(MARLBORO, MA -April 13, 2005) Media 100, a unit of Optibase Ltd. (NASDAQ:OBAS) today announced support for Mac OS® X version 10.4 "Tiger." Both Media 100 HD, a high-definition and standard-definition nonlinear editing solution, and Media 100 sw, the company's recently announced software-only application, will run the innovative new Apple operating system, providing core performance benefits to customers.
Media 100 sw brings the popularity and ease of the Media 100 interface to producer/editors, home enthusiasts and students and is being debuted via a free public beta program at NAB 2005. The software will be available on CD-ROMs distributed at the Optibase booth (#SL343), April 18-21 during the show.
Media 100 HD is a powerful, 10-bit-uncompressed system for projects that use HD, SD, or need to mix different codecs in the same timeline in real time. Media 100 HD is currently shipping in version 10.1.
The fifth major Mac OS X release, "Tiger" boasts more than 200 new features and hits stores starting April 29. Core Image and Core Video enhancements in "Tiger" provide the foundation for new image and video processing applications and include new capabilities and performance features for next-generation image quality.
"We will support 'Tiger' and QuickTime 7 in our upcoming release scheduled shortly after 'Tiger' is officially released by Apple," stated Steve Bayes, Director of Product Marketing, Media 100/Optibase. "Over time, we will be optimizing Media 100 products to take advantage of the exciting core features in the new operating system that will benefit nonlinear editing systems."
Media 100 sw and Media 100 HD Availability and Pricing Media 100 sw is a full-functioning editing application with the familiar Media 100 interface. An interactive demo of Media 100 HD and an installer for the public beta of Media 100 sw will be distributed April 18-21, 2005, exclusively from the Optibase booth during NAB. The public beta will time out after 90 days, but new versions are expected to be available during development. A productized version of Media 100 sw, with Firewire deck control and I/O, is expected to be announced in 2005.
Media 100 HD is shipping now with Version 10.1 software. Pricing for complete Media 100 HD system configurations is available from Media 100's channel of resellers and depends upon SD and HD editing requirements and the amount of high-speed media storage required. Special customer-loyalty pricing exists for all current Media 100 customers interested in moving to Media 100 HD. For more information, please call (800) 773-1770 or visit the Media 100 website at www.media100.com.
For more about Max OS X 'Tiger," please visit the Apple Website, http://www.apple.com/macosx/overview/
Optibase provides professional editing, compositing, encoding, decoding, video server upload and streaming solutions for telecom operators, service providers, broadcasters and content creators. The company's platforms enable the creation, broadband streaming and playback of high quality digital video. Optibase's breadth of product offerings are used in applications such as: video over DSL/Fiber networks, post production for the broadcast and cables industries, archiving; high-end surveillance, distance learning; and business television. Headquartered in Israel, Optibase operates through its fully owned subsidiary in Mountain View, California and offices in Massachusetts, Europe, Japan, China and Singapore. Optibase products are marketed in over 40 countries through a combination of direct sales, independent distributors, system integrators and OEM partners. For further information, please visit www.optibase.com.