International Datacasting Corporation
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International Datacasting Corporation

September 12, 2008 16:30 ET

International Datacasting Corporation Showcasing High Definition Live 3D Video Transmission at IBC 2008

Attn: Business/High-Tech Editors

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - Sept. 12, 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 is showcasing its live 3D video capabilities in the Company's booth at IBC, Hall 1, C29, September 12 to 16 at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam.

Visitors to the IDC booth will be able to view all of the action in the booth and on the surrounding show floor in live, high definition 3D on a Spectron IQ ACL HD 3D television supplied by Sensio® Technologies. The live setup uses the IDC SuperFlex Pro Cinema Decoder, a Motorola MPEG-4 HD Encoder, two Toshiba 1K-HDI HD 3CCD Colour camera systems and a state of the art crane and camera rig from Polecam.

The SuperFlex Pro Cinema Live Decoder and Encoder with Sensio® technology on board 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.

The Sensio® 3D technology allows playback of broadcast and pre-recorded stereoscopic (3D) content, up to 1080p 60fps, using the standard 2D video distribution infrastructure and is compatible with all types of digital projection systems available on the market. SENSIO® remains the only corporation in the world to have successfully integrated its live 3D content broadcasting technology throughout a network of movie theaters.

The Motorola MPEG-4 HD Encoder is used to output an MPEG-4 AVC signal at 1080i resolution. The state of the art camera rig from Polecam provides smooth, floating shots, and can be easily moved around the booth as required to provide a variety of views of the booth and the surrounding show floor.

"3D is an exciting new technology and IDC is at the forefront of its use and implementation," said Ron Clifton, President and CEO of IDC. "Our partners and our team have put together a truly unique demonstration that proves the power of live 3D transmission," he added.

IDC provides a full end-to-end solution 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 full digital cinema product line is being presented at IBC 2008.

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.

Contact Information

  • International Datacasting Corporation
    Tracy Trottier
    Marketing Communications
    613-596-4120 x 2274
    ttrottier@datacast.com