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Swedish mobile operator 3 selects Popwire Technology’s Cluster Framework on the Sun Solaris platform

Pressmeddelande   •   Sep 18, 2003 09:58 CEST

Swedish mobile operator 3 selects Popwire Technology’s Cluster Framework on the Sun Solaris platform

STOCKHOLM – September 18, 2003 – Popwire today announced the shipment of Cluster Framework, the latest member of their Media Coding suite, to 3 Sweden, the first company to offer third generation mobile video communications services in Sweden. The state-of-the-art product is perfect for broadcasting companies, media houses, ISPs and mobile operators needing robust and reliable solutions that easily scale with their business needs.

“In our business, having mission critical systems that scale well is crucial. The Cluster Framework on the Sun Solaris Unix platform does just that, and we are very pleased with Popwire and their products”, says Johan Edlund, Head of Content Production at 3 Sweden.

The Popwire Cluster Framework is designed to enhance the power of Popwire’s high-end encoding product, the Popwire Compression Engine, by dispatching encoding/transcoding tasks to Compression Engines running on separate computers. With the Cluster Framework, optimized throughput, load balancing and fault tolerance are achieved, all of which constitute the high availability essential for mission critical environments.

“At Sun Microsystems, we are pleased to see Popwire products running on our hardware and the Sun Solaris operating system, and also at having 3 Sweden choose that very combination for their mission-critical systems”, says Peter Lövgren, Country Manager of Sun Microsystems Sweden.

“Working closely with both 3 Sweden and Sun Microsystems have helped us create a top of the line product that we are very proud of. We believe that there is no other software based encoding solution on the market that delivers the level of performance and fault tolerance that Cluster Framework does”, says Robert Ekström, CEO, Popwire Technology.

The Cluster Framework is also capable of handling - within one workflow - other non standard formats such as Windows Media or Real. In this case all time consuming and CPU intense pre-processing can be handled in the Popwire solution, leaving only the encoding to the Windows Media and Real servers. This enables a single workflow, yet still delivers the throughput professional environments demand.

The Cluster Framework is now available for purchase.

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About Popwire Technology
Popwire Technology delivers Industrial Strength Media Coding Solutions to the professional Media Industry. Popwire’s Media Coding Software Suite simplifies the process of multiple format encoding and transcoding. Our customers include Broadcast and TV production companies, content aggregators, Internet service providers and wireless operators. For more information please visit http://www.popwire.com

About 3
3 is the first company to offer mobile video communication in Sweden. In Scandinavia 3 is owned by Hutchison Whampoa (60%) and Investor AB (40%). Both companies have major international networks and possess world-leading industrial and technological expertise. Through Hutchison Whampoa, 3 is the world’s leading mobile video communication company with 3G licenses in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Norway and Sweden. Visit us on www.tre.se.

About Sun Microsystems, Inc
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision – “The Network Is The Computer” – has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com.

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