SOURCE: Telethra, Inc.

July 02, 2008 19:39 ET

Telethra and ESPRE Solutions Partner to Make the Internet a Scalable and Secure Space for Next Generation Live Media Content Delivery and Collaboration

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - July 2, 2008) - Telethra, a leading developer of a patent-pending VXN technology enabling a virtual infrastructure for web-based live multimedia delivery and award winning OpenVPN open source software, and ESPRE Solutions (OTCBB: EPRT), a Dallas-based video media solutions and technology company with a revolutionary and patented video compression technology, today announced a strategic partnership. This partnership will enable enterprises to deploy next generation video and collaboration tools rapidly over the Internet.

By shedding the expense, maintenance, and complexity of hardware, anyone will be able to deploy "on demand" web 2.0 applications, live broadcast, multi-cast, video conferencing and collaboration over the internet in a highly scalable web-based infrastructure. This move will for the first time create a unique program for all enterprise operations to rapidly expand or retract a full range of emerging web 2.0 applications, real-time interactive collaborations, anywhere, anytime, from any standard web browser. Industry standard SSL VPN security will be available to ensure private and confidential data and media content transmissions. Application developers will be able to create custom applications that will peacefully co-exist with all existing legacy systems.

ESPRE and Telethra will provide the means to create a virtual portal to users, enterprises, and developers in offering a full set of collaboration and developer tools. Telethra will work jointly with ESPRE to drive development of the projects and their integration with VXN platform technologies.

"ESPRE Solutions on-line video and collaboration software is a great asset to the Telethra infrastructure. ESPRE's patented Lightning Strike™ Codec surpasses all others CODEC's, including the fact that the LSVX™ CODEC has better signal to noise ratios (PSNR), causing ESPRE's video playback to be much sharper," said Francis Dinha, CEO of Telethra. "ESPRE has made tremendous progress bringing its technology and tools to this level of maturity and functionality for the user and developer. Telethra is excited to partner with ESPRE to take on future developments and add to their offer with our VXN platform technologies. Our combined technologies create a powerful framework that makes Web 2.0 strategies even simpler to adopt and more affordable for the mass market. Telethra has built it's product on an open architecture, and will go one step further to accommodate the developer by providing rich APIs that will accelerate development of customer-specific solutions and stimulate broader adoption of video broadcast and collaboration technology," added Dinha.

ESPRE Solutions 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. At the core of ESPRE Solutions is the revolutionary video encoding and decoding (codec) services provided by the patented wavelet based Lightning Strike LSVX™ Codec. ESPRE's business strategy focuses on building strong partnership and investing in companies that define the leading edge of video collaboration.

ESPRE Solutions CEO Pete Ianace states that, "ESPRE has an unlimited right to use license for Telethra's VXN technology which is the backbone for ESPRE's VUELive and OpenACircle.com service offerings being launched over the summer and fall. Telethra's established brand and open source OpenVPN community are complementary to ESPRE's. Additionally, Telethra has the proven ability to bring to market enterprise grade open source software, which will greatly enhance ESPRE's service and applications deployment." Mr. Ianace continues, "Telethra has the leadership and commitment to innovation that will help ESPRE move into a leading position in the developer and on-line video collaboration markets. Integration with Telethra VXN and OpenVPN technologies will only serve to bolster the strength of our platform."

Telethra VXN and ESPRE software technologies are immediately available today. OpenVPN security software is also available as free open source and available under the GPLv2 license. Telethra is currently working on an enterprise version of OpenVPN software that will be an optional component within the VXN package. "Our OpenVPN software will optimize security in live media and content delivery, while simplifying the complexities of installation, configuration, and management," said Francis Dinha, CEO of Telethra, Inc. Telethra VXN and ESPRE Solutions licensing is available immediately. For more information on the projects, visit http://www.telethra.com.

About Telethra, Inc.

Telethra is a privately held company based in Silicon Valley, California, integrating a suite of leading-edge networking and software technologies. Telethra has designed and deployed a Virtual eXchange Network (VXN) that provides secure, reliable, and scalable communication services, not only fulfilling the requirements of the traditional virtual private network (VPN) market, but also addressing the demands of real-time media exchange and distribution applications. OpenVPN, our award-winning open source VPN product, has established itself as a de-facto standard in the open source networking space, with over 2.5 million downloads since inception. Telethra is the provider of next-generation secure and scalable communication services, implementing its business plan through strategic partnerships with key application software providers and marketing its product to SMB market place through its OpenVPN web site that is experiencing more than 200,000 new SMB users, prospects, and customers per month. Learn more about Telethra at http://www.telethra.com.

About ESPRE Solutions, Inc.

Plano, Texas-based ESPRE Solutions is a public company (OTCBB: EPRT) that is reinventing how enterprises work and exchange information and ideas by providing a truly viable solution for live, high-quality multi-media video collaboration. ESPRE Solutions 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. At the core of ESPRE Solutions is the revolutionary video encoding and decoding (codec) services provided by the patented wavelet based Lightning Strike LSVX™ Codec. ESPRE's business strategy focuses on building strong partnerships, investing in companies that define the leading edge of video collaboration. To learn more about ESPRE Solutions, or to experience the company's pioneering video compression technology, visit www.espresolutions.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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.

Contact Information

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    Francis Dinha
    Telethra, Inc.
    4625 First St. Suite 210
    Pleasanton, CA 94566
    (925) 218-2145
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    ESPRE Solutions, Inc.
    Pete Ianace
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