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NEC Selects Roxio BackOnTrack for its Popular VALUESTAR and LaVie Personal Computers

Jun 02, 2008 (06:06 AM EDT)
URL: http://www.techweb.com/show-press-release/X699170/nec-selects-roxio-backontrack-for-its-popular-valuestar-and-lavie-personal-computers.html

NOVATO, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonic Solutions(R) , the leader in digital media software, today announced that NEC Corporation has chosen to include Roxio BackOnTrack(TM) in its latest line of VALUESTAR desktop systems and LaVie notebook computers which launched recently in Japan. Roxio BackOnTrack helps secure consumers' personal digital media content and critical documents using an innovative triple-level protection scheme that includes an automated data backup application, a disaster recovery component, and an instant system recovery tool.

NEC is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions and has the largest share of the PC market in Japan. This latest agreement expands Sonic's long-standing relationship with NEC, which has bundled a number of Sonic's Roxio-branded digital media applications in previous product releases. Included in the VALUESTAR and LaVie bundle is an OEM version of Roxio Easy Media Creator(R).

"Computers are the keepers of our digital identities, storing everything from our treasured family photos and home movies to personal and financial information," said Koki Terui, senior vice president, Strategic Initiatives, Sonic Solutions. "By bundling BackOnTrack with its latest line of personal computers, NEC is providing its customers with an easy-to-use solution for securing irreplaceable personal digital media content. Our agreement with NEC helps Sonic increase brand awareness in Japan and grows our installed user base."

BackOnTrack includes a unique Instant Restore feature which enables consumers to go from a complete system failure or blue-screen crash to a functioning system in minutes. Instant Restore provides real-time protection from system corruption caused by viruses, rogue web downloads or accidental user actions. Users are able to automatically recover their operating system and all installed applications to any previously saved state, which increases customer satisfaction and reduces the support costs for PC makers like NEC. Complementing Instant Restore is the Disaster Recovery component which provides added security in case the hard drive is physically damaged or stolen. Disaster Recovery allows users to save a complete copy of their hard drive to optical media or an external drive that can be stored separately and used in case of an emergency. Completing the suite is a comprehensive File Backup component that protects users' valuable digital media against theft, damage, loss or accidental deletion.

About Sonic Solutions

Sonic Solutions enables the creation, management, and enjoyment of digital media content through its Hollywood to Home(TM) products, services, and technologies. Sonic's products range from the advanced authoring systems used to produce Hollywood DVD and Blu-ray Disc titles to the award-winning Roxio-branded photo, video, music, and digital-media management applications and services. Sonic's patented technologies and AuthorScript(R) media engine are relied upon by leading technology firms to define rich media experiences on a wide array of consumer electronics, mobile devices, set-top players, retail kiosks, and PCs. Always an innovator, Sonic has taken a leading role in helping professional and consumer markets make the successful transition to the new high-definition media formats and, through the Qflix(TM) platform, Sonic is defining new models for the digital distribution of Hollywood entertainment. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations, including the distribution and market acceptance of BackOnTrack. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of various risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in the Company's annual and quarterly reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release should be read in conjunction with the Company's most recent annual report on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and other reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which contain a more detailed discussion of the Company's business including risks and uncertainties that may affect future results. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements.

Sonic, the Sonic logo, Sonic Solutions, AuthorScript, Hollywood to Home, Qflix, Roxio BackOnTrack, and Roxio are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sonic Solutions in the United States and/or other countries. All other company or product names are trademarks of their respective owners and, in some cases, are used under license.

CONTACT: Chris Taylor, +1-408-367-5231, chris_taylor@sonic.com, for SonicSolutions

Web site: http://www.sonic.com/