Dig Fountain Goes Mobile

Penthera announced it has implemented Digital Fountain’s patented DF Raptor FEC technology

June 26, 2006

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PITTSBURGH, Penn. -- Penthera Technologies, Inc., a software provider for mobile broadcast TV and multimedia, today announced it has implemented Digital Fountain’s patented DF Raptor™ forward error correction (FEC) technology and incorporated it into Penthera’s mobile broadcast software product line. Licensing the patented specifications of Digital Fountain’s FEC technology, Penthera is the first commercial solution provider to bring to market their own “clean-room” implementation of Digital Fountain’s Raptor algorithms. Through Penthera’s implementation, mobile broadcasters and operators can now offer error-free, mobile broadcast transmissions of revenue-generating media and data files. By utilizing Digital Fountain’s DF Raptor FEC technology, which was made part of the global Digital Video Broadcast – Handheld (DVB-H) standard in 2005, such file broadcasts are sent faster, using less bandwidth and to a larger coverage area, when compared to other solutions.

“The integration of Digital Fountain’s FEC technology with mobile broadcast has significant commercial implications for broadcasters and operators alike, enabling them to sell new services and applications to mobile device users,” said Sam Leinhardt, CEO of Penthera. “Broadcasters and operators can now efficiently use a mobile broadcast network to offer a wide range of downloadable, fee-based programs and applications that require perfect fidelity. In addition to real-time broadcast content, broadcast networks can now generate revenues from services such as pay-per-view media, news and stock tickers, ring-tones, Java applications, and other executable files.”

Penthera Partners Inc.

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