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Sept 13, 2002

Digital Rapids DRC-Stream 500™ Media Encoding Solution Sets New Performance Benchmark and Price Point for Streaming at Under $1000

IBC2002, Amsterdam: Digital Rapids Corporation announced today the shipment of DRC-Stream 500, a multi-format video encoding PCI board. For under $1000 DRC Stream 500 address’s the need for quality encoding of live or archived audio and video content, delivering streaming media to a multitude of viewing devices and platforms ranging from PDA’s and cellular phones to DVD, television and internet streaming media.

The DRC-Stream 500 is Digital Rapids latest addition to its product line. The DRC-Stream 500 features advanced motion adaptive de-interlacing, 3D motion adaptive noise reduction, and advanced audio processing capabilities such as four 7-band parametric EQs and dual dynamic range compression/expansion processors.

“Targeted at media professionals, ISPs, distance education, and corporate users, the Stream 500 brings a new level of productivity and quality to live media encoding that has not been previously available outside of systems costing tens of thousands of dollars.” said Brick Eksten, President of Digital Rapids “Users can now create live video streams and archives in more formats, that are of higher quality, and that use less bandwidth than those created with competing solutions. Previously users would have had to spend hours tweaking software parameters and waiting for their video to be re-rendered in order to get high quality streaming content and if something went wrong, they would have to start the process over again. With the advanced processing capabilities of the Stream 500 users can get high quality video each and every time, in real-time.”

About Digital Rapids Corporation – Digital Rapids is a leading developer of hardware and software solutions used in facilitating the production and distribution of streaming media content from traditional broadcast sources.Its Stream hardware and software solutions are designed to integrate effortlessly into existing video production facilities and corporate training centers, dramatically increasing the volume and quality of streaming media produced while lowering costs and increasing overall productivity.  Digital Rapids Corporation ( is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada.

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