New content enhancement solution to be unveiled and demonstrated at Streaming Media West, Booth #427s

Redwood City, CA (September 22, 2008) – Ipera Technology, Inc., a pioneer in advancing video enhancement technology, announced today Pixel Xtream®, a new video transcoder with built-in automatic and intelligent video enhancement functions. Specifically developed to run on Linux® – and Windows®-based corporate video servers, the new software builds on Ipera’s breakthrough Pixel Magic® video enhancement technology for X-86-based PCs and servers. What makes Pixel Xtream so unique is that it not only dramatically improves video quality, it reduces bandwidth requirements. Pixel Xtream accepts most video formats as input and produces bitstreams in WMV, H.264 or FLV.

Ipera will demonstrate Pixel Xtream during The Streaming Media West 2008 Conference September 23–25, 2008 at Booth #427 in the San José McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA.

There are a number of hardware and software transcoders available on the market, however, most transcoders degrade video bitstream quality, and are cumbersome to use. Pixel Xtream addresses those issues delivering higher quality, usability and increased productivity.

The built-in intelligent video enhancement engine improves video quality while removing noises and distortions, resulting in lower bitrates and improved visual quality. It also includes innovative features to improve usability and productivity so a typical transcoding job can be performed with less time and effort. In addition, Pixel Xtream has the capability to perform scaling and frame-rate conversion to produce the output bitstream at the desired frame rate and resolution.

With Ipera’s powerful yet easy-to-use video solution, video streaming companies can deliver better quality video at lower bit rates to viewers worldwide, saving cost on bandwidth while providing higher-quality products and services. Pixel Xtream’s intuitive GUI and improved usability can also increase productivity for video professionals who create bitstreams for streaming.

Ian Xie, Ipera’s president and CEO, explained the benefits of Pixel Xtream. “Video transcoding is a complex process and most solutions on the market don’t make it easy for even the most experienced video professionals. Sometimes, it takes multiple experiments just to convert one bitstream, and the quality is rarely satisfactory. Pixel Xtream is designed to ease that pain.”

Initially, Pixel Xtream will support multiple input formats Including MPEG-1,2,4, DV, AVI, Quicktime, FLV, H.264, WMV. The output formats will include WMV, FLV and H.264. More formats are to be added in the future.

Pixel Xtream will be available for evaluation to partners/distributors in November 2008. Site license and retail version software will both be available in early Q1 2009.

About Ipera Technology, Inc.
Headquartered in Redwood Shores, CA, Ipera Technology, Inc. focuses on leveraging its patent-pending video enhancement technology to deliver extremely efficient solutions that improve the video quality of a broad range of video-enabled business and consumer products. For more information, contact Ipera at 255 Shoreline Drive, Suite 515, Redwood City, CA 94065, or visit