Midstream Technologies(TM) Partners With Widevine Technologies(TM) to Provide Communications Security Solution for New MidStream High Speed Streaming Appliance

New Pact Combines Widevine Cypher's(TM) Powerful 'Encryption on the Fly'(TM)

Technology With the Revolutionary MidStream Multi-Gigabit Streaming Appliance



Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Widevine Technologies, Inc.

    BELLEVUE, Wash. and SEATTLE, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A powerful
 collaboration of speed, combined with "encryption on the fly"(TM) security for
 streaming media, was announced today by MidStream Technologies(TM) and
 Widevine Technologies(TM).
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000921/SFTH012 )
     MidStream Technologies(TM) is the leading developer of flexible hardware
 for streaming multiple-format narrow and/or broadband digital media.  Widevine
 produces revolutionary new communications security and network technology
 products.
     "Content piracy on the Internet is a big concern for content owners," said
 Richard Oesterreicher, Chief Technology Officer, MidStream Technologies.  "We
 pride ourselves on proactively implementing new technologies that will
 revolutionize the economics and scalability of secure and reliable delivery of
 streaming media.  Certainly, incorporating the powerful security solutions
 provided by Widevine Technologies into our product fits this philosophy.  It's
 an important step toward providing a completely revolutionary product that
 helps to ensure that our customers' content is safe."
     The two companies announced today that their engineering teams are
 embedding the communications security solution for streaming media -- Widevine
 Cypher(TM) -- into Midstream's innovative multi-gigabit streaming appliance.
 The combined scalability of the MidStream appliance and the ability of
 Widevine Cypher technology to uniquely encrypt each individual stream "on the
 fly" is a perfect match that will result in wire-speed encryption protecting
 valuable content, the two companies acknowledged as part of the relationship
 announced today.  The relationship between the two companies is non-exclusive.
     "Higher quality, faster streaming with a powerful security solution
 protecting valuable and proprietary content ... that's what video and music
 entertainment companies, large corporations, governments around the world and
 other entities are demanding from the Internet and from streaming media," said
 Brian Baker, President and Founder, Widevine Technologies.  "As the future of
 the Internet evolves, we are proud to be providing the streaming security
 solution technology -- Widevine Cypher(TM) -- for MidStream Technologies as
 they move forward with their innovative new streaming solutions."
 
     About MidStream Technologies (www.midstream.com)
     MidStream Technologies(TM) has developed the world's first flexible
 hardware capable of streaming narrow and/or broadband digital media at
 wire-speed. A single two rack-unit appliance is capable of delivering
 multi-gigabit sustained throughput. A multiple unit configuration provides
 built-in load balancing, failover reliability and the power to deliver
 millions of concurrent streams. MidStream's flexible hardware can support
 every popular streaming format simultaneously and allows for software and
 appliance upgrades in the field, extending hardware longevity and promoting
 cost savings. MidStream's investors include Polaris Venture Partners, ARCH
 Venture Partners, Cascadia Capital Partners, Fluke Venture Partners, Xilinx,
 Inc. and Imperial Bank, among others.
 
     About Widevine Technologies, Inc. (www.widevine.com)
     A communications security and network technologies company, Widevine
 Technologies is an emerging leader in the development of Internet
 infrastructure security products and technologies. The company's products are
 platform and format independent and provide value-added services and
 technologies for Internet streaming media and copyright protection. Founded in
 1999, Widevine Technologies is based in Seattle, Washington. The core of the
 company is a world-class team of streaming media and encryption technology
 developers.
 
     CONTACT:   Tim Warner
                Widevine Technologies
                206-254-3138
                twarner@widevine.com
 
                Cary Goldberg
                (The KMC Group for MidStream Technologies)
                425-450-9965, ext. 110
                caryg@kmcgroup.com
 
 

SOURCE Widevine Technologies, Inc.
    BELLEVUE, Wash. and SEATTLE, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A powerful
 collaboration of speed, combined with "encryption on the fly"(TM) security for
 streaming media, was announced today by MidStream Technologies(TM) and
 Widevine Technologies(TM).
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000921/SFTH012 )
     MidStream Technologies(TM) is the leading developer of flexible hardware
 for streaming multiple-format narrow and/or broadband digital media.  Widevine
 produces revolutionary new communications security and network technology
 products.
     "Content piracy on the Internet is a big concern for content owners," said
 Richard Oesterreicher, Chief Technology Officer, MidStream Technologies.  "We
 pride ourselves on proactively implementing new technologies that will
 revolutionize the economics and scalability of secure and reliable delivery of
 streaming media.  Certainly, incorporating the powerful security solutions
 provided by Widevine Technologies into our product fits this philosophy.  It's
 an important step toward providing a completely revolutionary product that
 helps to ensure that our customers' content is safe."
     The two companies announced today that their engineering teams are
 embedding the communications security solution for streaming media -- Widevine
 Cypher(TM) -- into Midstream's innovative multi-gigabit streaming appliance.
 The combined scalability of the MidStream appliance and the ability of
 Widevine Cypher technology to uniquely encrypt each individual stream "on the
 fly" is a perfect match that will result in wire-speed encryption protecting
 valuable content, the two companies acknowledged as part of the relationship
 announced today.  The relationship between the two companies is non-exclusive.
     "Higher quality, faster streaming with a powerful security solution
 protecting valuable and proprietary content ... that's what video and music
 entertainment companies, large corporations, governments around the world and
 other entities are demanding from the Internet and from streaming media," said
 Brian Baker, President and Founder, Widevine Technologies.  "As the future of
 the Internet evolves, we are proud to be providing the streaming security
 solution technology -- Widevine Cypher(TM) -- for MidStream Technologies as
 they move forward with their innovative new streaming solutions."
 
     About MidStream Technologies (www.midstream.com)
     MidStream Technologies(TM) has developed the world's first flexible
 hardware capable of streaming narrow and/or broadband digital media at
 wire-speed. A single two rack-unit appliance is capable of delivering
 multi-gigabit sustained throughput. A multiple unit configuration provides
 built-in load balancing, failover reliability and the power to deliver
 millions of concurrent streams. MidStream's flexible hardware can support
 every popular streaming format simultaneously and allows for software and
 appliance upgrades in the field, extending hardware longevity and promoting
 cost savings. MidStream's investors include Polaris Venture Partners, ARCH
 Venture Partners, Cascadia Capital Partners, Fluke Venture Partners, Xilinx,
 Inc. and Imperial Bank, among others.
 
     About Widevine Technologies, Inc. (www.widevine.com)
     A communications security and network technologies company, Widevine
 Technologies is an emerging leader in the development of Internet
 infrastructure security products and technologies. The company's products are
 platform and format independent and provide value-added services and
 technologies for Internet streaming media and copyright protection. Founded in
 1999, Widevine Technologies is based in Seattle, Washington. The core of the
 company is a world-class team of streaming media and encryption technology
 developers.
 
     CONTACT:   Tim Warner
                Widevine Technologies
                206-254-3138
                twarner@widevine.com
 
                Cary Goldberg
                (The KMC Group for MidStream Technologies)
                425-450-9965, ext. 110
                caryg@kmcgroup.com
 
 SOURCE  Widevine Technologies, Inc.