Spatializer Audio Laboratories and 4Front Technologies Provide Linux Users With Improved Internet and MP3 Audio Capabilities

StreamFX Software Plug-in for XMMS Targeted to Drive Penetration of Internet

Appliance and e-Commerce Channels



Nov 14, 2000, 00:00 ET from Spatializer Audio Laboratories, Inc.

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Spatializer Audio
 Laboratories, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:   SPAZ), a leading supplier of digital
 and analog audio solutions, and 4Front Technologies, a leader in digital audio
 solutions for Linux and UNIX platforms, announced today the successful launch
 of StreamFX(TM) for Linux, a software plug-in for XMMS.  XMMS is a cross
 platform MP3 and Multimedia player that has become the most popular audio
 application on Linux and now comes bundled with all popular Linux
 distributions, such as Corel Linux, SuSE, Mandrake, and Red Hat Linux.  XMMS
 is also available for other UNIX operating systems like FreeBSD, Solaris, AIX,
 and HPUX.
     "We are excited to have teamed up with 4Front Technologies to bring
 StreamFX to the growing universe of Linux users," stated Henry R. Mandell,
 Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Spatializer Audio
 Laboratories.  "The availability of StreamFX on the Linux platform, tied to
 XMMS, the de facto MP3 and Multimedia player for the Linux environment,
 provides a very compelling audio package for the growing Internet Appliance
 market.  We can now aggressively market a turn-key enhanced audio solution for
 these devices, many of which rely on the Linux OS.  This also gives us another
 product to offer in e-commerce, which we will be focusing more attention on
 and refining our approach to in 2001."
     StreamFX is one of the "Must-Have" plug-ins for XMMS, making it easier
 than ever for Linux users to enjoy a dramatically enhanced audio experience
 over the Internet.  StreamFX provides rich 3D audio, enhanced bass support and
 support for headphone/speaker audio adjustment, adding rich, immersive audio
 to the already powerful XMMS player.  StreamFX is available immediately and
 can be purchased directly from www.opensound.com and in the future from
 www.Spatializer.com for the special price of $10.00.
     "With the introduction of StreamFX for Linux, XMMS users can now
 experience the same Spatializer StreamFX enhancements available for WinAmp and
 used by global technology leaders such as Panasonic, Toshiba and Apple
 Computer" said Dev Mazumdar, President of 4Front Technologies.  "Spatializer's
 StreamFX is the best sounding audio enhancement technology I have heard.  We
 will be working closely with Spatializer Audio Laboratories to bring many more
 exciting Spatializer products to the Linux and the Open Sound System
 platforms.  There is a growing market for Internet Appliances and personal
 electronics based on Linux and other Real-Time-Operating-Systems (RTOS) and
 4Front Technologies together with Spatializer Audio Labs will be the leading
 providers of such technologies which will greatly enhance audio for the
 consumer."
 
     About StreamFX
     StreamFX 3-D Stereo creates a dramatic and enveloping sound experience out
 of any pair of regular speakers or headphones.  Spatializer 3D-Stereo is a
 long-time favorite of both movie and sound studios in addition to numerous
 audio product manufacturers.  Push the Space slider higher, and listen as
 3D-Stereo widens and deepens the sound field to surround with audio so rich
 and ambient, that you'll feel like you're listening in a concert hall.  Simply
 clicking on the "Headphones" - button generates the same equally immersive
 experience over headphones creating a dramatic 'out-of-head' audio experience.
     StreamFX Vi.B.E. produces a dynamic bass response from even the lowest-end
 speakers or headphones.  Spatializer Vi.B.E uses proprietary technology to
 generate realistic bass frequencies that are unaffected by your system
 response.  Just adjust the slider to your own preference and hear the bass
 come through like never before.
 
     About Spatializer Audio Laboratories, Inc.
     Spatializer Audio Laboratories, Inc. is a leading developer, licensor and
 marketer of next-generation technologies for the consumer electronics,
 computing and entertainment industries.  The company's advanced audio
 technology is incorporated into consumer electronics audio, video and DVD
 products from global brand leaders including Toshiba, JVC, Panasonic, Hitachi,
 Samsung, Acer, Sharp, Sanyo, Goldstar, Emerson, Zenith and Proton, in PC
 multimedia systems and peripherals from Apple, Dell, Gateway, Hewlett Packard,
 Sony, Fujitsu, Seiko-Epson, NEC, Micron and Labtec, in silicon from
 Matsushita, New Japan Radio Corporation, ESS, Zoran, Motorola, C-Cube, OnChip
 Systems, and Acer Laboratories Inc, and in software compatible with MP3
 players such as WinAmp and embedded with RISC cores from MIPS Technologies.
     Spatializer stock is traded on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol:
 SPAZ.  The company is headquartered in Woodlands Hills, CA., with marketing,
 engineering and R&D facilities in Santa Clara, CA, and Tokyo, Japan.  Further
 information may be obtained from Spatializer's SEC filings, and by contacting
 the Company's Investor Relations Department toll-free at 888-825-0743 or by
 writing to spaz@mdcgroup.com.  For Media inquiries please contact Marken
 Communications at 408-986-0100 or by writing to Andy@MarkenCom.com.
 
     About 4Front Technologies
     4Front Technologies is a privately held company with development
 facilities in California, Finland and Sweden.  4Front's main focus is on
 developing audio solutions for the UNIX and embedded Systems marketplace.
 4Front's Open Sound System has become the "de-facto" audio API for UNIX and is
 distributed with Linux and FreeBSD kernel sources under the GNU Public License
 (GPL).  Open Sound System has been licensed by companies like SCO, Hewlett
 Packard, Wind River Systems and endorsed by SUN Microsystems.  The commercial
 version of Open Sound System sold by 4Front Technologies is also bundled in
 Linux distributions from Corel, Caldera, SuSE and MIZI, Holon Software and
 MandrakeSoft.
     The X Multimedia System (XMMS) project is developed under the GNU Public
 License (GPL) by 4Front Technologies.  XMMS is a cross platform multimedia
 player that supports MP3, Wave, MPEG1 Video, VideoCD, Amiga MOD, MIDI, and
 other digital audio and video formats.  It also provides MP3 streaming
 playback support over the Internet and provides visual graphics synchronized
 to sound output.  It also provides complete control over GUI layout and
 design.  XMMS has received many prestigious awards as the most popular media
 application on Linux from Linux Journal, Linux Magazine and SlashDot.Org.
 More information on XMMS is available at www.xmms.org and www.opensound.com.
 
     About Linux
     Linux is a free UNIX-like operating system that was originally created by
 Linus Torvalds with the assistance of developers from around the world.  Linux
 is an independent POSIX implementation and includes true multitasking, virtual
 memory, shared libraries, demand loading, proper memory management, TCP/IP
 networking, and other features consistent with UNIX-type systems.  Linux is
 developed under the GNU Public License (GPL), the source code for Linux is
 freely available to everyone.  More information on Linux is available at
 www.linux.com.
 
     Safe Harbor Act Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform
 Act of 1995: Certain information in this news release, including the comments
 by Mr. Mandell in paragraph two and by Mr. Mazumdar in paragraph four are
 forward looking statements that are based on management's belief, as well as
 assumptions made by, and information currently available to management.  While
 the company believes that its expectations are based upon reasonable
 assumptions, there can be no assurances that the company's financial goals
 will be realized.  Numerous uncertainties and risk factors may affect the
 company's actual results and may cause results to differ materially from those
 expressed in forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the company.
 These uncertainties and risk factors include, but are not limited to the
 continued need for additional capital, dependence on new technology and
 intellectual property, dependence on the PC and consumer electronics
 industries, dependence on product shipments of third-party licensees,
 competition and pricing pressures, and other risks detailed from time to time
 in the company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.
 
     Notices: Spatializer(R) is a registered trademark and N-2-2(TM) and
 DigitalFX(TM) Vi.B.E(TM), StreamFX(TM), StreamFX(TM) for Linux, are trademarks
 of Desper Products, Inc.  Desper Products, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary
 of Spatializer Audio Laboratories, Inc.  All other trademarks, patents and
 copyrights mentioned are the property of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Spatializer Audio Laboratories, Inc.
    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Spatializer Audio
 Laboratories, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:   SPAZ), a leading supplier of digital
 and analog audio solutions, and 4Front Technologies, a leader in digital audio
 solutions for Linux and UNIX platforms, announced today the successful launch
 of StreamFX(TM) for Linux, a software plug-in for XMMS.  XMMS is a cross
 platform MP3 and Multimedia player that has become the most popular audio
 application on Linux and now comes bundled with all popular Linux
 distributions, such as Corel Linux, SuSE, Mandrake, and Red Hat Linux.  XMMS
 is also available for other UNIX operating systems like FreeBSD, Solaris, AIX,
 and HPUX.
     "We are excited to have teamed up with 4Front Technologies to bring
 StreamFX to the growing universe of Linux users," stated Henry R. Mandell,
 Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Spatializer Audio
 Laboratories.  "The availability of StreamFX on the Linux platform, tied to
 XMMS, the de facto MP3 and Multimedia player for the Linux environment,
 provides a very compelling audio package for the growing Internet Appliance
 market.  We can now aggressively market a turn-key enhanced audio solution for
 these devices, many of which rely on the Linux OS.  This also gives us another
 product to offer in e-commerce, which we will be focusing more attention on
 and refining our approach to in 2001."
     StreamFX is one of the "Must-Have" plug-ins for XMMS, making it easier
 than ever for Linux users to enjoy a dramatically enhanced audio experience
 over the Internet.  StreamFX provides rich 3D audio, enhanced bass support and
 support for headphone/speaker audio adjustment, adding rich, immersive audio
 to the already powerful XMMS player.  StreamFX is available immediately and
 can be purchased directly from www.opensound.com and in the future from
 www.Spatializer.com for the special price of $10.00.
     "With the introduction of StreamFX for Linux, XMMS users can now
 experience the same Spatializer StreamFX enhancements available for WinAmp and
 used by global technology leaders such as Panasonic, Toshiba and Apple
 Computer" said Dev Mazumdar, President of 4Front Technologies.  "Spatializer's
 StreamFX is the best sounding audio enhancement technology I have heard.  We
 will be working closely with Spatializer Audio Laboratories to bring many more
 exciting Spatializer products to the Linux and the Open Sound System
 platforms.  There is a growing market for Internet Appliances and personal
 electronics based on Linux and other Real-Time-Operating-Systems (RTOS) and
 4Front Technologies together with Spatializer Audio Labs will be the leading
 providers of such technologies which will greatly enhance audio for the
 consumer."
 
     About StreamFX
     StreamFX 3-D Stereo creates a dramatic and enveloping sound experience out
 of any pair of regular speakers or headphones.  Spatializer 3D-Stereo is a
 long-time favorite of both movie and sound studios in addition to numerous
 audio product manufacturers.  Push the Space slider higher, and listen as
 3D-Stereo widens and deepens the sound field to surround with audio so rich
 and ambient, that you'll feel like you're listening in a concert hall.  Simply
 clicking on the "Headphones" - button generates the same equally immersive
 experience over headphones creating a dramatic 'out-of-head' audio experience.
     StreamFX Vi.B.E. produces a dynamic bass response from even the lowest-end
 speakers or headphones.  Spatializer Vi.B.E uses proprietary technology to
 generate realistic bass frequencies that are unaffected by your system
 response.  Just adjust the slider to your own preference and hear the bass
 come through like never before.
 
     About Spatializer Audio Laboratories, Inc.
     Spatializer Audio Laboratories, Inc. is a leading developer, licensor and
 marketer of next-generation technologies for the consumer electronics,
 computing and entertainment industries.  The company's advanced audio
 technology is incorporated into consumer electronics audio, video and DVD
 products from global brand leaders including Toshiba, JVC, Panasonic, Hitachi,
 Samsung, Acer, Sharp, Sanyo, Goldstar, Emerson, Zenith and Proton, in PC
 multimedia systems and peripherals from Apple, Dell, Gateway, Hewlett Packard,
 Sony, Fujitsu, Seiko-Epson, NEC, Micron and Labtec, in silicon from
 Matsushita, New Japan Radio Corporation, ESS, Zoran, Motorola, C-Cube, OnChip
 Systems, and Acer Laboratories Inc, and in software compatible with MP3
 players such as WinAmp and embedded with RISC cores from MIPS Technologies.
     Spatializer stock is traded on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol:
 SPAZ.  The company is headquartered in Woodlands Hills, CA., with marketing,
 engineering and R&D facilities in Santa Clara, CA, and Tokyo, Japan.  Further
 information may be obtained from Spatializer's SEC filings, and by contacting
 the Company's Investor Relations Department toll-free at 888-825-0743 or by
 writing to spaz@mdcgroup.com.  For Media inquiries please contact Marken
 Communications at 408-986-0100 or by writing to Andy@MarkenCom.com.
 
     About 4Front Technologies
     4Front Technologies is a privately held company with development
 facilities in California, Finland and Sweden.  4Front's main focus is on
 developing audio solutions for the UNIX and embedded Systems marketplace.
 4Front's Open Sound System has become the "de-facto" audio API for UNIX and is
 distributed with Linux and FreeBSD kernel sources under the GNU Public License
 (GPL).  Open Sound System has been licensed by companies like SCO, Hewlett
 Packard, Wind River Systems and endorsed by SUN Microsystems.  The commercial
 version of Open Sound System sold by 4Front Technologies is also bundled in
 Linux distributions from Corel, Caldera, SuSE and MIZI, Holon Software and
 MandrakeSoft.
     The X Multimedia System (XMMS) project is developed under the GNU Public
 License (GPL) by 4Front Technologies.  XMMS is a cross platform multimedia
 player that supports MP3, Wave, MPEG1 Video, VideoCD, Amiga MOD, MIDI, and
 other digital audio and video formats.  It also provides MP3 streaming
 playback support over the Internet and provides visual graphics synchronized
 to sound output.  It also provides complete control over GUI layout and
 design.  XMMS has received many prestigious awards as the most popular media
 application on Linux from Linux Journal, Linux Magazine and SlashDot.Org.
 More information on XMMS is available at www.xmms.org and www.opensound.com.
 
     About Linux
     Linux is a free UNIX-like operating system that was originally created by
 Linus Torvalds with the assistance of developers from around the world.  Linux
 is an independent POSIX implementation and includes true multitasking, virtual
 memory, shared libraries, demand loading, proper memory management, TCP/IP
 networking, and other features consistent with UNIX-type systems.  Linux is
 developed under the GNU Public License (GPL), the source code for Linux is
 freely available to everyone.  More information on Linux is available at
 www.linux.com.
 
     Safe Harbor Act Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform
 Act of 1995: Certain information in this news release, including the comments
 by Mr. Mandell in paragraph two and by Mr. Mazumdar in paragraph four are
 forward looking statements that are based on management's belief, as well as
 assumptions made by, and information currently available to management.  While
 the company believes that its expectations are based upon reasonable
 assumptions, there can be no assurances that the company's financial goals
 will be realized.  Numerous uncertainties and risk factors may affect the
 company's actual results and may cause results to differ materially from those
 expressed in forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the company.
 These uncertainties and risk factors include, but are not limited to the
 continued need for additional capital, dependence on new technology and
 intellectual property, dependence on the PC and consumer electronics
 industries, dependence on product shipments of third-party licensees,
 competition and pricing pressures, and other risks detailed from time to time
 in the company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.
 
     Notices: Spatializer(R) is a registered trademark and N-2-2(TM) and
 DigitalFX(TM) Vi.B.E(TM), StreamFX(TM), StreamFX(TM) for Linux, are trademarks
 of Desper Products, Inc.  Desper Products, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary
 of Spatializer Audio Laboratories, Inc.  All other trademarks, patents and
 copyrights mentioned are the property of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Spatializer Audio Laboratories, Inc.