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IMAQLIQ and Opera Software bring latest browsing technology to IPTV

February 2, 2011

Moscow and Oslo, Norway - February 2, 2011

Today Opera Software announced a collaboration with IMAQLIQ to providethe latest technology to consumers using IPTV. IMAQLIQ, a Russiandeveloper of telecommunications equipment with a broad internationalfootprint, will integrate Opera on its line of devices for interactiveTV.

Technology, coupled with strong industry partnerships, makes the OperaDevices Software Development Kit (SDK) the ideal solution for IPTVdeployments. It is easy to integrate with streaming media players,conditional access systems, and personal video recorders/applicationsand can be used to create and render middleware portals.

The SDK provides maximum performance on the platform, is optimized forhardware and supports the latest standards. This allows IMAQLIQ towork with multiple middleware solutions providers. Additionally thecollaboration allows customers to have access to the most on-demandapplications such as YouTube, vkontakte and Google.

"When we were evaluating various browsers, we received excellentfeedback from middleware vendors about Opera Software," said DmitryTolpanov, Director of R&D, IMAQLIQ. "We decided to go with the companythat had active development and robust support for its product.Additionally, the Opera browser is beloved by millions of peopleacross the Russian Federation. It was an easy decision to choose Operaon our latest line of consumer devices for interactive digital TV."

Opera offers a myriad of opportunities for OEMs and service providers.The interface between TV and broadband can be expanded to services andfeatures that go well beyond the basic decoding of TV signals and webbrowsing. IP set-top boxes and connected TVs can be a conduit forvideo on demand, electronic programming guides, digital rightsmanagement and other multimedia, interactive content - all of whichcan be upgraded remotely and securely.

"By utilizing the Opera Devices SDK there is unlimited revenuepotential for service providers and OEMs," said Christen Krogh, ChiefDevelopment Officer, Opera Software. "Selected functionality can becreated and easily distributed at a low cost, creating a scenariowhere service providers are able to generate a revenue stream indelivering tailored content and/or subscription-based services."

About IMAQLIQ

IMAQLIQ Team is Russian developer and manufacturer of high-techtelecommunications equipment. IMAQLIQ produces a number of productssuch as IMAQLIQ Anterum, IMAQLIQ PON, IMAQLIQ TV IP. All products aresuccessfully used for the benefit of telecom companies in the RussianFederation and abroad. The headquarter is in Saint-Petersburg andrepresentative offices in Moscow, Vladivostok and Hanoi, Vietnam. Formore information please visit the web-site http://imaqliq.com

About Opera

Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.

Opera is a trademark of Opera Software AS.