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Modulus Video Expands Management Team

Neil Brydon brings encoding experience to Director of Marketing role (June 22, 2004)

Modulus Video, Inc., a provider of award-winning broadcast quality MPEG-4 AVC video compression systems for high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) television, announced that it has hired Neil Brydon as the company's new Director of Product Marketing. Mr. Brydon is well known in the broadcast industry from his previous role at Harmonic Inc. where he was directly associated with the development and delivery of encoder products. The hire extends a trend which has seen top talent from the encoding component of the broadcast industry converge at Modulus Video.

"Faced with supporting increasing demand for bandwidth intensive HD and other digital services, the broadcast industry finds itself at a crossroads," said Mr. Brydon. "Modulus Video's focus on MPEG-4 AVC is paving a clear path to a viable solution. With its veteran team, strong technology demonstrations and industry accolades earned at NAB, I welcomed the opportunity to make the move to this innovative company."

Mr. Brydon joins a team of experienced entrepreneurs and veterans of the broadcast video systems industry. Bob Wilson joined as Chairman and CEO in April 2004 from Pinnacle Systems, Inc. where he held several leadership roles including President of its Broadcast Division. Modulus was co-founded by Rob Robinett, Raj Sandhu, Mark Magee and Jean Dumouchel to provide next-generation video compression systems. Rob Robinett was co-founder and founding president of SkyStream Networks, a provider of IP video delivery systems. Raj Sandhu, an experienced investor and principal of Athena Advisors, provided seed capital and leadership. Mark Magee, VP Engineering, was the VP of Engineering at DiviCom, a leading vendor of MPEG-2 compression systems (acquired by Harmonic). Jean Dumouchel, VP Software, was a Technical Director at Broadcom and a co-founder of Azuron Systems acquired by Broadcom.

About Neil Brydon
Prior to joining Modulus Video Mr. Brydon spent more than six years at Harmonic Inc., in various product marketing roles

Before Harmonic, he developed and managed evaluation and selection processes for new technologies at ITV, the leading commercial broadcaster in the UK. Earlier, he gained valuable hands-on engineering experience designing both analog and digital products for Thames Television and Racal Avionics.

Mr. Brydon received his B.Sc. Honors degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering 1984 from the Robert Gordon Institute of Technology, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Mr. Brydon can be reached at 408-245-2150 or

About Modulus Video, Inc.
Modulus Video, Inc. is a provider of next generation high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) video compression solutions for digital television based on the AVC (H.264 / MPEG-4.10) standard. Its products include encoders and professional decoders / analyzers, for broadcast, narrowcast and video-on-demand that provide significantly greater efficiency over legacy MPEG-2 systems, while working seamlessly within that existing transport infrastructure. Modulus provides long-term, cost-effective solutions for meeting the increased demand for bandwidth confronting market segments including: contribution / distribution; digital television delivered via satellite, cable, terrestrial, or DSL; DVD mastering; and enterprise networks. Modulus is based in Sunnyvale, California and was founded in 2002.

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