FORscene Cloud hosted by Siemens in South Africa

Forbidden Technologies, the AIM quoted developer of the market leading Cloud video platform FORscene, is pleased to announce that Siemens IT Solutions & Services in South Africa has licensed its own FORscene Cloud infrastructure to run within the African continent.

The Media Delivery practice in Siemens IT Solutions & Services provides IT services to the local broadcast, production and telecoms community. FORscene will be added to the South African portfolio of solutions on offer. Siemens will run its own FORscene Cloud, providing support and consulting on web enabled workflow solutions to media clients in South Africa and across the continent.

The licensing of a full FORscene Cloud infrastructure by a global systems integrator rapidly adds delivery capacity by making FORscene available through a third party with global reach.

Merlin Naicker, Head of Media Delivery, Siemens IT Solutions, South Africa said:

“Our media clients are searching for collaborative tools and a Cloud based platform like FORscene meets this need. The geography of both South Africa and the African continent lends itself to remote, wide area working. We plan to use FORscene to provide collaborative solutions to our clients in review and
approval, metadata addition and repurposing across many areas in the media industry.”

Greg Hirst, Business Development Director, Forbidden Technologies said:

“Forbidden has recognized the need to enhance and extend its business model for some time and we are delighted to have signed a contract with Siemens which will allow them to offer services based upon their own FORscene Cloud. Siemens proven ability to provide consulting, sales, delivery and technical support opens the door for a major expansion of our global user base.”


For further information please visit or contact:

Forbidden Technologies plc
Tel: +44 (0)20 8879 7245

Pete Burns

Tel: +27 (0)11 652 7741

Merlin Naicker

Brewin Dolphin Corporate Advisory & Broking
Tel: 0845 213 4726
Neil Baldwin, Nominated Advisor

Bishopsgate Communications
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7562 3350
Gemma OHara/Siobhra Murphy

Notes to Editors

Forbidden Technologies plc

Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT, floated in February

The Company develops and markets a powerful internet video platform, FORscene, which is used by broadcasters, in professional web video, in education and by consumers. FORscene is one of the worlds most advanced browser-based applications, operating in The Cloud.


Siemens IT Solutions and Services is an internationally leading provider of IT solutions and services. It covers the entire IT service chain from a single source, from consulting to system integration, right through to the management of IT infrastructures. In addition, Siemens IT Solutions and Services complements the portfolio offerings of the Siemens Sectors with IT solutions. With its comprehensive know-how and industry-specific knowledge, the IT provider creates measurable added value for its customers. Siemens IT Solutions and Services employs more than 35,000 people, and in fiscal 2009, which ended on 30 September, posted annual sales of around 4.7 billion euros, of which over 75 percent are generated outside of the Siemens Sectors.

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