Toast 8 Titanium Awarded Best of Show at Macworld Expo
Latest Honor Adds to Long List of Prestigious Wins for Roxio's Mac Product Line
Santa Clara, California, (January 16, 2007) - Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), the leader in digital media software, today announced it has been awarded Best of Show at Macworld for Toast® 8 Titanium, the newest addition to its Mac consumer software line. The win for Toast 8, which offers a range of unique features and ground-breaking platform firsts, marks the third time in the past four years Roxio's products have taken home the coveted prize.
In what Macworld editors describe as one of the strongest shows for new and innovative products in recent years, Toast 8 was one of only 11 products recognized. "With many highly anticipated and desirable platform firsts, Toast 8 once again sets the standard for burning on the Mac," Jim Dalrymple, news director, MacCentral.com.
Toast 8 also garnered Best of Show from iLounge.com, the leading independent web site for iPod, iTunes, and iPhone information. iLounge awarded Best of Show to only 10 products this year, but recognized Toast 8 as an especially impressive software release. "Thanks to its TiVoToGo™ functionality and iPod friendly features," explained Jeremy Horwitz, editor-in-chief, iLounge. "Toast 8 isn't just a strong product for users of CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray burners; it's now a big deal for iPod owners, too."
In addition to delivering TiVoToGo for the Mac, Toast 8 includes a number of exclusive new features and enhancements that help redefine the standard for disc burning on the Mac platform. This award-winning version includes Blu-ray Disc burning support, as well as automatic disc cataloging, cross-platform data spanning, and disc restoration. Toast 8 offers a familiar, yet streamlined user interface and a readily accessible media browser, which takes the efficiency of "drag, drop, and burn" to new heights. Users can now complete their projects faster and easier, while experiencing a richer and more engaging workflow. Complementing the features of iTunes, Toast 8 also enables users to apply professional-quality tools to create superior sounding audio CD mixes and music DVDs.
"We are delighted with this year's Best of Show award by the editors of Macworld and iLounge, respected authorities on Mac and iPod-related products," said Vito Salvaggio, vice president, product management for Roxio a division of Sonic Solutions." To be consistently lauded by industry press and customers is an extraordinary accomplishment that truly highlights the quality, reliability, and value our software delivers."
The Best of Show awards are the Macintosh industry's highest distinction for breakthrough product development and technological innovation and are presented to products in various categories. Macworld's editors reviewed hundreds of new products and evaluated each for technological innovation, quality, performance, user friendliness, and value to arrive at the winners.
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 350 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 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.
Forward Looking Statement
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