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Orb Celebrates Bastille Day With Seven Million Users

EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Orb Networks (http://www.orb.com), the world leader in content virtualization, remote access and media freedom, announced today that its userbase is now over seven- million strong. Orb's French-born co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Luc Julia, drew parallels between this industry milestone and the French national holiday.

EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ — Orb Networks (http://www.orb.com), the world leader in content virtualization, remote access and media freedom, announced today that its userbase is now over seven- million strong. Orb's French-born co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Luc Julia, drew parallels between this industry milestone and the French national holiday.

"The ancien regime can no longer imprison our media. Our time has come," said Dr. Julia. "Our media is created and remains free and equal in our right to play it on whatever device we want. Our technology fulfills the promise of liberte and egalite for all of our media."

"The old tyrannies that have imprisoned digital media on the devices that store it are crumbling before the democracy of IP connectivity," added French- born Herve Utheza, Vice President & General Manager of TV Properties at Orb. "We are at the beginning of a revolution in consumer electronics and broadband services. This revolution is not about putting a browser on a TV or a mobile phone; it is about exploiting IP-based delivery over the broadband Internet to enable direct communication between the content provider and the end user. And Orb's disruptive technology is leading the way."

"How appropriate that Orb celebrate the storming of the Bastille with our passing the seven-million-user milestone," said Joe Costello, the CEO of Orb Networks. "The day of closed systems is past. Attempts by any company to contain the forward march of the digital media market within its own walls will fail. Steve Jobs may wish that the success of the iPod could be replicated in the digital home, but as he is learning, consumers demand not just convenience but openness."

Orb is available directly from www.orb.com as well as through license agreement for custom partner implementations.

About Orb Networks, Inc.

Orb Networks is an award-winning developer of software and services that unlock the digital media stored on personal computers. Orb gives consumers secure, free, instant, and everywhere-access to everything from their TV and music to photos and video on virtually any web-enabled device. The company's partners and affiliates include, amongst others, AOL Winamp, AMD, and Creative Labs. Orb Networks is a privately held company in Emeryville, Calif. For more information about Orb Networks and the Orb service, please visit http://www.orb.com.

SOURCE Orb Networks, Inc.

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