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Ballistic Missile Test Uses ZyGoCasting Streaming Network Solution

San Diego, CA ­- January 28, 2004

ZyGoDigital announced today that multiple simultaneous streaming videos were added to telemetry data supporting the completion January 27, 2004 of another successful Missile Defense Agency flight test. A new booster rocket was tested to support the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system designed to intercept and destroy long-range ballistic missiles that could be aimed at the United States. This launch was a test of the primary booster and included the participation of an integrated architecture designed to detect and track a target missile, launch the interceptor missile, and provide detailed target identification, tracking and communication to the interceptor missile.

The booster rocket lifted off Jan. 26 at 9:22 p.m. EST (2:22 p.m. Jan. 27 Kwajalein time), and flew to a simulated intercept point approximately 800 miles downrange to an altitude of approximately 170 miles above the earth. The January 27th launch demonstrated several new system capabilities necessary for the successful operation of the GMD system, including the GMD fire control/communication nodes (GFC/C) located at the Joint National Integration Center (JNIC) in Colorado Springs, Colo. and the Reagan Test Site. The GFC at the Reagan Test Site employed ZyGoDigital's ZyGoCasting solution to provide multiple, simultaneous, low data rate, streaming videos to augment the telemetry data. The JNIC operates as a QuickTime Relay Server to provide those multiple video streams to other sites in Huntsville and Washington, DC.

Several additional ground and flight tests are planned for this year, including at least two intercept tests. Up to 10 interceptors are planned to be deployed this year at Ft. Greely, Alaska (up to six interceptors) and at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (up to four interceptors) to provide a defensive capability against a long-range missile attack on the United States. The ZyGoCasting solution is already in place in Alaska to support these tests.

San Diego based ZyGoDigital offers streaming video with XML annotations as a part of ZyGoCasting custom solutions. ZyGoCasting supplies the user with live broadcasting via ZyGoCaster™ capable of compressing and saving multiple videos simultaneously on Apple Xserve computers. Both compression settings and file addresses may be modified during the streaming broadcast, effectively creating clips with different resolutions and data rates for later streaming broadcasts. Another key component of the solution is MediaShow, the custom player designed to tile videos as a low cost alternative to video walls and to display the metadata in synchronization with the video.

For more information on the ZyGoCasting real time streaming solutions, send email to: Purchase ZyGoVideo Pro at $99. ZyGoVideo Pro is sold separately, or bundled with the popular QuickTime compression application Hip Flics on line at:


Rod Sheffield
ZyGoDigital LLC
760 443 0103

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