Broadway Video Application Software Joins Open Source Movement

MARLBORO, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 12, 1998--In the Linux tradition, the MPEG digital video application software is made available on the Web in source form to all.

Data Translation(R), a leader in MPEG digital video products, today announced that the source code for Broadway(TM), the full application video software, is now available on the Web absolutely free under the provisions of the GNU General Public License. The GNU license allows users to take the source code and use it for their own application purposes and then return any modifications that are made to the original program. Effective today, users can obtain the code from the Broadway Web site ( and develop it to work with their own applications, then, in the Linux tradition, pass it on to others for further development.

"Data Translation recognizes and supports the movement toward Open Source Software, and demonstrates this support by making Broadway one of the first `peripheral hardware related' software releases to the Linux community," said Fred Molinari, President and CEO of Data Translation. "Open source proves to be a worthy strategy for businesses to increase product development and awareness," Molinari continued. Up to now Broadway has been a closed application for specific use under Windows(R) 95/98 and Windows NT(R). Users have asked for its use on a wider range of platforms and for use under the Linux operating system. Data Translation has decided to meet all these needs by allowing extensions to its source code by any developer.

What Is Broadway?

Broadway is the award-winning MPEG video system that makes it easy to use video on your PC. Broadway's video capture and editing system lets users create entertaining videos and still photos for use on Web sites, presentations, and numerous other multimedia applications. It includes a half-size PCI Bus plug-and-play MPEG board, Windows NT or Windows 95/98 compatible drivers and applications on CD-ROM, all required cables, an illustrated user manual with quick installation, Ulead's MediaStudio VE 5.0 and sample audio and video clip files.

About Data Translation

Data Translation, Inc. (NASDAQ:DATX) is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of high performance Application Video, multimedia, imaging and data acquisition systems. Founded in 1973 and headquartered in Marlboro, Mass., the company is at the forefront of the development of standards-based digital video editing and playback systems that offer significant price and performance advantages over competing products.

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