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May 28, 2008

Focus Enhancements' TV-out Technology Chosen by Tekkeon

By Michelle Robart, TMCnet Editor

Focus Enhancements, a global provider of Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless technology, video conversion and digital media, today announced that its FS453LF TV-out encoder chip was chosen by Tekkeon to power its NavDock Home Media Center with on-TV navigation for iPod devices.

As creators of personal electronics device accessories, Tekkeon developed its flagship product, the NavDock to allow consumers remote access to their iPods through on-TV menus to play videos, photos, and music on a connected television.
"We selected Focus Enhancements' TV-out chip for our NavDock Home Media Center because of its superior performance and high video quality," says Jerry Yang (News - Alert), president of Tekkeon.
"NavDock enables iPod users to browse through on-TV menus to play videos, photo slideshows, and music on a connected television. With Focus Enhancements' TV-out technology, our customers can experience exceptional video quality and enjoy clean images from the iPod to the TV,” Yang added.
The Sales Director of Asia Pacific Focus Enhancements’ Semiconductor Group, David Huang (News - Alert), stated, "Our superior TV-out technology powers a variety of consumer electronics including portable media devices, set-top boxes, and digital video recorders. TV-out support in volume consumer applications continues to grow rapidly. We are very excited about the NavDock opportunity and are committed to helping our customers succeed when video quality counts."
With NavDock, users can browse their iPod menus on their television to seamlessly bring the iPod into the home theatre. Consumers can easily find and play their iPod content on their TV, including a photo slideshow and viewable song lyrics.
A 16-button remote provides complete control with mute, volume, shuffle, repeat, skip, fast forward, and rewind. And a five-way navigation pad and quick keys allow users to jump directly to videos, photos, music or settings menus.
Focus Enhancements, headquartered in Campbell, California, is a designer of world-class solutions in advanced, proprietary video and wireless video technologies. The company's Semiconductor Group develops wireless IC chip set based on WiMedia UWB standard and design as well as markets portable ICs to the video convergence, portable media, navigation systems and smartphone markets.
Michelle Robart is a Contributing Editor at TMCnet. To read more of her articles please visit her columnist page.

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