Roxio Easy Media Creator 9 Wins PC Magazine Editors' Choice Award
Roxio's Flagship Digital Media Suite Receives Top Honors and High Praise from Technology Press
Santa Clara, California (November 14, 2006) - Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), the leader in digital media software, today announced that Roxio Easy Media Creator® 9 has received a prestigious Editors' Choice Award from PC Magazine, a leading resource for authoritative, labs-based reviews of computing products for more than 6.6 million technology buyers. The latest acknowledgment adds to an already impressive list of accolades and positive reviews that Easy Media Creator 9 has received from technology press in the U.S. and Europe since its introduction in September of this year and extends the brand's decade-long history of securing top honors from leading technology journals. Easy Media Creator 9 is available at www.roxio.com and in retail stores throughout North America for a suggested retail price of $99.99.
"We are honored to be recognized by PC Magazine and singled out above similar products in our category," said Stan Wong, general manager, Roxio division of Sonic Solutions. "The award demonstrates our ability to deliver innovation and quality with every new version and sends a clear message to consumers and our OEM customers that Roxio Easy Media Creator 9 is the best product in its class."
In awarding Easy Media Creator top honors and an overall rating of "Very Good", PC Magazine's editors applaud the suite's robust features and value stating: "This latest package from Roxio offers a vast array of audio, video, DVD-authoring, and data backup and archiving functions, with good interapplication integration and a consistent interface-all at a great price."
Reviews in U.S. daily newspapers, including South Carolina's The State and the Columbia Tribune, echo PC Magazine's praise of Easy Media Creator's comprehensive feature set. In an article entitled: "Creator 9 Can Handle Many Jobs," The State's technology editor writes, "With its polished interface and collection of digital utilities, it's hard to imagine something that Creator 9 can't do." Those sentiments were shared by Columbia Tribune's technology editor, who asserts: "You can't find a better collection of integrated multimedia tools than Roxio Easy Media Creator 9. It puts everything at your fingertips."
Easy Media Creator 9 has also received widespread acclaim in Europe where the product has been awarded numerous honors for ease-of-use and product innovation. Typifying the European technology media's reaction to Easy Media Creator 9, U.K. publication, Computer Buyer, awarded the product a Best Buy Award stating, "Creator specialises in making its wide range of disc burning and authoring abilities easy to use and that's what makes it such a great package."
About Easy Media Creator 9
Roxio Easy Media Creator 9 offers a comprehensive suite of CD and DVD authoring, burning, photo, video and music applications. The latest version reaffirms Sonic's position as market innovator, with over 100 new features and trend-anticipating capabilities including mobile entertainment support, Blu-ray Disc (BD) recording, Microsoft® Windows Vista™ compatibility, and high-definition video creation tools. For more information regarding Easy Media Creator 9 visit: http://www.roxio.com/creator9.
About Sonic Solutions
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 premier 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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