MVI Brings Video to GPRS

TV-quality streamed video is coming soon to a handset near you from Mobile Video Imaging (MVI)

December 9, 2002

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LONDON -- TV quality streamed video will be available in early 2003 to the new generation of video-enabled mobile telephones and PDAs over existing GPRS (2.5G) networks without the need for special chips using technology from Mobile Video Imaging. MVI's unique bandwidth management software allows full streamed video at 25 frames/second to be delivered at bandwidth as low as 25 kbps, and is fully scaleable for when 3G networks are installed. The software is fully compatible with 2.5G mobile networks worldwide including GPRS in Europe/Asia and WCDMA in the U.S., and can even be used to deliver impressive quality video over GSM. The system is currently being demonstrated over O2 XDA's and Compaq iPAQ hand-held devices, and will be available over the new generation of Nokia and Ericsson phones in Q1 2003. MVI is in negotiations with content providers and network operators and will have 30 channels of sport, news and entertainment available for launch in time for Christmas 2003. Gerrard Williams, CEO of Mobile Video Imaging, says "MVI has delivered over 2.5G networks what many people thought could not be done until the introduction of 3G. The MVI system is network and device agnostic and does not require specialised chips in the phone at the point of manufacture. Revenue opportunities are substantial." Mobile Video Imaging Ltd. (MVI)

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