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November 13, 2007 11:30 ET

Kleer Helps RCA 'Cut the Cord' but Keep the Music on New RCA Jet Stream Digital Media Player

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 13, 2007) - Kleer (www.kleer.com) today announced that the company's wireless technology has enabled RCA Audio/Video to 'cut the cord' between player and earphone in its new Jet Stream digital media player-part of RCA's new Gem Line of digital music players. Specifically targeted at sports enthusiasts, the Jet Stream incorporates Kleer's wireless technology to free consumers from the annoyance of tangled wires when working out, while delivering crystal-clear stereo sound that is equivalent in high quality to a wired version. RCA Jet Stream users can enjoy over 10 hours of playback from a single charge compared to a typical wireless solution used with cell phones that would offer only two to three hours of battery life.

Kleer's technology enables Jet Stream users to enjoy wireless audio quality that is equivalent to a wired player. Unlike Bluetooth technology, which uses lossy audio compression solutions that severely impact audio quality, Kleer uses lossless transmission of 16-bit, 44.1KHz-sampled stereo audio. Lossless transmission also enables the 'beaming' of music or other data files from one player to another. Kleer's lossless transmission, combined with best-in-class 2.4GHz band co-existence, provides a far superior audio quality than a comparable Bluetooth solution.

"We applaud RCA for being the first to bring to market a player that addresses what workout enthusiasts are reporting as the most annoying part of using a digital music player while exercising...the wires," says Levent Gun, President and CEO of Kleer. "We're proud to provide RCA with the enabling technology to help them hit the ground running with what we believe will be a significant breakthrough in the wireless mp3 player market. Everyone knows that active consumers want an easy answer for wireless workouts. With the incorporation of Kleer's wireless technology, RCA and Kleer are able to deliver high quality music without the hassle of tangled wires."

More About Kleer's Wireless Technology

Kleer's wireless audio technology combines high quality audio, low power consumption and robust ISM band coexistence, to address the full range of audio market segments. Unlike Bluetooth, Kleer's patented subsampling radio architecture was designed from the ground up to communicate lossless CD-quality digital stereo audio over a robust 2.4GHz radio link, while achieving 10 times the battery life of a comparable Bluetooth solution. As a result, Kleer's technology is the first on the market to enable the manufacture of small form factor battery-powered products, such as wireless earphones, that can be used with home and automotive audio/video systems, as well as with portable audio/media players.

About Kleer

Founded in 2002, Kleer is a fabless semiconductor company that has developed the first wireless audio technology to combine high quality audio and robust ISM band coexistence with low power consumption to address portable, home and automotive audio markets. Kleer's Audio LP technology is ideally suited for OEMs of portable audio players, iPod® and other player accessories, home audio/theater systems, earphones, headphones, and speakers. Kleer distributes its products via direct sales in North America, and a distribution channel in Korea and Japan. The Company is headquartered in Cupertino, California with product development facilities in Ottawa, Ontario. For more information, contact the company at 19925 Stevens Creek Blvd. Suite 111, Cupertino, CA, 95014, Tel: 408-973-7255, Fax: 408-973-7256, Email: info@kleer.com, or visit the company web site at www.kleer.com

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