SOURCE: Solid State Networks

September 27, 2006 10:00 ET

Solid State Networks Announces Fast, Brandable Download Solution for Digital Content Owners and Producers

Skinnable Client Software Is Easy to Create, Easy to Deploy, Easy to Use

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 27, 2006 -- DEMOfall '06 -- In addition to the new on-demand streaming media capability it announced here yesterday, Solid State Networks, a startup company dedicated to developing high-performance distributed content delivery solutions, today announced and demonstrated at DEMOfall its fast, flexible brandable download client that allows content owners and producers to promote their product brands and corporate identities while radically speeding the cost-effective delivery of large digital objects, such as computer games and game updates, high definition video and movies and computer software.

Available now, Solid State's download solution combines its Distributed Delivery Network™ (DDN) with new brandable client software that enables content owners to incorporate and display interactive logos and other product-related graphics on their customers' computer screens during the download process. The new client software allows content owners to completely control the look and feel of the customer-facing software without coding and without incurring the expense or delay of fully custom-developed software, while offering their customers the easiest way to speed content delivery through peer-assisted downloads. The Solid State DDN delivers as much as a 50 to 80 percent bandwidth savings compared to traditional content delivery networks, and provides enhanced scalability without the need for additional hardware or network investments.

"Solid State is giving content providers the ability to achieve a custom look and feel for their downloads, including logos and product-related graphics, without coding or a custom price tag, and enabling them to get to market quickly with a uniquely identifiable offering," said Larry Marchman, the Vice President of Sales and a founder of Solid State Networks. "Our branded client software promotes instant recognition from consumers and encourages brand loyalty, and offers the greatest flexibility for content providers to tailor their Solid State Distributed Delivery Network™ to their specific needs."

Solid State's branded client is a lightweight stand-alone executable that is downloaded, installed and run automatically on the consumer PC at the start of a content transfer session, requiring virtually no user interaction to achieve fast, reliable downloads. The client can also be optionally configured for self removal so that no trace of the software is left on the end user machine.

According to Marchman, the branded client software demonstrates Solid State's commitment to delivering commercial-grade peer-assisted downloads with the features and capabilities required for real-world commercial applications. All Solid State client software is built upon the Solid State Core Library, a software module that provides the essential peer-to-peer file distribution functionality in a lightweight, multiplatform distribution with low CPU and memory footprint.

The branded client software is part of Solid State's flagship product, the Solid State Distributed Delivery Network™, a hybrid content delivery solution that combines the reliability of a traditional content delivery network with the economic advantage of peer-assisted technology based on an optimized BitTorrent protocol. Content providers can set desired service level agreements so content is always available with customizable quality of service levels. Harnessing peer-assisted downloads for business, the Solid State DDN provides the advanced analytics, reporting and flexible integration with content management and digital rights systems commercial enterprises expect.

Availability and Pricing

The Solid State Networks branded client software and the entire Solid State Distributed Delivery Network™ is available directly from the company. Please contact Solid State Networks (www.solidstatenetworks.com) for pricing information.

About the DEMO Conferences

Produced by Network World Events and Executive Forums, the semi-annual DEMO conferences focus on emerging technologies and new products, which are hand-selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies, and have served as launch pad events for companies such as Palm®, E*Trade®, Handspring® and U.S. Robotics®, helping them to secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships and influence early adopters. Each DEMO conference features approximately 70 new companies, products and technologies. For more information, please visit www.demo.com.

About Solid State Networks

Solid State Networks is a developer of a hybrid, high-performance distributed content delivery network. Solid State's offerings are ideal for the distribution of high-demand, large digital objects, including PC and console video games, high-resolution video including feature films and television programs, music and software programs. For more information, please visit www.solidstatenetworks.com.

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