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On2 Technologies Inks Deal with Streamcraft

On2's video compression technologies are optimized for quality (October 24, 2005)

On2 Technologies, Inc. announced that it has entered into a strategic agreement with German videoconferencing and multimedia software development company, Streamcraft Technologies GmbH, in which the two companies will partner to develop innovative new videoconferencing solutions that leverage On2 Technologies VP6 video compression technology.  Under the terms of the agreement, Streamcraft will license On2's VP6 codec for use in its newly- developed videoconferencing software development kit (SDK) solutions.

    Streamcraft videoconferencing SDKs are designed to provide its customers with the tools to create high quality, flexible and feature-rich videoconferencing applications that emphasize high image quality regardless of network bandwidth.  On2's video compression technologies are optimized for providing superior image quality at any connection speed -- from dial-up to high speed broadband connections.

    "We are successfully executing our mission of ensuring On2 image quality touches all market segments involved with digital distribution of video; partnering with videoconferencing innovators like Streamcraft is an important milestone for us as we strive to accelerate the adoption of high quality global video communications," said Douglas A. McIntyre, chairman, president and chief executive officer of On2 Technologies.  "The visionaries at Streamcraft pursue the same goals for perfection.  Together, we are creating a SDK that is enabling the creation of videoconferencing tools that perfect the virtual meeting environment, with an emphasis on superior image and audio quality."


    "We rely on On2 Technologies VP6 video compression technology to provide the best video communication quality achievable via the Internet today. Our technologies extend the classic video communication and web conferencing applications and aim for a more sophisticated approach to video for a wide variety of business cases," added Frank Morbitzer, co-founder and CEO of Streamcraft Technologies. "On2's video compression technology fits nicely into our vision as we know that superior video quality is a mandatory requirement for the video-based applications and services we're developing. We never compromise quality; On2's VP6 codec was the clear choice for Streamcraft. Furthermore, On2's straightforward and manufacturer-friendly licensing model overcomes the challenges of MPEG-4 licensing, allowing for a much more efficient and simple deployment of our products in the market."

    Further details on Streamcraft Technologies videoconferencing SDKs, which leverage On2 Technologies VP6 codecs, will be announced at a later date.

    About Streamcraft Technologies GmbH

    Streamcraft Technologies is a leading development company and innovator providing cutting edge multimedia technologies and solutions. The company works closely with some of the most respected innovators and tech companies in that field in order to create advanced communication solutions that extend and surpass the classic communication technologies available today, both in quality and functionality. Streamcraft develops commercial off-the-shelf solutions for both business and consumer markets, licenses its modularly organized multimedia, security and networking technologies for use in desktop computers, notebooks and wireless applications, and offers consulting and customization services to service providers and software and hardware manufacturers. Located in Langen, Germany, the company has its headquarters very close to Frankfurt. Its partner company and marketing arm Streamcraft International LLC, is located in Denver, Colorado. To contact Streamcraft Technologies write to info@streamcraft.de or visit http://www.streamcraft.de . For Streamcraft Technologies in North-South America, write to nafta-licensing@streamcraft.de.

    About On2 Technologies, Inc., The Duck Corporation

    On2 Technologies is a leading technology firm at the forefront of video compression. The company revolutionized digital media delivery with the creation of its advanced full-motion, full-screen, On2 Video compression and streaming technologies. On2 Video codecs are used extensively in the video-on- demand, videoconferencing, Internet media, surveillance, and store-and-play markets. They operate with On2's own TrueCast Server and Player software, as well as third-party player and server products. On2's software is used by such leading companies as Sony, XM Satellite Radio, NTT, AOL, BBC, ABC News, Nullsoft, SeaChange International, and Macromedia. The On2 Video decoder has an installation base of millions through its inclusion in AOL 9 Media Player, Winamp 5, Viewpoint Media Player, and others. On2 licenses its software for use in set-top boxes, consumer electronics devices and wireless applications and offers high-level video encoding, customized technical support, and consulting/integration services. Located in New York City, the company has an office in Clifton Park, NY, and operations in Cambridge, UK. To contact On2 write to sales@on2.com or visit http://www.on2.com .


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