Digital Set-Top Box targets next generation cable networks.

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All-digital Model DC551 PFD features high-definition multimedia interface to provide secure digital audio and video links. It also supports optional 1394 5C protected interface. Connectivity options include component video loop through, electrical and optical audio connectivity, and IR receiver port for remotely locating set-top box.



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Pace Expands All-Digital Product Line


Introducing the DC551 PFD HD in All-Digital

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (SCTE Cable-Tec Expo) - June 15, 2005: Pace Micro Technology, a leading digital set-top box provider specializing in the development of emerging technologies across all television platforms, today announced the expansion of its all-digital product line with the introduction of the DC551 PFD all-digital, high-definition set-top. The DC551 all-digital box is specifically designed for next generation cable networks.

Pace will be demonstrating the DC551, along with its full North American product line, at SCTE's Cable-Tec Expo in San Antonio, TX, June 15-17 in booth #4097.

"This product complements our Chicago DC501 standard-definition, all-digital set-top that was announced in April at NCTA's National Show," said Pace's Director of Product Management Matt Grabham. "The DC551 is Pace's answer to all-digital, high performance in high-definition set-tops. The evolution of cable networks to all-digital is a clear trend and Pace is ready to serve this market need with a growing line of all-digital set-top solutions, continuing to provide operators with innovation and choice."

Pace's DC551 is a high-definition set-top box that comes with HDMI (high-definition multimedia interface) as standard - the latest in display connectivity - to provide secure, high performance digital audio and video links. It also supports an optional 1394 5C protected interface, and boasts best-in-class processing speed and memory capacity and comprehensive connectivity options for easy installation into even the most complex home theatre systems. The connectivity options include component video loop through, electrical and optical audio connectivity and an IR receiver port for remotely locating the set-top box.

About Pace Micro Technology

Pace Micro Technology plc (LSE: PIC) is a leading digital set-top box provider specializing in the development of emerging technologies across all television platforms. Headquartered in the United Kingdom with additional offices in France and Hong Kong, Pace's North and South American office is in Boca Raton, Fla. Please visit Pace's web site at www.pacemicro.com.

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