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Optibase to Restructure Media 100 UnitImplements plan to streamline operations and strengthen IPTV business (January 11, 2005)
Optibase, Ltd., a leader in digital carrier grade IPTV streaming solutions, today announced that it plans to restructure its Media 100 unit.
While Optibase will continue to sell and support the existing suite of Media 100 products, certain positions at Media 100 will be eliminated, and Research and Development initiatives with regard to Media 100 will be considerably reduced in order to improve the financial results derived from this business unit.
Commenting on the restructuring, Optibase CEO Uzi Breier said, "Since joining Optibase, I have studied the markets in which we operate and have carefully evaluated our competitive position, as well as the growth opportunities existing in each of these markets. It is my belief, that at this time, the digital non-linear editing market does not present Optibase with the most substantial growth opportunity and is not fully synergistic with the Company`s core activities. As a result, I have recommended to Optibase`s Board of Directors, and they have agreed, that it is in the best interest of the company and its shareholders to remove certain portions of our Media 100 activities and focus our resources on initiatives that may better position Optibase for growth in both the short and long-term."
He continued, "We believe that the telecom industry is emerging from recession and that telco TV will become a mainstream business for carriers, as TV over IP will no longer be held back by technology constraints and lack of infrastructure. This emergence has established the foundation for Optibase to become a leading player in the IPTV market, and in order to seize this opportunity we must focus our resources in this area. While we will continue to support the revenue generating elements of Media 100`s business, we believe that this restructuring will enable Optibase to focus more directly on growing the core segments of its business, maintaining its leadership position in the content creation market and expanding Optibase`s presence in the IPTV market."
Optibase, Ltd. (Nasdaq:OBAS) provides professional editing, compositing, encoding, decoding, video server upload and streaming solutions for telecom operators, service providers, broadcasters and content creators. The company's platforms enable the creation, broadband streaming and playback of high quality digital video. Optibase's breadth of product offerings are used in applications, such as: video over DSL/Fiber networks, post production for the broadcast and cables industries, archiving; high-end surveillance, distance learning; and business television. Headquartered in Israel, Optibase operates through its fully owned subsidiary in Mountain View, California and offices in Massachusetts, Europe, Japan and China. Optibase products are marketed in over 40 countries through a combination of direct sales, independent distributors, system integrators and OEM partners.
For further information, please visit www.optibase.com.
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