Tri-Vision signs Wistron to V-chip licenses

    TORONTO, March 29 /CNW/ - Tri-Vision International Ltd./Ltée (TSX: TVL)
today announced that it has licensed United States Patent No. 5,828,402 (the
'402 Patent) and Canadian Patent No. 2,179,474 to Original Design Manufacturer
(ODM) Wistron Corporation of Taiwan. The licenses are valid through the
expiration of the patents in 2016.
    Companies who have been licensed to the U.S. and/or Canadian Patents
include: Sony, Hitachi, Sanyo, Pioneer, Philips, JVC, Panasonic, Sharp, LG
Electronics, Samsung, Funai, Orion, Apex, Korat Denki, World, Eastech,
Toshiba, eRAE, Seiko Epson, Xiamen, Shenzhen KXD, NewLane, Konka, TTE, Optoma,
Coretronic, ViewSonic, Syntax-Brillian, NEC, AKAI, Chunghwa, Humax, Shinco,
Jabil Circuit, LiteOn, Top Powersonic, Nakamichi, Emerson Radio, Esto, BenQ,
Runco, Daewoo Tecwell, ProView, Redmond Group, Harsper, and more. A number of
other major corporations such as Dell Inc. have committed to selling
televisions under Tri-Vision's license.
    As part of the transition to a digital television broadcast system in the
United States, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has mandated rules
to ensure that the V-chip can respond to any rating system changes in all
digital television receiver products. Tri-Vision's open V-chip (also known as
V-chip 2.0) is the only known patented technology capable of accepting
modified or new rating systems.

    About Wistron:
    Wistron Corporation is a public company listed on the Stock Exchange of
Taiwan. Among the top 20 manufacturers in Taiwan by revenue, the company has
20,000 employees at its headquarters in Taiwan and in China, the Philippines,
U.S.A., Mexico, Japan and the Netherlands. Wistron provides a wide range of
design, manufacturing and after sales service and support.

    About Tri-Vision:
    Tri-Vision International Ltd/Ltée is a public company founded in 1986.
Shares of the Company trade on Canada's Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the
symbol TVL. Tri-Vision operates two wholly-owned subsidiaries: Tri-Vision
Electronics Inc. and Think Broadband Solutions Inc.

        Tri-Vision Electronics Inc. - Licenses V-chip globally and owns the
        sole rights to U.S. V-chip Patent No. 5,828,402 and Canadian V-chip
        Patent No. 2,179,474 and 2,342,045. This subsidiary also markets Data
        Video Distribution Systems, Secure Pay TV, Addressable Pay TV (pay
        per view), Hotel Pay TV and Cable TV equipment worldwide.

        Think Broadband Solutions Inc. - Authorized Canadian Distributor to
        Canada's broadband industry for Scientific Atlanta, PCT North
        America, Andrew Corp. and Conax. The division specializes in digital
        video system design and integration, in-country equipment sales and
        supply, logistical support, niche product design and development, in-
        house and offshore manufacturing capabilities.

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