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President Bush's State of the Union Address Utilizes Latest High Definition Video Technology

CBS News Purchases Fujitsu’s IP-9500 Encoders for MPEG-4 AVC High-Definition Feeds

Fujitsu Computer Products of America

Sunnyvale, CA, April 14, 2008

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., a leading provider of broadcast video technology and innovative computer products, today announced that the Fujitsu IP-9500 MPEG-4 AVC Encoder was used for CBS News’ live television broadcast of the 2008 Presidential State of the Union Address. The project enabled high quality MPEG-4 HD video transmission from Washington DC to the CBS Network Operations Center in New York.

"We’re very proud to support CBS in their first use of High Definition (HD) MPEG-4 AVC compression for a network broadcast," said Vic Herring, senior director, video solutions group, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. "HDTV image quality enhances the experience of the audience and leads to greater engagement in live events. Broadcasters need high-quality video technology to transmit live national news events such as the President’s State of the Union Address, and the Fujitsu IP-9500 MPEG-4 AVC HD Encoder fulfills this need."

CBS News has purchased a number of IP-9500 Encoders for coverage of the upcoming Republican and Democratic Presidential Nominating Conventions and the Presidential Inauguration. After these events, the units will be used by CBS News bureaus, and for satellite newsgathering applications.

Fujitsu’s MPEG-4 AVC compression technology, developed by Fujitsu and Fujitsu Laboratories, enables transmission of high-quality HD video at data rates traditionally associated with Standard Definition television feeds. The IP-9500’s Best-of-Class picture quality at low bit-rates and low-latency enables HD satellite newsgathering and transmission of live events with little or no changes to the current broadcast satellite infrastructure.

Upcoming Demonstrations

Live demonstrations of the IP-9500 enabling high-quality HD video transmission over Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) and Internet Protocol (IP) networks can be seen at the 2008 NAB Conference & Expo, April 14-17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. To view live demonstrations of the Fujitsu IP-9500, visit the Fujitsu booth (SU#10928), or call Ayumi Sakoda (408-368-5160) to schedule an appointment:

WHEN/WHERE

Date: April 14-17

Event: 2008 NAB Conference & Expo

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

Fujitsu Booth #: SU 10928

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 160,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.3 trillion yen (US$53 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008
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About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. conducts engineering and marketing activities in Sunnyvale, CA and sales operations throughout the United States. Fujitsu Computer Products of America currently offers products and services including hard disk drives, scanners and scanner maintenance, broadcast video products, palm vein recognition technology and 10Gb Ethernet switches. Fujitsu Computer Products of America is located at 1255 East Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-746-7000.
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Date: April 14, 2008
City: Sunnyvale, CA
Company: Fujitsu Computer Products of America