NEW YORK – November 13, 2007 – Pando Networks, Inc., a leading provider of managed peer-to-peer (P2P) distribution services, today announced that K2 Network, a premier online game publisher, has agreed to use Pando technology to power the downloading of massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) from the K2 Network website (www.GamersFirst.com)
K2 Network publishes and services highly engaging online games and cultivates dynamic player environments to an audience of more than 16 million registered users. These games often exceed 3 GBs in size and so to provide their gamers with fast, secure and reliable downloads, K2 Network has selected Pando’s proven P2P technology which accelerates the performance and reduces the cost of delivering high quality media.
With more than 14 million users worldwide, Pando’s managed P2P network delivers more data daily than any P2P network of its kind. The Pando P2P architecture easily integrates into other applications and web services and is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
K2 Network will use the Pando Publisher toolset to publish and track the distribution of its online games. In addition to downloading games from the K2 Network website, gamers will be able to subscribe to automatic delivery of newly issued games, game patches and game updates.
“Online game delivery is a large and growing business. We are thrilled that K2 Network, an innovator in that market, has selected Pando to power delivery of its content,” said Robert Levitan, CEO of Pando Networks. “As more games are distributed online, Pando is ready to provide faster and more reliable downloads for consumers while decreasing delivery costs for distributors.”
“We are always looking for new and innovative download options to offer our gamers. With Pando’s service they can quickly get through the download process and into the game,” said Joshua Hong, CEO of K2 Network. “That coupled with Pando’s ability to communicate updates and patches makes it a very convenient tool for K2 Network gamers.”
About Pando Network
Pando Networks is a leading provider of managed peer-to-peer (P2P) media distribution services that enable content owners to securely and cost effectively distribute high-resolution media. Pando Networks operates the world’s largest and most advanced managed P2P network with more than 14 million users. Pando Networks enables content owners to deliver media with P2P efficiency and CDN reliability. Pando Networks is a private company funded by Intel Capital, BRM Capital and Wheatley Partners. For more information, please visit www.PandoNetworks.com and www.Pando.com .
About K2 Network
K2 Network publishes and services highly engaging online games and cultivates dynamic player environments. The company puts GamersFirst™ by giving them free access to compelling titles, supporting their amazing communities, offering creative pricing models and updating games based on player feedback. K2 Network currently has over 16 million registered users and offers War Rock, Knight Online, Global MU Online, Red Stone and Sword of the New World: Granado Espada. K2 Network has an operational presence in the United States, Korea, and India. Read more about the company and find all of their games at www.GamersFirst.Net