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Company's economic incentives provide broadcasters even further cost savings

Montreal, Quebec (July 27, 2009) — Algolith Inc, a leader in advanced world-class video processing solutions for broadcast, cable, satellite, and IPTV providers, today announced their new Summer Promotion whereby they will be offering a free openGear frame with the purchase of two Algogear cards before Labour Day, 2009. For more information or to subscribe for this promotion, interested parties are asked to submit their requests to sales@algolith.com.

“We are pleased to offer broadcasters this special promotion as this will represent savings of over $1600 to them,” said Yvan Ouellet, president and CEO of Algolith Inc. “With this openGear frame promotion, end-users will be able to easily get their Algogear cards up and running with minimal infrastructure costs. This combined solution is not only ideal for traditional broadcasting, but because it is easily portable, it is perfect for broadcasting via mobile television trucks.”

openGear: 1 Platform, 1 Interface, over 200 partner products

openGear is a non-proprietary, open platform that gives broadcasters the option to choose which products they want, in any combination they want, without the requirement or investment in multiple frame standards or control and monitoring systems. openGear offers customers the choice of over 200 best-in-class products from over 20 of the world’s leading vendors of broadcast solutions including 9 high-end processing solutions from Algolith. All openGear partner solutions are accessible through one easy-to-use control system via the Dashboard Web interface. Remote access via Dashboard offers even further versatility. The 2RU openGear frame is available in both a 10-slot or a 20-slot configuration.

“The openGear frame is widely gaining momentum as its open platform gives broadcasters the option to choose products from some of the best broadcast manufacturers in the business,” added Ouellet. “This ability for broadcasters to design their own combination of solutions in one frame under one monitoring and control system, coupled with Algolith’s reconfigurable FPGA-based cards, provides the only truly flexible and cost-effective solution available today.”

Algolith’s 1 Card, 1 Price, More Choices program: Flexible design provides low cost solution

Algolith’s One Card, One Price, More Choices Program allows users to repurpose their Algogear card to any one of Algogear’s video processing applications— at no additional cost. The Algogear card is available for $5995, but because its unique reconfigurable nature, purchasing an Algogear card gives you access to all Algogear applications for free, simply by downloading them off the Algolith Web site.

One Algogear card holds the power of the entire line of 9 Algogear applications, including solutions for Signal Processing, Format Conversion, as well as Sync and Delay and more to come. All Algogear applications have the ability to run on the same card, providing broadcasters with the choice to select the cards’ functionality at one point in time, and repurpose the card to another function at a later point in time. This solution helps broadcasters save money by extending the life expectancy of the card, reducing inventory of spares and reducing support costs. Furthermore, it is an environmentally-friendly solution.

About Algolith

Algolith Inc., based in Montréal (Québec, Canada) is a privately held company founded in 2003 as a spin-off of Miranda Technologies. Algolith has developed the industry’s most advanced video processing algorithms, leveraging over 50 man-years of R&D and IP development. The company has built its reputation around delivering its patented core Intellectual Property (IP), an unparalleled portfolio of technology which significantly improves image quality in all formats.

Algolith Inc. develops advanced high quality video processing solutions for reconfigurable cards designed to delay, synchronize, convert and process signals in all formats for broadcast, cable, satellite, and IPTV providers. Algolith provides the best value in advanced image processing with a future-proof, flexible, modular platform. Algolith also develops specialized IP solutions which can be used for FPGA or ASIC implementations by OEM and IP licensees.

For sales information, or to find a reseller in your area, please contact sales@algolith.com or 1-877-ALGOLITH, or visit www.algolith.com.

Media Contact

Esther Hotter

Marketing Communications

Algolith Inc.

514-335-9867 ext 3246

esther@algolith.com

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