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Sonic Certifies NewWave’s MultiDVD System for Short Run DVD Duplication

Gaithersburg, Maryland (July 7, 2000) – NewWave Technologies announced today that Sonic Solutions, the leader in DVD authoring tools, (NASDAQ: SNIC) has certified their MultiDVD system. NewWave’s MultiDVD system provides Sonic customers a time saving and cost effective option for in house, short run DVD duplicating.

NewWave’s MultiDVD system combines the Ultera MultiMaster patented array controller technology and the latest generation of DVD-R drives from Pioneer New Media Technologies.  Ultera’s DVD-R controller synchronizes the duplication process across multiple drives. Their controller appears as a single SCSI device to a Sonic DVD Authoring station or software application. Up to 12 Pioneer DVD-R drives then can be connected, each operating at maximum data rates, enabling users to create 12 DVD discs in the time it takes to create a single DVD disc. These discs are all true masters, not copies of copies providing high quality DVD duplication.

"NewWave’s MultiDVD is a cost-effective way of cutting the time required for short-run DVD-R duplication – direct from Sonic DVD authoring systems," said Giles Baker, DVD Product Marketing Manager for Sonic Solutions. "Many Sonic users have a single Pioneer DVD-R drive. Adding NewWave’s solution produces a scalable system, allowing them to add more drives as their duplication needs increase."

The Sonic user no longer needs to spend the time and incur the cost to out source their short run DVD duplication needs", according to John Jagelsky, Vice President, Business Development at NewWave Technologies, Ultera’s exclusive U.S. DVD controller distributor. "Their one time investment in our MultiDVD system is returned quickly after several duplication projects, plus it is quite the time saver".

SONIC Certifies NewWave MultiDVD System
"NewWave’s system is the answer for those duplication jobs that are on deadlines or not large enough to out source, said Fred Bedard, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Ultera.  "NewWave Technologies has been instrumental in the success of our MultiMaster controller forming an alliance with Sonic Solutions, a market leader. Now Sonic, as well as Avid and Media 100 users have a faster and more cost effective method to expand their use of DVD authoring".

About Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC)
Based in Marin County, California, Sonic ( is the leading manufacturer of solutions for DVD publishing and interactive, streaming video on the Internet. Sonic DVDit! ( is the first application for DVD authoring targeted at consumers and corporate video producers, and is bundled with major video editing, capture, encoding and media production systems. Streaming DVD is the first interactive technology based on DVD for content distribution over the Internet. Sonic DVD Creator and DVD Fusion are the most widely used systems for professional DVD publishing, and are installed worldwide at major studios, post-production facilities and in corporate marketing departments.

About NewWave Technologies
NewWave Technologies is a leading provider of content management and storage product technologies to Digital Video and Pro-Audio dealers. As Ultera’s exclusive U.S. DVD controller distributor and a Pioneer New Media distributor for DVD-R Drives, Media, and Jukeboxes, NewWave markets the Ultera controller separately or as the MultiDVD system bundled with Drives, Media, and all the necessary cabling. Based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, NewWave sells the MultiDVD System and their other digital content and storage products through a dealer network. To learn more about their MultiDVD Duplication system, their reseller program, or to locate a dealer near you, contact or call (301) 948-5222, ext. 258.

About Ultera Systems
Ultera Systems, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of CD, DVD and TapeRAID Array controllers and subsystems designed for high-speed backup, archive and high-speed data acquisition applications. All industry standard CD, DVD, & tape drives, tape libraries and storage management software are compatible with the Ultera Arrays. Its tape array product lines are marketed and sold through OEMs, Vars and Systems Integrators worldwide. Ultera is based in Laguna Hills, Calif.

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