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Orca Hires Industry Vet

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11/29/2005

RA'ANANA, Israel -- Orca Interactive (LSE:ORCA - News), a global market leader in developing middleware and applications for IPTV, today announced that Dr. Ofer Weintraub has joined the company as chief technology officer.

A telecom and wireless technology industry veteran, Weintraub brings more than 11 years of experience to Orca Interactive. As CTO, he is responsible for the technological roadmap of Orca's industry-leading RiGHTv middleware and applications for IPTV (Internet Protocol Television).

"Ofer is an exceptional technology and business leader, having worked with the world's leading telecommunications operators and led many groundbreaking developments," said Haggai Barel, CEO, Orca Interactive. "We look forward to his contributions at Orca as Ofer and his team pioneer new technologies for IPTV that will revolutionize the way people interact with television and impact the business plans and revenues of telecommunications operators worldwide."

Most recently, Weintraub was a telecom and cellular consultant with The Standard Insider, a consulting firm based in Herzelyia, Israel, and focused on mobile data services and IP infrastructure (IMS). He previously served as chief technology officer and research group manager at Emblaze Systems where he was responsible for the overall technology roadmap, standardization work and patent applications, and was personally involved in contributing to the 3GPP, the OMA and other standardization bodies. Before joining Emblaze Systems, he was the co-founder and CTO of Crosseller Technologies, a startup that developed remote data mining solutions for eCommerce. Earlier, he served for many years as a senior software consultant at Compaq Computers and Digital Equipment.

Weintraub holds a doctorate in chemical physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, and earned his master's and bachelor's degrees from the chemical physics departments at Tel Aviv University.

Orca Interactive Ltd.

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