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DALSA Chooses Sohonet Solutions As Workflow Partner

Posted 6/17/2008

Los Angeles, CA, June 16, 2008 -- DALSA today announced it is formalizing its already close relationship with Sohonet Solutions, the new production services division of Sohonet™. Sohonet Solutions will function as the preferred partner to manage the data workflow generated by the new generation of DALSA cameras.  Working closely with Sohonet Solutions ensures the data output from DALSA’s Origin and Evolution cameras can be managed and delivered to the various production departments in the most effective way.
 
Jon Ferguy, Senior Partner at Sohonet Solutions explained that Sohonet Solutions can deliver 4K data generated by DALSA faster and more efficiently than HD camera-to-tape workflows, even though HD uses much lower data rates.  “This will mean that DALSA users will benefit not just from the higher quality of the DALSA images, but substantial savings in time and resources, both on set and into Post,” commented Jon.
 
Rob Hummel, President, Digital Cinema at DALSA added “I have worked with the Sohonet team since I was with Warner Bros, where they had the distinction of being the only supplier that actually delivered on what they said they would, and then proceeded to exceed my expectations.   At DALSA we recently used Sohonet Solutions for a major effects shoot for the new Bond production (Quantum of Solace), and could not have completed that project without them.  Not surprisingly, Sohonet again exceeded my expectations.  We’re confident that any production using Sohonet Solutions will have a great experience.”
 
Sohonet Solutions was formed to allow the expertise developed by Sohonet on moving high volumes of data around the world to be applied to productions using digital capture and the new types of data workflow. 
 
Sohonet Solutions have already completed consulting assignments for the Moving Picture Company, Capital FX, Midnight Transfer, Pinewood Sound, Animal Logic and the recent and upcoming feature films, Speed Racer and James Bond: Quantum of Solace. 
 
About Sohonet Solutions
Sohonet Solutions, a division of data management company Sohonet is the media and entertainment industry’s most knowledgeable resource in the expanding realm of high volume digital workflow.  Sohonet Solutions was founded in response to the rapidly growing need for guidance and problem solving among film and television companies during the transition to file-based digital workflow; the growing trend within the industry. Sohonet pioneered the private networking model for high-speed data pipelines for the global entertainment industry more than 10 years ago. With its years of experience in managing huge volumes of digital media, Sohonet was in a unique position to apply its depth of knowledge to the needs and challenges of rapidly shifting technologies within the industry.  Sohonet Solutions is helmed by Sohonet CTO Jon Ferguy, who serves as Senior Partner for Sohonet Solutions.  Sohonet Solutions works in all areas of Data Workflow, both on and off set, including 2K/4K digital capture, data storage, facility networking, on set data management and system design.  Sohonet Solutions has recently provided critical custom workflow solutions for high profile film projects such as Speed Racer, The Dark Knight, and James Bond: Quantum of Solace. 

About DALSA Corporation
DALSA is an international leader in high performance digital imaging and semiconductors with approximately 1000 employees world-wide. Established in 1980, the company designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital imaging products and solutions, in addition to providing semiconductor products and services. DALSA's core competencies are in specialized integrated circuit and electronics technology, software, and highly engineered semiconductor wafer processing. Products and services include image sensor components (CCD and CMOS); electronic digital cameras; vision processors; image processing software; and semiconductor wafer foundry services for use in MEMS, high-voltage semiconductors, image sensors and mixed-signal CMOS chips. DALSA is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “DSA” and has its corporate offices in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
 
For more information, please contact:
Patrick Myles
Vice President, Corporate Communications
DALSA Corporation
Tel: (519) 886-6001 Ext. 2177
Fax: (519) 886-3972
E-mail: patrick.myles@dalsa.com
Internet: www.dalsa.com
 
Brian McWilliams
Spelling Communications
Tel: (310) 477-9500
bmcwilliams@spellcom.com

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