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RioPort Bolsters Its Industry Leading PulseOne Service With Digital Envoy's NetAcuity Geographic Targeting Solution


SAN JOSE, Calif. - Jan. 16, 2002 - RioPort, the leading music application service provider (ASP), today announced that it has deployed Digital Envoy's NetAcuity™ geographic targeting technology to enhance the secure delivery of digital music content via its PulseOne Service™.

RioPort's PulseOne Service provides the company's partners, including e-tailers, broadband and wireless service providers and consumer electronics companies, with a private-labeled, outsourced music content delivery service that enables them to let their customers try, rent, buy and access digital music anywhere. By adding Digital Envoy's NetAcuity capabilities to the service, RioPort can authenticate the geographic location of its partners' end users on a global basis to ensure that selected digital music tracks are downloaded only in areas authorized according to the distribution agreement, such as across North America or in Europe.

"RioPort is pleased to announce Digital Envoy as one of its PulseOne Service technology partners," said Anthony Schaller, senior vice president of technology and CTO of RioPort, Inc. "The ability to validate content purchases by determining the location of end users in a non-invasive manner with Digital Envoy's NetAcuity solution helps to further enhance the security of our PulseOne Service."

NetAcuity can determine the geographic location and connection speed of Internet users down to a city level, worldwide. This allows companies to more effectively target and tailor content, route Internet traffic and comply with legal guidelines affecting the delivery of content.

"RioPort is a leader in the digital music space and, by deploying NetAcuity, the company can prove yet again that it is developing and delivering solutions that meet the stringent guidelines surrounding the delivery of digital content," said Sanjay Parekh, chief strategy officer of Digital Envoy.

RioPort's PulseOne Service

RioPort's PulseOne Service provides e-tailers, broadband and wireless service providers and consumer electronics manufacturers with a single coherent digital music solution, designed and branded precisely to their needs. The service provides all the functions partners require, including content licensing and aggregation, comprehensive 24x7 hosting, site monitoring, reporting, e-commerce and content delivery. RioPort works continuously to extend its PulseOne Service to support newly emerging devices and evolving digital music security technologies for its partners in order to provide them with a service that delivers a superior consumer experience while protecting the rights of content owners. For music appliance manufacturers, RioPort provides its d2d™ (Direct-to-Device) Technology, a first-of-its-kind patent pending technology that ensures access to digital music on secure, non-PC devices.

About Digital Envoy

Digital Envoy is the leader in geo-intelligent solutions and RealPath™ intelligent routing for the Internet. Digital Envoy's NetAcuity™ technology is the recognized industry-standard in geo-targeting, allowing customers to target and restrict Web content on a geographic basis, worldwide, down to a city-level. Digital Envoy is headquartered in Atlanta and has offices in San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Malibu, Calif., New York and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

About RioPort, Inc. is the leading music application service provider, providing e-tailers and consumer electronics manufacturers with industry-standard solutions for selling music to consumers in a simple, secure manner. RioPort's distribution partners include the MTVi Group, Radio Free Virgin, House of Blues, and others. RioPort is backed by Oak Investment Partners, Vulcan Ventures, SONICblue, Microsoft Corp., Mitsubishi Corp., EMC Corp., Quantam Corp., and Macrovision Corp.