Mindport Sentriq Introduces Hosted Digital Rights Network

Secure Service Gives Media Owners and Distributors Low-Cost, Fast-Track DRM

Solution to Increase Their Revenue



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Mindport

    LAS VEGAS, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- NAB --
     Mindport Sentriq, the leader in global media protection services, today
 introduced its Digital Rights Management solution utilizing the ASP hosting
 model.  Called the Sentriq Digital Rights Network, Sentriq's hosted service
 allows content owners and network providers to quickly and efficiently
 monetize and protect their Internet media without investing in expensive and
 time consuming DRM hardware and software.  By providing this Digital Rights
 Network service, Sentriq a Mindport product, enables viewer authentication,
 content protection and the commercial business models required to deploy a
 pay-media operation.  Sentriq also provides state-of-the-art interfaces to
 customer management, transaction billing and clearing functions.
     Rather than investing in expensive technology solutions that may quickly
 become obsolete, content owners can subscribe to Sentriq's service to meet
 their needs at a significantly lower cost.  In addition, predictable costs
 from Sentriq's Digital Rights Network enable content owners to build business
 models that are better suited to radically changing Internet and media
 conditions.  Providers are now able to rapidly implement and deploy pay-media
 operations, increasing revenue opportunities.
     Sentriq's hosted Digital Rights Network accommodates extremely rapid
 implementation of a pay media operation over an IP broadband infrastructure;
 it supports all dominant media formats, including Windows Media Technologies,
 MPEG-4 and Real, and consumer devices such as wireless devices, PCs and
 digital Set-top boxes. Additionally, it is easily integrated into existing
 broadband, satellite, DSL, cable or wireless IP network infrastructures, and
 uses open and platform-independent standards, including PKI, XML and HTTP.
     Sentriq's service provides an open, flexible and scalable solution to
 secure content distribution. Utilizing this service means that updates to
 security enforcement can be handled seamlessly without affecting the
 operational performance of any of the customers.
     Sentriq's hosted service will also provide a benefit to aggregators and
 content providers who wish to use statistics for their marketing programs.
 It allows primary content aggregators to syndicate content on other portals.
 This is a substantial revenue-generating benefit for content marketing.  This
 URL syndication will have a positive effect on the marketing of on-line
 content.
     Sentriq's hosted Digital Rights Network offers a strategic solution to
 advance distribution capabilities and subscriber bases, such as reducing the
 cost of acquiring subscribers with all software downloads, protecting rights
 and brands, and enabling media partner revenue sharing and taking the risk out
 of media execution.  Sentriq's service is ideally suited for such applications
 as live sports, premium movies, e-cinema, distance learning, in-flight movies,
 and corporate communications.
     "Using Mindport Sentriq's Digital Rights Network, securing media and
 ensuring revenue from that media is literally hours away instead of days or
 weeks.  Users and owners want completely secure, yet simplified service and
 setup without concern for the underlying technology, and that's what we've
 given them," said Allan Rosenzweig, CEO, Mindport.   "Media owners and
 consumers simply need to download their respective software components from
 our web site.  Leveraging more than a decade of experience in the conditional
 access broadcasting market, Sentriq DRN is the platform that high-value supply
 chain and consumers will rely upon to enjoy a rich media experience."
 
     About Mindport:
     Mindport delivers technology products and support services to traditional
 and broadband distributors of pay media worldwide. As the technology engine
 behind the highly successful MIH, Mindport is positioned to package, price,
 deliver, and protect high-value content, enabling broadband service providers
 and network operators to build and secure their businesses and increase
 revenues. MIH Limited (Nasdaq & AEX: MIHL) is the international television,
 Internet and interactive technology group. Mindport has focused its business
 in the following areas: conditional access, broadband Internet systems,
 customer care and billing, system integration and consultancy, set-top boxes
 and interactive set-top box operating systems. To learn more, visit
 http://www.sentriq.com or http://www.mindport.com.
 
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SOURCE Mindport
    LAS VEGAS, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- NAB --
     Mindport Sentriq, the leader in global media protection services, today
 introduced its Digital Rights Management solution utilizing the ASP hosting
 model.  Called the Sentriq Digital Rights Network, Sentriq's hosted service
 allows content owners and network providers to quickly and efficiently
 monetize and protect their Internet media without investing in expensive and
 time consuming DRM hardware and software.  By providing this Digital Rights
 Network service, Sentriq a Mindport product, enables viewer authentication,
 content protection and the commercial business models required to deploy a
 pay-media operation.  Sentriq also provides state-of-the-art interfaces to
 customer management, transaction billing and clearing functions.
     Rather than investing in expensive technology solutions that may quickly
 become obsolete, content owners can subscribe to Sentriq's service to meet
 their needs at a significantly lower cost.  In addition, predictable costs
 from Sentriq's Digital Rights Network enable content owners to build business
 models that are better suited to radically changing Internet and media
 conditions.  Providers are now able to rapidly implement and deploy pay-media
 operations, increasing revenue opportunities.
     Sentriq's hosted Digital Rights Network accommodates extremely rapid
 implementation of a pay media operation over an IP broadband infrastructure;
 it supports all dominant media formats, including Windows Media Technologies,
 MPEG-4 and Real, and consumer devices such as wireless devices, PCs and
 digital Set-top boxes. Additionally, it is easily integrated into existing
 broadband, satellite, DSL, cable or wireless IP network infrastructures, and
 uses open and platform-independent standards, including PKI, XML and HTTP.
     Sentriq's service provides an open, flexible and scalable solution to
 secure content distribution. Utilizing this service means that updates to
 security enforcement can be handled seamlessly without affecting the
 operational performance of any of the customers.
     Sentriq's hosted service will also provide a benefit to aggregators and
 content providers who wish to use statistics for their marketing programs.
 It allows primary content aggregators to syndicate content on other portals.
 This is a substantial revenue-generating benefit for content marketing.  This
 URL syndication will have a positive effect on the marketing of on-line
 content.
     Sentriq's hosted Digital Rights Network offers a strategic solution to
 advance distribution capabilities and subscriber bases, such as reducing the
 cost of acquiring subscribers with all software downloads, protecting rights
 and brands, and enabling media partner revenue sharing and taking the risk out
 of media execution.  Sentriq's service is ideally suited for such applications
 as live sports, premium movies, e-cinema, distance learning, in-flight movies,
 and corporate communications.
     "Using Mindport Sentriq's Digital Rights Network, securing media and
 ensuring revenue from that media is literally hours away instead of days or
 weeks.  Users and owners want completely secure, yet simplified service and
 setup without concern for the underlying technology, and that's what we've
 given them," said Allan Rosenzweig, CEO, Mindport.   "Media owners and
 consumers simply need to download their respective software components from
 our web site.  Leveraging more than a decade of experience in the conditional
 access broadcasting market, Sentriq DRN is the platform that high-value supply
 chain and consumers will rely upon to enjoy a rich media experience."
 
     About Mindport:
     Mindport delivers technology products and support services to traditional
 and broadband distributors of pay media worldwide. As the technology engine
 behind the highly successful MIH, Mindport is positioned to package, price,
 deliver, and protect high-value content, enabling broadband service providers
 and network operators to build and secure their businesses and increase
 revenues. MIH Limited (Nasdaq & AEX: MIHL) is the international television,
 Internet and interactive technology group. Mindport has focused its business
 in the following areas: conditional access, broadband Internet systems,
 customer care and billing, system integration and consultancy, set-top boxes
 and interactive set-top box operating systems. To learn more, visit
 http://www.sentriq.com or http://www.mindport.com.
 
      See us at NAB, booth number T2353
 
      All trademarks are the property of their respective companies.
 
                      MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here
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