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SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA TO INTRODUCE NEW DIGITAL STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM FOR MPEG-BASED COMPRESSED VIDEO AND AUDIO

 ATLANTA, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. (NYSE: SFA) will introduce a new Digital Storage and Retrieval System (DSR) for MPEG-based compressed video and audio program material at the National Cable TV Association Show in San Francisco, June 7-9.
 This PC-based system will provide a low-cost means for performing real time encoding, storage, distribution and playback of MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group)-based data files. Immediate applications include digital ad insertion, movie-on-demand, retail kiosks, and video education and training.
 The DSR system will replace old storage methods in which cable operators, TV broadcasters and other users physically store huge volumes of analog videotapes. The ability to store materials digitally, with random access will substantially cut costs, space requirements and the time involved to store and retrieve video.
 This DSR system, which consists of a family of four personal computer boards, uses the International Standards Organization (ISO) MPEG standard for digital video compression. The system also complies with the international CCIR 601 digital video standard for image resolution.
 A full range of user selectable horizontal resolutions is offered, including 704, 544, 480 and 352 pixels. The lower resolutions allow VCR-like quality programming to be transmitted over T1 lines.
 In addition to meeting MPEG standards for video compression, the DSR system will provide users a number of benefits, including:
 -- Compact disc (CD) quality audio, which also complies to MPEG standards.
 -- "Genlocking" capability that permits smooth transitions in and out of regular programming.
 -- Universally compatible with standard personal computer platforms, from a minimum PC/AT 25 Mhz 386 DX.
 -- Standard Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) controller on each board for moving digital data to and from digital storage devices at high speeds.
 -- Wide range of software command functions to allow users to write customized software for their specific applications.
 Scientific-Atlanta is in discussions with a number of vendors who will develop applications built around the new digital storage and retrieval system.
 One of the first applications will be digital ad insertion. StarNet Inc. will begin receiving shipments of the new DSR products in June for its AdStar delivery service, which automates the distribution of national and regional spot advertising to multiple cable headends.
 "The introduction of this advanced technology in a low cost, flexible PC format will be a catalyst for many new applications of digital programming. These products are another example of Scientific-Atlanta's leadership in MPEG-based digital video compression," said Robert Luff, vice president and general manager of new production applications for Scientific-Atlanta's Broadband Communications Group.
 Larry Grunewald, product director, added: "The introduction of these digital storage and retrieval boards will revolutionize the way video is manipulated. The boards were designed for universal compatibility, which will lead to applications in a number of areas. We are already working with several companies who want to incorporate our MPEG components into their digital video servers."
 Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. is a world leader in broadband communications delivery systems, cable television electronics, satellite-based communications networks and instrumentation for industrial, telecommunications and government applications.
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 /CONTACT: Bill Brobst of Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., 404-903-6306 or, home, 404-623-4233/
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