International Datacasting Corporation
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International Datacasting Corporation

September 10, 2008 16:30 ET

International Datacasting Corporation and PROFline Showcasing Expanded Product Lines and Applications at International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Europe

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 10, 2008) - International Datacasting Corporation, (TSX:IDC) a global leader in providing advanced solutions for the distribution of broadband multimedia content via satellite, announced today that it will be showcasing its leading SuperFlex product lines for IPTV, Digital Cinema and other multimedia applications at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), being held at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam from September 12 to 16. IBC is the leading global event for professionals involved in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content world-wide. IDC will be showcasing its products and applications at its booth located in Hall 1, C.29.

PROFline BV will be presenting its complete line of products for FM radio broadcast, and satellite distribution for customers in Europe and around the world.

The latest developments in the family of professional radio network products from PROFline includes IP controlled 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 satellite products includes a new DVB-S compliant receiver for ETI distribution in DAB/DAB+/DMB networks, MPEG4HE-AAC Audio satellite receivers and 7/15 channel MPEG4HE-AAC audio encoder & multiplexer rack system.

IDC's SuperFlex product line is a family of advanced DVB-IP products that are used to implement complete end-to-end broadband networks for the distribution of multimedia content over commercially available satellites.

The SuperFlex product line is compliant with the latest DVB-S2 standard which is the industry standard of choice due to significant bandwidth savings which are accomplished through a combination of higher order modulation schemes (e.g. 8PSK and 16APSK), improved forward error correction and increased spectral efficiency. IDC's DVB-S2 products enable service providers to reduce operating cost via bandwidth savings, or increased throughput, of up to 30% over legacy DVB-S operation - and even higher, when combined with other application-level multimedia compression upgrades such as MPEG 4 AVC for HDTV. IDC's SuperFlex technology is being used around the world in advanced systems for digital cinema, IPTV, television and radio broadcast networks as well as enterprise data and financial news distribution networks.

"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," said Ron Clifton, CEO and President of IDC. "With these products and applications, we show that we work with our customers to develop the types of feature rich, robust products that they demand," he continued.

Building on the success that IDC has demonstrated in providing technology for radio, video and data applications for customers around the world, IDC will be featuring the following at IBC:

- IPTV applications - Complete head-end solutions as well as a family of interoperable dual mode DVB-S and S2 receivers for the secure and efficient delivery of both SD and HDTV live and Video on Demand (VOD) content over satellite. The IPTV solutions feature high throughput M:N redundancy for fail-safe operation of large numbers of channels over multiple transponders with MPEG2 and 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 and other broadband IPTV distribution networks.

- Digital Cinema applications - IDC provides complete end-to-end solutions for the delivery of both file encoded (i.e. JPEG2000 DCP) movies as well as live events for digital cinema and e-cinema applications. Key features include ultra high speed dual-tuner receivers, 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.

The newest addition to the SuperFlex product line, the Pro Cinema 3D Live Encoder and Decoder, with leading Sensio® 3-D technology onboard, will be a highlight of the IDC booth. The Pro Cinema Live line of products expands the range of offerings for digital projector equipped cinemas. The SuperFlex Pro Cinema 3D Live Encoder and Decoder supports both 2D and 3D live and pre-recorded events, which allows movie houses and other venues increased new revenue opportunities via alternative content programming.

- Professional radio networks applications - IDC's SuperFlex Pro Audio and PROFline's suite of products and applications together provide the most advanced offering of solutions available in the world for professional radio broadcast network applications. A feature of the IDC booth will be the SFX EXP Pro Audio satellite receiver which features DVB-S or S2 delivery and 4-channels of audio(four stereo pair or up to 8 monos) resulting in IDC's lowest cost per channel receiver for larger networks that require the features needed for combined store and forward and live streaming broadcasts.

In addition to these advanced applications, IDC will be showcasing the following expanded products at IBC:

- 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 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/AAC Plus versions 1 & 2 plus Enhanced apt-X. Livewire from AXIA is also 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.

All IDC products are manufactured in accordance with an ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System and are fully compliant with the European Union directive for the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS).
About International Datacasting Corporation (IDC):

International Datacasting Corporation, (TSX:IDC) is a global leader in providing advanced solutions for the distribution of broadband content via satellite. 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, distance learning, digital signage, digital cinema, IPTV distribution and other content distribution applications. 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.

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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