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VCSY - A Laughing Place #2
Wednesday, 4 October 2006
The set-top-box maker makes move
Topic: VCSY / Infotech

Previously on ProgrammersHeaven. 


: : Via letsgovcsy on RB:
: : Tivo, IBM in Cross-Patent Deal
: : Tuesday October 3, 5:36 pm ET
: : Tivo, IBM Sign Patent Cross-License Agreement; Tivo Pays Undisclosed Cash Sum to IBM
: :
: : NEW YORK (AP) -- Tivo Inc., a maker of digital video recorder technology, said Tuesday it paid an undisclosed sum to IBM in a patent cross-license agreement, in which each company granted the other a non-exclusive, global, royalty-free license to patents.
: :
: : For all you old timers, here we go with the set-top-box part of the structure now. Handhelds connected to set top boxes can open up a complete world of interactive TV. We've seen secondary interests in VCSY by automated home and set-top-box interests. The eclipse logo plays a large part in the interactive vieo and set top box industry.
: _______________________________________________
: Heres a little research on Tivo's competition
: Ewan and set tops
: For those who like free floating speculation.--The Infotec Group--
: has linked with what was once ewan1, Inc.
: Heres a glimpse of Infotec's TV clarity on its website.
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Well, isn't this above blurb about Infotec cute?

This is cute, too also.
In August 2001, the Company acquired EnFacet, Inc. ("EnFacet")

In November 2001, the Company acquired certain assets of Adhesive Software, including the SiteFlash technology. EnFacet sold two products, NewsFlash, which catered to the publishing industry and newspapers in particular, and SiteFlash, an affiliation/syndication Web product). The Company continues to develop and market its other SiteFlash based products - ResponseFlash, AffiliateFlash, and UniversityFlash. In April 2003, the Company entered into a software reseller agreement with Infotec, Inc., a Japanese systems integrator and outsourcer to market SiteFlash's dynamic web content management product in Japan. On November 30, 2004, the USPTO granted a patent (No. 6,826,744) for an invention for "System and Method for Generating Web Sites in an Arbitrary Object Framework". This patent is the foundation of SiteFlash(TM), and forms the basis of the ResponseFlash(TM), NewsFlash(TM), UniversityFlash(TM) and AffiliateFlash(TM) products.

And VCSY's work with Video streaming was around this time, right?

April 2003 to a VCSY 10KSB January 2005
SiteFlash is used by consulting organizations for resale (e.g., Infotec in Japan).

Mind my adding some fuel to the speculative glow?

We need to consider (in all the deals we read about) that some moves by the larger bodies will be as necessary and measured reactions to governing bodies concerned with maintaining industry/market order given such a large body competing unfairly or as a monopoly in a market system.

If IBM had agreements with another set-top maker that has been in development for a length of time, IBM would be required by legislated anti-trust laws to share the license with at least one balancing member ofthe community. I think Tivo gets the license late and IBM has a preferred supplier for set-tops.

So, what is Infotech after?
Infotec announces Dave McIlroy as VP of Business Development

August 15, 2006

(Vancouver, BC) After an exhaustive search for the right candidate, CEO Arthur Griffith’s search is over. Infotec BSI (IFTC.OB) Announced this morning the appointment of Mr. Dave McIlroy as VP Business development as the company continues to build a world class executive team. With over 20 years as a senior executive in the telecom and IT industry, McIlroy was an obvious choice right from the beginning. An executive inspired by the advances in business technology, McIlroy’s last 11 years have been in service to the innovation of online video media and media over IP technology. McIlroy is credited with helping pioneer some of the first ever internet video broadcasts on the web.

McIlroy’s experience in web based media and broadcasting allowed him to work with a handful of Fortune 500 companies, Rogers Communications and Canada’s own Globe and Mail. A passionate sports fan, Dave also worked with several semi-pro sports teams and leagues to experiment with streaming video and audio on the web. He is highly touted in the IT world, and marks another corporate milestone for Infotec BSI.

Infotec has fully tested its new point of presence location in the Quinby Building in Los Angeles, California – firmly establishing a foundation for the delivery of our services on a global scale.

Some work froma cv:
Enfacet, Inc / Vertical Computer Systems -
March 2001 – October 2001
Ø Ported proprietary C-binaries and Perl/CGI/DBI scripts of Adhesive’s SiteFlash software into a series of object-oriented PHP scripts converted to run on Windows/IIS (prior version ran only on UNIX/Apache).
Ø Configured ISAPI filters to emulate Apache’s mod-rewrite rules in IIS.
Ø Built customized SiteFlash installation for resale for Japanese markets for Infotec, Japan (, utilizing DHTML, Perl, SQL, shell scripts. This included integrating Japanese language support and allowing sites to be displayed dynamically in the target language based on login profiling.
Ø Built customized SiteFlash installation for California State University, Fullerton, Department of Business and Financial Affairs in Perl, SQL, Bash script, significantly upgrading e-commerce and content management functionality.

All since 2001 and nothing more said. What's up with that? Seems like others are gearing up for action:

Advanced Technetix, Inc., Formerly eWan1, Inc., Begins Trading under New Symbol 'AVXN'
LOS ANGELES, Sep 26, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Advanced Technetix, Inc., (Pink Sheets:AVXN), formerly eWan1, Inc., announced that the company's shares will begin trading on the OTC Pink Sheets under its new trading symbol, 'AVXN', effective today, Tuesday, September 26th, 2006.

Advanced Technetix is a developer of technology and equipment that enables the delivery of High-Definition (HD) quality video and television content to consumers over internet protocol (a revolution known as "IPtv" or television broadcasting over the Internet) and believes it is the first company with the ability to deliver Internet TV with the clarity of high definition to ordinary TV sets.

Posted by Portuno Diamo at 1:44 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 7 December 2006 12:01 PM EST
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