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Press Contact:
John Rowe
QDesign Corporation
(604) 688-1525 ext. 34

MP3 Encoding and Decoding is NOW Available from QDesign QDesign ships
MP3 software development kit for Mac and Windows OS

June 15, 1999 -- Vancouver, B.C., Canada -- QDesign Corporation, a
leading provider of digital audio compression technologies, announced
today the release of its MP3 encoding and decoding software. Fully
compliant with the ISO MPEG standard for MP3 (ISO/IEC 11172-3 and
13818-3), QDesign's MP3 is highly optimized to provide encode speed
and quality that rivals the MP3 implementations by industry
stalwarts, such as Fraunhofer and Xing Technology.

The QDesign MP3 technology is available as a cross-platform software
development kit ("SDK"). Developers on both the Macintosh and Windows
OS are now able to license the SDK for easy integration of MP3 for
digital audio encoding and playback capability in custom applications.

"MP3 has become a widely-used format for on-line music distribution,"
states Richard J. Beaton, president and CTO of QDesign. "With the
launch of our MP3 implementation, QDesign now offers the most
complete portfolio of digital audio compression technologies for
audio archival, broadcast, on-line download and Internet streaming."

For more information on MP3 licensing, please contact Mandy Chan,
Vice-President of Marketing and Business Development at 604-688-1525
ext.24 or by email at mchan@qdesign.com.

About QDesign
QDesign Corporation has been delivering state-of-the art audio
solutions to the broadcast and new media industries since 1995. The
Company introduced the world's first MPEG-2 stereo compression
software in October 1996, making available for the first time,
high-quality, high-performance MPEG sound to all broadcast and studio
professionals. In January 1998, QDesign launched the QDesign Music
Codec as the Internet audio solution for QuickTime 3, bringing to
audio and multimedia professionals "the Best Web Audio" product of
1999 according to New Media Magazine. QDesign's codec technologies
appear in hardware processors, digital audio production, automation
and distribution systems as well as professional and consumer
multimedia software.

For additional information, please visit the QDesign website at


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