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st3 and Path 1 to Provide Video-Over-IP Services Nationwide

(October 15, 2001)
Path 1 Network Technologies Inc. has agreed to provide hundreds of new Cx1000 professional video gateway devices to enable st3, a streaming media provider, to offer live (real-time) broadcast transmission capability in every major market in the United States over st3's private, 30,000-route-mile nationwide fiber-based network.
st3 provides end-to-end connectivity in 28 cities nationwide, a capability which makes it ideal for full end-to-end service control without the necessity for separate "local loops."

"This first commercial deployment of our video technologies, coupled with st3's combination of dedicated network and media resources, makes our partnership a way to meet the needs of broadcasters and film studios," said Frederick Cary, CEO of Path 1.

The Path 1 Cx1000 professional video gateway converts either compressed or uncompressed digital broadcast television pictures into IP packets and then reconverts the packets back to video without visible loss of quality or long delivery delays, allowing for live-interview exchanges and event transmission. In addition to encapsulation, the Path 1 gateway does pre and post conditioning of the MPEG stream to withstand the rigorous challenges of IP networks. The conditioning includes packet loss and out-of-order recovery schemes, timing recovery and QoS marking/shaping.

About Path 1 Network Technologies Inc.
Path 1 Network Technologies Inc. provides video network equipment platforms and tailored software for broadcast quality and interactive video transmission over IP networks, including the Internet. Path 1 is headquartered in San Diego. Additional information can be obtained from the company's Web site,

About st3
st3 provides streaming media capabilities for developing, encoding and streaming live events and on-demand content for its customers. st3 customers include broadcasters, event organizers, film studios and video content owners. st3 uses a private fiber optic network of 30,000 route miles to serve every major market in the United States and to circumvent issues that first-generation streaming companies continue to face. For more information please visit

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