International Datacasting Corporation

International Datacasting Corporation


October 16, 2006 17:05 ET

Radio Maria Awards $1M Satellite Radio Network Expansion Contract to International Datacasting Profline

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 16, 2006) - International Datacasting Corporation (IDC) (TSX:IDC) announced today that PROFline B.V., their wholly owned subsidiary and base of operations in Europe, has received a follow-on order from the World Family of Radio Maria, to continue with their major satellite radio network upgrade. This new contract is valued at approximately $1 million (CDN).

PROFline will be supplying a customized version of its DVB audio satellite receiver specifically designed to address the requirements of Radio Maria's professional radio broadcast network. The new technology will contribute to the upgrade and expansion of Radio Maria's network in several countries worldwide.

Ron Clifton, President and CEO of IDC commented, "We are extremely pleased that Radio Maria has selected us once again as their provider for the expansion of their network. PROFline's technology is proving to be very effective for their radio network purposes and we look forward to continue working with them in the future."

Eng. Claudio Re, technical director of Radio Maria and chief architect for the network said: "We are very happy with the PROFline products that were deployed at the beginning of the year. Their reliability and consistent performance played a key role in our decision of ordering additional products for our network expansion. We are also impressed with PROFline's flexibility to accommodate our specific requirements and still offer a very cost-effective solution."

Berry Eskes, PROFline's Director Marketing & Sales said, "Radio Maria is a very important customer of us and we are very pleased with their continuous trust in our technology. The new tailor made TRS DVB audio receiver will provide them with a flexible solution, one with which they will be able to keep expanding their network in the future."

About the World Family of Radio Maria:

Radio Maria was founded 1983 in a Italian parish in the province of Como and has the job, entrusted to all Catholics at the time of their baptism, of spreading the Gospel message in keeping with the doctrine and pastoral instruction of the Catholic Church and in allegiance with the Holy Father, using all the potential of the radio. Today Radio Maria broadcasts in more than 40 nations for millions of listeners in 13 languages.

About PROFLine B.V.:

PROFLine B.V., an International Datacasting Company located in Arnhem, the Netherlands, is a leading developer and manufacturer of audio and data distribution systems for the worldwide broadcast satellite and CATV market. PROFline equipment and services have been selected by large global operators including World Family of Radio Maria, VT Communications, BBC World Service, Deutsche Welle and many other major national and international satellite, broadcast and CATV operators. For more information on PROFline products and services please visit their website at

About International Datacasting Corporation:

IDC (TSX:IDC) provides advanced products, systems and services for the implementation of broadband wireless infrastructure networks used to distribute broadband multimedia data. 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, enterprise networks, distance learning, digital signage and digital cinema, high-speed Internet infrastructure and other multimedia content distribution applications. IDC is a recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Canada Export Award for Innovation and Technology Achievement. 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. Visit IDC on the web at and

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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