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UltraPlayer adds Secure Downloads of Digital Music

-- Colorado Company Chooses DMOD for its Ease of Implementation and Added Security with Seamless User Experience --

ALLSTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2000-- Digital Media On Demand, Inc. (DMOD), a leading provider of digital content encryption, distribution and flexible rights-management technologies, today announced a partnership with UltraCo Incorporated, which enables the company's popular UltraPlayer media player, to use DMOD technology to provide a secure method of content distribution. This partnership, the second in what is anticipated to be a series of such agreements with multimedia players, builds on the momentum created by the early March announcement of DMOD enabling Lycos' Sonique Media Player.

DMOD's client software will give UltraPlayer users access to DMOD-enabled content and the ability to perform secure downloads of digital music. DMOD will work with UltraPlayer to implement the technology this quarter. DMOD is working to capture part of the projected $2 billion online music market (Forrester Research) by working with Internet industry leaders to make distributing digital music more secure, safe, and inexpensive.

"We chose to work with DMOD because of the superior open format technology that they are able to offer for media players. The ease with which the DMOD technology can be integrated into media players was another key consideration, as we want to implement the technology quickly for the benefit of our customers and content developers," said Andy Fanton, president and chief technology engineer at UltraCo. "DMOD technology is completely transparent to UltraPlayer end-users, which means a lot to us. Also, content providers can be assured of its complete security."

DMOD offers unique technologies for digital content creators, distributors and gatekeepers. The company's strength is its unparalleled encryption technology. Working with NTRU Cryptosystems, Inc., creators of the world's fastest public key cryptography system, DMOD has become the only company encrypting files "on the fly." Their patent-pending multiple key encryption technology offers content developers the ability to mark and protect up to one key per second per digital file for enhanced security, making illegal use virtually impossible and extremely time consuming. With more music being distributed via the Internet, security has become an extremely important issue to record labels, producers and artists.

"The agreement with UltraPlayer is another step toward achieving a commercially viable solution for digital downloading," said DMOD Chief Operating Officer Brett Fasullo. "First, with the Sonique Media Player and now with UltraPlayer, we are pleased to see DMOD technology utilized and adopted by the top players in the industry. Digital content providers benefit from the tools DMOD offers -- a flexible way to protect, distribute and manage their work."

The UltraPlayer audio software plays MP3, WMA, WAV, CD Audio, and Internet radio streams using the highly efficient true-fidelity Neutrino(TM) MPEG audio decoder. UltraPlayer features a dual-mode, intuitive interface with dynamic UltraSkins and visualization modules. The feature-packed application allows users to play, build and manage playlists, tune to and record Internet radio streams, search for music, rip CD tracks to MP3s (with the addition of the EasyMP3 module), convert MP3s to WAV files, set the SmartAlarm, and much more. UltraPlayer provides a higher level of streaming audio features than competing multimedia players. The UltraPlayer audio software is available for free download at UltraPlayer users who wish to convert CD tracks into MP3 can download the free trial-version of EasyMP3 from (

About UltraCo

Founded in 1999, UltraCo Incorporated ( is a leading developer of Internet music software and advertising 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.

About DMOD

Digital Media On Demand, Inc. (DMOD) is a leader in digital content encryption, distribution and flexible rights-management technologies. DMOD's unique security technology boasts the highest level of encryption available, allowing digital content providers to effectively and safely distribute content via the Internet. The only company encrypting files "on the fly," DMOD's multiple key encryption technology offers content developers the ability to mark and protect up to one key per second for enhanced security, making illegal use virtually impossible and extremely time consuming. Based in Allston, Mass., the privately-held company was founded in 1996. DMOD is funded by Greylock, a venture capital firm who has helped launch over 250 companies since 1965 including Red Hat Software, Open Market, Ascend Communications and SightPath. For more information on DMOD, visit

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