Nero and KiSS to Release First Ever High Definition DVD Player supporting AVC/H.264

Reprinted from an Nero press release:

DP-700 to Become the First CE Device to Play Back Nero Digital(tm) AVC Files

IFA Berlin, Germany (September 3, 2005) — Nero, leaders in digital media technology and developer of award-winning Nero applications and KiSS Technology, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics products, announced today the introduction of a new Nero Digital(tm) AVC capable High Definition Media player.

MPEG-4 AVC (Advanced Video Coding), ITU-T H.264, or AVC more than doubles the compression efficiency of earlier standards. At best, the AVC codec reaches a compression performance four times that of the previous state-of-the-art standard. In addition, Nero Digital(tm) AVC has been tested and found to be significantly superior to that of other codecs in the AVC arena.

“This is a significant step in the evolution of Nero Digital(tm), and KiSS has provided the vehicle to deliver this innovative technology to the consumer,” said Jim Corbett, Executive Director of Nero AG. “Finally end users can experience high quality AVC files on consumer electronics devices.”

“Nero Digital(tm) AVC is the top of the line when it comes to quality, compression and innovation,” said Martin Manniche, COO KiSS. “KiSS customers will be given the tools and technology to create their own Nero Digital(tm) AVC files, experiencing first hand this next generation technology.”

The DP-700 comes bundled with 30 day trial versions of Nero Recode, a video and DVD compression tool, Nero ShowTime, a video player and Nero MediaHome, a program for streaming videos, music and images to Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) capable equipment and to Nero ShowTime.

Nero Digital(tm), co-developed by Nero and Ateme, is a standard based audio and video solution featuring superior quality MPEG-4 video and AAC audio. By offering chapters, subtitles and multi-channel surround-sound support, Nero Digital(tm) represents one of the very few ‘all in one’ solutions in the World of audio and video compression.

For live demonstrations please visit Nero in Hall 1.1, booth 203 or KiSS in Hall 26, booth 101 at the 2005 IFA show.

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