ADS Tech Launches New Instant Video To-Go--Industry’s First Hardware-based H.264 Conversion Solution for Consumers
Posted Nov 20, 2006

ADS Tech today announced Instant Video To-Go, the industry's first hardware-based H.264 conversion solution for PCs. Featuring the superior quality encoding that has made ADS Tech's growing line of mobile player accessories so popular, ADS Tech's new video transfer accelerator provides the convenience of USB 2.0 connectivity in a small, compact device.

The hardware accelerator incorporated in Instant Video To-Go enables consumers to convert videos for playback on Apple iPods, Sony PSPs and other portable video players up to five times faster than real time. With Instant Video To-Go, a 100-min./2GB MPEG2 or VOB video file can be converted into high-quality (320x240), H.264 video in approximately 20 minutes. The same video would require about 5 hours to convert with software encoding.

A complete hardware/software solution, Instant Video To-Go includes ArcSoft Media Converter 2 software, a simple two-step application that converts the most popular media formats. MP4, MP3, AVI, WMV, MOV, RM, JPG, and TIFF formats are supported as well as the Microsoft Media Transfer Protocol (MTP). Combined, ADS Tech's video accelerator and ArcSoft Media Converter 2 provide consumers with a fast, easy solution for converting, enjoying and sharing favorite videos, TV shows and sporting events any time, anywhere.

ADS Tech offers a complete line of Mobile Player Accessories for recording and converting video and music to the iPod/MP3/mobile player formats. In addition to Instant Video To-Go, ADS Tech offers DVD Xpress DX2, Instant Music, Instant Music for Mac, and Instant FM Music.

Instant Video To-Go is available from leading video dealers, e-tailers and distributors with a MSRP of US$79.95. A complete hardware/software solution, the USB 2.0 video transfer accelerator is compatible with Windows XP systems. The external device comes with a 6-in. USB 2.0 extension cable and a CD containing device drivers and Arcsoft Media Converter 2 software, as well as a quick start guide.

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