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Novar’s Remote Office Suite Supports MSO Consolidation Into Regional Operations Centers

Secure, remote access to sales, traffic, and accounting

7/16/2002

Denver, CO -- Encoda Systems, Inc. today announced the release of Novar Remote Office, a suite of products that facilitates efficient consolidation of MSO operations into cost-effective regional operations centers. With Remote Office, critical sales, traffic, and accounting information is available to the remote account executive and sales manager 24 hours a day through a powerful Web-based application that works over any kind of Internet connection, anywhere.

“As MSOs look to save money by consolidating many far-flung ops centers into fewer regional centers, they run the risk of disconnecting the account executive in the field from the traffic and billing operations staff responsible for executing the advertising campaigns sold,” says John Sorensen, President of Encoda’s Broadband Division. Now, rather than resort to telephone, e-mail, and fax for critical communications, remote account executives can tap into their Remote Office system for access to real-time business data.

The Novar Remote Office suite is comprised of three key elements: the Remote Sales System, the Remote Traffic System, and the Remote Accounting System. Using the Remote Sales System, users can access contract data, inventory availability, sales projections, and invoice/payment information with a few clicks of a mouse. Reports pulled by remote users can be previewed on-screen, printed, saved to a local computer, or e-mailed. Novar's Remote Traffic System provides remote users with Web-based access to important traffic functions such as order entry and ad copy instructions. And finally, the Remote Accounting System provides month-end and accounts-receivable reports to remote users in formats including on-screen preview, print, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).

Remote Office provides secure access to sensitive business data, allowing only authorized users into the system.

With Novar Remote Office MSOs can streamline operations, lower hardware and software costs, and even reduce office square footage while enabling staff not located at the operational center to work with maximum efficiency and possibly even greater productivity than when the traffic department was just down the hall, said Sorensen.

About Encoda Systems

Encoda Systems, Inc. provides comprehensive technology solutions for electronic media markets(broadcast television, cable, DBS, radio, streaming media, advertising agencies, media buyers, and national sales reps). Encoda Systems offers one of the most complete arrays of business systems and automated delivery systems and services in the world. The Company has offices in Colorado, New York, New Jersey, Tennessee, Michigan, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Hong Kong, and Australia. Encoda Systems is privately held with funding from a group including LiveWire Media, Thomas H. Lee Company, the Blackstone Group, Evercore Partners, and Spire Capital Partners. Additional information is available at www.encodasystems.com.