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OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(June 5, 2012) – Corel today announced that Roxio® Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus has been awarded the Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Winner’s Seal of Approval.
For any family with precious memories on video tape, Roxio Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus bridges the gap between old and new by making it simple to preserve and share VHS, Hi8 and V8 in today’s digital video formats – whether you’re burning a DVD, sharing on YouTube and Facebook, or saving to mobile devices like iPhone.
Roxio Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus was among many entries from across North America competing to earn the PTPA Seal. Independent parent volunteers evaluate products in their own homes to ensure that PTPA winners are chosen based on merit and consumer experience – not on commercial considerations. As a result, the PTPA Media Seal has quickly gained recognition as an international leader in certifying consumer products for quality, effectiveness and value. Their CEO and founder, Sharon Vinderine has appeared on nearly 50 morning shows as a reliable source for the latest and greatest in family products. The media and parents alike trust the collective opinion that PTPA Media represents.
“When we think about the things that mean the most to us, family memories are always at the top of the list. But despite how important they are, so many of our home-movie video tapes are just sitting on shelves gathering dust. As the tapes degrade and the devices to play them disappear, many families are at risk of losing these precious memories forever,” said Matt DiMaria, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Digital Media at Corel. “We’re thrilled that the parent testers at PTPA have recognized Roxio Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus as a valuable tool for preserving and sharing family memories for today’s digital lifestyle.”
“At PTPA Media, we are proud to play a role in certifying innovative products that families can trust,” says Sharon Vinderine, CEO and founder of PTPA Media Inc. “When consumers search for our Seal of Approval on product packaging and web sites, they are essentially searching for validation from their peers. Their peers will have objectively tested and approved these products based on their performance in a real life environment. That type of resource for families is priceless.”
Corel is one of the world’s top software companies with more than 100 million active users in over 75 countries. We develop software that helps people express their ideas and share their stories in more exciting, creative and persuasive ways. Through the years, we’ve built a reputation for delivering innovative, trusted products that are easy to learn and use, helping people achieve new levels of productivity. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards for software innovation, design and value.
In February 2012, Corel acquired Roxio’s broad range of digital media and security solutions, expanding its product portfolio with new products including the industry’s most popular digital media suite and the leading media conversion software on the Mac platform.
Our award winning product portfolio includes some of the world’s most widely recognized and popular software brands, including CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Corel® Painter™, Corel® PaintShop® Pro, Corel® VideoStudio®, Corel® WinDVD®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office, WinZip®, Roxio Creator® and Roxio® Toast®.
About PTPA Media Inc.
PTPA Media provides an objective framework for appraising and promoting new products designed to enrich family living. The company’s mission is to marry innovative companies with discerning consumers, to improve consumer access to quality products and services for their families and homes. For more information, visit www.ptpamedia.com.