February 26, 2002

MediaBox VS-2601 multimedia encoder/server released

Author: JT Smith

Raluca Neascu writes: iTuner Networks Corporation today announced a new breakthrough in video streaming with MediaBox VS-2601. Adjudged "Killer Application of the Month" by Open Sound Systems (www.opensound.com), the MediaBox VS-2601 offers "today's best price/performance solution for video streaming," according to iTuner. "We have simplified video streaming by integrating multiple encoders and servers into a single robust device. This has enabled us to cut device and administration costs significantly," said Raluca Neacsu, MediaBox Product Manager.

According to iTuner, MediaBox is the only range of streaming devices built on the Linux OS- the industry standard for open platform architecture. Its platform-independence enables the MediaBox VS-2601 to serve thousands of RealAudio, RealVideo, MP3, Vorbis and QTSS streams while allowing simultaneous encoding in MP3, Vorbis and RealAudio formats. At the same time, its browser-based administration makes for easy and profitable deployment of video applications over the Internet.

The new launch follows close upon the heels of the widely acclaimed MediaBox AS product family, which has already found its niche among leading radio stations. "The MediaBox VS-2601 underlines iTuner's capability to provide a competitive turnkey solution to Television channels in need of high-speed network infrastructure and proven technical expertise," said Neacsu.

About iTuner Networks Corp
Privately held iTuner Networks Corporation provides turnkey streaming solutions for companies that want to broadcast to large audiences over the Internet. The company offers Class A Telco/Broadcast facilities, currently operating via multiple DS-3, OC12 and T-1s connections offering direct lines to multiple Internet Backbone peering points.

In 1996 iTuner pioneered the implementation and use of splitting and buffering technologies, gathering live signals from multiple sources across the world. Since its inception, iTuner has served several millions of listeners around the world. Today the company realizes its critical role in ensuring fast, non-stop, non-congested packet flow, which forms the backbone of the Internet centric business model.

About Open Sound Systems
Open Sound Systems (www.Opensound.com) is a venture of 4Front Technologies, a software development company specializing in digital audio solutions for UNIX. Privately held 4Front Technologies was established in 1992 and has its development centers in Finland and USA. The company's XMMS multimedia player is currently the most popular app for Linux and FreeBSD.

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