News Release

Jazz Media Network Teams-up With Industry Players

Cisco and Jazz Media Network Ink Partnership On Entertainment Network Technology
Aug 05, 1997

Los Angeles, August 5, 1997 - Cisco Systems, the leading global provider of internetworkingsolutions for corporate intranets and the global internet, and Jazz Media Network joindevelopment efforts on broadband network technologies for the media production industry.

Cisco's Networked Multimedia Connection Lab, based at Cisco's headquarters, will be connected onthe Jazz ATM network. Founded in conjunction with Microsoft and Intel, Cisco's lab exploresapplications that provide video, audio and multimedia over the Internet.

Cisco and Jazz will mutually share information on the strategic orientation of actual andin-development products, allowing the two companies to better understand the needs of the mediaproduction industry. More specifically, Cisco will assist in the architectural definition,design validation and configuration of the Jazz network. Jazz Media Network is providing Ciscowith its experience with both software application and broadband services targeting thecontent-creation sector.

"The content-creation market needs specific solutions for networking creative and technicalteams on a global scale. Jazz Media Network is doing just that," added Shaun MacDonald, ManagerStrategic Alliances at Cisco.

"New enterprises like Jazz Media Network are of great interest to us at CISCO, where we're atthe forefront of internetworking development," says Pierre-Paul Allard, Manager Eastern Canadaat Cisco.

"Cisco (that's who you think of for internetworking.) Their achievements in the field and ourspecialized knowledge of on-line production tools for the content creation industry make for avaluable partnership that can only benefit our industry," says Richard Cormier, President andCEO of Jazz Media Network.

Jazz Media Network

Jazz Media Network delivers real-time production tool using an intuitive desk-top applicationand an international and secure broadband service. Additional information on Jazz Media Networkis available at

Jazz Media Network, 1564 Doctor Penfield, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1B9, Telephone: 514 931.7009, Fax: 514 931.9495,

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