Roxio Easy Media Creator 9 Earns Windows Vista Certification
First Full Digital Media Suite to Pass Rigorous Compatibility, Functionality, and Reliability Testing
Santa Clara, California (May 3, 2007) - Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), today announced that all core components of Roxio Easy Media Creator® 9, the company's comprehensive suite of music, photo, and video applications have achieved Windows Vista Certification through the premium logo program. The ideal complement and enhancement to consumers' experience with Windows Vista, the latest version of Roxio's retail-leading digital media suite offers extensive support for portable entertainment devices, high-definition video editing tools, and ground-breaking audio creation and enjoyment features. The Windows Vista Certified version of Easy Media Creator 9 is now shipping to major retailers and e-stores and is available direct from Roxio at www.roxio.com. For more information on how Easy Media Creator enhances the Windows Vista experience, go to www.roxio.com/vista
"We are extremely pleased that Roxio Easy Media Creator 9 has been awarded Windows Vista Certification and becomes part of a range of applications that will help enhance consumers' experience with our next-generation operating system," said Dave Wascha, director of marketing for Windows Vista at Microsoft. "The Certified for Windows Vista logo will provide consumers with the assurance that Easy Media Creator 9 delivers a compatible and high-quality experience when used with Windows Vista Certified hardware."
The Certified for Windows Vista logo is a compatibility designation for applications and devices that have passed a rigorous testing program on computers that are running Windows Vista. The technical requirements for this designation target four core areas: reliability, security, compatibility with Windows Vista and future operating systems, and installation and removal.
"Sonic Solutions has taken great care to ensure that each core component of our extensive suite is fully compatible with all aspects of Windows Vista," said Michael Demeyer, vice president, Windows product marketing, Roxio division of Sonic Solutions. "We are excited to once again collaborate with Microsoft and be associated with this significant upgrade to the operating system. The Certified for Windows Vista logo will help differentiate our product in the market and further reinforce Roxio as the first choice in digital media software."
In addition to working with Microsoft to certify Easy Media Creator, Sonic collaborated with the Windows Vista team to develop Roxio Central, one of the first applications that exploits the many benefits of Windows Presentation Foundation http://www.roxio.com/enu/promotions/landing/vista/preview/default.html to deliver a truly intuitive and visually-rich software experience. Sonic also provided its AuthorScript® media engine, which enables CD and DVD burning functionality in Windows Vista.
Sonic's Consumer Products Group develops a range of award-winning digital media creation, management, preservation, sharing, and enjoyment applications for home and business users under the Roxio brand. Roxio products offer the perfect blend of ease and power, enabling consumers to achieve professional results from their photo, video, and music projects with minimal effort. Roxio's flagship applications, Easy Media Creator for the PC and Toast for the Apple Macintosh, are the best-selling products in their respective categories in North American retail.
Roxio's parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC; http://www.sonic.com) enables the creation, management, and enjoyment of digital media content from Hollywood to home. Sonic's products range from the advanced authoring systems used to produce the vast majority of Hollywood's DVD film releases to the award-winning Roxio®-branded photo, video, music, and digital-media management applications. Sonic's patented technologies and AuthorScript™ media engine are relied upon by leading technology firms to define rich media experiences on a wide array of consumer electronics, mobile devices, set-top players, retail kiosks, and PCs. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations, including the launch, distribution, and market acceptance of Roxio Easy Media Creator 9. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward looking statements as a result of various risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in the Company's annual and quarterly reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release should be read in conjunction with the Company's most recent annual report on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and other reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which contain a more detailed discussion of the Company's business including risks and uncertainties that may affect future results. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements.