Subject: News for and about the Internet2 community
- From: "Lauren Rotman" <>
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- Subject: Cdigix, Inc. Joins Internet2
- Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 08:56:07 -0500
Cdigix, Inc. Joins Internet2 to Develop Next-Generation Content Distribution
Technology and Services
Seattle, WA - January 19, 2007 - Cdigix, Inc. today announced that it has
become a corporate member of Internet2 and plans to collaborate with the
consortium and its members to develop innovative content distribution and
federated identity management technologies that will play a critical role in
the future of online digital media. In the future, Cdigix will also look to
leverage the exceptional speed and advanced capabilities of Internet2's
nationwide network to offer its Clabs educational multimedia service and to
provide a platform for technology experimentation in ways not possible on
today's commercial Internet.
"As more universities leverage online content to enhance their academic
our community has looked to partner with industry leaders like Cdigix to
participate in the development of next-generation distribution and
middleware technologies," said Laurie Burns, Internet2 executive director of
Member and Partner Relations. "We look forward to working collaboratively
with Cdigix as we explore this important area."
Cdigix's participation in Internet2 builds upon its long history and
experience within the research and education communities. For more than two
years, Cdigix has provided its university partners with its innovative Clabs
educational platform, supplying them with the tools they need to post and
maintain course-critical digital audio and video media online - to be
accessed by students on multiple platforms to fulfill their course
requirements, while complying with copyright policies.
In addition, last year, Cdigix partnered with several universities to join
the InCommon Federation and to deploy Shibboleth(R) open source federated
identity management software, a technology and trust community developed by
Internet2 members. InCommon builds on Shibboleth, which is deployed by
thousands of educational organizations worldwide, to provide a scalable
trust infrastructure which allows universities and resource providers to
share protected online information in a highly secure environment.
"Internet2 is comprised of the nation's most progressive campuses which are
connected via an advanced network infrastructure," said Larry Jacobson,
Chairman and CEO of Cdigix. "We are proud to be a member of this community
and look forward to working with other members to distribute legal digital
content in truly innovative and effective new ways."
About Cdigix, Inc.
Cdigix, Inc. is the leading provider of secure, legal digital entertainment
and educational media on demand to the college market. The Seattle-based
company offers a series of distinct services to students: Ctrax for legal
music; Clabs for educational media; and Cstudio for user-generated content.
The high-quality content offered by Cdigix is available through partnerships
with premier entertainment and media companies, and is distributed via the
universities' internal IP infrastructures. More information can be found at
Internet2 is the foremost U.S. advanced networking consortium. Led by the
research and education community since 1996, Internet2 promotes the missions
of its members by providing both leading-edge network capabilities and
unique partnership opportunities that together facilitate the development,
deployment and use of revolutionary Internet technologies. Internet2 brings
the U.S. research and academic community together with technology leaders
from industry, government and the international community to undertake
collaborative efforts that have a fundamental impact on tomorrow's Internet.
For more information: http://www.internet2.edu/.
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- Cdigix, Inc. Joins Internet2, Lauren Rotman, 01/19/2007
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