OTTAWA, CANADA and ORLANDO, FLORIDA, Oct 14, 2008 (Marketwire via COMTEX News Network) -- International Datacasting Corporation, (TSX:IDC) a global leader in providing advanced solutions for the distribution of broadband multimedia content via satellite, announced today that the Company has signed cross-licensing agreements with Doremi Cinema LLC enabling the use of leading edge 3D live technology from Sensio Technologies (TSV:SEN) in Doremi playback servers. The technologies combine to create CineLive(TM), the 2D and 3D solution exclusively licensed by Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. (AccessIT) (NASDAQ:AIXD) in its digital cinema network deployed across the US market.
The announcement was made at ShowEast in Orlando, where the technology is being showcased as part of the AccessIT booth, #1106. ShowEast, held annually, is the only convention and trade show for the cinema exhibition and distribution community on the East Coast of the United States. Attendees at ShowEast participate in seminars, film screenings, and to cover the latest products, services and technologies at the trade show
The pacts include a Technology Sublicense Agreement from IDC enabling Doremi to embed Sensio 3D decoding technology into the Doremi DCP-2000 family of digital cinema playback servers, as well as a related Technology Licensing Agreement enabling IDC to incorporate Doremi's real-time streaming software in its SuperFlex Pro Cinema product line. The combination of the two implements an alternative configuration of the CineLive(TM) 3D solution being deployed by AccessIT to top markets across the USA for live 2D and 3D events.
The Sensio 3D technology is a leading edge solution for the encoding and decoding of stereoscopic video streams (representing left and right eye images) in a unique way that uses half the transmission bandwidth compared to other technologies without sacrificing image resolution. The technology is also inherently stable, eliminating legacy problems associated with eye strain and visual disorientation.
The Doremi Cinema DCP-2000 digital cinema servers are qualified to meet Hollywood's demanding requirements for digital play-out quality and encryption and are in wide use worldwide. The addition of the Sensio technology to the servers, which were originally developed to store and playback JPEG2000 movie files, allows them to be used to drive 3D enabled digital cinema projectors with live events delivered via satellite. Use of Doremi servers in the CineLive(TM) system eliminates the need and expense of additional video and audio switching equipment and ensures ease of retrofit into existing theatres.
The SuperFlex Pro Cinema product line from IDC is a family of hardware and software products that can be configured to provide a range of end-to-end solutions for the delivery of both file-based movies and live events over a broadband satellite network. The product line features open standards including the latest DVB-S2 broadcast technology with a variety of encryption options and plug and play interoperability with terrestrial Internet Protocol (IP) networks.
As a leading provider of digital cinema services, AccessIT has equipped over 70% of the digitally equipped screens in the US while their Theatre Command Center(R) software has supported millions of digital movie showings to date. Their networked turnkey system solution permits hands-off operation for theatre owners and features their Library Management Server(R) that is fed by IDC's SuperFlex satellite network and uses Doremi servers for playout to both 2D and 3D equipped digital cinema projectors. Most recently, AccessIT, supported by Sensio and IDC technologies launched a 150 location rollout of CineLive(TM).
"We are pleased to have entered into this partnership with Doremi. They are one of the industry leaders in digital cinema server technology with the largest deployment to date in the US market and they are very active internationally as well," said Ron Clifton, President and CEO of International Datacasting Corporation. "This approach takes the best from both companies and adds the Sensio 3D technology for live events to provide AccessIT with an elegant and highly scalable solution that they can deploy easily to their installed base across the US," he continued.
"It is indeed a pleasure to be working with IDC and Sensio on this to better serve our common customer, AccessIT. They are both industry leaders in their respective fields and we have developed a strong working relationship with them and our common customer and partner, AccessIT,. This additional feature set in our server will continue to raise the bar and further differentiate Doremi from the competition" said Michael Archer, Vice President of Digital Cinema LLC.
"This is a great opportunity for Sensio Technologies and we are pleased to be working with these industry leaders. Digital 3D projection is the most exciting new trend to happen in the digital movie business and we are proud to be at the forefront of this history-making roll-out," Nicholas Routhier, CEO of Sensio Technologies, Inc. added.
"We are very pleased with this arrangement. AccessIT has worked with both Doremi and IDC in the first phase of our US digital cinema roll-out and have been very happy with the product performance and support from both companies. We have evaluated the Sensio technology and believe that it is the best available in the market today. This new configuration of the CineLive product is an innovative and cost-effective approach to adding live 3D alternative programming to our existing portfolio of services. It will help our customers generate new revenues and will allow us to maintain our industry leadership position," stated Bud Mayo, Chairman and CEO of AccessIT.
The Sublicense Agreement with Doremi was granted by IDC under authority of the exclusive technology license agreement signed with Sensio Technologies earlier this year for the digital cinema market. The relationship with Doremi builds on the previously announced exclusivity agreement between IDC, AccessIT and Sensio Technologies which has been amended by the parties accordingly.
About International Datacasting Corporation (IDC):
International Datacasting Corporation, (TSX:IDC) is a global leader in providing advanced solutions for the distribution of broadband content via satellite. IDC is at the forefront of delivering IP-based datacasting solutions via satellite and content distribution technologies with installations in more than 100 countries worldwide. IDC's products are in demand for radio and television broadcast networks, distance learning, digital signage, digital cinema, IPTV distribution and other content distribution applications. IDC is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, operates in Europe through its wholly owned subsidiary PROFline B.V. in Arnhem, the Netherlands and has an established international network of value-added partners and distributors.
About Sensio Technologies Inc.
Founded in 1999, SENSIO, headquartered in Montreal, Canada, develops and markets forward-looking stereoscopic technologies designed to offer the most advanced and immersive cinematographic experience available. Its flagship technology, SENSIO(R)3D, allows the high-quality distribution of 3D content through conventional 2D channels and playback on any display device, including plasma TVs, HDTV and glass-free 3D displays. Working with major Hollywood studios and large format 3D film producers, SENSIO has built up one of the world's largest libraries of 3D movies for the home entertainment market. Visit SENSIO on the web at www.sensio.tv.
SENSIO(R) is a trademark of SENSIO Technologies Inc.
About Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. (AccessIT)
AccessIT is the global leader in providing integrated solutions for digital cinema. The Company's ground-breaking digital cinema networked services along with its Library Management Server(R) and Theatre Command Center(R) software have enabled theatres across the United States to play more than nine million digital showings of Hollywood features to date. AccessIT's 24/7 satellite operations delivers feature movies, alternative content advertising, and pre-show entertainment through its UniqueScreen Media subsidiary, including live 2-D and 3-D events through its CineLive(R) satellite network, expanding box office sales and developing new ways to attract incremental revenues. Through its alternative content distribution unit, The Bigger Picture, AccessIT offers channels of programming including Opera, Kidtoons, Faith Based, Concerts, Sports and Anime. Access Integrated Technologies(R) and AccessIT(TM) are trademarks of Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. For more information on AccessIT, visit www.accessitx.com. (AIXD-G)
CineLive(SM) is a service mark of Access Integrated Technologies, Inc.
About Doremi Labs
Since 1985, Burbank California based Doremi Labs has been a leading developer and manufacturer of audio and video technologies used in broadcast, postproduction and digital cinema. Today, Doremi's team of world-class engineers continue to introduce innovative products and solutions to the entertainment industry as it transitions to an all data platform. Doremi was one of the first companies to integrate JPEG2000 capabilities into its digital cinema mastering and server technologies and hs over 5000 units installed worldwide. For more information about Doremi, visit www.doremicinema.com
This press release contains forward-looking statements that may involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially. Factors that might cause a difference include, but are not limited to, competitive developments, risks associated with IDC's growth, the development of the satellite datacasting market, regulatory risks, intellectual property infringement and other factors. IDC assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. More detailed information about potential factors that could affect IDC's financial and business results is included in the public documents IDC files from time to time with Canadian securities regulatory authorities.
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