Toast 6 Receives International Acclaim And Hits New Sales Milestones
Industry Accolades for Roxio's Macintosh CD & DVD Burning Software More Than 100,000 Units Shipped in First Four Months
Macworld Conference & Expo: San Francisco, California - (January 6, 2004) - Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), the leader in digital media software, announced today that more than 100,000 units of Toast® 6 have been shipped since launch in September of 2003. Roxio will showcase Toast 6 Titanium and preview Toast with Jam 6 during the Macworld Conference & Expo® at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, January 6-9.
Toast is the industry standard in burning software for the Macintosh, helping users to burn and share data, audio, photos and video with drag and drop simplicity. Toast 6 Titanium has been listed as the best-selling productivity software for the Macintosh in The New York Times and ranked as #1 selling title in Japan for digital media software, outselling all Mac & PC products for more than six straight weeks. It's the first time that any Mac software title has retained the top spot for so long.
Recently winning a MacUser Award (UK - November 2003, Toast 6 has earned numerous awards in its first months of distribution, including "Editor's Choice 2003" Awards from eMedia (US - November 2003) and TechEdge-zine (US - September 2003). Reviewers have rated the latest version of Toast "5 out of 5" in publications ranging from MacWorld (UK - October 2003), Applelinks (US - November 2003), and MacHome (US - December 2003).
"The success of Toast 6 reaffirms Roxio as the clear leader in burning software for the Macintosh," said Tom Shea, Roxio President. "The strength of Toast, combined with our market leading Easy CD & DVD Creator for the Windows platform, demonstrates our continued commitment to improve our customers experience with digital media by giving them the best tools available, regardless of their system choice."
Built for Mac OS X, Toast 6 Titanium accepts all audio, video, and image formats recognized by QuickTime. Toast 6 greatly expands the functionality of iTunes, iMovie, and iPhoto, and works with most CD and DVD recorders, including Apple's SuperDrive as well as multi-format DVD recorders.
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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