Encirq Makes Fierce 15 IPTV List

Encirq Corporation, the global leader in device data management and the creator of DeviceSQL(TM), announced today that it has been named to FierceIPTV’s first annual Fierce 15 list. This distinction honors Encirq as an emerging technology leader for the creation and delivery of IPTV products and services.

“The Fierce15 IPTV award honors top emerging companies that are driving innovation and shaping the future of the industry,” said Brian Dolan, editor of FierceIPTV. “It is clear that companies like Encirq are bringing this industry to the next level. Encirq’s DeviceSQL is enabling the industry to deliver more compelling IPTV services and experiences while radically reducing the time and costs associated with building and deploying data-rich set-top box applications such as interactive program guides.”

DeviceSQL is a next-generation software framework for implementing the high-performance, resource-efficient data management components and solutions needed for critical IPTV set-top box applications and other digital media devices such as DVRs, digital TVs and handheld consumer devices. DeviceSQL radically simplifies the creation of software solutions that enable devices to process, store, access and use more data and content metadata within their limited hardware resources. This results in increased performance, richer feature sets and improved device usability for consumers while reducing the costs associated with device hardware and the time-to-delivery.

“Encirq is honored to be a Fierce15 company,” said Mark Vogel, co-founder and CEO of Encirq. “IPTV is revolutionizing the TV experience by delivering greater interactivity and personalization which drive new business models and revenue opportunities for service providers. Today, device manufactures and service providers are already delivering on the potential of IPTV through the use of DeviceSQL.”

FierceIPTV is a weekly email newsletter distributed by FierceMarkets that covers news and insights on the emerging IPTV industry, providing more than 18,000 subscribers a quick, authoritative briefing on the week’s top wireless stories and markets. The FierceIPTV Fierce15 represents the top emerging companies in the IPTV market for 2006. The complete list of winning companies is available today in a special issue of FierceIPTV and on the FierceIPTV Web site.

About Encirq
Encirq Corporation is the global leader in device data management software and the creator of DeviceSQL(TM). Encirq enables companies in the wireless, consumer electronics and in-vehicle infotainment markets to employ and integrate device data to increase their products’ independent intelligence and usability. DeviceSQL accelerates the delivery of new device functionality, improved services, innovative business models and compelling user experiences all while improving performance, optimizing system resources and reducing costs. Established in 1998 Encirq partners with companies around the globe to transform their businesses and industries. Encirq is headquartered in Silicon Valley with regional offices in Japan and Korea.

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