Path 1 Redefines IP Video Broadcasting by Introducing Its Next Generation Vx8000e Gateway at IBC 2006, Hall 5 Booth 304


Flexibility, Advanced Features, RoHS, and Responsiveness to Customer Needs Are the Emphasis for Path 1 With the Flagship Vx8000e Product

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 7 / -- Path 1 Network Technologies Inc., the pioneer and industry leader in providing products that enable broadcast quality video to be sent over IP networks, announced today a broad scope of new offerings target to the Broadcast IP Video market. Come see for yourself at IBC 2006, Europe's leading television industry exhibition, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from September 8-12. Path 1 moves ahead with a new Enterprise Element Management system, per-program advanced metrics for network SLA verification, RoHS (Environmentally safe Lead-Free) compliant products, hardware accelerated QoS capability, and sophisticated rate adaptation algorithms suitable for the challenges of single frequency (SFN/DVB-T) transmission networks.

"Path 1 makes the best standalone IP Video gateway on the market today. Our dedicated teams of engineers continue to evolve the flexible embedded Vx8000e architecture with new features such as advanced quality metrics reporting and routed Replicast. Choosing a Path 1 gateway will enable you to decrease capital and operational expenses with a level of flexibility that is absolutely needed in this fast changing environment," said Bart Schade, VP of Technical Marketing and Architecture for Path 1. The newest release of the Vx8000 is also enhanced with the environmentally friendly lead-free classification. Les Briney, Path 1 VP of Engineering lauds, "We are pleased to make our RoHS products available. The conversion to RoHS has been a major challenge to the entire electronics industry. Path 1 is fortunate to have based our products on a flexible architecture that has allowed us to react quickly to last-minute RoHS component changes and add product features at the same time."

Path 1 provides the products needed to merge broadcast video contribution, as well as broadcast video distribution, with IP/Ethernet broadband networks. For broadcasters, satellite operators, MSOs, Telco's and carriers transporting video around the MAN -- or around the world -- Path 1 products are among the most robust and widely deployed solutions available. Path 1 offers Gigabit Ethernet capability, enabling uncompressed SDI, as well as compressed DVB-ASI MPEG2 video feeds over Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet network interfaces.

About Path 1 Network Technologies Inc.
Path 1 Network Technologies Inc. is the pioneer and leading provider of video transport products that enable the conversion and distribution of real-time, broadcast-quality video over Internet Protocol (IP) through public and private networks. From the delivery of live MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and VC-1 standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) broadcasts to video on demand (VOD), Path 1's video infrastructure platforms allow broadcasters, cable, telco, satellite and mobile operators to transmit high-quality point-to-point, multipoint and multiplexed video across town or around the world. To find out more about Path 1 Network Technologies Inc. visit our website at www.path1.com or call 877/ONE-PATH (663-7284).

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