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Cyops Enhances MPEG-X Based Set-top Box and HDTV Apps

(July 30, 2001)
Cyber Operations (Cyops), a technology research and development company, announced today additional refinements to its Video Enhanced Compression for Transmission And Recording (VECTAR) technology.

"VECTAR is a patent-pending high performance MPEG-X encoder and decoder system that uses a proprietary architecture to greatly increase video and audio compression, making live video streaming, broadcasting, and affordable archiving manageable for consumers," said Jame' Groves, Vice President of Cyber Operations. "Today we are announcing the application of VECTAR technology to the next generation set-top-box systems and the ability to encode VECTAR-enhanced HDTV over the existing cable infrastructure.


VECTAR's proprietary MPEG-X platform is compatible with MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and MPEG-7 and offers higher audio quality at smaller file size than MPEG-3. The advanced technology enables streaming, real-time live broadcasting (no writing to file) and video conferencing (100kb-30fps) over broadband and satellite services with transmission rates down to 22kb/s with synchronous stereo audio over standard Internet and wireless connections. The technology addresses the most difficult barriers facing the consumers today:

(1) receipt of high quality synchronized video and stereo audio over non-traditional devices such as the Internet or wireless,

(2) low bit transmission rate, and

(3) stable network applications. Automatic stream smoothing is incorporated into the VECTAR technology to adaptively optimize transmission during network congestion.

"VECTAR's set-top-box applications provide for a new era in edge centric communications from the home," commented Bill Townsend, Chief Marketing Officer of Cyber Operations. "Not only will programming be delivered to the home at a fraction of today's bandwidth, but full duplex communications via video conferencing and telephony are incorporated into the set-top-box design, providing users with free or low cost communications to anywhere in the world."

A pivot camera and microphone, support for cable, Ethernet, Firewire, and other industry standard inputs are integrated into the VECTAR set-top-box design, along with an 80 GB hard drive capable of storing up to 1,000 hours of multimedia programming.

Cyops also announced that VECTAR can be utilized by cable and broadcasting systems in a head-in configuration to broadcast HDTV signals over the existing cable infrastructure already installed in 76% of the households in the United States, saving cable operators billions of dollars in upgrade costs. Tied to the set-top-box, VECTAR-enhanced HDTV would free consumers from purchasing costly HDTV decoder boxes. Additionally, the signal can be viewed on existing televisions, appearing at current resolution, eliminating the need to purchase a new HDTV set in order to view programming.

About Cyber Operations
Cyber Operations is a privately held Jupiter, Florida-based technology research and development company focused on creating market-dominating technologies that enable a broad spectrum of global commercial applications based upon a disciplined approach with proven sciences encompassing self-learning networks, compression algorithms, optical components and intelligent data management systems.

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