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SCM Microsystems

Press Release - September 24, 2002

Dazzle Puts Digital Photos on Your TV

Digital camera fans can bypass the computer and display images directly on a television set

Dazzle TV Photo Show

Fremont, Calif. - September 24, 2002 - SCM Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCMM; Neuer Markt: SMY), a leading provider of solutions that open the Digital World, today announced the Dazzle? TV Photo Show, a "no computer needed" device for viewing digital photos on a TV.

The Dazzle TV Photo Show makes it easy for anyone to create a slideshow of their favorite digital photographs on a standard television set - without the hassle and complexity of downloading the pictures to a computer. Users simply plug the TV Photo Show into the televisions' RCA video-in connector and insert the digital media card from their digital camera. Then, using TV Photo Show's supplied remote control, users can play their slideshow for family and friends to enjoy. Clearly identified buttons on the remote control make it easy to rotate, plan, delete or zoom in on individual pictures.

"Digital pictures are fun to take and even more fun to share with family and friends. Dazzle's TV Photo Show let's you share your photos on the best screen around the family television," said Dirk Peters, Director of Marketing for SCM Microsystems' Digital Media and Video division. "Moreover, the TV Photo Show requires no computer, no technical skills, and no waiting. It's truly the easiest way to share and enjoy those great digital pictures."

TV Photo Show accepts CompactFlash Type I and II, IBM Microdrive and SmartMedia. A standard USB cable (not included) can be used to connect to a PC. Once images are downloaded to the computer, they can be printed, emailed or archived.

Pricing, Availability

The Dazzle TV Photo Show is priced at .99 (MSRP) and is available now.

About Dazzle Digital Media Products

Dazzle digital media products are designed and built to be easy to use and help both amateur and professional users capture, edit and share digital video and photos with high-quality results. The Dazzle family of innovative products includes Dazzle Digital Media Readers, Dazzle Fusion, Dazzle Digital Video Creator Series, Dazzle DV-Editor Series, Dazzle DV-Bridge Series and software including DVD Complete, OnDVD and MovieStar. Dazzle products are available from a nationwide network of retailers and resellers, including Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA, Fry's Electronics, Micro Center, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Radio Shack, Sears and Staples. The products are also available online at The Dazzle brand of products is manufactured by SCM Microsystems, based in Fremont, California.

About SCM Microsystems

SCM Microsystems is a leading supplier of solutions that open the Digital World by enabling people to conveniently access digital content and services. SCM's Security business provides smart card reader technology for the PC platform and conditional access modules for the digital TV platform to OEM customers in the government, financial, enterprise and broadcasting markets worldwide. The Company's Digital Media and Video business provides hardware, software and silicon solutions for creating and sharing digital media content to the worldwide retail market under the Dazzle brand. Global headquarters are in Fremont, California, with European headquarters in Ismaning, Germany. For additional information, visit the SCM Microsystems website at

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