Toast 8 Titanium Awarded Best of Show at Macworld Expo
Latest Honor Adds to Long List of Prestigious Wins for Roxio’s Mac Product Line
Santa Clara, California, (January 16, 2007)Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), the leader in digital media software, today announced it has been awarded Best of Show at Macworld for Toast ® 8 Titanium, the newest addition to its Mac consumer software line.
The win for Toast 8, which offers a range of unique features and ground-breaking platform firsts, marks the third time in the past four years Roxio’s products have taken home the coveted prize. In what Macworld editors describe as one of the strongest shows for new and innovative products in recent years, Toast 8 was one of only 11 products recognized.
“With many highly anticipated and desirable platform firsts, Toast 8 once again sets the standard for burning on the Mac,” Jim Dalrymple, news director, MacCentral.com. Toast 8 also garnered Best of Show from iLounge.com, the leading independent web site for iPod, iTunes, and iPhone information. iLounge awarded Best of Show to only 10 products this year, but recognized Toast 8 as an especially impressive software release.
“Thanks to its TiVoToGo functionality and iPod friendly features,” explained Jeremy Horwitz, editor-in-chief, iLounge. “Toast 8 isn’t just a strong product for users of CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray burners; it’s now a big deal for iPod owners, too.”
In addition to delivering TiVoToGo for the Mac, Toast 8 includes a number of exclusive new features and enhancements that help redefine the standard for disc burning on the Mac platform. This award-winning version includes Blu-ray Disc burning support, as well as automatic disc cataloging, cross-platform data spanning, and disc restoration. Toast 8 offers a familiar, yet streamlined user interface and a readily accessible media browser, which takes the efficiency of “drag, drop, and burn” to new heights. Users can now complete their projects faster and easier, while experiencing a richer and more engaging workflow. Complementing the features of iTunes, Toast 8 also enables users to apply professional-quality tools to create superior sounding audio CD mixes and music DVDs.
“We are delighted with this year’s Best of Show award by the editors of Macworld and iLounge, respected authorities on Mac and iPod-related products,” said Vito Salvaggio, vice president, product management for Roxio a division of Sonic Solutions.
“To be consistently lauded by industry press and customers is an extraordinary accomplishment that truly highlights the quality, reliability, and value our software delivers.”
The Best of Show awards are the Macintosh industry’s highest distinction for breakthrough product development and technological innovation and are presented to products in various categories. Macworld’s editors reviewed hundreds of new products and evaluated each for technological innovation, quality, performance, user friendliness, and value to arrive at the winners.
Roxio's parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC www.sonic.com) is the leader in digital media software and provides a broad range of software tools and applications for creative professionals, business and home users and technology partners. Sonic's products range from professional DVD authoring systems and interactive content delivery technologies that are used to produce the majority of Hollywood movies released on DVD, to the award-winning Roxio- and Sonic-branded CD and DVD creation, playback and backup applications that have become the premier solutions for consumers and business users worldwide.
Sonic's AuthorScript® is the de facto standard for CD and DVD burning and formatting and has been licensed by major software and hardware manufacturers, including Adobe, Broadcom, Microsoft, Scientific-Atlanta, Sony, and many others. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.
Roxio Launches Toast 8 Titanium at Macworld Expo
Innovative New Capabilities and Mac Platform Firsts Include: TiVoToGo, Blu-ray Disc Burning, Disc Cataloging, Cross-Platform Data Spanning and Recovery, and Advanced Audio Tools
Macworld Expo, Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, Booth #314, (January 8, 2007)
Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), the leader in digital media software, today launched Toast® 8 Titanium, a significant upgrade to its industry-leading Mac disc burning software. Continuing to enhance and extend the functionality of the Mac OS and iLife applications, Toast 8 offers a range of new innovative features and ground-breaking platform firsts that enable users to see, hear, copy, and enjoy their entire digital lives on a disc and on-the-go.
Headlining Toast 8 are a number of unique new features and enhancements that help redefine the standard for disc burning on the Mac platform. Toast 8 brings TiVo® and the Mac together for the first time, enabling users to enjoy their favorite TV programs on their Mac, burn them to disc, or easily convert them for viewing on a mobile device such as an iPod® or PSP.
Complementing the features of iTunes, Toast 8 enables users to apply professional-quality tools to create superior sounding audio CD mixes and music DVDs. Going beyond the burning options included in Mac OS, Toast 8 introduces Blu-ray Disc burning, as well as automatic disc cataloging, cross-platform data spanning, and disc restoration.
"Toast revolutionized disc burning on the Mac, so it was the natural choice to help us bring TiVo to the platform," said Jim Denney, vice president, product marketing at TiVo. "Now, our two companies are taking that empowerment to the next level by extending TiVo's exclusive TiVoToGo feature to Mac users, giving them the ability to enjoy their favorite entertainment on the Mac, on DVD, and on-the-go.”
Toast 8 offers a familiar, yet streamlined user interface that offers intuitive visual feedback and a readily accessible media browser, which takes the efficiency of “drag, drop, and burn” to new heights. Users can now complete their projects faster and easier, while experiencing a richer and more engaging workflow.
“Toast’s success is based on its unique ability to make both everyday and specialized tasks trivially easy to accomplish,” said Vito Salvaggio, vice president, product management for Roxio a division of Sonic Solutions. “Toast 8 continues this tradition and once again pushes the disc burning boundaries with exclusive features such as TiVoToGo and Blu-ray Disc support that will appeal to both new and existing customers.”
Toast 8 Highlights:
TV & Toast: Mac users can now enjoy their favorite TV shows on disc and on-the-go with Toast’s exclusive support for digital video recorders, including TiVo and EyeTV. This support allows users to watch recorded shows on their Mac, burn them to DVD or DivX discs, or convert them for enjoyment on a portable player such as an iPod or PSP.
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