Popwire Technology releases Compression Master 3.2

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – October 13, 2005 — Today Popwire Technology releases
the latest version of its leading media desktop coding software Compression
Master, which gives the media professional the simplicity, flexibility and
power to produce content for DVD, Internet, mobile phones, music services,
television or any other type of digital media.

With Compression Master the reliability and speed of server based video
encoding is brought to the desktop. With its extensive format support
Compression Master converts to and from all common formats such as MPEG-2,
MPEG-4, Quicktime, DV, H.264, H.264 Main Profile, 3GPP, Flash, Windows,
Real Media and High Efficiency AAC.

Among the new features in version 3.2, customers will find a refined user
interface, extended format support High Efficiency AAC, HDV and H.264 Main
Profile with B-frames and CABAC. As the H.264 standard are being used more
widely in the market, Popwire ensures that customers can use Compression
Master 3.2 to produce content for the latest hit devices such as the video
enabled iPod media player from Apple.

“The support for H.264 in Compression Master enables media professionals to
leverage the headway Apple is making in the area of high quality content
for download and streaming” says Kay Johansson, CTO at Popwire.

Compression Master 3.2 fully supports multi threading operation on dual
processor Macintosh computers which will further improve coding
performance, and the user can now choose which drive to use for scratch

“With this release we are taking Compression Master to a even higher level.
With improved performance on dual processor Power Mac G5 computers and even
greater support for the H.264 standard enables the media professional to go
beyond the current limits of media coding”, says Kay Johansson.