International Datacasting Corporation
TSX : IDC

International Datacasting Corporation

October 10, 2007 14:45 ET

International Datacasting Corporation Wins $1.7 Million in New IPTV Orders

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 10, 2007) - International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC) announced today that they have received new orders for Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) products and related services from three separate customers totaling over $1.7 million USD. The customers are not being named at this time to allow for timely disclosure and for competitive reasons.

International Datacasting Corporation develops and manufactures a full line of products that can be readily configured, along with selected third party equipment, to provide end-to-end system solutions for the point-to-multipoint delivery of broadband IPTV content via satellite. The product line, marketed under the name SuperFlex, includes uplink transmission equipment such as IP encapsulators, encryption subsystems, network management and RF modulators. It also includes a full line of advanced integrated receivers/decoders that can easily be installed and are compatible with broadband IP delivery networks.

Ron Clifton, President and CEO of IDC commented: "We are very pleased to receive these new orders. IPTV is an emerging market, global in scope, and it represents a significant growth opportunity for IDC with our broadband satellite IP multicasting technology and experience. These orders will contribute to our backlog situation for this year as well as contributing and setting the stage for additional follow-on business in 2008."

The IPTV market that IDC is addressing calls for broadcast quality Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) television programming, both live streaming content as well as video on demand and interactive services, to be delivered to consumer television sets over their broadband Internet connection (such as DSL). Turnkey solutions are being sought by service providers such as telcos who are looking for a way to expand their service offerings and to counter the growing threat of cable operators who are able to bundle television with voice and Internet (i.e. triple play services). IDC's broadband satellite multicasting technology provides connectivity directly to the Point of Presence (POP) closest to the consumer, offers the high quality of service needed to meet broadcast television standards and is particularly cost effective for large area coverage and multipoint distribution.

About International Datacasting Corporation (IDC):

IDC (TSX:IDC) provides advanced products, systems and services for the implementation of broadband wireless infrastructure networks used to distribute broadband multimedia data. IDC is at the forefront of delivering IP-based datacasting solutions via satellite and content distribution technologies with installations in more than 100 countries worldwide. IDC's products are in demand for radio and television broadcast networks, enterprise networks, distance learning, digital signage and digital cinema, high-speed Internet infrastructure and other multimedia content distribution applications. IDC is a recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Canada Export Award for Innovation and Technology Achievement. IDC is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, operates in Europe through its wholly owned subsidiary PROFline B.V. in Arnhem, the Netherlands and has an established international network of value-added partners and distributors. Visit IDC on the web at www.datacast.com and www.profline.com .

This press release contains forward-looking statements that may involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially. Factors that might cause a difference include, but are not limited to, competitive developments, risks associated with IDC's growth, the development of the satellite datacasting market, regulatory risks, intellectual property infringement and other factors. IDC assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. More detailed information about potential factors that could affect IDC's financial and business results is included in the public documents IDC files from time to time with Canadian securities regulatory authorities.

Contact Information

  • International Datacasting Corporation
    Tracy Trottier
    Marketing Communications
    613-596-4120 x 274
    ttrottier@intldata.ca