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PRESS RELEASE: NTI Rolls Out Dragon Burn 4.0 with Promotion Upgrade

Offer for Owners of Any Mac CD/DVD Burning Software New Video Mastering Features and DVD+R DL Support Added

IRVINE, CA -- NewTech Infosystems, Inc. (NTI), announced today Version 4.0 of Dragon Burn® with major new features and a $9.99 promotion upgrade offer that Mac® users currently using other products will find hard to resist. Dragon Burn offers a more robust alternative to the basic CD- and DVD-burning capabilities available with Mac OS X desktop and PowerBook® notebook computers for about half the cost of its competitors. New features added to this release include VCD/SVCD mastering, VIDEO_TS support for DVD Video burning, and "Picture CD" layout support. Dragon Burn 4.0 is also among the first to provide Mac users with DVD+R Double Layer support.

A culmination of diligent engineering efforts since Version 3.0, NTI's powerful Dragon Burn 4.0 delivers the performance, stability and flexibility that Mac users need to produce video, audio, data, MP3 and Enhanced (audio + data) CDs and DVDs according to their personal preferences.

One of the keys to Dragon Burn's value proposition has been to continue to integrate features that are not available in the Apple® products, for example, the software features a uniquely NTI technology called Dynamic Drive Support™ that provides support to an extensive range of CD and DVD burners, including those not supported by Apple's own software (e.g. DVD+R/+RW burners, many external CD/DVD burners, etc.). Other unique capabilities of NTI Dragon Burn 4.0 include a powerful and reliable multi-burning engine, DVD+RW and CD-R/-RW multisession support, Multiple Copy, UDF file system support and layout filtering.

New Features

New features added to Dragon Burn 4.0 include:

1) Video Mastering

- VCDs/SVCDs can be created from standard-compliant MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 files.

- Movie DVDs can be created from Video_TS (.VOB files, etc.)

2) Picture CD

- A CD can be burned with JPEG picture files captured by a digital camera.

- The recorded CD is compatible with newer-generation DVD players that play the JPEG format.

3) DVD+R DL (Double Layer) Support

- Users can burn to Double Layer DVD+R media with a capacity of up to 8.5 GB on a single side.

4) Enhanced Dynamic Drive Support ("DDS")

- Designed to eliminate time-consuming software/hardware compatibility issues, Dragon Burn's DDS now supports the widest range of CD and DVD burners, including the new higher-speed CD and DVD burners that may not be supported by Apple's own software.

With support for virtually all popular audio formats (AAC, AIFF, CDDA, MP3, SD2, and WAV), Dragon Burn is a complete MP3 and audio solution that enables users to create custom audio CDs with automated volume balancing across all tracks of an audio CD. Dragon Burn is also a time-saving CD/DVD copy solution; users can make multiple disc copies simultaneously.

Upgrade Offer

For a limited time, owners of any Mac OS X CD/DVD burning software can upgrade to Dragon Burn 4.0 for only $9.99 at the NTI website, www.NTIus.com. Mac users who take advantage of the Upgrade Offer will also be entered into a drawing that includes a 17" PowerBook as the Grand Prize. Two first-prize winners will each receive an Apple iPod®, and three second-prize winners will each receive an Apple iPod mini. The random drawing will be held November 4, 2004 and a list of winners will be posted on the NTI website on the following day.

Pricing & Availability

Available for immediate delivery, Dragon Burn 4.0 for Mac OS X systems has a suggested retail price of US$49.95. The downloadable version can be purchased directly at www.NTIus.com. Dragon Burn retail packages will also be available from leading authorized retailers worldwide as well as major online retailers.

NTI offers Dragon Burn for OEM bundling with external CD and DVD burners. Corporate, educational and government site licenses are also available directly from NTI with discounts based on volume.

About NewTech Infosystems

NewTech Infosystems (NTI) is an industry leading developer of powerful, feature-rich, and easy-to-use software for CD and DVD recording. NTI has developed and delivered innovative recording and backup solutions since being founded in 1993. As a pioneer in the world of CD recording technologies and software, NTI released the world's first CD Copy software in December of 1995. With the debut of NTI Backup NOW! in 1998, NTI was the first software developer credited with bringing state-of-the-art optical recording technology to the realm of computer data backup and recovery, a field traditionally dominated by magnetic tape technologies.

NTI differentiates itself with superb user-friendliness that effectively enables powerful exploration of multimedia functionalities built on the principle of "Power with Simplicity." Many NTI products are available in multi-lingual versions, and are distributed and available through retail outlets, on-line purchasing, volume licensing and OEMs.

NTI is headquartered at: 5 Mason, Suite 150, Irvine, California 92618, USA. Phone: +1-949-421-0720 Fax: +1-949-421-0750 http://www.NTIus.com.

(First posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at 20:56 EDT)

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