DVDO Adds Color Management System to iScan Duo High -Performance Video Processor

- New Color Management System enables integrators to precisely calibrate displays for accurate color output - CMS expands the performance capabilities of the high-quality video processor optimized for custom installation

Campbell, CA - February 15, 2010 - Anchor Bay, the industry leader in video processing systems and video processing semiconductors, announced today the introduction of a new Color Management System (CMS) for the DVDO iScan Duo. CMS adds precision color adjustment to DVDO's latest high -performance video processor and A/V hub, which offers a wide range of image and system controls and the full complement of Anchor Bay Video Reference Series (VRS) technologies. Current iScan Duo owners will be able to download new firmware, which is available now, at no charge. The suggested retail price of the processor remains unchanged at $1,299.

The iScan Duo becomes DVDO's first video processor to feature an extensive Color Management System. Video calibrators will be able to perform color calibration of displays through the controls of the processor, free of any limitations or complications involved with performing calibration by using the display's controls. In addition to facilitating the calibration process, the CMS allows integrators to produce a much higher degree of color accuracy with high -performance displays than would otherwise be possible.

The iScan Duo's CMS allows for setting accurate color output through precise adjustment of color primaries and white point using the Color Gamut and Chromaticity control. The display's grayscale levels can be precisely set over the full signal range using a new 11 -point Grayscale control. The iScan Duo automatically generates the necessary test pattern for each control to greatly simplify the calibration process.

"Our new Color Management System enables integrators and calibrators to calibrate color to an extraordinarily high degree of precision with today's best displays without having to rely on the display's controls," said Doug Fealtman, CEO of Anchor Bay. "Given the iScan Duo's affordable price, integrators now have an economical tool that enhances their ability to quickly provide clients with superior display results."

Current iScan Duo owners may upgrade their units by downloading the latest firmware from the DVDO website. Once the firmware file is on a PC or Mac computer, it can be uploaded to the processor with drag and drop simplicity through a USB to mini -USB cable. The firmware and instructions can be found at: www.anchorbaytech.com/support/software_downloads/iScan_Duo_Software.php

Designed with the custom installer in mind, the iScan Duo provides seamless integration into even the most sophisticated home theater environment, with 8 HDMI 1.3 inputs and three HDMI 1.3 outputs. Two of the HDMI outputs enable the use of two Deep Color displays, and the third sends an HDMI 1.3 compatible audio only signal to a separate audio processor or receiver. All video sources, regardless of resolution, can be scaled up to 1080p. Even higher resolutions, such as WUXGA (1920x1200), are supported as well.

In addition to the new Color Management System, the iScan Duo's VRS technologies include: Precision Deinterlacing™; Progressive Re -Processing (PReP™); Precision Video Scaling II™; Mosquito Noise Reduction; Fine Detail Enhancement; Edge Enhancement; Progressive Cadence Detection™; Rightrate™ Framerate Conversion; Precision A/V Lipsync™; AutoVFR™; and Auto CUE -C™.

For more information on the iScan Duo, visit www.dvdo.com.

About DVDO and Anchor Bay

The DVDO® award -winning line of video -processing system products for end users is developed and manufactured by Anchor Bay.

Anchor Bay designs and manufactures advanced digital semiconductor and system -level solutions for next -generation digital television and high -definition digital video products. The company's proprietary Video Reference Series™ (VRS™) technologies allow Anchor Bay to offer a wide range of advanced video -processing solutions that greatly improve image quality on large -screen HDTV home theater systems and other video displays. The company's Precision Video Scaling™, Precision Deinterlacing™, Progressive Re -Processing™ (PReP™), Mosquito Noise Reduction, Detail and Edge enhancement, RightRate™, AutoCUE -C™, and Precision AV LipSync™ technologies are used in both Anchor Bay's semiconductor products and in its DVDO line of video -processing systems.

The company is dedicated to providing leading -edge video technologies that will enable current and next -generation ICs and systems to deliver reference -quality images across a wide range of displays and sources. Privately held, Anchor Bay maintains its headquarters in Campbell, California.


Source: Anchor Bay Technologies

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