International Datacasting Corporation
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International Datacasting Corporation

October 21, 2008 16:30 ET

International Datacasting Corporation Wins New Technology Innovation Award

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 21, 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 has received the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Regional Award for New Technology for the Ontario Region.

The award, handed out annually, recognizes innovative excellence in the development, adoption and application of new technology in process or products. The Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Innovations Insights is designed to help Canadian SME's achieve business excellence. The Innovation Insights program is widely recognized throughout Canada's manufacturing community as high-value, with practical demonstrations of manufacturing best practices in technological and process management. The ultimate objective is to enhance the innovative and productive capabilities of Canadian industry. Innovation Insights is delivered by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and the National Research Council - Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP).

IDC received the award for their launch of SFX Duo line of receivers, part of the Company's Superflex family of DVB-S2 products. The Duo line of receivers are next generation DVB-S2 multicasting products that are capable of reaching ultra-high throughput performance and multi-carrier operation for a number of high bandwidth point-to-multipoint broadband applications that include IPTV, digital cinema, digital radio networks, syndicated television and HDTV. The SFX4104 Duo is in production and currently being deployed as part of a large upgrade and expansion of an international broadband data delivery network. Initial research and development work on the SFX Duo products was partially funded by the European Space Agency, (ESA).

"We are pleased and proud to have won this award and the recognition that goes with it. The award gives proof that our ongoing R&D investment continues to provide us with a significant competitive advantage in providing what we believe are the industry's most leading-edge technology solutions for secure multimedia content delivery over satellite," said Ron Clifton, IDC President and CEO.

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. As one of the pioneers in the industry, IDC was one of the first to use the open standard features of Digital Video Broadcast for Satellite (DVB-S) for the secure point-to-multipoint Internet Protocol (IP) multicasting of file based and streaming content. The SuperFlex product line is compliant with the latest DVB-S2 standard which is quickly becoming 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.

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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