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50 Frank Nighbor Place

Kanata, ON K2V 1B9


Phone: 613-596-4120

Fax: 613-596-4863

International Datacasting Corporation provides products, systems, and services for the implementation of broadband infrastructure networks used to distribute multimedia data. Segments The company operates in two segments, Satellite Equipment Segment and Broadcast Services Segment. SATELLITE EQUIPMENT SEGMENT The Satellite Equipment Segment engages in the development and manufacture of high-speed digital satellite communications systems, which includes high-speed data broadcasting (datacasting) products and systems for various applications that include data, radio, and video. Product Lines The Satellite Equipment Segment consists of the SuperFlex high-speed data broadcasting (datacasting) DVB-IP product line; the Datacast XD Content Management and Distribution software; and the PROFline digital audio product line. SuperFlex High-Speed Data Broadcasting Products: The company's SuperFlex high-speed data broadcasting products are used in various applications, such as audio and video broadcasting, digital cinema, distance learning, digital signage, financial and news distribution, weather information, and IPTV. Datacast XD Content Management and Distribution Software: The Datacast XD software offers encrypted, high-speed management, and distribution of broadband multimedia content over multicast enabled network. This software product is used as an integral part of the company’s SuperFlex DVB-IP satellite systems offering but is also enabling new datacasting applications (such as audio and video content delivery) that are hybrid satellite/terrestrial or terrestrial IP in nature. PROFline Products: The PROFline products include head-end equipment and receivers for professional digital radio distribution networks, including satellite and terrestrial distribution to radio stations and cable television networks. This product line complements the company’s SuperFlex and Datacast XD product lines by providing a selection of solutions to the professional broadcast market. Foreign Operations The company markets its products in this segment to customers outside of Canada through distribution/ value-added reseller (VAR) channels and also through its PROFline B.V. operations in Europe. Competition The company's direct competitors include Radyne-Comstream, Inc.; Wegener Corporation; Helius, Inc. (a division of Hughes Network Systems); Novra Technologies Inc.; Skystream Networks, Inc. (acquired by Tandberg); Ipricot Inc.; Viacast Networks, Inc.; Cerona Networks Corporation; and StarGuide Digital Networks, Inc. It also identifies competition from Sencore Incorporated; Comtech EF Data Corporation; Tandberg; Newtec Inc.; Scopus Video Networks (acquired by Harmonic); and Kencast Inc. The company also competes with very small aperture terminal (VSAT) providers, such as Hughes Network Systems (a subsidiary of Hughes Electronics Corporation); Gilat Satellite Networks, Inc.; ViaSat Inc.; ND Satcon Inc.; and IDirect Inc. It also identifies competition from PC card manufacturers, such as Global Telemann Systems, Inc.; BroadLogic Corporation; Hauppauge; and Technotrend; Pentamedia Co., Ltd. BROADCAST SERVICES SEGMENT The Broadcast Services Segment provides satellite-based data broadcasting services operated from its data broadcasting uplink located at its Ottawa facilities. Production and Services The company operates a data broadcasting facility (NOC (network operations centre)). The NOC is capable of delivering satellite broadcast services originating from Canada across the Atlantic Ocean and to other parts of the world as well. The NOC ingests selected multi-media content to create a suite of real-time and tape-delayed programs which are encoded, encrypted, and broadcast to various international customers receive sites via the DVB-S uplink equipment co-located at the teleport in Europe. Competition The company's competitors include Telesat Canada and Dome Productions. History International Datacasting Corporation was founded in 1984.


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