SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 18, 2005
-- NS8 Corporation (OTCBB:NSEO) announces that it has formed a co-development relationship with Improv Systems, Inc. of Beverly, Massachusetts to create a Semiconductor integration platform supporting the Mobile IP On-Demand market. The relationship will embed NS8's iWave Interactive Systems architecture (iWave) into a system-on-chip (SoC) reference platform incorporating Improv's configurable JazzDSP, including an integrated encryption and streaming media decoding in mobile applications like cellular phones. This will create a highly secure, client-side solution for content protection integrated with software for distribution management, real-time tracking, auditing and reporting.
"NS8 has developed leading-edge video distribution and media management systems and we are looking forward to supporting this architecture since the demand for video co-processing in CE devices is growing exponentially", said Cary Ussery, CEO of Improv Systems, Inc.
"Forming a relationship between NS8 and Improv Systems will drive our road map of putting our technology in a silicon (Chip) platform, creating a whole new paradigm in the market that will give content owners complete security, distribution and business control over their media within the emerging Mobile IP market space", said Brent Bysouth, Chief Software Architect of NS8.
About NS8 Corporation
NS8 Corporation (www.ns8corp.net) is a software development company based in Seattle, Washington, USA with Research & Development operations in Canada. NS8 specializes in the development of server-based software technologies in the areas of smart encryption, content licensing and royalty distribution management, including interactive consumer experience viewing systems such as automated advertisement and catalogue merchandise management for Internet on-demand applications. NS8's products are built around a highly integrated and scalable IP technology platform to ensure end to end security distribution and revenue management of content from creation to consumer delivery using Personal Computers, IP Set-top box, PVR or any IP compatible media portal device.
iWave Interactive Systems is an NS8 product line that combines its proprietary server based technologies for use by content owners, media distributors, digital storage facilities, digital asset management firms and interactive service providers such as streaming or still image advertisers, food delivery services and catalogue merchant retailers. iWave provides these business sectors with a cost efficient automation solution for processing distribution licenses, territorial viewing policies, consumer recording and transfer rights, payment collection and media usage auditing, service or merchandise ordering, and royalty management. iWave also offers an interactive consumer menu system that can integrate with existing middleware systems for on-demand functionality and provides automated private-label and brand management capabilities that can be accessed by a consumer from any PC, MAC, WiFi or digital set-top box environment.
About Improv Systems, Inc.
Improv Systems, Inc. develops and licenses the Jazz PSA(TM) platforms featuring the Jazz DSP and application solution kits for Voice-over-IP, Networking and Emerging Media. Improv's Jazz DSP is a configurable DSP that allows designers to create optimized DSP cores targeted to consumer electronics and telecommunications markets. Through the company's Ensemble(TM) Partners program, formed to help accelerate the use and integration of designer-defined DSPs in System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions, Improv customers have access to complementary products and services from companies such as ARM (ARMHY), MIPS Technologies (MIPS, MIPSB), Synopsys (SNPS), Cadence Design Systems (CDN); and Wind River Systems (WIND), among others.
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