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Nero 6 wins ‘Best Software Award’ at RetailVision Europe

Major endorsement at Europe’s Premier Retail Event as Nero confirms its position as the leading application software in its class.

Karlsbad, Germany (October 12th, 2004) -- At the recent RetailVision Europe Fall event held in Munich, Germany, (21-23 Sept), Europe’s top retailers voted the Nero 6 Digital Media Suite, top product in the software category. The ‘Best of RetailVision Awards’ have long been acknowledged as the computer retail industry’s leading honours, and more than 140 retailer executives from 20 countries attended the event to preview, review, and evaluate the latest technology and applications.

Nero 6 was recognised not only for its technological innovation but for its channel strategy. Already well established as the de-facto standard in CD and DVD Recording, the introduction of Nero 6 heralded a new age for Nero as an all-in-one Digital Media Suite covering every aspect of the data, video, and audio process. Several new innovations including advanced video editing and DVD authoring, professional backup, transcoding, and Nero’s complete MPEG-4 audio/video compression technology, Nero Digital are all included as standard.

With over 140 million users, and a leading position in CD/DVD drive and PC bundles for the Nero Express suite, retailers have been quick to seize upon the opportunities that such an installed user base offers to Nero 6 retail. Indeed in several European countries, Nero 6 has been a constant number 1 seller, surpassing all other non-gaming software in sales. Alongside the explosive growth in DVD, the retail offering of Nero represents the most complete solution ever seen in the DVD creation process, completely eliminating the necessity for separate video and audio applications.

“It’s extremely gratifying that Europe’s top retailers have given us such an accolade”, said Klaus Bock, General Manager of Ahead Software AG, “It is not only testament to our engineering for creating the World’s most inventive Digital Media Suite, but to our ongoing co-operation and related activities with our major retail customers which has been recognised in this RetailVision award.”

About Ahead

Ahead Software provides the most reliable CD/DVD software applications available to serve digital media markets worldwide. Since its inception in 1995, Ahead’s leading application, Nero, has built a loyal customer base of more than 140 million users world-wide.

Ahead’s award-winning flagship product Nero 6 provides an all-in-one comprehensive CD/DVD burning suite. Ahead’s product line also includes Nero Digital – audio/video technology, SIPPS™ – VoIP, and across – professional computer aided translation software. Ahead distributes its products globally through world’s leading drive manufacturers and PC makers, as well as leading world-wide retailers, online partners, and also directly to consumers at www.nero.com. Ahead Software AG is headquartered in Karlsbad, Germany, with its subsidiary Ahead Software Inc. located in Glendale, California USA, and a further subsidiary in Yokohama, Japan. 

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