International Datacasting Corporation

International Datacasting Corporation

April 16, 2007 14:14 ET

International Datacasting Corporation Announces Expanded DVB-S2 Line and New Multimedia Products

Professional Video, Audio, and Multimedia Network Solutions

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA--(CCNMatthews - April 16, 2007) - International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC), a global leader in products, systems, and services for the distribution of video, audio, and data, today announced the launch of new additions to its SuperFlex line of DVB/IP products. The announcement was made at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) annual convention in Las Vegas-the industry's largest gathering and an important showcase for new technologies.

SuperFlex is IDC's family of advanced, open-standards, products for end-to-end distribution of broadband content via satellite and/or terrestrial networks-among the first to support the latest digital satellite transmission system, DVB-S2. DVB-S2 makes use of state-of-the-art modulation and coding techniques to deliver performance that approaches the theoretical limit for these systems. The corresponding increase in performance (and potential reduction in cost) is enabling exciting next-generation applications such as IPTV and digital cinema.


- Support for VCM AND 16APSK: The new SFX 2102/3102 receiver models offer Variable Code Modulation (VCM) giving networks the ability to change modulation and forward error correction dynamically per transport stream. This breakthrough greatly improves network efficiency and significantly reduces operating costs. In addition these models offer expanded data rates from 100 KS/s to 45 MS/s and adds 16APSK modulation. The SFX 3100 versions of the receiver can output up to 190 Mb/s!

- SFX Pro Audio for Radio Networks: The latest SFX Pro Audio receivers with integrated Datacast XD offer live IP audio decoding plus the ability for time-shift audio file playout for advanced radio networks. The upgraded dual-channel SFX Pro Audio now features MPEG-4 AAC decoding as well as Livewire, which allows the receiver to convey low-delay and high-reliability audio over switched Ethernet.

- Professional SD/HD Video: The new SFX Pro Video receiver features real-time hardware decoding of MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) SD and HD video in a single unit while also offering MPEG1 and MPEG2 hardware decoding to make converting legacy networks easy. The receiver offers a choice of DVB-S or S2 satellite inputs as well as IP and/or ASI input and comes complete with a built-in hard drive for local content insertion. The product also features a choice of industry standard outputs which include HD multimedia interface (HDMI), HD serial digital interface (HD-SDI), and component video.

- Multimedia Server: The new SFX Media Server receivers have a range of advanced features including managed content playback and store-and-forward capabilities. Like other receivers in the SFX series it includes IDC's comprehensive content management and distribution and software client, Datacast XD.

- Low-cost data receivers: IDC's lowest-cost edge receiver, the SR2001Plus, has been upgraded to support both DVB-S and DVB-S2 operation. It also includes built-in decryption as well as IDC's proven in-band network management.

- Push VOD IPTV: IDC's latest addition to our IPTV solutions repertoire - Datacast XD embedded in a consumer grade Set-Top-Box (STB) complete with built-in hard drive for program storage and hardware decoding of SD and HD video. Datacast XD provides guaranteed content delivery along with decryption, digital rights management and Video-on-Demand (VOD) playout control. The STB is available with standard Ethernet (IP) input as well as DVB-S/S2 satellite or ATSC inputs

- PROFLine professional audio: the latest family of professional radio network products from PROFLine, including FM radio demodulators, stereo encoders and RDS encoders as well as solutions for CATV radio distribution and FM emergency warning systems. The updated family of receivers, including a new triple channel receiver, now features MPEG-4 HE-AAC for the highest professional audio quality.

All of these products comply with the new Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) environmental standard.

IDC's President and CEO Ron Clifton commented, "We are delighted to be introducing these new products at NAB this year. They represent the latest cutting-edge technology and allow us to meet the needs of an even more diverse range of customers. With the SFX2102/3102 we are achieving new performance heights, and with the SFX Pro Video, Pro Audio and Media Server models we continue our leadership in multimedia applications. The SR2001plus, the Push VOD STB and the professional PROFLine product lines allow us to address a much wider market than ever before.

"We make it a priority to truly listen to our customers and develop the feature-rich, hard-working appliances they demand. In each and every one of these products I think that effort really shows."

These new products as well as IDC's complete SuperFlex, Datacast XD and PROFLine product lines will be on display at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) 2007 Convention (Booth #C5541), April 16-19 in Las Vegas.

About International Datacasting Corporation:

IDC (TSX:IDC) provides advanced products, systems and services for the implementation of broadband wireless infrastructure networks used to distribute broadband multimedia data. 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, enterprise networks, distance learning, digital signage and digital cinema, high-speed Internet infrastructure and other multimedia content distribution applications. IDC is a recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Canada Export Award for Innovation and Technology Achievement. 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. Visit IDC on the web at and

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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