FrameFree® Technologies Teams with Akamai to Power New FrameFree United Networks

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Content authoring system for digital artists is first to be optimized for high-speed media delivery.

FrameFree Technologies (http://www.framefree.com), developers of a family of products that provide easy and efficient authoring and compression of high resolution motion imagery, today announced it has teamed with Akamai Technologies, Inc., the leading global service provider for accelerating content and business processes online, to power FrameFree United Networks (FUN), a global digital content authoring system that creates and aggregates original content for efficient, worldwide distribution. The FUN platform is the first secure publishing mechanism for digital content artists and publishers—and now with Akamai, the first to offer a digital content authoring system for high-speed delivery with instant access to Akamai’s 19,000 servers worldwide.

“By using Akamai’s massively-distributed, global content delivery network, FrameFree United Networks will be able to provide a completely secure, stable and lightning-fast delivery system for high fidelity digital content artists and publishers,” said Thomas Randolph, president of FrameFree. “By teaming with Akamai, anyone who wants to make their rich media web content available and accessible worldwide may do so with the click of a button.”

“Combining robust digital publishing capabilities with Akamai’s on demand delivery platform enables customers to create a more dynamic advertising and branding experience,” said Robert Hughes, Akamai executive vice president, global sales, services and marketing. “When businesses tap into Akamai’s on-demand computing infrastructure in support of their online commerce, advertising and promotional initiatives, results have shown measurable increases in brand loyalty and conversion rates. We are pleased to be able to help FrameFree be the first to bring this dramatically new and efficient content authoring system to market.”

FrameFree today also launched FrameFree Studio™, the first digital imaging software that allows for the creation of compelling movies from still photographs. FrameFree United Networks, coupled with the use of FrameFree Studio, makes authoring and delivery of digital content easier than it’s ever been.

About Akamai

Akamai® (NASDAQ: AKAM) is the leading global service provider for accelerating content and business processes online. Thousands of organizations have formed trusted relationships with Akamai, improving their revenue and reducing costs by maximizing the performance of their online businesses. Leveraging the Akamai EdgePlatformTM, these organizations gain business advantage today, and have the foundation for the emerging Web solutions of tomorrow. Akamai is "The Trusted Choice for Online Business." For more information, visit http://www.akamai.com.

About FrameFree Technologies

Founded in 2004 and based in San Francisco, Calif., FrameFree Technologies, Inc. is a joint venture between United Kingdom-based FrameFree International Limited and Japan-based Monolith Co., Ltd. The company develops and distributes a groundbreaking family of products that provide easy and efficient authoring and compression of motion imagery and enable the delivery of hi-resolution digital movies across multiple networks and platforms at a fraction of the traditional bandwidth, storage and costs. FrameFree Technologies is striving to create a community of artists and content producers using its products’ unique capabilities to realize their vision. Visit the FrameFree web site at http://www.framefree.com.

About Monolith Company Limited

Monolith Co. Ltd. is a privately held Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) company with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Monolith was formed in May 1990, with the mission to fill the gap between theoretical research efforts in the academic fields and practical needs in the IT business. Specializing in breakthrough technologies in the areas of Computer Graphics, Digital Imaging, Digital Content Security, Differential Topology and Image Interpolation, Monolith's core theories are based on non-linear mathematical and multi-resolutional algorithms that are novel and state-of-the-art.

Monolith takes groundbreaking theories and develops them to practical proof-of-concept systems, while protecting its core and derived technologies with a wide range of patents. Currently, Monolith has filed more than 150 patents and has been issued more than 24 patents in globally in the area of differential topology, Homotopy and Critical Point Filters (technology used for FrameFree products). Monolith has licensed all of its patents exclusively to FrameFree Technologies for the US market. Visit the Monolith web site at http://www.monolith-prime.co.jp.

FrameFree ® and MOTION GRAVURE® are all registered JAPANESE trademarks of Monolith Co., Ltd. Trademark application for FrameFree™ is pending in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. FrameFree® technologies are developed by Monolith Co., Ltd. using the CPF theory (Yoshihisa Shinagawa et. al., professor of Illinois University,) and protected by Monolith Co., Ltd. (Patent numbers: JP2927350/USP6018592/USP6137910/USP6347152, etc.)

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