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Vividon first to announce license of Windows Media for it's Streaming Delivery Appliances

Added: (Wed Feb 07 2001)


-- Vividon Signs License Agreement With Microsoft --

SUDBURY, Mass. - February 7, 2001 - Vividon, Inc. today announced the signing of a licensing agreement with Microsoft Corp. to support Windows Media in Vividon's SDA series of Streaming Delivery Appliances. This agreement further advances Vividon's goal of eliminating cost barriers that exist in providing a consistent and reliable rich-media Web experience.

"Windows Media provides the best experience for the content provider and the user," said Jonathan Usher, group product manager for the Digital Media Division at Microsoft Corp. "With support for Windows Media in its dedicated appliance, Vividon will help content providers meet the growing demand for content in the Windows Media Format delivered across high-performance, distributed networks."
The Vividon SDA series improves rich-media content delivery by eliminating first-mile and backbone limitations while providing a high-quality streaming experience to thousands of concurrent users. The system includes tools for streaming content management and customized policy administration. The Vividon SDA has shown sustainable throughput capabilities well above OC12 speeds to support over 700 megabits per second of concurrent streams in one device. The company plans to offer several configurations optimized for deployment in ISP edge, CDN and IP core networks.

"Windows Media is an important platform for building and delivering rich-media content, and we are certainly pleased to establish this key relationship with Microsoft," said David Ellenberger, Vividon CEO. "As the first to announce a license for Windows Media technologies for a dedicated caching appliance, we look forward to extending this technology into our SDA product family to ensure the price, performance and scalability that the market demands."

About Vividon
Vividon, Inc. is fulfilling the demand for efficient delivery of streaming media content over the Internet. Vividon's Streaming Delivery Appliance features unprecedented performance and streaming quality in a compact footprint ideal for economic deployment in CDN, ISP and corporate networks. Vividon will be the catalyst for the Internet's next evolutionary stage - the Video Internet. Vividon received funding from Venrock Associates, Atlas Venture, Carlyle Venture Partners, an affiliate of the Carlyle Group and private investor, James Dow. Information about Vividon and its solution is available at www.vividon.com, by phone at (978) 371-9550 or by email at info@vividon.com.

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