LAS VEGAS (National Association of Broadcasters) – April 26, 2006 – SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS), a leading global provider of managed and outsourced IT services, announced today that DRM Networks has selected SAVVIS Content StudioSM to be integrated as part of its complete digital rights management package, providing its customers with a simple, one-step solution for managing and publishing content. NAB attendees can see the solution demonstrated at the DRM Networks booth, located in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, # N1226.
Under the terms of the agreement, DRM will deploy SAVVIS Content StudioSM as an asset management and publishing module for DRM’s Media Manager 3, a full feature set of the Windows Media® 10.1 digital rights management (DRM) offering.
SAVVIS Content Studio is a fully redundant content archive and distribution service, provided as an IT utility, to enable access to digital assets via the network and the Internet. DRM Networks Media Manager 3 offers companies a turnkey solution for the packaging and licensing of digital content across multi-platform networks; publishers can encrypt and sell their content in a variety of ways, including subscription and pay-per-view models. By integrating Content StudioSM with Media Manager 3, customers can now quickly and easily select the file format and quality, then encrypt and send any digital content from a single window. The master file is maintained in the studio when content is distributed, allowing companies to keep extremely high-quality files on hand for redistribution as internet technology improves.
“Media companies know that in order to derive value from their content, they must have a cost-effective, highly secure distribution network combined with strong DRM offerings,” said Randall Crockett, Senior Vice President, of DRM Networks. “SAVVIS’ content studio is extremely intuitive, and helps people move their content online in a simple, secure manner. In combination with our DRM and Billing services, we can help convert ‘Content to Cash’ with only one call to one source for content review, master storage, distribution and 24/7 consumer and client support.”
Using a browser-based interface, SAVVIS’ Content StudioSM can be accessed either through the SAVVIS Content Exchange, or over the public internet. It offers multiple permission levels, giving media creators and owners the freedom to choose how and by whom their data is accessed. Equally, the Content StudioSM is future-proofed. Media can be stored in full-quality large files, then those files can be broadcast in whatever format customers can most easily use. As the internet advances, a new, higher-quality format can be quickly and simply broadcast by returning to the review studio.
The utility model of the Content StudioSM makes it suitable and affordable for media publishers large and small. Large media companies are no longer forced to maintain expensive proprietary networks, thus reducing costs significantly. Small players who might otherwise be at a disadvantage due to their size and reach are now able to behave like the larger content owners and publishers, by buying only what they need when they need it. These niche media outlets, sometimes called slivercasters, are increasingly important in all aspects of culture, and it is innovative solutions – such as the combination of SAVVIS’ content review offerings with DRM Networks rights management solution – that make small-market and experimental media possible.
“By integrating their rights management and payment offerings into SAVVIS’ content management utility, DRM Networks recognized that they can make digital rights management and monetization of content assets accessible even to small, niche content providers,” said Richard Metcalf, General Manager, Digital Content Services, for SAVVIS. “This one-step publishing solution, provided as an IT utility, creates a level playing field for accommodating all levels of the market, allowing anyone to create and distribute high quality, secured content.”
About DRM Networks
DRM Networks is a Limited Liability Company (LLC) based in Tempe, Arizona. The company is an authorized Microsoft ® DRM Service Provider and a division of Cavecreek Wholesale Internet Exchange (CWIE), which has been providing hosting and E-commerce solutions since 1996. With more than 200 employees located at three locations, CWIE has a robust portfolio of products designed exclusively for the distribution of E-Commerce-enabled digital content. Clients range from Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations and representatives from nearly every segment of web-based enterprises. Having managed digital content systems for more than 300,000 websites and processed requests from over 1.5 million visitors a day, CWIE has grown to be one of the largest resources for online commerce in the world today. For more information, please contact a DRM Networks sales representative at 800.467.0253 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.drmnetworks.com.
SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS) is a leading global provider of managed and outsourced IT services that focuses exclusively on IT solutions for businesses. With an IT services platform that extends to 45 countries, SAVVIS has over 5,000 enterprise customers and leads the industry in delivering secure, reliable and scalable hosting, network, and application services. These solutions enable customers to focus on their core business while SAVVIS ensures the quality of their IT systems and operations. SAVVIS’ strategic approach combines virtualization technology, a global network and 25 data centers and automated management and provisioning systems. For more information about SAVVIS, visit:
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Carter B. Cromley
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