|RealNetworks and HP Announce Agreement to Deliver Streaming Media Solutions To Enterprise Customers Worldwide|
Solutions to Offer Enterprise Customers Integrated Approach to Providing Digital Media Services
September 26, 2000 06:00 AM Eastern Time
PALO ALTO, Calif. and SEATTLE, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- RealNetworks(R), Inc. RNWK and Hewlett-Packard Company HWP today announced an agreement to deliver robust, scalable, streaming media solutions featuring RealNetworks' RealSystem(TM) on HP-UX 11 enterprise servers. RealNetworks and HP will jointly market and sell targeted solutions that integrate RealNetworks' streaming media technology with HP's products and services to corporations and their service providers. In addition, HP will internally deploy RealSystem as its preferred streaming media solution, providing employees with high quality streaming media training and corporate communications.
These solutions offer enterprise customers an integrated approach to providing digital media services for broadcasting interactive multimedia content over the Internet and intranets to reach employees, customers and prospective customers anytime, anywhere.
"This agreement between RealNetworks and HP signifies a leap into the world of streaming digital media for the Unix community," said Jeff Pancottine, senior vice president, Media Systems, RealNetworks, Inc. "The power of industry-leading RealSystem, paired with best-in class HP enterprise servers, provides enterprise customers with an ideal solution for internal and external communication and commerce."
"We chose to work with RealNetworks to bring streaming media solutions to our customers because RealSystem(R) is the most scalable and open technology -- exactly what our customers are demanding," said Nigel Ball, vice president and general manager for HP's E-services Partner Division. "The HP-UX platforms running RealServer deliver extraordinary performance and address the rigors of demanding Internet environments with their outstanding scalability, high-availability and management capabilities. For this same reason we chose to use RealNetworks as our solution of choice for corporate communications and training across our organization."
"Madge.web(TM), a global provider of rich content applications and managed network services, is pleased to see two world-class vendors, RealNetworks and HP, teaming together to provide rich content solutions," said Harry Wilson, vice president, Network Architecture at Madge.web. "We have had excellent results running RealNetworks' RealSystem on HP NetServer systems in our Madge Broadcast Network, a pan-European network with full media streaming capabilities."
RealSystem solutions for the HP-UX operating system are available immediately. For more information visit the RealNetworks Web site at realnetworks.com.
Hewlett-Packard Company -- a leading global provider of computing and imaging solutions and services -- is focused on making technology and its benefits accessible to individuals and businesses through simple appliances, useful e-services and an Internet infrastructure that's always on.
HP has 86,000 employees worldwide and had total revenue from continuing operations of $42.4 billion in its 1999 fiscal year. Information about HP and its products can be found on the World Wide Web at hp.com.
RealNetworks, Inc., based in Seattle, is the recognized leader in media delivery on the Internet. It develops and markets software products and services designed to enable users of personal computers and other consumer electronic devices to send and receive audio, video and other multimedia services using the Web. Consumers can access and experience audio/video programming and download RealNetworks' consumer software on the Internet at real.com. RealNetworks' systems and corporate information is located on the Internet at realnetworks.com.
NOTE: RealNetworks, RealServer and RealSystem are trademarks or registered trademarks of RealNetworks, Inc. All other trademarks or service marks are properties of their respective owners.
HP-UX Release 10.20 and later and HP-UX Release 11.00 and later (in both 32- and 64-bit configurations) on all HP 9000 computers are Open Group UNIX 95 branded products.
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Group.
SOURCE RealNetworks, Inc.