January 8, 2007


The new licensing models will better accommodate users doing high volume encoding. Sorenson had found that a growing number of users were attempting to use desktop versions of its Squeeze product to handle high-volume video encoding. Desktop versions of the tool have a limit of 1,500 files encoded per month. The new licensing models reflect pricing appropriate to enterprise server-level software.

The Squeeze for Flash license, based on the company's product for encoding video into Flash, enables users to efficiently encode in SWF and FLV formats. The Squeeze Compression Suite license, based on Squeeze Compression Suite, enhanced with additional plug-ins, supports all leading formats, including Windows Media, QuickTime, Flash, Real, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, 3GPP and PSP.

The Sorenson Squeeze for Flash license is priced at an annual subscription level of $1,238 per system in single-unit quantities. The Sorenson Squeeze Compression Suite license is priced at an annual subscription rate of $2,500 per system in single-unit quantities. Neither price includes the On2 Pro Codec, which is available at an additional cost.

Both licensing models include unlimited encoding and are applicable to large-scale users such as media organizations and video sharing sites that encode up to thousands of videos per day. Customers for both licensing models will receive all available Sorenson Squeeze upgrades. The purchase of the Squeeze for Flash license and the Squeeze Compression Suite license will include an upgrade from Sorenson Squeeze 4.0 and earlier versions to Sorenson Squeeze 4.5, and to subsequent versions of Sorenson Squeeze released by the company while the license is in effect.