(Salt Lake City, UT--September 16, 2003)-At the recent International Broadcasting Congress leading Pay TV Technology Provider NDS featured an
Exerscape indoor cycling fitness program on its XTV Advanced Personal Video Recorder platform. According to NDS Business Development
Manager Elad Manishviz, several firsts were recorded and carrier interest was strong.
NDS Has Major Presence At International Broadcasting Congress
NDS is the worlds leading provider of security solutions in the cable and satellite TV industries.
Its security cards are found in over 34 million settop boxes worldwide. As part of the News Corp. family,
NDS has a great insight into the needs of programming providers.
XTV is the NDS Advanced Personal Video Recorder offering to cable and
satellite programming providers. The Exerscape personal fitness solution will be one of several
interactive Pay TV offerings on the XTV platform, in addition to standard Personal Video Recorder
recording and time shifting features.
Exerscape Feature On NDS XTV Set Top Box Platform
Riding Candlestick Trail In Canyonlands National Park
The NDS XTV Platform is the latest demonstration product based
on IXR's patented Exerscape™ variable rate digital video technology.
Exerscape smoothly varies the video speed under the direct control of the wheel speed.
As you pedal faster, you go faster through the helmet-cam video filmed on location. Self-selected
music, played from the Internet or a CD, enhances the Exerscape experience. Workout data is
saved for review. The Exerscape.com Web
database will enable users to share their workout information with coaches, rehabilitation
specialists, and others.
IXR's breakthrough video technology provides an unmatched level of realism
by seamlessly varying the video rate of high-quality MPEG2 video. As Jim
Taylor, noted author of "DVD Demystified", stated, "Exerscape is an unparalleled
advancement of stunning simplicity." Originally conceived and invented by IXR
founder Bruce Ewert, Exerscape™ enables high-quality digital video speed to
be manipulated at will. Mr. Ewert, with his Speilbergian visage and varied
sporting and technologic background, notes "this is just another step towards
where we want to take users as we continue to push the frontiers of realistic
POV capture and user-driven displays, with optional real-time Internet connectivity!"
The Blackburn Motivator for Windows PCs is available for a suggested retail price
of $399. It requires a 400 Mhz PC with Windows 98 or newer and a DVD ROM drive. An included hardware link connects
the bicycle to
the PC, transmitting speed and (optionally) heart rate to the Exerscape video program. The included first disc
contains 18 rides in Moab, Utah, Monterey, California, and Paris-Roubaix, France, for a total of over three hours
of healthy entertainment.
To order for end use, at home or in a club please
or click here.
To speak with Mr. Ewert directly regarding Exerscape
and related dynamically variable rate video technologies, call 801-281-5900 or
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (click here).