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Nero's logo. Click here to visit the Nero website! PRESS RELEASE: Nero to Showcase New Software Suite Nero 8 in Windows Vista Booth at CES

Windows Vista-Optimized, Nero 8 Boasts Numerous Enhanced Digital Media Features

LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 7, 2008 Nero, leaders in digital media technology, today announced it will showcase the latest Windows Vista-enhanced Nero 8 software suite in the Microsoft booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show. Newly optimized for Windows Vista, Nero 8 gives users a complete multimedia package that allows them to organize and manage their digital lives, as well as create and edit digital content.

"Windows Vista is a crucial component in the next chapter of digital home technology. We worked with Microsoft to ensure that the Nero 8 software suite is an extension of the already strong foundation of the Windows Vista operating system," said Udo Eberlein, chief operating officer, Nero AG. "Windows Vista optimization adds significant value to Nero 8, providing enhancements that help meet the digital media needs of our users."

Nero 8 allows users to author and playback HD-DVD content; play and stream digital media through their digital home; rip, burn and back-up discs faster and easier, and more. Specific Windows Vista-optimized enhancements to Nero 8 include:

  • Nero DiscCopy gadget: Gives users the ability to copy a disc with just one click and rests in the Windows Vista Sidebar, making it fast and simple to move content.
  • Nero RichPreview: Easily browse and preview audio, video and images without opening it. Previews can be completed via Windows Explorer and/or the Nero FileOpenDialogue within Windows Vista.
  • Live Icons: This feature streamlines the user's ability to quickly view content with enhanced browsing of thumbnails, support for a wide range of multimedia files and the embedded album art for Nero Digital audio files.
Nero will be exhibiting in South Hall 4 booth #36226, and also in the Microsoft booth in Central Hall booth #7144.

About Nero
Nero is a leading provider of digital multimedia solutions for the personal computer, consumer electronics, and mobile industries. Focused on developing technologies for digital media creation and playback, Nero provides strategic partners with applications, codecs, tools, software development kits, and programming interfaces for use with a variety of the latest platforms and devices. Over 270 million units of Nero's award-winning software solutions have been distributed globally and are widely used in the home, on the go, and professionally.

Nero distributes products globally through hardware manufacturers, international partners, retailers, and directly through http://www.nero.com. Nero AG is headquartered in Karlsbad, Germany and serves the world with regional offices in Karlsbad, Germany (EMEA); Glendale, California, USA (Americas); Yokohama, Japan (APAC); and Hangzhou, China (China).

Nero(R) and Nero Digital(TM) are trademarks of Nero AG and its subsidiaries. Any other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

(C) 2008 Nero. All rights reserved.

(First posted on Monday, January 7, 2008 at 17:11 EST)

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