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Experienced Systems Architect with Several Telecommunications Patents Joins International Datacasting as VP of R&D

Ottawa, ON – Chris Barrett, formerly the VP of Engineering for the Ottawa-based Stratford Managers, has joined International Datacasting (TSX: IDC) as its Vice President of Research & Development. IDC is a global leader in video, audio and data contribution and distribution solutions serving the world’s premier broadcasters.

Barrett has a proven track record in driving innovation and new technologies, increasing throughput and growing teams. “I like to take things to the next level,” he said. “And I’m pleased to join a dynamic company that is making great strides in new product design and development. I’m particularly impressed with the complexity of the successful factory testing of the LASER targeted ad insertion platform with an international broadcaster. I’m also encouraged by the progress underway with conditional access partners in Asia on two trials of IDC’s Digital Tattoo DTH over IP gateway.”

With Barrett’s addition to the IDC team, the company has gained a leader with extensive experience in engineering management, R&D and operations. He has seven awarded or pending patents for data networking technology. Prior to joining Stratford Managers, Barrett was Vice President of Engineering at Pleora Technologies where he led all R&D and operations activities. He drove a rapid increase in new product introductions and supervised changes in operations and supply chain management. As one of the first employees at Gridpoint Systems, he built a high-performance engineering team to take a new product from conception to trial-readiness. Barrett has also held engineering management roles in companies of all sizes, from start-ups to large enterprises such as Nortel, Alcatel and CIENA.

“We’re very pleased to have Chris Barrett join our leadership team during this time of tremendous change in the broadcast industry,” said Del Lippert, Chairman of the Board and Interim CEO at IDC. “Chris is a highly experienced systems architect with an extensive background in engineering management, R&D and operations. He will be leading a seasoned engineering team that has shown great dedication and commitment to the corporation.”

About International Datacasting Corporation:

International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC) is a global leader in digital content distribution for the world’s premiere broadcasters in radio, television, data and digital cinema. IDC offers a broad portfolio of advanced solutions including the STAR Pro Audio solution, LASER targeted ad insertion platform, and the Digital Tattoo DTH over IP gateway. The company’s products and solutions are in demand for radio and television networks, targeted ad insertion, digital cinema, 3D live events, satellite news gathering, sports contribution, VOD, and IPTV. IDC is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with regional offices in Arnhem, the Netherlands and in San Diego, California. The company has installations in over 100 countries and service offices in Thailand and Singapore, with an international network of value-added partners and resellers. For more information visit: www.datacast.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements reflecting IDC’s objectives, estimates and expectations that may involve risks and uncertainties, including statements about expected revenue impacts. IDC’s actual results, performance, achievements and developments may differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such statements. Factors that might cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, competitive developments; risks associated with IDC’s growth; any difficulties with integrating acquired product lines into IDC’s business and/or manufacturing procedures; any difficulties or disputes with IDC’s subcontractors, contract manufacturers and suppliers; IDC’s dependence on the development and growth of the satellite datacasting market; a lengthy and variable sales cycle for IDC’s products and services; IDC’s reliance on a small number of customers for a large percentage of its revenue; regulatory risks and intellectual property infringement. IDC assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof, except as expressly required by applicable law. Forward-looking statements are provided to assist external stakeholders in understanding IDC’s expectations as at the date of this release and may not be appropriate for other purposes. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. More detailed information about potential factors that could affect IDC’s financial and business results is included in the public documents IDC files from time to time with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and which are available on SEDAR atwww.sedar.com, including, without limitation, IDC’s Annual Information Form dated April 29, 2011.

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Analog Way exhibits SmartMatriX Ultra, a new Multi-Screen Seamless Switcher at NAB Show 2013 – Booth #SL4229

March 2013 – Analog Way is pleased to exhibit SmartMatriX Ultra (Ref.SMX12x4), a new high-end Matrix Seamless Switcher. Based on Analog Way’s new LiveCore platform, the SmartMatriX Ultra offers state-of-the-art live processing and multi-screen management for impressive presentations. It will be exhibited in Analog Way’s booth #SL4229 during NAB Show, from April 8 to 11 in Las Vegas, USA.

SmartMatriX Ultra (Ref.SMX12x4) is a high-end 12×4 Scaled Native Matrix with ruggedized design for outstanding durability. It offers versatile AV connections for any set-up through 12 true seamless inputs and 42 plugs: 6 x HDMI, 9 x DVI-D, 3 x DisplayPort, 12 x 3G-SDI and 12 x Universal Analog. Included SFP Cage on the outputs is compatible with a large choice of SFP Optical modules. SmartMatriX Ultra supports any source from composite video to 2560×1600, and outputs a variety of formats including HD-TV and Computer format up to 2560×1600 and 4K.

The new state-of-the-art LiveCore platform

SmartMatriX Ultra features Analog Way’s new LiveCore platform offering powerful live image seamless processing and switching.
The machine provides 2 true seamless scaled layers per output, which can be controlled individually in time and transition. All layers are uniformly considered, meaning any source can be fully resized. Up to 50 frames and 50 logos can be easily stored in the device memory via a USB plug. They are all fully resizable and support all settings and transitions of the layers. The Native Background allows creative customization and an additional 3rd layer on any output.
With 2 independent true seamless scaled layers per output, SmartMatriX Ultra provides dedicated live processing for demanding presentations.
SmartMatriX Ultra offers a Full Preview for all 4 outputs with all PIPs available, as well as a customizable Live Source Mosaic Monitoring on an independent output. All sources and layers can be displayed in real time on the Program, the Preview and the Live Source Mosaic Monitoring output.

Additive modularity for impressive solutions

Two units of the SmartMatriX Ultra can be linked. In this configuration, inputs and outputs are shared and added, thus resulting in an impressive 24×8 Scaled Seamless Matrix system + 2 customizable mosaic previews.
In Mixer mode, sources can be perfectly mixed and switched, using PIPs and transitions without restriction. Hard Edge is also available on the SmartMatriX Ultra, allowing both horizontal and vertical wide displays.

User-friendliness and comfort of operation

SmartMatriX Ultra can be controlled directly from its front panel or using a Web Remote Control Software.
The front panel offers a large TFT color display with a new graphic user interface allowing the monitoring of sources directly on the screen. A new specific operating mode is directly available on the LCD screen for quick use of the device.
To facilitate the preparation of any presentation, a new optimized web-based Remote Control Software (Web RCS) was specifically designed by Analog Way. With a user-friendly graphic interface, the Web RCS can be run from virtually anywhere on any computing device. A Wizard mode, available on an intuitive dashboard, leads operators in the setup of the product and the preparation of the show.
Up to 5 operators can simultaneously use the RCS and see all tasks performed in real time on the Program, Full Preview and Mosaic Monitoring outputs.
Remote Services, including Support and Assistance, are available on the SmartMatriX Ultra. Through the Web RCS, users can quickly clone a show via a USB plug, access data related to the utilization of the machine, or have Analog Way’s Technical Support teams take control of their device for assistance or support.

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