Amaru Gets Into IPTV

Amaru -- through its subsidiary M2B World and its company M2B World -- and Zentek launched a Global IPTV service offering 40 channels of VOD content

January 27, 2006

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HOLLYWOOD -- Amaru Inc. (Pink Sheets:AMRU - News), through its Singapore-based subsidiary M2B World Pte. Ltd. and its Hollywood-based company M2B World Inc., together with its technology partner Zentek Technology Singapore (Zentek), announced the launch of a Global IPTV service that will offer consumers 40 channels of video on-demand (VOD) content delivered to their television screens via a broadband connection. Reflecting the brand's continuing promise to offer the latest in entertainment delivery solutions, it has also announced that it expects to roll-out the first of 10,000 units of its set-top boxes in June of 2006 as well, jointly aimed at US and Singaporean consumers. While all of the content for the Global IPTV service will be exclusively provided by M2B World, on the technology side the company is partnering Zentek Technology Singapore (Zentek) for the design of the set-top boxes and for technical service support to customers on a worldwide basis. Zentek is a subsidiary of Zentek Technology Group, a Japan-listed company, and is an integrated solutions provider for digital TV, IPTV, wireless broadband, mobile phone and car entertainment devices.

The company expects that this Global IPTV service will begin to transform the living room television screen into an all-in-one utility for entertainment and communication powered by any broadband connection. Targeted mainly for homes and families, this Global IPTV service will be compatible with one of the first wireless set-top boxes on the market. The new unit will connect directly to the television screen to view videos on-demand from 40 channels of segmented content programming offered through M2B World. The genres of the Video On-Demand content provided by this IPTV service will range from Hollywood movies, documentaries, music, fashion and lifestyle to travel and leisure, corporate training and professional development. In addition, the new IPTV cache will feature karaoke on-demand, Asian programming (in particular Korean serials) and the latest Hollywood blockbusters.

"This Global IPTV service that we are launching will be made affordable so that any broadband connected home can enjoy video on-demand from over 40 different channels of programming that increasingly complements a variety of lifestyle needs," said Colin Binny, CEO of Amaru Inc. and M2B World Inc.

With video conferencing and video messaging features, the new M2B set-top box will create ease and convenience for all members of the household in using the television to communicate more personally through voice and image. The box will feature a media storage capacity for family photos and home videos as well as an internet browsing feature that allows for the sending and checking of emails.

"We are excited to partner with M2B World to create this powerful synergy between its rich media content offering and Zentek's advanced technology solutions, to meet the growing worldwide demand of customers for interactive triple play - video, voice and data," said Mr. Kazuo Yoshimura, Managing Director of Zentek Technology Singapore.

M2B World Pte. Ltd.

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