Originally Published: Tuesday, 5 October 1999 Author: Jeff Alami
Published to: Press Releases/PR NewsWire Page: 1/1 - [Std View]

Entera Delivers Linux Streaming Server Supporting 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 Linux Platform

FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Entera, Inc., a developer of Internet Content Delivery Systems, today unveiled its new RTSP/RTP (Real-Time Streaming Protocol/Real-Time Protocol) server for Apple's QuickTime 4(R) technology using the Linux 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 the Linux platform (RedHat 6.0 or equivalent).

With the release of Entera's Lightweight Steaming Server Application (ELSA) on five distinct platforms within the span of two weeks, Entera has proven the value of its multi-platform core software and design methodologies.

Earlier announcements included support for QuickTime 4 using the Sun Microsystems' Solaris(TM) SPARC(TM), FreeBSD, Windows 98, and NT platforms. These key platform offerings appeal to a wide base of users such as small and medium-sized businesses, large and small ISPs, enterprise commercial organizations, and other emerging application providers.

Since bursting upon the high-technology scene in the early 1990's, Linux has become one of the fastest-growing server operating systems available today. It is estimated that approximately ten million users are currently employing Linux for commercial, academic, and private applications.

"Entera's support of Linux enables another critical community to embrace standards-based streaming," said Steven M. West, CEO and President of Entera, Inc. "Our recent ELSA announcements demonstrate Entera's commitment to support multiple platforms for different customers and market segments. This type of widespread, multi-platform support is critical to enable the delivery of streaming media to the mass market."

QuickTime 4, which has been downloaded by more than 15 million users since it was introduced on April 19 of this year, is the first Internet streaming solution using non-proprietary, industry-standard protocols RTP and RTSP. The new standards-based RTSP/RTP server from Entera builds upon this remarkable technology and allows an end user to stream rich, broadband media from an Intel-based server using the popular Linux platform. This capability opens up a myriad of opportunities to publish or host theater-quality video content, much like the high quality audio content available today through MP3 digital audio file formatting.

"Entera has built an excellent team of streaming media experts and is applying them to the emerging content delivery industry," said Peter Christy, vice president of the Internet Research Group. "We share their enthusiasm for the explosive potential of these markets and look forward to the exciting new applications that we both believe will be enabled by that investment."

The RTSP/RTP server is the latest development in a growing line of innovative solutions offered by Entera. A "Beta" version of the software is now available for free download from www.entera.com, www.streamingserver.org, and other prominent web sites.

About Entera

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 877-4-ENTERA, info@entera.com or http://www.entera.com .

About Linux

Linus Torvalds, the inventor of Linux, started working on the open-code operating system as a student ten years ago because he was not satisfied with the tools available at his university. He made the system available to enthusiasts through the Internet and developed it with the help of free programming contributions from all over the world. Linux, a Unix-like OS, continues to enjoy a meteoric rise in prominence as an alternative on the server to both Unix and Windows NT. In 1998, International Data Corp. found that 13 percent of the corporations it surveyed used Linux in some capacity. Dataquest expects the Linux-based server appliance market to grow at approximately 69% a year between 1999 and 2003 and represent approximately 24% of the total server appliance market, or $3.8 billion, in 2003.

NOTE: QuickTime is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. Windows NT is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corp. Sun, Sun Microsystems, and Solaris are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. SPARC is a trademark of SPARC International, Inc. Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corp. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Additional company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the individual companies and are respectfully acknowledged.

SOURCE Entera, Inc.

/CONTACT: Alison Golan of Golan Public Relations, 970-240-3284, or golanpr@montrose.net, for Entera; or Dianne Ferry of Entera, Inc., 510-770-5218, or dferry@entera.com/

/Web site: http://www.entera.com/