Aerocast and Motorola Team to Secure Streaming Media Over the Internet

With New Digital Rights Management, Content Providers and Cable

Operators Stand to Safeguard Premium Content Delivered Over the Internet



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Aerocast, Inc.

    LAS VEGAS, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Secure and
 reliable transmission of copyrighted video over the Internet will soon be
 possible thanks to an advanced Digital Rights Management (DRM) system now
 under development by communications leader Motorola Broadband Communications
 Sector and next-generation broadband streaming media services company
 Aerocast, Inc.  Scheduled for initial deployment later this year, the Motorola
 DRM system promises to overcome one of the most daunting challenges facing the
 streaming media services industry -- protecting copyrighted video material
 across the Internet.  With this critical security piece in place, Aerocast is
 poised to deliver the first truly secure, entertainment-quality streaming
 video on demand system for streamed IP content.
     Aerocast will deliver its secure streaming media services in partnership
 with content providers and broadband operators.  Aerocast Video Exchanges
 (AVX), the company's media servers combined with Aerocast's intelligent
 routing system, enables the delivery of entertainment-quality streamed IP
 content with none of the packet loss typical of other streamed media.
 Operators can deliver this streamed IP content through their existing base of
 digital set-tops (via the headend), without costly infrastructure upgrades.
     Using the Motorola DRM security system, Aerocast content partners will
 benefit from the ability to dramatically increase the volume and types of
 material transmitted over the Internet, while preserving the ability to charge
 for and protect access to their premium content.  The Motorola DRM offers
 near-term revenue opportunities for both content providers and broadband
 operators, while also preparing them for growth in IP broadband streaming.
     "Motorola is pleased to work with a leading provider like Aerocast to pave
 the way for on-demand broadband streaming media," said Carl McGrath, vice
 president and general manager of Motorola Broadband's DigiCable(R) business
 unit.  "Our combined technologies are removing the biggest obstacle to
 widespread adoption of broadband streaming media-secure protection of
 copyrighted material over the Internet."
     According to Aerocast president Dario Santana, partnering with Motorola
 for a new DRM system was a logical choice.  "Motorola is recognized around the
 world as the leader in conditional access and digital rights management
 systems for high-value subscription and Pay-Per-View content.  We are
 confident that our DRM system will provide similar advantages to Internet
 content providers."
     The Motorola DRM system, optimized for Aerocast's broadband streaming
 media delivery technology, will feature PPV, VOD, PPT (Pay Per Time),
 geographical restrictions and persistent rights management.  In addition, the
 recently adopted Advanced Encryption System (AES) algorithm will be
 incorporated into the system and the MPEG-4 Intellectual Property Management &
 Protection System (IPMP) is under consideration as well.
 
     About Aerocast
     San Diego, Calif.-based Aerocast, Inc. is a next-generation secure
 streaming media services company that enables secure, high-quality, low-cost
 distribution of video across the Internet.  Aerocast brings together highly
 experienced technology and broadband industry executives; a founder with a
 track record of three successful Internet start-ups; excellent funding from
 leaders in the broadband, media, and investment communities; and innovative
 technology that will fundamentally change the delivery of video content across
 the Internet.  Aerocast, which raised $24 million in first-round funding, has
 formed strategic partnerships with Motorola Inc. and Liberty Media
 Corporation.
 
     About Motorola
     Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:   MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated
 communications solutions and embedded electronic solutions.  Sales in 2000
 were $37.6 billion.  For more information, visit Motorola on the Web at
 www.motorola.com.
 
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    LAS VEGAS, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Secure and
 reliable transmission of copyrighted video over the Internet will soon be
 possible thanks to an advanced Digital Rights Management (DRM) system now
 under development by communications leader Motorola Broadband Communications
 Sector and next-generation broadband streaming media services company
 Aerocast, Inc.  Scheduled for initial deployment later this year, the Motorola
 DRM system promises to overcome one of the most daunting challenges facing the
 streaming media services industry -- protecting copyrighted video material
 across the Internet.  With this critical security piece in place, Aerocast is
 poised to deliver the first truly secure, entertainment-quality streaming
 video on demand system for streamed IP content.
     Aerocast will deliver its secure streaming media services in partnership
 with content providers and broadband operators.  Aerocast Video Exchanges
 (AVX), the company's media servers combined with Aerocast's intelligent
 routing system, enables the delivery of entertainment-quality streamed IP
 content with none of the packet loss typical of other streamed media.
 Operators can deliver this streamed IP content through their existing base of
 digital set-tops (via the headend), without costly infrastructure upgrades.
     Using the Motorola DRM security system, Aerocast content partners will
 benefit from the ability to dramatically increase the volume and types of
 material transmitted over the Internet, while preserving the ability to charge
 for and protect access to their premium content.  The Motorola DRM offers
 near-term revenue opportunities for both content providers and broadband
 operators, while also preparing them for growth in IP broadband streaming.
     "Motorola is pleased to work with a leading provider like Aerocast to pave
 the way for on-demand broadband streaming media," said Carl McGrath, vice
 president and general manager of Motorola Broadband's DigiCable(R) business
 unit.  "Our combined technologies are removing the biggest obstacle to
 widespread adoption of broadband streaming media-secure protection of
 copyrighted material over the Internet."
     According to Aerocast president Dario Santana, partnering with Motorola
 for a new DRM system was a logical choice.  "Motorola is recognized around the
 world as the leader in conditional access and digital rights management
 systems for high-value subscription and Pay-Per-View content.  We are
 confident that our DRM system will provide similar advantages to Internet
 content providers."
     The Motorola DRM system, optimized for Aerocast's broadband streaming
 media delivery technology, will feature PPV, VOD, PPT (Pay Per Time),
 geographical restrictions and persistent rights management.  In addition, the
 recently adopted Advanced Encryption System (AES) algorithm will be
 incorporated into the system and the MPEG-4 Intellectual Property Management &
 Protection System (IPMP) is under consideration as well.
 
     About Aerocast
     San Diego, Calif.-based Aerocast, Inc. is a next-generation secure
 streaming media services company that enables secure, high-quality, low-cost
 distribution of video across the Internet.  Aerocast brings together highly
 experienced technology and broadband industry executives; a founder with a
 track record of three successful Internet start-ups; excellent funding from
 leaders in the broadband, media, and investment communities; and innovative
 technology that will fundamentally change the delivery of video content across
 the Internet.  Aerocast, which raised $24 million in first-round funding, has
 formed strategic partnerships with Motorola Inc. and Liberty Media
 Corporation.
 
     About Motorola
     Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:   MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated
 communications solutions and embedded electronic solutions.  Sales in 2000
 were $37.6 billion.  For more information, visit Motorola on the Web at
 www.motorola.com.
 
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