Seattle Seahawks Sign on as USVO's First Z-mail Customer!!
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Wed Jun 13 07:02:15 EST 2001
NFL's SEATTLE SEAHAWKS SIGN ON AS USVO's LAUNCH PARTNER AND FIRST ZMAIL CUSTOMER
MYSTIC, CONNECTICUT - JUNE 12, 2001 -- The National Football League Seattle Seahawks
have signed on as a "launch partner" with USA Video Interactive (OTCBB: USVO; CDNX: US) and will be the
first customer for Zmail, which debuts at Streaming Media West in Long Beach, California, later this month.
A specially prepared Seahawks video will be integrated into Zmail and highlighted at the show.
The Seahawks plan to utilize Zmail for a campaign scheduled in July. The Seahawks also are
considering enhancing their weekly emails - "Hawk Mail" - to Seahawks fans by adding streaming video
that could include player interviews and other features. "Hawk Mail" has features on players, team
information, discounts on team-related merchandise, apparel and more.
"We are looking forward to using Zmail to communicate with an ever-growing fan base that extends
throughout the world," said Mike Flood, Vice President of Information Systems for the Seattle Seahawks.
"Knowing how much our fans appreciate team related video emails, we intend to stay on the leading edge
of Internet video technology. Combining video delivery with the data collection features of Zmail, make
this a doubly interesting proposition."
Zmail is the first product to utilize USVO's core technology, StreamHQ, a powerful and uniquely
functional Internet streaming rich media delivery architecture designed by USVO. Zmail draws upon
several of the features of StreamHQ including encoding, streaming, data collection and analysis, and
custom web development. StreamHQ encompasses state-of-the art technology from industry leaders
EMC, Cisco and Oracle along with USVO's proprietary content and data management software.
Installed at an Exodus Internet Data Center, StreamHQ is a highly reliable, scalable and versatile Internet
infrastructure with features that are unsurpassed in the industry.
USVO will showcase Zmail, featuring the Seahawks, in demonstrations at Streaming Media West, June 20
to 22, and at the company's Annual Meeting on June 28. It also will be available on the USVO website by
the end of the month. The Seahawks have supplied USVO with a video specially created for their fans for
use in their Zmail. USVO custom-designed a web page to host and display the video along with key links
to Seahawks' information and merchandise.
"Video emails, and particularly our unique streaming Zmail, are powerful marketing tools and also greatly
enhance a team's communications with its fans or a business's communications with its customers," said
Edwin Molina, President and CEO of USVO. "There is intense competition out there for professional sports
teams so we are especially pleased and proud to have the Seahawks as our first Zmail client. They help
provide a strong and persuasive example of the vitality and versatility of the Zmail service."
About the Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks were the National Football League's 1999 AFC West Champions and are owned by
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. The Seahawks celebrated their 25th anniversary with the onset of the 2000
season, and plan to move into a new stadium for the 2002 season.
The Seahawks open their third season under Head Coach Mike Holmgren at Cleveland on September 9.
In addition to AFC West rivals, the Seahawks will face four NFC East opponents, including the Dallas
Cowboys who come to Seattle for the first time since 1983. In his first season with the Seahawks, Holmgren
helped guide the team into their first postseason since 1988, breaking a 10-year playoff drought. The 9-7
regular season record by the 1999 Seahawks was the best mark since posting a similar record in 1990.
By leading the Seahawks into the postseason, he became just the second coach in team history to take
the Seahawks to the playoffs, and just the third coach in NFL history to guide a team to at least seven
straight postseasons, joining Tom Landry (nine years, and eight years) and Chuck Noll (eight years).
For more information, visit www.seahawks.com.
About USA Video Interactive
USA Video Interactive is an international designer and supplier of high-tech Internet streaming video and
video-on-demand systems, services and innovative end-to-end solutions. Its StreamHQ media delivery
services are focused on creating revenues for customers and reducing their Internet costs. StreamHQ
encompasses the entire media experience from source to viewing, including content production; content
encoding; asset management; media and application hosting; multi-mode content distribution; and
transaction data capture, reporting and analysis. StreamHQ's design leverages the capabilities of the
Internet while bypassing its latencies, with high availability, reliability, flexibility, scalability and cost-
effectiveness. USVO holds the pioneering patent for store-and-forward video, filed in 1990 and issued
by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on July 14, 1992. It has been cited by at least 145
other patents. USVO holds similar patents in England, France, Spain, Italy and Germany, and has patents
pending in Canada and Japan. The USVO patented video technology gives users full-motion video; the
flexibility of standard, VCR-like controls; and the convenience of a standard internet-browser format for
access. It provides video images significantly faster and at a higher degree of resolution than with
previously available methods; significantly overcomes bandwidth restrictions; and eliminates the
blockiness and slowness of current technologies. USVO is developing patented Wavelet compression
technology that will further enhance the company's ability to deliver unique capabilities as part of StreamHQ.
For more information, visit www.usvo.com.
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(860) 572-1560. Canada Office: 837 West Hastings Street; Suite #507; Vancouver, B.C. V6C 3N6.
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860-572-1560; info at usvo.com
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