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Oregan Networks Announces Partnership with Orca Interactive for Global IPTV Market



London, UK, 27 May 2005 - Oregan Networks, a leading supplier of embedded software building blocks for digital home entertainment platforms, and Orca Interactive (LSE: ORCA), a global market leader in developing applications for IPTV, have joined efforts aiming to provide flexible ready-to-market solutions for IPTV, including broadcast over IP, VOD, network PVR, and broadband rich media entertainment to telecoms, system integrators and device manufacturers.

The resulting ecosystem enables Internet access via Oregan Networks' W3C-compliant TV Browser, multicast and unicast audio and video streaming over xDSL and FTTH connectivity, as well as interoperable multi-room entertainment: reception and distribution of digital media available on the home Ethernet or wireless network.

Orca's RiGHTv is a flexible and robust Telco-grade IPTV middleware solution for building, operating and maintaining interactive TV services. RiGHTv is designed for operators who want to generate additional revenues by offering attractive IPTV services. RiGHTv features a scalable and open architecture, with a rich set of advanced functions that can be implemented even with low-cost set-top boxes.

The partners are working on a solution, adaptable for various business models and hardware distribution methods catering for both vertically and retail-distributed hardware form factors, such as IPTV STBs, Networked DVDs, Hybrid STB, PVRs and NAS devices.

'By enabling RiGHTv SUI (Subscriber User Interface) with support for the latest web-based media standards and rich media plug-ins, such as Macromedia® Flash®, - and extending the portfolio of device functionalities with a multi-source home entertainment distribution feature, afforded by Oregan Media Browser, Orca is positioned to deliver innovation and quality to its customers,' said Orca's VP of Marketing and Business Development Yosi Glick.

He added, 'Orca and Oregan share a standards-based approach in developing interoperable and platform-independent solutions, enabling proliferation of Internet-based services and applications on consumer electronics and consumer premises equipment.'

Oregan Networks' CEO Mark Perry said, 'Working with Orca Interactive is a strategic step for Oregan Networks from both technology and marketing perspectives. We aim to enable Orca's customers to deploy Internet-enabled devices with a superior user interface experience in conjunction with home networking capabilities, thus increasing the value of services to the end consumer.'
About Oregan™ Media Browser
Oregan Media Browser enables broadband IP delivery of digital entertainment content to resource-constrained Consumer Electronics and Consumer Premises Equipment, as well as facilitating mobility of digital media within the home network.

Oregan Media Browser provides an optimal architectural integration of three content delivery modules: TV Browser and UI Engine, IPTV Client and DLNA Player and Server.

The core of Oregan's solution is its W3C recommendations-compliant Web Browser and UI Engine module, enabling advanced web browsing and graphics rendering on TV-centric entertainment platforms. The Web Browser delivers the functionality of a Unified User Interface for converged media: web based services, IPTV, and home network media

Oregan's TV browser module features support for HTML 4.01, XHTML1.0, Macromedia® Flash® content, JavaScript 1.5, CSS-2, CSS-TV, and DOM-2 enabling Dynamic HTML. The browser has a compact 2MB footprint and executes within 8MB SDRAM.


About Orca Interactive Ltd.
Orca Interactive (LSE-ORCA) is a leading provider of IPTV middleware and applications for broadband network operators and service providers. Orca enables triple-play providers to deliver a full array of attractive video-over-IP services that generate new revenue streams and strengthen customer loyalty. Leveraging a flexible Telco grade middleware platform, Orca empowers operators to deliver broadcast TV


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Oregan Networks Ltd
+44 (0) 2088460993
press@oregan.net

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