ONSE TELECOM SELECTS VIDIATOR’S MOBILE VIDEO ASP PLATFORM
Agreement Marks First Ever Mobile Video ASP Platform Deployment in Asia
COMMUNICASIA 2006, SINGAPORE— June 20, 2006 — Vidiator®, a leading provider of mobile multimedia solutions, today announced that it has been selected by Korea’s ONSE Telecom to provide its mobile video ASP platform for ONSE’s mobile content portal, So1, with mobile video content services. The ASP platform is based on Vidiator’s Xenon™ product suite and will include VOD (video on demand), live streaming of audio and video, video and audio ringtones, and wallpapers. The service is expected to launch in July 2006.
So1 is the first open-based mobile Internet service portal in Korea. The service is independent from all Korean mobile operators so that any user of any mobile operator can receive the service. Additionally, as a global publisher and distributor of mobile multimedia entertainment products with exclusive distribution rights to several worldwide brands, Vidiator will also be supplying ONSE Telecom with premium mobile content.
“With our mobile multimedia ASP platform, a mobile operator or an open mobile portal provider like ONSE Telecom can quickly and flawlessly launch their mobile video content services with no deployment risk and lowered startup costs,” said <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Connie Wong, CEO, Vidiator. “ONSE’s selection of Vidiator to provide the foundation and delivery of its mobile video services is another strong validation for the reliability and advanced capabilities of our Xenon™ product suite and ASP platform.”
ONSE Telecom is a full service Korean fixed-line telecom company providing domestic and international long distance, data services for broadband, IPLC, Frame Relay and ATM, Internet services for ISP, portals, IDC and e-commerce, and other value-added services for corporate and private consumers. The company operates one of Korea's largest ISP's, Shinbiro, and introduced broadband service in 2000. ONSE Telecom has numerous local and international licenses and dual redundant backbone networks supported by multiple core switches, each operating independently with 25 nodes for Internet services and 14 nodes for domestic ATM, providing complete coverage of Korea. In addition to their existing fixed-line operation, ONSE recently launched its open mobile portal, So1, in June 2005 offering consumers images, ringtones and wallpapers for their mobile handset.
“Vidiator’s superior mobile video ASP platform allows us to offer consumers the highest quality mobile video experience in the marketplace today through our So1 mobile portal,” said Myungsoo Kim, Director of Mobile Business Development, ONSE Telecom. “We are thrilled to have a strategic partnership with a technology leader like Vidiator and believe they will be instrumental in the success of our So1 mobile portal.”
Vidiator provides award-winning mobile solutions built on the Xenon™ Mobile Multimedia Delivery Platform. The suite of products – Xenon™ Streamer, Xenon™ Encoder, Xenon™ Live Encoder and Xenon™ Transcoder – provide mobile operators, content providers and handset manufacturers the tools they need to create advanced wireless multimedia services like mobile TV and video, mobile music and mobile advertising. Xenon™ Mobile Delivery Platform products have been selected by major operators around the world to deliver carrier-grade solution to any device over any network.
Vidiator is a leading provider of mobile TV, video, audio and 3D messaging technology for the delivery of live and on-demand TV, radio and 3G multimedia content to mobile devices. Since 2002, Vidiator has pioneered mobile multimedia technology research and development, specializing in streaming, encoding, transcoding, 3D messaging and mobile TV solutions. Operating with a multi-national team of industry leaders in the mobile, Internet and media arenas, Vidiator develops applications that leverage the company's patented streaming, transcoding and 3D technologies. The company's end-to-end content management, subscription and hosting services allow for the global publishing and distribution of mobile content. Vidiator's multimedia content delivery platforms are deployed throughout the mobile marketplace in 20 countries and on four continents. Vidiator has offices in Bellevue, Wash. (headquarters), London, Hong Kong and Seoul, Korea. For more information, see www.vidiator.com.
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