For Immediate Release

UltraPlayer announces strategic relationships with Spacial Audio Solutions and Net Radio Promotions to integrate content along with powerful streaming and listening tools for end-users and broadcasters.

Louisville, CO June 13, 2000 - UltraCo Incorporated, makers of the popular and powerful UltraPlayer audio software, Spacial Audio Solutions, developers of the revolutionary Streaming Audio Manager (SAM) webcasting technology and Net Radio Promotions announced today a strategic relationship to integrate key components of their respective products and services into a comprehensive webcaster to end-user system.

Spacial Audio Solutions will license UltraCo’s Neutrino™ MPEG audio decoder to enhance the SAM webcasting technology as a stand-alone, turnkey streaming tool. “We evaluated all the decoders available to us and found that UltraPlayer’s Neutrino engine had the best combination of CPU efficiency and audio quality. We’re excited to give everyone, from fully professional commercial operations to weekend hobbyists, a flexible and automated way to legally, easily and economically set up, manage and effectively maintain an Internet radio station” said Bryan Payne, President of Spacial Audio Solutions.

UltraPlayer will become the preferred media player solution for stations using SAM technology. “We’re proud that the quality of UltraPlayer and our Neutrino decoder caught the attention of the team at Spacial Audio. Radio stations migrating from the airwaves to the Internet will definitely relate to this new technology when they discover the SAM-UltraPlayer solution. We look forward to further integration of SAM and UltraPlayer in ways that will reward our users with interactive listening,” said UltraCo President, Andy Fanton.

Net Radio Promotions will manage music content for the entire Audiorealm network of stations. “Our partnership with Spacial Audio will enable independent and major record labels and artists to make their music instantly available to all Audiorealm stations for broadcast and promotion over the Internet. We are especially excited about the ability to track music and gain invaluable information such as spins, audience numbers and listener demographics” said Trevor Lane, Director of Net Radio Promotions.

SAM (Streaming Audio Manager) is currently the only multi-format streaming solution with RIAA licensing, seamless advertising, syndicated news and music content integration, automated playlist management and unique statistical tracking and reporting. SAM reporting is done in real-time to the Audiorealm Broadcast Networks server database. Webcasters can download the free SAM software and plugins at www.spacialaudio.com. Internet radio stations using the SAM technology are listed at www.audiorealm.com.

UltraPlayer 1.0 plays MP3, WAV, WMA, CD Audio, and Internet radio streams featuring a dual-mode, intuitive interface with animated UltraSkins, audio plugins, and 3D visualization modules. The feature-packed application allows users to play and search for music, build and manage playlists, tune to and record Internet radio streams, edit ID3 tags, adjust sound levels with a Graphic-EQ, rip CD tracks to MP3s (with the addition of the EasyMP3 module), convert MP3s to WAV files, wake up or snooze with the SmartAlarm™, and much more. The UltraPlayer 1.0 audio software is available for free at www.ultraplayer.com.

About Net Radio Promotions:
Net Radio Promotions (www.netradiopromo.com), works with artists and record labels to effectively promote and market music to internet-only radio. Net Radio Promotions is the online division of Sam Kaiser’s MVP Entertainment Inc., America’s premiere national promotion quarterback project consultant for over 10 years. In addition to the AudioRealm network of stations, NRP maintains contact with over 600 legitimate online radio stations. Net Radio Promotions (NRP) is the world’s first internet-only radio promotion company dedicated solely to the promotion of music and artists to this new medium.

About Spacial Audio Solutions:
About Spacial Audio Solutions: Spacial*Audio Solutions, LLC. (www.spacialaudio.com) Develops software solutions for multi-format streaming audio content management and delivery. The team began development of SAM (Stream Audio Manager) in February 1999. Since then SAM has grown into a solution that can be considered unique and a leader in the field of digital media delivery and management - with no other software currently providing even half of the integrated features that SAM possesses.
On March 6th, 2000 Spacial Audio Solutions announced the signing of the first webcasting performance license agreement with the RIAA for a network of webcasters. Under the terms of the agreement, any individual or entity that creates a webcast utilizing Spacial*Audio Solutions’ proprietary Stream Audio Manager ("SAM") technology and is an affiliate of the Audiorealm Broadcasting Network is covered by the license.

About UltraCo:
Founded in 1999, UltraCo Incorporated (www.ultraplayer.com) is a leading developer of Internet music software and services for the online music market. UltraCo is a privately-held corporation dedicated to equipping consumers with the best tools for enhancing their online music experience.


 

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