NS8 Corporation

NS8 Corporation
Improv Systems, Inc.

April 18, 2005 09:20 ET

NS8 Forms Co-Development Relationship with Improv Systems to Create a Semiconductor Development Environment for Mobile Devices with iWave Interactive Systems


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FOR: NS8 CORPORATION

OTC Bulletin Board SYMBOL: NSEO

AND IMPROV SYSTEMS, INC.

APRIL 18, 2005 - 09:20 ET

NS8 Forms Co-Development Relationship with Improv
Systems to Create a Semiconductor Development
Environment for Mobile Devices with iWave Interactive
Systems

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON--(CCNMatthews - April 18, 2005) - NS8 Corporation
(OTCBB:NSEO) announces that it has formed a co-development relationship
with Improv Systems, Inc. of Beverly, Massachusetts to create a
Semiconductor integration platform supporting the Mobile IP On-Demand
market. The relationship will embed NS8's iWave Interactive Systems
architecture (iWave) into a system-on-chip (SoC) reference platform
incorporating Improv's configurable JazzDSP, including an integrated
encryption and streaming media decoding in mobile applications like
cellular phones. This will create a highly secure, client-side solution
for content protection integrated with software for distribution
management, real-time tracking, auditing and reporting.

"NS8 has developed leading-edge video distribution and media management
systems and we are looking forward to supporting this architecture since
the demand for video co-processing in CE devices is growing
exponentially", said Cary Ussery, CEO of Improv Systems, Inc.

"Forming a relationship between NS8 and Improv Systems will drive our
road map of putting our technology in a silicon (Chip) platform,
creating a whole new paradigm in the market that will give content
owners complete security, distribution and business control over their
media within the emerging Mobile IP market space", said Brent Bysouth,
Chief Software Architect of NS8.

About NS8 Corporation

NS8 Corporation (www.ns8corp.net) is a software development company
based in Seattle, Washington, USA with Research & Development operations
in Canada. NS8 specializes in the development of server-based software
technologies in the areas of smart encryption, content licensing and
royalty distribution management, including interactive consumer
experience viewing systems such as automated advertisement and catalogue
merchandise management for Internet on-demand applications. NS8's
products are built around a highly integrated and scalable IP technology
platform to ensure end to end security distribution and revenue
management of content from creation to consumer delivery using Personal
Computers, IP Set-top box, PVR or any IP compatible media portal device.

iWave Interactive Systems is an NS8 product line that combines its
proprietary server based technologies for use by content owners, media
distributors, digital storage facilities, digital asset management firms
and interactive service providers such as streaming or still image
advertisers, food delivery services and catalogue merchant retailers.
iWave provides these business sectors with a cost efficient automation
solution for processing distribution licenses, territorial viewing
policies, consumer recording and transfer rights, payment collection and
media usage auditing, service or merchandise ordering, and royalty
management. iWave also offers an interactive consumer menu system that
can integrate with existing middleware systems for on-demand
functionality and provides automated private-label and brand management
capabilities that can be accessed by a consumer from any PC, MAC, WiFi
or digital set-top box environment.

About Improv Systems, Inc.

Improv Systems, Inc. develops and licenses the Jazz PSA™ platforms
featuring the Jazz DSP and application solution kits for Voice-over-IP,
Networking and Emerging Media. Improv's Jazz DSP is a configurable DSP
that allows designers to create optimized DSP cores targeted to consumer
electronics and telecommunications markets. Through the company's
Ensemble™ Partners program, formed to help accelerate the use and
integration of designer-defined DSPs in System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions,
Improv customers have access to complementary products and services from
companies such as ARM (ARMHY), MIPS Technologies (MIPS, MIPSB), Synopsys
(SNPS), Cadence Design Systems (CDN); and Wind River Systems (WIND),
among others.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements made herein that are not historical are
forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on the Company's beliefs
and the assumptions it made using information currently available to it.
Because these statements reflect the Company's current views concerning
future events, these statements involve risks, uncertainties and
assumptions. The actual results could differ materially from the results
discussed in the forward-looking statements. In any event, undue
reliance should not be placed on any forward-looking statements, which
apply only as of the date of this press release.

Trademarks

Consumer Program and Shopping Guide, CPG, Library Distribution
Management System, LDMS, NS8, Secure Digital Content Distribution,
Security Protocol Integration, SPI, and iWave Interactive Systems, are
either registered trademarks or trademarks of NS8 Corporation or of its
subsidiaries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned
herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.


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