SOURCE: ESPRE Solutions, Inc.

April 22, 2008 09:30 ET

A PC, a Camera, and Broadband Connection: VUELIVE's Video Platform Provides the Highest Broadcast Quality and Detail for Live Video in a Software Solution

Java-Based VUELIVE Delivers Broadcast-Quality Interactive, Collaborative Video to Consumer and B2B Content Providers

PLANO, TX--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - ESPRE Solutions, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EPRT), a Dallas-based video media solutions and technology company, announced the alpha release of VUELIVE, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) 2008 trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).

ESPRE Solutions introduced VUELIVE, a visual communication platform, at NAB to strong analyst and media response. VUELIVE, powered by ESPRE Solutions Lightning Strike™ CODEC, enables both consumers and businesses to collaborate anytime, anywhere using only a PC, a video camera, and a broadband connection.

"There are a lot of compression approaches for live video, and the ESPRE CODEC that's built into VUELIVE showed the highest quality, the best detail, and the lowest latency of any software-only solution I've seen," said Gerry Kaufhold, principal analyst with In-Stat ( "VUELIVE's playback module is small, and runs as a JAVA applet inside a web browser. VUELIVE users can instantly be up and running without the need to download, install, and configure a bulky media player."

Regarding the High Definition aspects of VUELIVE Mr. Kaufhold continues, "The ESPRE CODEC that I saw was streaming 720p HD with excellent quality using less than 3 Megabits/second. That is twice as good as MPEG-4 H.264. They have a roadmap that gets to 1080p Blu-ray disc quality that runs in less than 5 Mb/s. It's a breakthrough for delivering true High Definition over broadband."

VUELIVE provides a flexible service that makes it simple and cost effective for individuals and businesses to integrate Web video into their daily communications activities," said Steve Vonder Haar, research director of Interactive Media Strategies. "By packaging this technology as a hosted solution, VUELIVE is transforming itself into a viable option for small and mid-sized businesses looking to ride the growing wave of interest in Web multimedia communications."

Pete Ianace, CEO of ESPRE Solutions comments, "It is always great to have 3rd party analysts say the things we have been saying all along. It has always been our opinion that better video quality along with a much better user experience would eventually be important to users. VUELIVE will provide an easy to use experience with video quality that before was only available in a large enterprise setting. To drive the point home, anyone with a handheld computer (UMPC), with a built in camera and an EVDO card from one of the big three wireless carriers will be able to broadcast over the web anything they can now only photograph." Further, Mr. Ianace states that, "In addition to the 2 hour Info Session, we hosted over 20 private demonstrations of VUELIVE to prospective clients. We expect a number of these prospects to become customers of the VueLive service in the coming months."

About ESPRE Solutions, Inc.:

Plano, Texas-based ESPRE Solutions is a public company (PINKSHEETS: EPRT) that is reinventing how enterprises and individuals work and exchange information and ideas by providing a truly viable solution for live, high-quality multi-media video collaboration. ESPRE Solutions newest offering, a Java-based ASP, delivers broadcast-quality interactive, collaborative video to consumer and B2B content providers. ESPRE harnesses the power of collaboration to extract the benefits of visually connecting global work groups and individuals to create, share, and deliver live video content over the Internet. ESPRE Solutions' ESPRE Live 3.0 ™ media engine provides an integrated toolkit solution for solutions integrators and developers to create applications for business and personal communications. ESPRE's business strategy focuses on building strong partnerships, investing in companies that define the leading edge of video collaboration, and developing businesses to bring its growing suite of SDKs and APIs to the market.

To learn more about ESPRE Solutions, or to experience the company's pioneering video compression technology, visit

Forward-looking statements made in this release made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provision of the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements made by ESPRE Solutions, Inc. are not a guarantee of future performance.

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