SOURCE: ESPRE Solutions, Inc.

January 29, 2008 10:46 ET

ESPRE Solutions Names Chief Marketing Officer

PLANO, TX--(Marketwire - January 29, 2008) - ESPRE Solutions, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EPRT), a Dallas-based media solutions and technology company with a revolutionary and patented video compression technology, today announced the appointment of Gianluca Ferremi as its chief marketing officer. Ferremi reports to Ernie Ianace, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and is responsible for defining the global marketing strategy for the company.

Before joining ESPRE, Ferremi was Head of Video and Media solutions worldwide for Sun Microsystems in Barcelona, Spain. According to Mr. Ferremi the primary reason he joined ESPRE was, "because I am confident its technology will dramatically change the video delivery market." Mr. Ferremi continues, "For the past three years at Sun, I was responsible for building the partner ecosystem around the Sun Streaming System, Sun's end-to-end solution for the delivery of video over optical networks. During those three years, I did extensive research looking for the right partners among companies who build encoders, DRM solutions, Content Management solutions, Interactive applications and services, video pumps and software for the management and delivery of digital video over the Internet. My team also evaluated and positioned Sun against the competition. ESPRE is the only one of those companies that could address the chasm between what was possible with available technologies and what was needed for business models around video and digital content to be successful."

Mr. Ferremi provides an example, "The average available household bandwidth (around 500 Kbps) was too small for video and digital content to be used and accessed regularly over the Internet by a mass market." Because of ESPRE's Lightning Strike Codec, Mr. Ferremi says, "... the market turned the corner." This revolutionary, cleaner delivery of digital content over average household bandwidths sets a new standard.

"The addition of Gianluca Ferremi to our senior staff enables ESPRE Solutions to use his unparalleled market expertise to refine the ESPRE Solutions market strategy, communications and development of global markets," says Pete Ianace, CEO of the company. "Gianluca is a well-known global expert in video collaboration technology. We look forward to using his expertise to propel the ESPRE brand to the forefront of the industry analysts visibility and validate our credibility in the video and digital content delivery market."

With a Bachelor's degree in Information Science from the University of Torino, and a Master's in Information Technology and Telecommunications from the Polytechnic University of Torino, Mr. Ferremi relocated to the U.S. to work as a member of the technical staff of a telecommunications start-up. He joined Sun Microsystems in the spring of 1998, and worked from their Paris office as a pre-sales Systems Engineer. Relocating to Barcelona in 1999, Mr. Ferremi held the position of Business Development Manager for Broadband and DTV for the EMEA region, until September 2005 when he became responsible for developing and managing the video and media markets, worldwide, for Sun. In January 2008, Mr. Ferremi became Chief Marketing Officer for ESPRE Solutions, Inc.

About ESPRE Solutions, Inc.:

Plano, Texas-based ESPRE Solutions is a public company (PINKSHEETS: EPRT) and groundbreaking media collaboration solutions provider that fulfills the promise of TV-quality, real-time and streaming video over the Internet. ESPRE Solutions intends to be the video solutions provider of choice for Internet Service Providers, Enterprises, application developers, communications hardware vendors, and chip manufacturers, by providing both narrowband and broadband video solutions for integration into traditional voice and data applications. ESPRE Solutions' ESPRE Live™ Media Engine provides an integrated tool-kit solution for developers to create applications for business and personal communications. To learn more about ESPRE Solutions, or to experience the company's pioneering video compression technology, visit

Forward-looking statements made in this release are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provision of the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements made by ESPRE Solutions, Inc. are not a guarantee of future performance.

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