Roxio's Easy CD Creator to Be Bundled with Pioneer's New DVD-R/RW Drive
Santa Clara, California - (November 25, 2002) -Roxio, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROXI), the Digital Media Company®, provider of the best selling digital media software in the world, announced today that Pioneer Electronics' (USA) new DVR-A05 DVD-R/RW recorder will be bundled with Roxio's #1 selling CD recording software Easy CD Creator® 5 Basic, in the United States and Canada.
Easy CD Creator 5 Basic will offer Pioneer customers a variety of CD and DVD recording options, including the ability to burn music, archive photos, and backup valuable data to DVD or CD.
"We're excited to add Pioneer to our list of OEM partners," said Brad Duea, vice president of worldwide OEM sales at Roxio.
"Combining Pioneer's superb drive technology and Roxio's easy-to-use
recording software makes a very compelling offering for Pioneer
"Consumers want a powerful and easy-to-use solution for managing
and moving their data, photo, video and music to CD or DVD,"
said Andy Parsons, senior vice president of pioneer USA's Business
Solutions Division. "Easy CD Creator complements what we believe
is a very powerful burning solution."
Consumers who want additional CD and DVD burning capabilities can
upgrade to Roxio's full-featured software Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum.
Consumers can purchase the upgrade direct from Roxio at http://www.roxio.com
or at their local retailer.
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.
Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.
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