Fujitsu and NMS Communications jointly develop wireless video gateway system for mobile handsets

August 27, 2002

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass. and TOKYO -- Fujitsu Limited and NMS Communications (NASDAQ: NMSS) today announced that they have jointly developed a wireless video gateway system for distributing multimedia content from the Internet to handsets supporting the IMT-2000 third-generation mobile communications protocol. Fujitsu's new system, called GeoServe SDS, can deliver a live or stored audio and video stream to multiple 3G mobile handsets (either 3GPP or 3G-324M compliant) simultaneously. The system opens up many possibilities for new mobile solutions that increase carrier revenues. Content applications can encompass a wide range of personal or business uses, from news and entertainment delivery to accessing company data, live security monitoring, and more. In developing GeoServe SDS, Fujitsu incorporated NMS' Convergence GenerationTM media streaming platform into Fujitsu's PRIMEPOWERTM server, and both companies developed application software. In addition, Fujitsu used its own streaming distribution software for the streaming system that ties in with the gateway system. The software distributes live or archived media over the network and provides large-scale, stable streaming capability and excellent real-time performance. NTT DoCoMo is using the new gateway system for its pathbreaking FOMA video-streaming service, called V-Live. This service transmits both live and archived video to mobile handsets (PDAs, FOMA phones). "Fujitsu is proud that our GeoServe SDS has been used to realize IMT-2000 (3G) network-delivered multimedia information distribution services from an early stage," said Michitaka Nohda, general manager of Fujitsu's Network Systems Group, Network Service Solutions Division. "This system will help carriers, services providers, and content providers offer new types of image-based services. Moreover, we are currently developing new services such as video conferencing and video archives for mobile Internet environments, and we intend to contribute to the expansion of mobile Internet services." Fujitsu and NMS plan to expand this technology to support bi-directional video transmission and multiplexed coding, thereby offering additional new services to wireless service providers. Fujitsu Ltd. NMS Communications Corp.

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