Sensoria and Destiny Media Technologies Partner on Application to Wirelessly Deliver Rights-Protected Digital Music Content into Vehicles

LA JOLLA, Calif. - September 6, 2001 - Wireless connectivity experts Sensoria Corporation and Destiny Media Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: DSNY), leaders in developing easy-to-use tools and enabling technologies to distribute digital media via the Internet, announced an application partnership today at DEMOmobile 2001 in La Jolla, Calif. - an executive conference focused on the products and technology shaping the mobile and wireless marketplace.

 

Under the partnership agreement, Destiny Media will provide its digital music content to drivers via the new Sensoria Telematics Environment, a standards-based telematics platform with a simple-to-use interface for delivering authorized, innovative third-party applications to in-vehicle information systems. Sensoria will support Destiny's digital rights protection software, MPE™, a secure media distribution system that provides e-commerce and digital rights management directly from within an MP3-compatible multimedia file, on its in-vehicle platform.

 

The driver will access Destiny's MPE-protected digital content on the web and deliver it to the vehicle through a web-based interface and MPE decryption supported by the Sensoria Telematics Environment. Media transfer is executed over the conventional cellular or wireless LAN capabilities of the Sensoria mGate Modular Vehicle Gateway. Additional media player software will not be required since MPE's are self-extracting files. To enhance the user experience, music playback is controlled via the vehicle's stereo controls.

Destiny President, Steve Vestergaard comments, "MPE was designed to be portable and I'm pleased at the opportunity to show how it can be used to securely transfer music to a car stereo. Sensoria's Telematics Environment makes it extremely easy to share digital content between PC and vehicle platforms."

 

"Destiny's technology provides a method of delivering digital music to the vehicle over the Sensoria Telematics Environment with a model for compensating the originating source, artist and music label," explains Dave Gelvin, president and CEO of Sensoria.

 

The Sensoria Telematics Environment is a standards-based platform for delivering next-generation telematics services over conventional cellular, Bluetooth and wireless LAN connections. It enables telematics service providers to quickly and easily deploy new voice and data applications remotely to in-vehicle information systems. It consists of three components: the Telematics Server Suite, the Telematics Client Platform software, and the mGate Modular Vehicle Gateway. Sensoria has simplified the complexities of wireless and proprietary vehicle interfaces into a common set of APIs and web-based interfaces to support third-party software development for the Sensoria Telematics Environment.

 

About Sensoria Corporation

Sensoria Corporation is a leader in wireless and wire-line connectivity solutions that network the systems embedded in vehicles, homes and industry with the Internet. Sensoria's technology enables access to advanced telematics, telemetry and location-based services from the car, workplace or home. Founded in 1998, Sensoria Corp. is a private company based in San Diego, California. For more information, visit http://www.sensoria.com/ or call (858) 673-4460.

 

About Destiny Media Technologies, Inc.

 

Destiny Media Technologies, Inc. (http://www.dsny.com) is a leader in developing easy-to-use tools and enabling technologies to distribute digital media through the Internet. The company's suite of streaming and downloadable products includes: MPE™ (http://www.destinympe.com), a complete, secure media distribution system that provides e-commerce and digital rights management directly from within an MP3-compatible multimedia file; Clipstream™ (http://www.clipstream.com), a java-based tool which enables web pages, e-mail and banners to stream audio without the use of a player; Video Clipstream™ (http://www.videoclipstream.com), a technology for embedding streaming video into a web page or e-mail; and the RadioDestiny Broadcaster™ (http://www.radiodestiny.com), which allows a user to webcast live or scripted internet radio from a computer to anyone on the Internet. Established in 1991, the company is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

 

For more information contact:

Destiny Media Technologies, Inc.
Steve Vestergaard
steve@dsny.com
President & CEO
Destiny Media Technologies, Inc.
604-609-7736 ext. 222

 

Keith Loh