Roxio to Deliver CD-Recording Solutions with Yamaha Electronics Corp.
Roxio's Toast 5 will be bundled with Yamaha's all new CRW-F1 CD-Recorder
Santa Clara, California - (June 28, 2002) - Roxio, Inc. (Nasdaq:ROXI), The Digital Media Company®, provider of the best selling digital media software in the world, announced today that Yamaha Electronics Corporation has selected Roxio's Toast as their worldwide CD-Recording software bundle for two external recorders--the CRW-F1ZSX (SCSI) and the Dual interface CRW-F1ZDX (FireWire/USB 2.0), both developed specifically for the Macintosh user.
Toast will come bundled this fall with two of Yamaha's CRW-F1 external
CD-Recorders. The F1ZSX provides SCSI connectivity for older Macintosh
systems, while the F1ZDX provides FireWire and USB 2.0 interfaces
for newer Macs. The models will come with Yamaha's exclusive DiscT@2
Laser Labeling System. Toast will include support for DiscT@2, allowing
the user to burn graphics and text onto any CD-R disc. For consumers
who desire a complete mastering and burning suite for all their
digital audio, photo and video products, they can upgrade to Roxio's
award-winning Toast 5 Titanium.
"Yamaha is dedicated to providing Mac users with top-of-the-line
products. We developed our new CRW-F1 series external recorders
to provide complete, high quality CD-Recording solutions by starting
with an all new sleek design which was greatly influenced by the
feedback from our Mac users," states Allen H. Gharapetian,
general manager, Yamaha Electronics Corp. "Partnering with
Roxio was the next logical step, allowing us to offer the best hardware
with the #1 CD-Recording application for the Macintosh platform."
"We are excited that Yamaha chose Roxio as the preferred choice
for CD recording,'' said Tom Shea, chief operating officer at Roxio.
"Roxio's Toast is a clear leader in the Macintosh space and
provides consumers with the most robust burning software available."
Yamaha Electronics Corporation (YEC), USA, based in Buena Park,
California, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yamaha. YEC offers Home
Theater components and systems, featuring A/V Receivers, Amplifies,
DVD/CD, Speakers, Mini-Systems, Video Projection, as well as A/V
& IT Convergence Products. YEC Multimedia Products Division
(MPD) offers CD-ReWritable Recorders, CD-R/W Media, Computer Speakers
Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, develops and markets the best-selling digital media software in the world. Roxio offers
award-winning software products for CD/DVD burning, photo editing and video editing and has an installed base of over 150 million
users. Roxio distributes its products globally through strategic partnerships with major hardware manufacturers, through leading
retailers, through Internet partnerships and through direct sales at www.roxio.com. Roxio's
parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC;
http://www.sonic.com) is the leader in digital media software and provides a broad range of software
tools and applications for creative professionals, business and home users and technology partners. Sonic's products range from professional
DVD authoring systems and interactive content delivery technologies that are used to produce the majority of Hollywood movies released on DVD,
to the award-winning Roxio- and Sonic-branded CD and DVD creation, playback and backup applications that have become the premiere solutions
for consumers and business users worldwide. Sonic's AuthorScript® is the de facto standard for CD and DVD burning and formatting and has
been licensed by major software and hardware manufacturers, including Adobe, Broadcom, Microsoft, Scientific-Atlanta, Sony, and many others.
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