Tim Gelinas Joins GridNetworks as Vice President of Product Management

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Former Spry executive joins streaming video technology leader.

GridNetworks, a leading developer of streaming video delivery technology and services, today announced that Tim Gelinas has joined the company as Vice President of Product Management. Gelinas is an 18-year technology industry veteran with a proven track record of bringing emerging technologies to general use. In his new role, Gelinas will oversee Grid Networks' product roadmap and strategy for enabling media companies to stream high-quality video and feature length films to broadband connected viewers worldwide.

Most recently, Gelinas served as an independent technology consultant, advising startups on standards, product design and business continuity to market validation. He previously held the position of Chief Technology Officer for Virtual Clinic Incorporated where he designed, delivered and ensured the successful deployment of design and development of the Doctor Goodwell platform, an innovative patient/doctor audio/video conferencing system. Gelinas also served as General Manager in Intel Networks' product division, where he led a team of developers and product marketers in defining Intel's Wired for Management "WfM" software. Gelinas left Intel to found DataChannel, Inc., a enterprise information portal provider that was sold to Netintegrity in 2001. As DataChannel's vice president of engineering, Gelinas designed and developed the DataChannel Server, an XML/Java-based enterprise information portal, and negotiated joint XML technology development with Microsoft.

Gelinas began his technology career at Spry Inc., where he joined forces with current GridNetworks' executives Jeff Payne and Bo Wandell to launch Spry's "Internet-In-A-Box," the first commercially available Internet connection software packages. As vice president of worldwide products at Spry, Gelinas drove the vision and implementation of Spry's product offerings and helped to earn Internet-In-A-Box the distinction of being named PC Magazine's Product of the Year in 1994. Following CompuServe's 1995 acquisition of Spry, Gelinas held primary responsibility for the design and launch of the SPRYNET Internet services offering, as well as product management of all Internet division products, including Internet-In-A-Box, Internet Office, SpryWeb Server and Spry Safety Web Server.

"We are very pleased to add an executive of Tim's caliber and experience to the GridNetworks team," said Jeff Payne, CEO of GridNetworks. "Throughout his career, Tim has been at the forefront of designing and launching products that advance Internet technology. He brings the strategic vision, management expertise and market understanding to move us forward in our mission to enable content owners to provide consumers with the very best full-screen, DVD-quality video experience over the Internet."

GridNetworks enables content owners of any size -- from the largest movie and television studios to the smallest video content producers -- to directly provide consumers with instant-on, full-screen, DVD-quality video over the Internet with no file downloads or rebuffering. GridNetworks' revolutionary CDN extension technology combines the security and control of a carrier-class CDN with the economical scalability of P2P to form a managed content delivery network of global reach.

To see a demo of GridNetworks in action, please visit:

http://demo.gridnetworks.com/

About GridNetworks

GridNetworks is a leading developer of streaming video delivery services that offer digital media companies an efficient and cost-effective way to deliver high-quality video and feature-length films. GridNetworks combines best-in-class Internet hosting technologies with proprietary software, processes and management capabilities to create a highly secure and reliable delivery environment for digital content. GridNetworks is a privately held company based in Seattle, Washington. For more information about GridNetworks, please visit http://www.gridnetworks.com.

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