally, Fireman 3.0 supports on the fly recording, directly from
Video Cameras and other Video and Audio input sources, so there is no need to
worry about multi-step recording or hard-drive free space. Fireman 3.0 can
burn CDs and DVDs of music, video or data in less than half the time it takes
competing products to burn. Supporting dual-layer burning, Fireman 3.0 also
enables the creation of video CDs and super video CDs and supports CD/DVD
erasure and disc/writer information viewing. The new version of Fireman 3.0
also supports LightScribe compatible DVD writers and media which label the
optical discs within hardware supporting direct laser labeling. Fireman 3.0 is
expected to be available for under $30.00 CN.

    Video Editor 7.0 is a powerful suite of video editing software that can
assist you in compiling a professional looking movie from your existing
personal videos, digital still images, and audio files. With its user-friendly
and intuitive interface, Honestech Video Editor 7.0 is simple enough for first
time users yet powerful enough for experienced pros. With Honestech Video
Editor 7.0, you can manage and edit multiple files simultaneously. For each
video file, you can select Full Rendering, Smart Rendering, or Fast GOP (Group
of Pictures) encoding methods. Video Editor 7.0 is expected to be available
for under $50.00 CN.

    Video Patrol 5.0 turns any internet connected PC into a powerful
monitoring system that can inexpensively protect and patrol homes and
businesses and be monitored real-time over the Internet. Highly customizable,
Video Patrol 5.0 software enables advanced scheduling to make regular
monitoring easy and automatic, and users can predefine timed or
motion-triggered surveillance events. The software even makes it possible to
send out predefined e-mail alerts with surveillance recordings attached,
allowing users to observe whatever activity the camera captures even when they
are away from the home or business. Video Patrol 5.0 enables PCs to capture
and save images and video in MPEG file format enabling remote monitoring and
recording providing security, baby sitter monitoring, or pet monitoring.
Utilizing proprietary software, Video Patrol 5.0 also has a built in "motion
sensor" which detects motion as a "triggering event" and automatically begins
recording. Once recorded, the surveillance videos are stored for later replay
and can be saved to a CD, DVD or a user's own FTP server. Video Patrol 5.0 is
expected to retail for under $40.00 CN.

    MY-IPTV Anywhere Mobile 2.0 Deluxe enables users to access and view their
favorite television programming from anywhere in the world on their mobile
phone, any Windows-based Wi-Fi PDA device, and any computer with an internet
connection. MY-IPTV Anywhere Mobile(TM) includes Honestech's original MY-IPTV
Anywhere PC server and player software and new mobile player software for
mobile and handheld devices. It also includes MY-IPBOX, an external USB 2.0 TV
tuner device. MY-IPTV Anywhere server software has to be set up on their home
computer to host content via Internet Protocol (IP) to their mobile phone or
Wi-Fi enabled mobile devices and any computer via a peer-to-peer connection.
The product allows users to watch and control their TV from anywhere, and
includes features such as channel surfing & changing, a personal video
recorder, and scheduled recording from any computer. MY-IPTV Anywhere Mobile
supports the latest H.264/MPEG-4 video compression technology standard for
mobile phone, handheld devices, and any computer, from anywhere in the world.
MY-IPTV Mobile is expected to retail for under $100.00 CN.

    Retail versions of Honestech's products will be available in Canada
through leading retailers including; Future Shop, Office Depot, Best Buy
Canada and London Drug. In the U.S. products are available at leading
retailers including; Fry's Electronics, CompUSA, Costco, Office Max, Office
Depot, Amazon.com, and are available from the company's web site at
www.Honestech.com.

    About Honestech, Inc.

    Honestech, Inc., is a subsidiary of Honest Technology Co. Ltd., a premier
supplier of digital video and Internet Protocol (IP) communication and
entertainment solutions. Founded in 1998 by a group of digital pioneers, the
company's vision is to bring high-quality digital video into PC, handheld and
phone users' daily lives by transforming the way digital video is created,
delivered and experienced. As a pioneer of real-time MPEG encoding/decoding
software technologies, Honestech is working with innovative companies around
the world to enable the transition from analog to digital video.




For further information:

For further information: For Honestech, Inc. Press Contact: Lisa Deutch,
847-415-9321 ldeutch@sspr.com

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