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Toon Boom Among Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards

Toon Boom Technologies is among the the recipients of the 2005 Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards recently announced by The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Recipients will receive their awards during the non-televised Primetime Creative Arts ceremony on Sept. 11, 2005, at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Following are the 2005 Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards recipients:

USAnimation Opus Toon Boom Technologies, Inc. is receiving an Emmy statuette for the complete animation production solution that manages all stages of the animation process from the drawing, scanning, inking and painting of animation cels to the laying out of animation layers, employing interactive, real-time 3D scene planning, adding effects and rendering the final output.

Dolby E Dolby Laboratories Inc., will receive an Emmy for Dolby E, a digital coding technology for professional distribution of multi-channel audio. Dolby E breaks the bottleneck of limited audio channels and bandwidth to enable multi-channel audio and metadata to be distributed throughout the chain of post-production, mobile production and broadcast infrastructures.

Mobile Telephone Television MobiTV and Sprint. In November 2003, MobiTV (content provider) and Sprint (carrier) offered U.S. customers the first mobile telephone service offering live television earning both companies an Emmy.

Also being honored with an Engineering Plaque is LitePanels Mini (LitePanels) for the Mini uses LED technology in a compact design that can mount on a camera, wall or any tight spot that calls for a highly portable, daylight-balanced, cool, silent and ballast-free lighting source.

Used by Walt Disney Television, Fox, Universal, Nelvana, China Central TV, Alphanim, Nickelodeon Animation Studio and Warner Bros. among others, USAnimation Opus is an animation solution is designed to handle projects of any size or level of complexity for TV, HDTV, film and the web. Flexible and easily adaptable, Opus includes digital ink-and-paint, powerful scene planning, sophisticated effects, compositing tools and seamless 2D and 3D integration, all in a configurable user interface and integrated workflow. Opus advanced capabilities translate into increased animation control, higher-quality animation, and significant production costs savings. Opus offers a main animation backbone that third party software can be plugged in to, including 3D animation and special effects software.

"We are extremely proud to receive this award and are grateful to the Academy for recognizing the great contribution USAnimation Opus has made to the animation industry targeted for television, said Joan Vogelesang, president/ceo at Toon Boom. Since our vector technology extensively developed in Opus has been deployed to our entire family of products, this Emmy award applies to all of them."

Engineering committee chair John Nachreiner oversees these awards given to an individual, company or an organization for developments in engineering that are either so extensive an improvement on existing methods or so innovative in nature that they materially affect the transmission, recording or reception of television. The Engineering Plaque is given for those achievements that exhibit a high level of engineering and are important to the progress of the industry.