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To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" Subject: Optibase Announces Linux Support for its VideoPlex XPress Streaming Media Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 15:19:59 +0200 Optibase Announces Linux Support for its VideoPlex XPress Streaming Media End-Point Platform Herzliya, Israel, - Optibase (NASDAQ: OBAS) today announced Linux support to its streaming media endpoint platform, the VideoPlex XPress. Optibase will demonstrate digital video playback on its Linux based platform during NAB2000, (National Association of Broadcasters) April 10-13, at booth number I7118, Las Vegas Convention Center. This announcement fortifies Optibase's pursuit to become a leading provider of media streaming solutions while supporting an open platforms strategy. With the latest release of its end-point solution as well as the introduction of an on-line developers club, Optibase is now positioned to offer support to Open Source Linux developers. By using the Optibase VideoPlex XPress, B2B and B2C video-streaming services will now be able to enjoy powerful computing, unsurpassed reliability and a cost-effective solution. The open source nature of the software allows it to become an excellent enterprise system. "Optibase is committed to support the Linux developers community. Offering high quality video playback is the first major step," said Yaniv Garty, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. "We are enabling the Linux community to take advantage of our proven expertise in video streaming technology and are initiating development for Linux-based media transmission servers to address the market needs of Service Providers. With Linux being the fastest growing server operating environment, we see enormous potential for Linux based media streaming and networking applications." Further information on Optibase's support for Linux can be found on Optibase's website at www.optibase.com/linux About Linux Linux, the Unix derivative developed in 1991 by Linus Trovalds is a powerful, cost effective, versatile open standards operating system for delivering scalability and reliability. Linux may be used for a wide variety of purposes such as Networking, software development, end user platforms and as a tool for ISPs for providing services to the Internet. Linux is developed under the GNU General Public License and its source code is freely available to everyone. About VideoPlex XPress .=E4 The VideoPlex XPress, a top quality video-in-a-window platform is designed for integration into end points. Targeted at large scale video networking applications, VideoPlex XPress offers high-quality, cost effective MPEG video hardware acceleration based on the PCI Video Inlay method or the Video Port Extension (VPE - part of the PC 98 recommendations), also supported in by windows 95/98 and the recently introduced Windows 2000 About Optibase Optibase provides high-quality, cost-effective solutions that enable the preparation and delivery of MPEG-based digital video over broadband networks. Based on the Company's expertise in both MPEG and network technologies, Optibase has created a suite of products used in applications such as digital video archiving, distance learning, business television and content creation. For more information please visit the Optibase web site at www.optibase.com.