[REBOL] News: REBOL and Morpheus Join Forces
From: carl::rebol::com at: 29-Oct-2001 16:25
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
REBOL and Morpheus join forces to create the largest
programmable content network.
California, USA - October 31, 2001 - REBOL Technologies and
StreamCast Networks (formerly MusicCity.com) today announced a
partnership to create the world's largest peer-to-peer X Internet
content network. StreamCast, makers of Morpheus and next
generation peer-to-peer content distribution networks, will base
Morpheus 2.0 on REBOL's X Internet operating system (IOS)
technology to provide interactive programmable content to more
than 30 million users by the end of the year.
This partnership catapults the Internet into a new era,
Carl Sassenrath, Founder and CTO of REBOL Technologies. "It
combines the ubiquity of StreamCast's advanced peer-to-peer
distribution system with the power and operating system
independence of REBOL's X Internet applications."
We are inventing a new genre for content networks that is
unequaled by even MSN or AOL,
commented Steve W. Griffin, CEO
of StreamCast, whose Morpheus product has been downloaded by
more than 27 million users. "Morpheus and its content network
will be accessible across nearly all Internet devices, and we
will establish an entirely new class of shared, interactive
Content, service, and application developers can use
StreamCast's Morpheus to distribute their works, products, or
goods over the Internet to millions of consumers. It uses an
advanced peer-to-peer networking technology that does not
require centralized servers and dynamically scales as load
increases. The Morpheus application allows users to search,
find, and execute content, including audio, video, photos,
reference data, reports, documents, and applications.
REBOL's IOS is based on the X Internet computing model that
works by downloading and executing small applications that are
stored and run locally. This approach produces a richer, more
interactive end-user experience, increases the relevancy of the
content, and makes the network more efficient. IOS also
eliminates the complexity and expense that makes distributed
applications difficult to produce and deploy. Tiny applications,
called "reblets", are only about the size of a single web page.
They can be quickly created and run across dozens of operating
systems. For security, IOS is one of the first systems to offer
the new Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).
We're going to see a whole new world of network applications,
says Darrell Smith, StreamCast CTO. "Applications will be
morphing - expanding and improving - in real time over the
network. You will be able to locate and use a variety of
innovative applications and services for business, home,
education, and entertainment. The agility of this system will
enable it to quickly outrun .Net."
REBOL Technologies was founded in 1997 by acclaimed OS designer
Carl Sassenrath, best known as the creator of the Amiga
Operating System and CDTV. REBOL provides X Internet systems
and solutions to companies of all sizes, technologies, and
markets. The company, located in Northern California, can be
contacted through www.rebol.com.
StreamCast Networks, formerly named MusicCity.com, was founded
by Steve W. Griffin and Darrell Smith. The company's software
product, Morpheus, allows consumers to connect to a user-created
P2P network and act as both a client and server. The company,
located in Nashville Tennessee can be contacted at [info--StreamCast--ws].
Cynthia Smyth Heather Waters
REBOL Technologies StreamCast Networks
Ukiah, CA 95482 Franklin, TN 36064