SOURCE: Video Without Boundaries

November 29, 2005 08:30 ET

Video Without Boundaries, Inc. Signs CableLabs® License for Two-Way Digital Cable Products

Next Generation MediaREADY Media Centers to Offer Seamless Digital Cable Interoperability

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 29, 2005 -- Video Without Boundaries, Inc. (OTC: VDWB), a leading provider of interactive, media-convergent home entertainment devices, today announced its plans to make interactive two-way digital cable products a retail certainty by entering into agreements with CableLabs® that enable VWB to implement OpenCable™ Application Platform (OCAP™)-compliant middleware on its next generation MediaREADY media centers.

The agreements, available to any interested consumer electronics manufacturer, grant certain intellectual property rights required for building interactive devices in compliance with CableLabs' OpenCable™ hardware and software specifications. The two-way agreement is called CableCARD™ Host Interface Licensing Agreement (CHILA).

"We're pleased that VWB is taking the initiative to deploy their next generation digital media centers with two-way digital cable functionality," said Dr. Richard R. Green, President and CEO of CableLabs. "

"This is an unprecedented first step in the consumer electronics industry," said Terry Glatt, CTO, Video Without Boundaries, Inc. "As the only company with experience in the retail deployment of Linux-based media center technology to have signed the CHILA agreement to date, VWB is blazing new ground in combining two-way digital cable service with fully featured media center capabilities for the retail market. We plan to work closely with CableLabs and to further develop interactive applications that offer consumers a never before seen television experience."

The new interactive devices will include an OCAP implementation, the middleware specification created by CableLabs for interactive applications. OCAP allows retail devices to run any OCAP application or service being delivered by a cable operator. With OCAP middleware, CE manufacturers can build digital cable products capable of running interactive program guides delivered by cable operators, as well as premium services like video-on-demand (VOD). VWB's next generation media centers will also include an interface for the CableCARD™ removable security module. CableCARDs encapsulate MSO-specific conditional access technology, thus enabling nationwide portability with advanced devices.

VWB joins Panasonic, Samsung, Digeo, and LG in the group of consumer electronics companies to have signed the CHILA agreement.

For more information about the VWB MediaREADY line, visit www.vwbinc.com.

About CableLabs

Founded in 1988 by members of the cable television industry, Cable Television Laboratories is a non-profit research and development consortium that is dedicated to pursuing new cable telecommunications technologies and to helping its cable operator members integrate those advancements into their business objectives. Cable operators from around the world are members. CableLabs maintains web sites at www.cablelabs.com; www.packetcable.com; www.cablemodem.com; www.cablenet.org and www.opencable.com.

CableLabs®, DOCSIS®, CableHome®, PacketCable™, OpenCable™, OCAP™, CableCARD™, Go2BroadbandSM and CableNET® are marks of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.

MediaREADY and Video Without Boundaries are trademarks of Video Without Boundaries, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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About Video Without Boundaries:

Video Without Boundaries (OTC: VDWB) is a leader in digital media-on-demand, enhanced home entertainment, and interactive products that connect people simply. VWB is focused on delivering flexible Consumer Electronics-based products and services that are affordable, easy to use, and simple to understand.

Forward-Looking Statements:

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