International Datacasting Corporation

International Datacasting Corporation

October 10, 2008 08:22 ET

International Datacasting Corporation to Showcase Latest Products at SatCon, October 15-16 in New York City

CEO Ron Clifton featured speaker

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 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 featuring products from its leading SuperFlex product lines for video, radio and data distribution at SatCon, October. 15 and 16 in New York City. SatCon is part of Content and Communications World, (CCW), annual an event that brings together HD World, SatCon and IP Media under one roof. IDC will be showcasing its products at Booth # 634.

CCW draws professionals from media and entertainment, government and military, telcos, and integrators together to explore the latest innovations and advancements, trends and functions for contention creation, management and delivery, satellite communications, mobile technology and fiber and hybrid communications networks. The event is located at the Javits Center in New York City.

In addition to participating in the exhibition, Ron Clifton, IDC President and CEO, will be a featured speaker at SatCon on Wednesday October 15th. Mr. Clifton will be delivering a presentation titled "Satellite is IPTV." Mr. Clifton's presentation will focus on how satellite plays a key role in the delivery of IPTV content to the edge, while maintaining cost effectiveness and quality of service.

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.

IDC will be featuring the following products in its booth at SatCon:

- IDC's award winning Duo series of receivers, with dual DVB-S2 tuners on board, the SFX 4100 Duo supports built-in redundancy and/or receives two unique broadcasts simultaneously along with integrated Irdeto conditional access and decryption capabilities. The SuperFlex SFX3104-L, will be a highlight of the booth. Built for ruggedized applications, the SFX3104-L is a compact, lightweight configuration in IDC'S SuperFlex line of commercial off-the-shelf products. The small form factor is ideal for applications where installation space is limited or size and weight needs to be minimized.

- 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.

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.

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.

"IDC continues to develop new and innovative products for content delivery for broacasters and multimedia service providers around the world. We continually work with our customers to develop the types of feature rich, robust products that they need for reliable content delivery," said Ron Clifton, IDC President and CEO. "I am particularly pleased to be a speaker at this event this year and I am looking forward to presenting to this audience," he added.

A copy of Mr. Clifton's presentation will be available at

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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