International Datacasting Corporation
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International Datacasting Corporation

June 22, 2009 16:30 ET

International Datacasting Corporation's 3D Products With Sensio® Technology Part of Surgical Demo in South Korea

Products Used for Live, Real-Time 3D Medical Imaging

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 22, 2009) - International Datacasting Corporation, (TSX:IDC) a global leader in providing advanced solutions for the distribution of broadband multimedia content delivery announced today that its Superflex 3D Live Encoders and Decoders with Sensio® technology on board, were used in a live 3D demonstration of a robotic surgical system held at the 9th Annual Conference of Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery Group in South Korea.

The surgery, broadcast in live 3D using technology developed for digital cinema, took place at the Korean National Cancer Institute and was transmitted through the Hyper Research Network (KOREN), a terrestrial IP network, to the conference site at the Korean National Information Society Agency where doctors and medical students were participating in a session on surgical techniques. IDC's Korean partner, Digipeg Corporation, provided the technology used for the capture and broadcast of the demonstration.

The surgery was performed using the da Vinci S HD Surgical System. Built by US-based Intuitive Surgical, this system integrates HD 3D endoscopy with state of the art robotic technology. The Superflex 3D Live Encoders and Decoders were provided by IDC for the demonstration. While the primary purpose of the SuperFlex product line is the delivery of 2D and 3D events for digital cinema, this demonstrates that the products, using technology developed by Sensio®, are easy to use and have wider applications in other markets, such as 3D medical imaging.

"This was a most impressive demonstration of the power of live 3D stereoscopic imagery and how it can aid in surgery and medical treatment. The advances in 3D imagery will prove to be a valuable tool to improve medical treatment and to enable better training of medical professionals," said Dr. Young Woo Kim, of the National Medical Cancer Centre.

"This was a great example of how several international companies can work together for the advancement of technology for medical treatment and training. We are honored to work with companies such as IDC, who continue to be willing to work with us to provide innovative technology solutions for our customers," said Kenny Kim, CEO of Digipeg.

"The use of off-the-shelf 3D live broadcast technology as a real-time diagnostic tool for the medical profession as well as a teaching tool for doctor training has now been successfully demonstrated," said Ron Clifton, IDC President and CEO. "The same benefits of bandwidth compression and HD video quality inherent in the Sensio 3D technology for digital cinema applies equally well for this application. We are happy to see the market potential for our 3D products expanding and that our technology can have this kind of positive impact on the health care profession," he added.

SENSIO's 3D technology, originally developed for the consumer 3D entertainment market, transforms stereoscopic high-definition video (e.g. from dual HD cameras) into its proprietary format that allows distribution of 3D content over standard infrastructure. The technology features visually loss-less stereoscopic compression and is compatible with all existing and future 3D projection technologies for 2D or 3D viewing.

About International Datacasting Corporation (IDC):

International Datacasting Corporation, (TSX:IDC) is a global leader in providing advanced solutions for the distribution of broadband content via satellite. 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, distance learning, digital signage, digital cinema, IPTV distribution and other content distribution applications. 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.

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.

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