eMotion, Inc. and Convera Announce Integration of Video Logging and Management Technologies

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

    LAS VEGAS, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- eMotion, Inc.
 a global leader in digital media management solutions, and Convera
 (Nasdaq:   CNVR), today announced a partnership to provide Global 2000
 corporations, government customers, and companies within the Broadcast and
 Entertainment industry a complete video logging and media management solution
 by integrating Convera Screening Room with eMotion MediaPartner(TM) 4.0.  The
 capabilities of these two products are complementary, offering customers an
 integrated solution with significant enhancements in the area of video and
 media management.  Per the agreement, Convera and eMotion will jointly market
 and sell their integrated solution.
     "Convera Screening Room solution is one of the best for logging video and
 creating storyboards, and enabling easier searching of video," said Bob
 Griffin, CEO of eMotion, Inc.  "MediaPartner 4.0 is specifically architected
 to quickly integrate and take advantage of the strength of complementary
 products, bringing better value to customers by leveraging what each does
 well.  We believe that our aligned companies' products, technologies, and
 organizations create an unparalleled opportunity to offer value and a
 comprehensive media solution to our mutual customers."
     Convera Screening Room provides scalable, high-performance access to any
 video asset (analog or digital) from an ordinary Web browser.  With Screening
 Room, users can automatically capture video; browse visual summaries (called
 "storyboards"); catalog content using metadata, annotations, closed caption
 text, and voice sound tracks; search for precise video clips using text and
 image clues; create rough cuts and "Edit Decision Lists" for further
 production; and publish those video assets to the Web for streaming.
     eMotion MediaPartner 4.0 offers powerful digital media management of all
 media types, providing content collaboration, deep storage, search and
 retrieval using the patented eMotion annotation viewer for review and
 approvals of media.  The software is user-customizable and installs "out-of-
 the-box," which means that customers are up and running in less than a day.
     "eMotion MediaPartner brings significant enterprise features that our
 customers are looking for," said Pat Condo, CEO of Convera.  "The ability to
 log video with Screening Room, and then collaborate across distributed data
 stores during the production cycle with ad hoc rights management using
 MediaPartner 4.0 creates even greater efficiency for our corporate and
 entertainment customers."
 
     About Convera
     Convera, the new company formed when Excalibur Technologies combined with
 Intel's Interactive Media Services division, is a leading provider of content
 management innovations that unlock the value of digital content.  Convera's
 advanced technologies, products, services and solutions empower content owners
 to extract value from their high-worth digital content-text, images and video-
 over the Internet, intranets, set top boxes and wireless devices.  Convera
 serves nearly 700 customers in 29 countries from its offices throughout the
 U.S. and Europe.  For more information, contact Convera at 800-788-7758, via
 e-mail at info@convera.com or on the Web at http://www.convera.com .
 
     About eMotion, Inc.
     eMotion, Inc. is the leading provider of digital media management
 solutions in the world today.  For advertising, Global 2000 brand-focused
 companies, government media, entertainment and broadcast, eMotion offers an
 impressive array of products and services that power the entire lifecycle of
 media management, from creation and collaboration to searching, storage and
 distribution.  eMotion is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with offices in
 San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, London and Israel.  eMotion,
 Inc. also owns the content communities PictureQuest
 (http://www.picturequest.com ), a leading provider of royalty-free and stock
 photography, FOOTAGE.net (http://www.footage.net ) and FootageQuest
 (http://www.footagequest.com ) a worldwide network of footage sites.
     For more information, go to http://www.emotion.com .
 
     eMotion(R) and eMotion MediaPartner(TM), PictureQuest(SM),
 FootageQuest(SM) and FOOTAGE.net(SM) are trademarks and service marks of
 eMotion, Inc.  All other company names and marks are trademarks or service
 marks or registered trademarks or registered service marks of their respective
 owners.
 
     The following are worldwide trademarks of Convera Corporation or its
 subsidiary Convera Technologies, Inc.: Convera(TM), RetrievalWare(R),
 ScreeningRoom(R), WebExpress(TM) and their respective logos.
 
     This release contains comments about Convera's future expectations,
 performance, plans and prospects as well as assumptions about future events.
 The reader is cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking
 statements, as these statements are subject to numerous factors and
 uncertainties, including without limitation, business and economic conditions,
 continued success in technological advances, and the risk that the businesses
 that were merged to create Convera, the Interactive Media Services Division of
 Intel Corporation and Excalibur Technologies, Inc., will not be integrated
 successfully.  Actual results may differ materially from our expectations as
 the result of these and other important factors relating to Convera's business
 and product development efforts, which are further described in Excalibur's
 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  These filings can be
 obtained from the SEC's website located at http://www.sec.gov .  Any forward-
 looking statements are based on information available to Convera on the date
 of this release, and Convera assumes no obligation to update such statements.
 
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    LAS VEGAS, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- eMotion, Inc.
 a global leader in digital media management solutions, and Convera
 (Nasdaq:   CNVR), today announced a partnership to provide Global 2000
 corporations, government customers, and companies within the Broadcast and
 Entertainment industry a complete video logging and media management solution
 by integrating Convera Screening Room with eMotion MediaPartner(TM) 4.0.  The
 capabilities of these two products are complementary, offering customers an
 integrated solution with significant enhancements in the area of video and
 media management.  Per the agreement, Convera and eMotion will jointly market
 and sell their integrated solution.
     "Convera Screening Room solution is one of the best for logging video and
 creating storyboards, and enabling easier searching of video," said Bob
 Griffin, CEO of eMotion, Inc.  "MediaPartner 4.0 is specifically architected
 to quickly integrate and take advantage of the strength of complementary
 products, bringing better value to customers by leveraging what each does
 well.  We believe that our aligned companies' products, technologies, and
 organizations create an unparalleled opportunity to offer value and a
 comprehensive media solution to our mutual customers."
     Convera Screening Room provides scalable, high-performance access to any
 video asset (analog or digital) from an ordinary Web browser.  With Screening
 Room, users can automatically capture video; browse visual summaries (called
 "storyboards"); catalog content using metadata, annotations, closed caption
 text, and voice sound tracks; search for precise video clips using text and
 image clues; create rough cuts and "Edit Decision Lists" for further
 production; and publish those video assets to the Web for streaming.
     eMotion MediaPartner 4.0 offers powerful digital media management of all
 media types, providing content collaboration, deep storage, search and
 retrieval using the patented eMotion annotation viewer for review and
 approvals of media.  The software is user-customizable and installs "out-of-
 the-box," which means that customers are up and running in less than a day.
     "eMotion MediaPartner brings significant enterprise features that our
 customers are looking for," said Pat Condo, CEO of Convera.  "The ability to
 log video with Screening Room, and then collaborate across distributed data
 stores during the production cycle with ad hoc rights management using
 MediaPartner 4.0 creates even greater efficiency for our corporate and
 entertainment customers."
 
     About Convera
     Convera, the new company formed when Excalibur Technologies combined with
 Intel's Interactive Media Services division, is a leading provider of content
 management innovations that unlock the value of digital content.  Convera's
 advanced technologies, products, services and solutions empower content owners
 to extract value from their high-worth digital content-text, images and video-
 over the Internet, intranets, set top boxes and wireless devices.  Convera
 serves nearly 700 customers in 29 countries from its offices throughout the
 U.S. and Europe.  For more information, contact Convera at 800-788-7758, via
 e-mail at info@convera.com or on the Web at http://www.convera.com .
 
     About eMotion, Inc.
     eMotion, Inc. is the leading provider of digital media management
 solutions in the world today.  For advertising, Global 2000 brand-focused
 companies, government media, entertainment and broadcast, eMotion offers an
 impressive array of products and services that power the entire lifecycle of
 media management, from creation and collaboration to searching, storage and
 distribution.  eMotion is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with offices in
 San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, London and Israel.  eMotion,
 Inc. also owns the content communities PictureQuest
 (http://www.picturequest.com ), a leading provider of royalty-free and stock
 photography, FOOTAGE.net (http://www.footage.net ) and FootageQuest
 (http://www.footagequest.com ) a worldwide network of footage sites.
     For more information, go to http://www.emotion.com .
 
     eMotion(R) and eMotion MediaPartner(TM), PictureQuest(SM),
 FootageQuest(SM) and FOOTAGE.net(SM) are trademarks and service marks of
 eMotion, Inc.  All other company names and marks are trademarks or service
 marks or registered trademarks or registered service marks of their respective
 owners.
 
     The following are worldwide trademarks of Convera Corporation or its
 subsidiary Convera Technologies, Inc.: Convera(TM), RetrievalWare(R),
 ScreeningRoom(R), WebExpress(TM) and their respective logos.
 
     This release contains comments about Convera's future expectations,
 performance, plans and prospects as well as assumptions about future events.
 The reader is cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking
 statements, as these statements are subject to numerous factors and
 uncertainties, including without limitation, business and economic conditions,
 continued success in technological advances, and the risk that the businesses
 that were merged to create Convera, the Interactive Media Services Division of
 Intel Corporation and Excalibur Technologies, Inc., will not be integrated
 successfully.  Actual results may differ materially from our expectations as
 the result of these and other important factors relating to Convera's business
 and product development efforts, which are further described in Excalibur's
 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  These filings can be
 obtained from the SEC's website located at http://www.sec.gov .  Any forward-
 looking statements are based on information available to Convera on the date
 of this release, and Convera assumes no obligation to update such statements.
 
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