International Datacasting Corporation
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International Datacasting Corporation

August 21, 2007 16:30 ET

International Datacasting Corporation launching New Products and applications at International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Europe

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 21, 2007) - International Datacasting Corporation, (TSX:IDC) a global leader in providing advanced solutions for the distribution of broadband multimedia content via satellite, is launching new products for IPTV, Digital Cinema and other multimedia applications at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), being held in Amsterdam from September 07 to 11. IBC is the leading international event for professionals involved in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content world-wide. IDC will be showcasing the new products and applications, along with their European operations PROFLine B.V., at IBC in Hall 1, Booth 131.

The hot topics at IBC 2007 include IPTV and digital cinema - two of IDC's high growth vertical markets. Building on the success that IDC has demonstrated in providing technology for SES Americom's new IP Prime IPTV service and AccessIT's digital cinema project, IDC is featuring the following at IBC:

- IPTV applications - complete head-end solutions as well as a family of interoperable DVB-S/S2 receivers for the secure and efficient delivery of both SD and HDTV live and Video on Demand (VOD) content over satellite. The product line features M for N redundancy of receivers for fail-safe operation of large numbers of channels over multiple transponders, MPEG2 or MPEG4 AVC encoding, a choice of industry standard decryption/CAS options, transport stream transcoding to IP and built-in IP multicasting for ease of integration with Telco and CATV IP distribution networks

- Digital Cinema - complete end-to-end solutions for the delivery of both file encoded movies as well as live events for digital cinema and e-cinema applications. Key features include, multiple layers of encryption/CAS for extra security, built-in "on the fly" forward error correction using IDC's flagship Datacast XD software and DVB-S2 8PSK or 16APSK delivery. IDC will also be unveiling their plans for 3D digital cinema at IBC and will be featured in a panel workshop presentation by Sensio Technologies (Making Movies in 3D to be held at 15:15hr Sunday 9 September in Room L at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam).

EXPANDED DVB-S2 PRODUCT LINE AND APPLICATIONS

In addition to the new products released at NAB earlier this year, IDC will be showcasing the following expanded products and applications at IBC:

- New 4100 series of high performance DVB/IP satellite receivers - building on the success of IDC's 2100 and 3100 series of DVB-S/S2 IP receivers, the 4100 is a next generation product that features a high performance CPU to provide the extra high processing needed to achieve throughput data rates in excess of 160 Mbps - ideal for applications involving heavy loading due to encryption/decryption, transcoding and decompression of data and media feeds.

- New DUO series of dual carrier DVB/IP receivers - developed partly with the assistance of the European Space Agency, IDC's new DUO configuration of DVB-S/S2 satellite receivers features simultaneous dual carrier operation - ideal for operating on two satellite transponders simultaneously for spatial diversity or reliability and/or to achieve high data throughputs in excess of 275 Mbps. The new DUO product line permits IDC's current SFX2100, 3100 and the new 4100 receivers to be configured for dual carrier DVB-S or S2 operation.

- Expanded SFX Pro Video receivers - developed specifically for professional video distribution applications, the SFX Pro Video line of DVB-S/S2 receivers feature hardware decoding of MPEG2 and MPEG4 AVC SD and HD video in a single 1 RU high 19-inch rack configuration complete with an integrated hard drive for drop and insert store and forward applications. The product features a choice of IP, DVB-S or S2 satellite and ASI inputs and a multiple outputs that include IP, ASI, component video, HDMI and HD-SDI. Ideal for SD and HDTV broadcast as well as live digital and e-cinema applications. The product also includes a new transport stream to IP transcoding capability ideal for IPTV applications.

- Expanded SFX Pro Audio Receivers - the latest family of IDC's IP based DVB-S/S2 digital audio receivers for professional radio broadcast networks. Now available in a 2 stereo pair configuration with an integrated hard drive for split copy insertion. Audio codecs include MPEG2 Layer 2, 3 and AAC as well as MPEG4 LC-AAC, HE-AAC/aacPlus versions 1 & 2 plus Enhanced apt-X. Livewire is included for low delay and high reliability distribution of digital audio over Ethernet to minimize cabling and eliminate audio distortion caused by high electrical noise environments.

- Expanded PROFline professional audio product line- the latest family of professional radio networks 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 MPEG4 HE-AAC/acc Plus V1 and V2 for the highest professional audio quality.

All of these products comply with the new Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) environmental guidelines that are now standard in Europe and starting to be enforced in the US and other regions of the world.

"We continue to develop new and innovative products to meet the growing demands for reliable content delivery that are being insisted upon by broadcasters and multimedia service providers around the world. These exciting additions to our product portfolio represent another step forward in cutting-edge technology developed by IDC," said Ron Clifton, CEO and President of IDC. "With these new products and applications, we have shown that we listen to our customers and develop the type of feature rich, robust products that they demand," Mr. Clifton continued.

About International Datacasting Corporation (IDC):

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 www.datacast.com and www.profline.com .

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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