Anatel Selects Virage for National Telecommunication Initiative

Virage Platform Allows Brazilian Government to Effectively Manage Digital

Video from Across the Nation



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Virage, Inc.

    SAN MATEO, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Virage, Inc. (Nasdaq:   VRGE), a
 leading provider of software and services that enable video for strategic
 online applications, today announced that Anatel, the National
 Telecommunications Agency of Brazil, will use the Virage Internet Video
 Application Platform in an initiative that will allow the government to
 consolidate, manage and distribute critical digital video information from
 across the country.  This initial award to Virage is one of the first
 components of a $12 million (R$25.6 million) project to create a radio and
 video distribution infrastructure throughout Brazil over the next 15 months.
     In the first stage of this nationwide project, the Brazilian government
 will deploy Virage technology at 28 regional sites to consolidate and manage
 incoming news feeds from around the country 24 hours a day.  Using the Virage
 SmartEncode(TM) process, incoming video will be indexed, encoded and archived
 to allow for the monitoring and instantaneous retrieval of small pieces of
 vital information from anywhere in the country at any time.  Evaluation of the
 interactive digital content will enable government officials to formulate
 informed responses to regional and national situations rapidly and
 effectively.
     "Anatel's integration of streaming video capabilities into the Brazilian
 government's telecommunications infrastructure signals that advanced
 technology is changing the way that people can effectively collect and analyze
 information from distant places," said Steven Vonder Haar, an analyst at the
 Yankee Group.  "This massive scale deployment of streaming media technology
 illustrates the critical role that integrated video application platforms,
 like the one developed by Virage, can play in helping large organizations to
 easily capture, centralize, and distribute an ever-increasing amount of
 digital media.  Virage's technology creates new efficiencies in communication
 and decision-support that were simply not possible until its automated,
 all-digital, network-based video solutions were introduced."
     "Virage is very pleased at Anatel's selection of our technology as an
 essential component of the Brazilian government's digital telecommunications
 network," said Michael Lock, senior vice president of worldwide sales of
 Virage.  "This project signals the move that organizations worldwide are
 making toward all-digital production and distribution of video for faster and
 more effective communication and decision-support."
 
     About Virage, Inc.
     Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Virage is the leading provider of
 solutions that enable video for strategic online applications.  The Virage
 Internet Video Application Platform transforms video into an effective online
 medium that is easy to publish, manage and distribute on the Internet or
 corporate intranets.  The Virage platform provides content owners with the
 complete infrastructure for seamlessly integrating streaming video into
 business, entertainment and information applications.  From ABC to Yahoo! over
 200 customers across a broad range of markets have turned to Virage to help
 them improve production efficiencies and create new revenue opportunities with
 video.  Contact Virage at http://www.virage.com/ or 650-573-3210.
     This press release contains "forward looking" statements about the
 products and services of Virage and Anatel, as that term is used in Section
 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Forward looking statements are
 denoted by such words as "will use", "will allow", "will deploy" and similar
 terms and phrases.  These types of statements address matters that are subject
 to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ
 materially.  In addition, our forward-looking statements should be considered
 in the context of other risk factors discussed in our filings with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Registration Statement on
 Form S-1, as amended, available online at http://www.sec.gov.  All forward
 looking statements are based on information available to the company on the
 date hereof, and the company assumes no obligation to update such statements.
     NOTE:  Virage and VideoLogger are registered trademarks and the Virage
 logo, Internet Video Guide, Virage Application Server and SmartEncode are
 trademarks of Virage, Inc.  Other company product and service names may be
 trademarks
 
 

SOURCE Virage, Inc.
    SAN MATEO, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Virage, Inc. (Nasdaq:   VRGE), a
 leading provider of software and services that enable video for strategic
 online applications, today announced that Anatel, the National
 Telecommunications Agency of Brazil, will use the Virage Internet Video
 Application Platform in an initiative that will allow the government to
 consolidate, manage and distribute critical digital video information from
 across the country.  This initial award to Virage is one of the first
 components of a $12 million (R$25.6 million) project to create a radio and
 video distribution infrastructure throughout Brazil over the next 15 months.
     In the first stage of this nationwide project, the Brazilian government
 will deploy Virage technology at 28 regional sites to consolidate and manage
 incoming news feeds from around the country 24 hours a day.  Using the Virage
 SmartEncode(TM) process, incoming video will be indexed, encoded and archived
 to allow for the monitoring and instantaneous retrieval of small pieces of
 vital information from anywhere in the country at any time.  Evaluation of the
 interactive digital content will enable government officials to formulate
 informed responses to regional and national situations rapidly and
 effectively.
     "Anatel's integration of streaming video capabilities into the Brazilian
 government's telecommunications infrastructure signals that advanced
 technology is changing the way that people can effectively collect and analyze
 information from distant places," said Steven Vonder Haar, an analyst at the
 Yankee Group.  "This massive scale deployment of streaming media technology
 illustrates the critical role that integrated video application platforms,
 like the one developed by Virage, can play in helping large organizations to
 easily capture, centralize, and distribute an ever-increasing amount of
 digital media.  Virage's technology creates new efficiencies in communication
 and decision-support that were simply not possible until its automated,
 all-digital, network-based video solutions were introduced."
     "Virage is very pleased at Anatel's selection of our technology as an
 essential component of the Brazilian government's digital telecommunications
 network," said Michael Lock, senior vice president of worldwide sales of
 Virage.  "This project signals the move that organizations worldwide are
 making toward all-digital production and distribution of video for faster and
 more effective communication and decision-support."
 
     About Virage, Inc.
     Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Virage is the leading provider of
 solutions that enable video for strategic online applications.  The Virage
 Internet Video Application Platform transforms video into an effective online
 medium that is easy to publish, manage and distribute on the Internet or
 corporate intranets.  The Virage platform provides content owners with the
 complete infrastructure for seamlessly integrating streaming video into
 business, entertainment and information applications.  From ABC to Yahoo! over
 200 customers across a broad range of markets have turned to Virage to help
 them improve production efficiencies and create new revenue opportunities with
 video.  Contact Virage at http://www.virage.com/ or 650-573-3210.
     This press release contains "forward looking" statements about the
 products and services of Virage and Anatel, as that term is used in Section
 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Forward looking statements are
 denoted by such words as "will use", "will allow", "will deploy" and similar
 terms and phrases.  These types of statements address matters that are subject
 to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ
 materially.  In addition, our forward-looking statements should be considered
 in the context of other risk factors discussed in our filings with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Registration Statement on
 Form S-1, as amended, available online at http://www.sec.gov.  All forward
 looking statements are based on information available to the company on the
 date hereof, and the company assumes no obligation to update such statements.
     NOTE:  Virage and VideoLogger are registered trademarks and the Virage
 logo, Internet Video Guide, Virage Application Server and SmartEncode are
 trademarks of Virage, Inc.  Other company product and service names may be
 trademarks
 
 SOURCE  Virage, Inc.