SlipStream Data Inc.

SlipStream Data Inc.

November 07, 2006 12:21 ET

SlipStream Introduces Faster Accelerator With Support for Microsoft Internet Explorer'R' 7.0 & Firefox'R' 2.0

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 7, 2006) - SlipStream Data Inc., a subsidiary of Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) and industry leader in data acceleration software, today announced the upcoming release of its acceleration and compression solution, SlipStream SP5.1 with SlipStream NOW!Imaging™ 2.0. The new version will support the recently launched Microsoft Internet Explorer® 7.0 and Firefox® 2.0 browsers. As users adopt the latest versions of the new browsers, SlipStream compatibility can help reduce technical support issues for ISPs.

The newest version of NOW!Imaging includes an innovative feature called Concurrent Object Delivery. This feature enables multiple HTTP requests to be handled concurrently, enabling a faster, improved user experience, especially on high latency networks. NOW!Imaging 2.0 will support Microsoft Internet Explorer® browsers versions 6.0 and above and Firefox® browsers 1.0 and above.

SlipStream SP5.1 is based on industry-leading acceleration, compression and network optimization technology and provides ISPs with a fast and flexible way of rolling out value-added services. NOW!Imaging combines the power of advanced image compression techniques with newly developed concurrent image delivery technology to optimize the delivery of Web pages.

SlipStream plans to roll out the new offering to its customer base of more than 2200 service providers. The software is available now for testing, and is expected to begin shipping by the end of the year.

About SlipStream Data Inc.

SlipStream, a subsidiary of Research In Motion (RIM), delivers fast, reliable acceleration, compression and network optimization technology for dial, fixed and wireless broadband networks. SlipStream's core technology, the SlipStream Acceleration & Optimization Engine is a widely deployed Web, email and multimedia content acceleration solution which has delivered increased profits, reductions in subscriber churn and optimized bandwidth for more than 2200 service providers in over 50 countries. SlipStream's solution provides a high quality of service experience for end users. For more information - visit www.slipstream.com.

SlipStream SP5.1 with NOW!Imaging 2.0 can be seen at ISPCON Fall, Santa Clara, U.S.A. (November 7-9, 2006) and Gitex 2006, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (November 18-22, 2006).

(C)2006 SlipStream Data Inc. All rights reserved. SlipStream is a registered trademark of SlipStream Data Inc. NOW!Imaging is a trademark of SlipStream Data Inc. The RIM and BlackBerry families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties of Research In Motion Limited. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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