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Motorola and nCUBE Form Strategic Relationship to Offer the Best in Interactive Video-on-Demand Services.

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Streamaster(TM) Architecture and the MediaCUBE 4(TM) to Enable Powerful Streaming Video and Gaming to Consumers Worldwide

Motorola Inc. (NYSE:MOT) and nCUBE have formed a strategic relationship with the intent to create the most powerful and scalable solution for streaming interactive video at the lowest price point. As part of the association, nCUBE, a leading developer of video server technology and solutions, will use their MediaCUBE 4 in conjunction with Streamaster(TM) technology, Motorola's interactive multimedia platform.

MediaCUBE 4, nCUBE's third generation video server and fourth generation hypercube computer, can scale from under 500 Megabits per second (Mbps) to 132 Gigabits per second (Gbps) of sustained video delivery. This, combined with the power of Motorola's Streamaster platform, makes a very attractive broadband operating solution for video and gaming applications.

"We believe that nCUBE's latest generation video server working with Streamaster technology will revolutionize the video and gaming marketplace. Our solution with Motorola will house the economic ultimate in functionality and scalability," said Michael J. Pohl, president of nCUBE. "We are extremely excited to work with Motorola to provide reliable and economical high-quality video streaming services for OEMs and service providers."

The Streamaster architecture was designed with flexibility in mind and to provide interactive multimedia applications, high performance graphics, audio, animation, and full motion video. This environment can be used for a multitude of features ranging from a basic 3D-Games player to true convergence multimedia products through a variety of delivery systems, including Digital Subscriber Lines (ADSL and VDSL), Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), and others.

Jacqueline Beauchamp, General Manager of Motorola's Multimedia Systems Division added, "We are pleased to be able to offer nCUBE server technology as part of our Streamaster solution. This relationship is very important to us because we share the same `future-ready' vision for our products. Their robust video server, combined with Motorola's advanced Streamaster system, will bring more exciting and intense video-on-demand services to consumers worldwide."

Motorola's Streamaster architecture is based on its DigitalDNA(TM) PowerPC(TM) solution, the MPC860SAR, and the Nuon media processor from VM Labs. This platform has been developed to facilitate the convergence of video entertainment, voice and video communications, and intelligent web access while creating an open standards based content deployment platform.

Demonstrations of Motorola's Streamaster technology with nCUBE's MediaCUBE 4 video server streaming video and games were recently presented at the Western Show in Los Angeles and the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

About nCUBE

Founded in 1983, nCUBE is a privately held company specializing in broadcast-quality video delivery systems. nCUBE's expertise and unique system scalability has made it the video server of choice in the world's leading video-on-demand trials and deployments. nCUBE recently acquired SkyConnect, a premier supplier of digital advertising insertion systems to the cable television industry. Together, with more than 24,000 video streams shipped, nCUBE and SkyConnect have established the world's largest installed base of MPEG server systems. As an Oracle Business Alliance(SM) Program Partner, nCUBE is solidly positioned to meet the demands of a rapidly expanding interactive CATV, telco and Internet marketplace. The company is based in San Francisco with offices worldwide. More information about nCUBE is available on the Internet at or by calling 1-800-654-2823.

About Motorola

As the world's No. 1 producer of embedded processors, Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector offers multiple DigitalDNA(TM) solutions which enable its customers to create new business opportunities in the consumer, networking and computing, transportation, and wireless communications markets. Motorola's worldwide semiconductor sales were $7.3 billion (USD) in l998.

Motorola is a global leader in providing integrated communications solutions and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 1999 were $30.9 billion. Visit the company at More information about Streamaster is available at

Streamaster, PowerPC and DigitalDNA are trademarks of Motorola Inc. nCUBE is a registered trademark, and MediaCUBE is a trademark of nCUBE.

nCUBE's video servers incorporate Oracle Video Server software. The Oracle Video Server (OVS), with other Oracle products and services, is an end-to-end video solution used in the broadcast and interactive television markets providing telephone companies, broadcasters and cable TV operators a safe, reliable, step-by-step approach towards realizing new revenue through broadcast digital television services. In addition, OVS enables a practical, cost-effective transition from analog to digital that meets broadcasters' and cable TV operators' need for reliability, speed, and quality. All other brand or product names are trademarks of their respective holders.
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