SOURCE: Vidiom Systems, Inc.

May 13, 2008 11:21 ET

Thomson Selects Vidiom's OCAP™ Software

BROOMFIELD, CO--(Marketwire - May 13, 2008) - Vidiom Systems, Inc., a leading provider of iTV technology solutions, today announced that Thomson, Inc. has chosen Vidiom's OCAP software for their cable set-top boxes (STB).

Timothy Wahlers, President & CEO for Vidiom, said, "We are extremely pleased that Thomson has selected Vidiom's OCAP middleware for their tru2way™ devices. Our OCAP platform leads the market in deployment and will provide Thomson with a proven, deployment-ready technology that supports the latest interactive content, applications, and games. We look forward to working with Thomson as they go to market."

"We have been working with Vidiom in the framework of our tru2way STB for over a year now. This agreement formalizes our relationship and enables us to progress towards the final stages of our development," said Pascal Portelli, Vice President North American Cable for Thomson.

The Vidiom OCAP middleware was created from the ground up with a flexible architecture built for the complexity of today's digital set-top boxes and televisions. The software platform was originally created for the OCAP Development LLC (ODL) which consists of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. The Vidiom OCAP middleware uses Vidiom's exclusive MPE porting layer making the software easily portable to a variety of hardware, platforms and chip sets.

About Vidiom Systems, Inc.

Vidiom Systems, Inc. (www.vidiom.com) is a leading provider of standards-based iTV platforms, applications, and professional services to network operators, CE manufacturers and content providers. Our expertise includes software design and engineering, platform porting, application development, integration and deployment, device and application testing, technical writing, and training. Founded in 1997, Vidiom Systems is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, and has additional engineering offices in Portland, Oregon, and Des Moines, Iowa. Vidiom Systems is a member of the ADB Group of companies (www.adbholdings.com).

About Thomson -- World Leader in Digital Video Technologies

Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453) (NYSE: TMS) provides technology, services, and systems to help its Media, Entertainment & Communications clients -- content creators, content distributors and users of its technology -- realize their business goals and optimize their performance in a rapidly changing technology environment. For more information: http://www.thomson.net.

OCAP and tru2way are trademarks of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.