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Codecs Unlimited and Elecard Announce Strategic Partnership

Elecard Products to Power CU Product Line (December 14, 2007)

DMN Newswire--2007-12-14--Codecs Unlimited (CU), a provider of video and audio compression technologies, and Elecard Devices CJSC, a leading developer of codecs and products for digital video, today announced a strategic partnership. Under the agreement, the core of CUs product line will be powered by Elecard technology, and CU will become a preferred distributor of Elecard products.

CUs Elecard-based products will include codec SDKs for Windows, Mac, Linux and other platforms, as well as a full line of end-user encoding, playback and quality analysis software. Elecard firmware and reference designs will also be used in the new CU TV line of hardware encoders, video-on-demand servers and IP streamers.

?We are proud to partner with Elecard, said CU Sales Director Mark Bailey. ?For almost 20 years, the Elecard name has been synonymous with quality. Our new association will allow us to offer the best possible products to our clients.

According to Andrey Posdnyakov, the president of Elecard, the company in partnership with CU plans to seriously increase its presence in the North American market. ?CU are top notch professionals in the field of digital video, and we are proud that CU chose Elecard to be its primary supplier of codecs and solutions. Now, working with CU, and with the full support of our US office, we can promise the same quality service to our North American client base as our European and Asian customers have been enjoying.


CU will launch its Elecard-based product line at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Companies interested in arranging a meeting with CU at CES are invited to contact Mark Bailey at or (704) 307-4488.

About Codecs Unlimited

Codecs Unlimited (CU) is a broker of video and audio compression technology whose mission is to offer ?One-stop shopping for the worlds best compression technology. The company will achieve this goal by offering a limited number of carefully-selected SDKs for resale under the CU brand or with co-branding.

Additional information is available at

About Elecard

Elecard Devices is a leading provider of video compression technology and high quality software products for video and audio playback, editing, analysis, multimedia content preparation and streaming. In 2006 Elecard Devices released its SIGMA iTV system, a firmware solution for system integrators as well as IPTV operators supporting AVC/H.264 and MPEG-2 SD&HD streaming. The Elecard group consists of 7 IT companies. Elecard is headquartered in Tomsk, Russia, where it was founded in 1988.

For additional information, visit the company's website at

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