"...TTR Technologies today reported on developments at the Company during the second quarter of 2001.
Marc Tokayer, chairman and chief executive officer, commented, “TTR and our strategic alliance partner, Macrovision Corporation, made significant progress towards our goal of commercializing the SAFEAUDIO copy protection system for audio CDs. All of the five major record labels are now in the process of evaluating SAFEAUDIO. One label is in the midst of a major commercial pilot involving hundreds of thousands of discs and, we are pleased to report, has experienced no difference in return rates between SAFEAUDIO discs and regularly issued, unprotected CDs. This result validates our goal of achieving the highest possible playability factor. The other major labels are also fully engaged in testing a solution to the CD piracy problem, and are in various stages of evaluating our product. In addition, we are continuing discussions with various independent labels that want to participate in field trials of SAFEAUDIO. During the quarter we announced that SAFEAUDIO copy protection technology has been adopted by the music industry's key CD encoder and testing equipment companies. This is a key infrastructure milestone that will allow for the rapid deployment of SAFEAUDIO at CD manufacturing facilities globally.”
Mr. Tokayer continued, “We are also pleased with the Company's progress in our other areas of business activity. We are working to leverage TTR's existing copy protection technology by developing a means of protecting against DVD-ROM piracy. We anticipate that we will have a product ready for demonstration to manufacturers by the fourth quarter..."