SOURCE: IPWireless

February 09, 2006 08:30 ET

Vidiator and IPWireless Partner to Develop TDtv Solutions

Companies' Efforts to Enhance Mobile TV Trial

BELLEVUE, WA and SAN BRUNO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 9, 2006 --Vidiator and IPWireless announced today that the companies have signed a partnership agreement to jointly develop mobile broadcasting solutions based on the 3GPP Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Standard, or MBMS. The companies' solutions will be implemented initially as part of a trial of IPWireless' TDtv mobile TV solution.

The companies will work together to integrate Vidiator's new Broadcast Multicast Service Center, or BMSC, into IPWireless' recently announced MBMS-based TDtv solution to bring operators an advanced, high-performance mobile broadcasting solution that's easy to implement within existing UMTS architecture.

"While everyone talks about mobile television and its promise for the future, IPWireless and Vidiator are acting on it," said Connie Wong, chief executive officer, Vidiator. "Combining our advanced BMSC and Xenon streaming technology with IPWireless' TDtv solution demonstrates to carriers that we are capable of taking on this challenge of delivering this broad new market opportunity to them in the here and now."

"IPWireless will partner with what we deem the 'best-of-breed' technology to deliver the best mobile TV and multimedia solution possible for mobile operators," said Malcolm Gordon, vice president, product development, IPWireless. "By integrating Vidiator's next-generation BMSC into our MBMS-based TDtv solution, operators have a powerful, tested solution easy to integrate within existing UMTS networks."

Vidiator supplies streaming server capabilities to UMTS and CDMA operators around the world, including 3 worldwide, CAT in Thailand, People in Hong Kong, Digi in Malaysia and a number of customers in Europe. Vidiator is the world's leading provider of mobile multimedia streaming, encoding and transcoding technology and solutions. Vidiator's customer network reaches over 60 million 3G subscribers on four continents. The company has developed a next generation streaming server that will support Broadcast Multicast Service Center (BMSC). As defined by 3GPP Release 6 MBMS, the BMSC is the element that controls broadcast and multicast content for both TD-CDMA and WCDMA UMTS networks.

NOTE: IPWireless will demonstrate TDtv in its booth, #AV40, at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, February 13-16, 2006.

About Vidiator Technology (US) Inc.

Vidiator is the world's leading provider of mobile multimedia streaming and transcoding solutions. Vidiator's customer network reaches over 60 million 3G subscribers on four continents. Vidiator supports mobile operators around the world in multimedia content delivery. Since 1998, Vidiator has pioneered mobile multimedia technology research and development. Vidiator offers an entire mobile 'solution set' encompassing content, 3D applications, transcoding, streaming, content management and hosting services. Vidiator also partners with branded content owners to produce and re-purpose content for distribution in the global mobile market. Vidiator's streaming technology (VeeStream™) has won industry awards and achieved the highest level of interoperability among 3GPP and 3GPP2 mobile handsets in the market. With more than 5 decades of combined experience in mobile delivery, Vidiator's team provides state-of-the-art technology to create, distribute, and view video, audio and 3-D content in all formats including H.264 and AAC+. The Company is continually improving its leading edge technologies in streaming, encoding, transcoding, 3-D and the emerging multicasting technologies such as DVB-H and MBM-S. Vidiator has offices in Bellevue, Washington (headquarters); Los Angeles; Mountain View; London; Hong Kong; Seoul, Korea; Japan; and Shanghai, China. Visit www.vidiator.com.

About IPWireless

IPWireless develops advanced next generation mobile broadband and multimedia technology based on global standards. The company's TD-CDMA technology has emerged as a leading global standard for wireless broadband, allowing operators to offer a spectrum of completely mobile, portable, or stationary end-to-end packet-based services with unmatched economics and performance. TD-CDMA has the highest average sector capacity, the strongest cell edge performance, and the lowest cost per megabit of any standards-based mobile technology available today, and is deployed by leading operators around the world including announced initiatives with T-Mobile, Orange, Sprint, and PCCW. The IPWireless Partner Program and chipsets allow device manufacturers and infrastructure vendors to very quickly bring innovative new TD-CDMA solutions to market. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.ipwireless.com.

Contact Information

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    Vidiator Technology (US) Inc.
    Mara Gaukroger
    Tel:+1 425.688.8811 x2112
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    IPWireless
    Madelyn Smith Orfitelli
    Director, Communications
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