ENTERA DELIVERS WINDOWS STREAMING SERVER FOR QUICKTIME 4
--Free, Standards-based RTSP/RTP Server Provides Endless New and Exciting
Applications for End Users, Content Providers and ISPs to Stream QuickTime
from Windows Platform--
Fremont, CA,September 21, 1999 - Entera, Inc. today announced an RTSP/RTP
(Real-Time Streaming Protocol/Real-Time Protocol) server for Apple's
QuickTime 4(R) technology using the Microsoft Windows platform. The new
RTSP Streaming Server from Entera allows end users, content providers, and
ISPs to stream movies, music, and interactive content using QuickTime 4 on
a Windows 32-bit platform.
This free software opens up endless opportunities for new and exciting
applications using streaming technology.
"Standards-based streaming protocols such as RTSP fill in one of the
critical pieces required to enable theater-quality streaming content over
the Internet," said John Scharber, president and CEO of Entera, Inc. "By
providing a free and easily available RTSP streaming server for Microsoft
Windows, Entera is helping to make streaming an affordable reality."
Benefit to End Users - Individuals and Small Businesses
The standards-based RTSP/RTP server allows an end user to stream rich,
broadband media from a personal computer using the popular Windows
platform. This capability opens up myriad opportunities to publish or host
theater-quality video content, much like the high quality audio content
available through MP3 digital audio file formatting today.
Scharber explained that the exciting applications of this technology to the
end user are just now being realized. "By being able to stream
theater-quality content from the home, parents can easily and inexpensively
send video of their children across the country to grandparents much like
the way JPEG photos are being shared today. Budding filmmakers can now
create their own movies and distribute them via the Internet. Individual's
web pages can now contain streaming film footage limited only by the
owner's imagination. Small businesses can stream a promo film of their
business to perspective customers," Scharber concluded. "The applications
Benefits to ISPs and Content Providers
The rapid deployment of broadband cable and DSL connections combined with a
Windows-based platform creates an opportunity for content providers,
enterprises, and small-to-medium ISPs to deliver streaming media directly
to their users.
"Streaming media is the next big play on the Internet as we migrate from
narrowband to broadband delivery," said Berge Ayvazian, Executive Vice
President of the Yankee Group. "Entera is positioned as one of the leading
providers of streaming technology and has assembled a team that has a
proven track record in delivering streaming solutions."
The RTSP/RTP server eases the deployment of ultra high-quality streaming -
a feature many have clamored for since the introduction of Apple's
QuickTime 4 server.
"With Entera's new server, content providers can deploy QuickTime easily
and quickly," said Frank Casanova, director of Apple's QuickTime product
marketing. "Our customers were looking for a QuickTime 4 streaming server
for their Windows NT servers, and Entera has delivered it."
This new technology promises video-on-demand at a higher quality than ever
before. Such a powerful technology promises commercially profitable use in
an aesthetically pleasing form.
The RTSP/RTP server is the latest development in a growing line of
innovative solutions offered by Entera. The software is now available for
free download from www.entera.com, www.streamingserver.org, and other
prominent web sites.
Founded in 1997 and backed by premier high-technology venture capital firms
and investors, Entera, Inc. develops Internet Content Delivery Systems
(ICDS) for Internet Service Providers, content providers, OEMs,
enterprises, and emerging application providers. Located in Fremont,
California, Entera can be contacted at 1-877-4-ENTERA, firstname.lastname@example.org or