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USA Video Interactive to Port Wavelet Technology to Sun Solaris

USA Video Interactive announced that it will develop a wavelet streaming video solution for Sun Microsystems, Inc.'s Solaris Operating Environment.

The two companies plan to offer USA Video Interactive's Wavelet compression for Unix on Sun server technology and Sun Ray 1 desktop appliances in the primary and secondary school education market within the next year, and also offer these systems to the corporate training market worldwide.

"We see video content delivery as a new level of service for schools, provided to them through the Web on any client platform," said Robert Iskander, director of market development, global education and research, Sun Microsystems. "USA Video's technology will help provide high-quality, high-speed video delivery via the Internet to students anywhere in the world."

USA Video Interactive announced in February that it would enhance its Wavelet compression technology, powered by Lightning Strike, for the Unix platform used in education, corporate training, industrial and other business applications where scalability, performance, reliability, and security in large enterprise-based client operations are required. The enhanced technology for Unix will allow Solaris Operating Environment users in both low- and high-bandwidth environments to view high-quality streaming video without losing image or motion integrity.

"We are pleased to develop this technology in association with Sun Microsystems because we believe it will provide for both companies access to untapped markets for streaming video applications through Unix-based platforms," said Edwin Molina, president of USA Video Interactive.

USA Video Interactive's engineering team will develop and engineer the Unix-based streaming video solution for the Solaris Operating Environment.