PacketVideo and Mindport Sentriq Announce Partnership For Wireless Digital Rights Management Solutions

Technology and Marketing Alliance Enables 'Streaming Revenue' To

Wireless Market



Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Mindport

    SAN DIEGO, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Global digital rights and revenue
 protection provider Mindport Sentriq, and PacketVideo Corporation, the
 recognized leader in wireless multimedia, today announced a strategic alliance
 to enable Digital Rights Management (DRM) solutions for wireless distribution
 of content. In addition to providing a compelling multimedia experience for
 wireless users, the partnership will enable companies at all points within the
 content delivery chain to realize revenue from protected rich media.
     This partnership will offer content owners and wireless operators the
 means to securely protect and monetize multimedia that has been optimized for
 MPEG-4 standards-compliant wireless delivery using integrated PacketVideo and
 Sentriq technology. Further, both companies will participate in joint
 marketing activities to increase global awareness within the emerging wireless
 multimedia market for protected content that is streaming or can be
 downloaded. The companies are also collaborating on international and
 industrial standardization efforts relating to DRM, including encryption
 technology suitable for wireless multimedia applications, to ensure compliance
 with standards such as MPEG-4 Intellectual Property Management and Protection
 (IPMP).
     "PacketVideo is committed to standards-based solutions for digital rights
 management because we believe this will facilitate the most valuable
 multimedia content being brought to the wireless environment," said John
 McGanty, vice president of business development for PacketVideo's Applications
 and Services Division. "We're enthusiastic about partnering with Sentriq
 because they share our commitment to a standards-compliant approach to DRM,
 which is necessary for media protection from the content provider all the way
 through to the operator's delivery over wireless networks."
     Sentriq's Digital Rights technology solution accommodates rapid
 implementation of flexible business rules. Sentriq provides its client-side
 application as freely available, royalty-free reference code, allowing
 operators to quickly enable a wide variety of  hardware platforms with DRM
 capabilities.
     "Sentriq's Digital Rights Network service provides key components in a pay
 media operation, including consumer authentication, content protection, rights
 management, and business models for revenue generation of content. PacketVideo
 provides the delivery mechanism to mobile devices and Sentriq the ability to
 monetize that content," said Allan Rosenzweig, CEO, Mindport. "Mindport
 Sentriq, drawing on 15 years of experience with scaleable media security and
 pay media solutions, combined with PacketVideo's leading anytime-anywhere
 wireless transport technology, offers wireless operators the industry's most
 robust platform on which to offer enhanced media services."
 
     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
 
     About PacketVideo:
     PacketVideo, the recognized leader in wireless multimedia, provides MPEG-4
 compliant software that enables the delivery, management and viewing of video,
 audio and multimedia applications over current wireless networks to mobile
 devices such as telephones and personal digital assistants. PacketVideo's
 pioneering end-to-end solution delivers the highest quality multimedia
 experience possible in every mobile environment, globally. The company markets
 its software to wireless operators, wireless device and silicon manufacturers,
 and content providers to ultimately enable mobile consumers to access a
 variety of applications, including news and financial stories, sports
 highlights, music videos, weather and traffic reports, and home or work
 security cameras, from any location. Mobile consumers can gain access to
 multimedia content today by visiting PVAirguide(TM)
 (http://www.pvairguide.com), the world's first wireless streaming media
 showcase.
     PacketVideo's investors include Comverse Technology (Nasdaq: CMVT), Credit
 Suisse First Boston, GE Equity (NYSE:   GE), Intel Capital (Nasdaq: INTC),
 Kyocera (NYSE:   KYO), Motorola (NYSE:   MOT), Philips (NYSE:   PHG), QUALCOMM
 (Nasdaq: QCOM), Siemens' Mustang Ventures, Sony Corporation of America (NYSE:  
 SNE), Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW), Texas Instruments (NYSE:   TXN), AOL Time
 Warner (NYSE:   AOL), and others. To learn more, visit http://www.pv.com.
 
     All products are trademarks of their respective companies.
 
 

SOURCE Mindport
    SAN DIEGO, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Global digital rights and revenue
 protection provider Mindport Sentriq, and PacketVideo Corporation, the
 recognized leader in wireless multimedia, today announced a strategic alliance
 to enable Digital Rights Management (DRM) solutions for wireless distribution
 of content. In addition to providing a compelling multimedia experience for
 wireless users, the partnership will enable companies at all points within the
 content delivery chain to realize revenue from protected rich media.
     This partnership will offer content owners and wireless operators the
 means to securely protect and monetize multimedia that has been optimized for
 MPEG-4 standards-compliant wireless delivery using integrated PacketVideo and
 Sentriq technology. Further, both companies will participate in joint
 marketing activities to increase global awareness within the emerging wireless
 multimedia market for protected content that is streaming or can be
 downloaded. The companies are also collaborating on international and
 industrial standardization efforts relating to DRM, including encryption
 technology suitable for wireless multimedia applications, to ensure compliance
 with standards such as MPEG-4 Intellectual Property Management and Protection
 (IPMP).
     "PacketVideo is committed to standards-based solutions for digital rights
 management because we believe this will facilitate the most valuable
 multimedia content being brought to the wireless environment," said John
 McGanty, vice president of business development for PacketVideo's Applications
 and Services Division. "We're enthusiastic about partnering with Sentriq
 because they share our commitment to a standards-compliant approach to DRM,
 which is necessary for media protection from the content provider all the way
 through to the operator's delivery over wireless networks."
     Sentriq's Digital Rights technology solution accommodates rapid
 implementation of flexible business rules. Sentriq provides its client-side
 application as freely available, royalty-free reference code, allowing
 operators to quickly enable a wide variety of  hardware platforms with DRM
 capabilities.
     "Sentriq's Digital Rights Network service provides key components in a pay
 media operation, including consumer authentication, content protection, rights
 management, and business models for revenue generation of content. PacketVideo
 provides the delivery mechanism to mobile devices and Sentriq the ability to
 monetize that content," said Allan Rosenzweig, CEO, Mindport. "Mindport
 Sentriq, drawing on 15 years of experience with scaleable media security and
 pay media solutions, combined with PacketVideo's leading anytime-anywhere
 wireless transport technology, offers wireless operators the industry's most
 robust platform on which to offer enhanced media services."
 
     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
 
     About PacketVideo:
     PacketVideo, the recognized leader in wireless multimedia, provides MPEG-4
 compliant software that enables the delivery, management and viewing of video,
 audio and multimedia applications over current wireless networks to mobile
 devices such as telephones and personal digital assistants. PacketVideo's
 pioneering end-to-end solution delivers the highest quality multimedia
 experience possible in every mobile environment, globally. The company markets
 its software to wireless operators, wireless device and silicon manufacturers,
 and content providers to ultimately enable mobile consumers to access a
 variety of applications, including news and financial stories, sports
 highlights, music videos, weather and traffic reports, and home or work
 security cameras, from any location. Mobile consumers can gain access to
 multimedia content today by visiting PVAirguide(TM)
 (http://www.pvairguide.com), the world's first wireless streaming media
 showcase.
     PacketVideo's investors include Comverse Technology (Nasdaq: CMVT), Credit
 Suisse First Boston, GE Equity (NYSE:   GE), Intel Capital (Nasdaq: INTC),
 Kyocera (NYSE:   KYO), Motorola (NYSE:   MOT), Philips (NYSE:   PHG), QUALCOMM
 (Nasdaq: QCOM), Siemens' Mustang Ventures, Sony Corporation of America (NYSE:  
 SNE), Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW), Texas Instruments (NYSE:   TXN), AOL Time
 Warner (NYSE:   AOL), and others. To learn more, visit http://www.pv.com.
 
     All products are trademarks of their respective companies.
 
 SOURCE  Mindport