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DPS and Ingram Micro Sign Distribution Agreement

Spark and EditBAY Become First DPS Multimedia Products Available through Ingram's Global Distribution Channel

MARKHAM, Ontario, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Processing Systems Inc. today announced it has signed a worldwide distribution agreement, with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:IM) , the world's leading wholesale distributor of technology products and services. This agreement signifies the first time DPS multimedia products Spark(TM) and EditBAY(TM) are available to VARs and resellers from a distributor.

"This agreement signals DPS's commitment to expanding its sales channels, making it easy for VAR's and resellers to purchase our products," said David Jones, V.P. Multimedia Products at DPS. "We are confident that awareness and sales will increase for DPS Spark and EditBAY by leveraging Ingram Micro's solid relationships and extensive reseller network."

DPS EditBAY is a powerful, affordable system that enables video professionals and enthusiasts to capture, edit and output broadcast quality video. The combination of the PCI bus live video capture card and DPS Video Action 5.O(TM) software bundled with 1000+ transitions and Deluxe/3D Effects software, will be targeted at the rapidly growing industrial and "prosumer" marketplace, and will have a suggested retail price of $849(a).

DPS Spark is the recognized industry leading PC capture card for all-digital editing on a PC. Data can be moved or copied from one storage device to another without alteration or degradation. DPS Spark allows for transmission of an edited tape back to the DV camcorder for TV viewing or recording directly to a VCR. DPS Spark for Windows 95 has a suggested retail price including the full version of Adobe Premiere non-linear video editing software, is $995(b). DPS Spark is also available without Adobe Premiere for only $699(c).

"As the proliferation of low cost video cameras creates a market for digital video editing solutions, we are excited to offer the cutting edge technology of DPS Spark and EditBAY to meet that growing demand" said Victoria Cotten, Sr. Vice President of Purchasing at Ingram Micro. "This partnership provides Ingram with the opportunity to offer our customers leading digital video editing hardware and software solutions, while providing DPS with the sales channel needed for widespread product distribution."

About Ingram Micro --

Ingram Micro Inc. headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., is the world's largest wholesale distributor of technology products and services, and a leading provider of assembly and integration services, with 1996 sales of $12 billion. The company operates in 20 countries and distributes more than 36,000 products to more than 100,000 resellers in 120 countries, Ingram Micro can be found on the World Wide Web at

About DPS --

DPS is a leading designer and manufacturer of electronic hardware, and software used for creating, editing and processing broadcast-quality video and audio material. The Company has four business segments, Studio Products, Desktop Professional Post-Production, Desktop Multimedia and Digital Security Systems. The Company's products are used throughout the world by the computer-based desktop video production industry, television broadcasters and by video production and post-production studios. Visit our web site at

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Source: Digital Processing Systems, Inc.

CONTACT: David Jones, VP Multimedia Products of DPS, 905-944-4086, or

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