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Ericsson has signed a global distribution license agreement to offer Vidiator’s award-winning Xenon products
February 14, 2007
BARCELONA -- Vidiator®, a leading provider of mobile multimedia solutions, today announced that Ericsson, the world’s leading telecommunications supplier, has signed a global distribution license agreement to offer Vidiator’s award-winning Xenon™ products for Ericsson’s Mobile TV solution. Mobile operators and other customers can leverage this functionality via the Ericsson Mobile TV solution and hosted services. The combined offering will provide operators with one comprehensive, end-to-end solution in order to offer 3G mobile multimedia to wireless subscribers.
“We designed the Xenon platform to support the world’s largest and most sophisticated operator deployments, such as those at Ericsson,” said Connie Wong, CEO at Vidiator. “We’re honored to be handpicked by Ericsson to deliver next generation mobile TV services and believe this is a milestone in the advancement of 3G services worldwide.”
The Xenon Mobile Multimedia Delivery Platform includes Xenon Streamer, Xenon Offline Encoder and Xenon Live Encoder. Xenon Streamer enables media-on-demand and live broadcasting for live events and mobile TV and has advanced features like Dynamic Bandwidth Adaptation™ and Personal Playlists for Music Delivery. Xenon Offline Encoder facilitates the highest quality multimedia encoding for mobile devices with its optimized encoding algorithm, while Xenon Live Encoder encodes and streams any analog video signal including a TV channel and a Web camera feed.
In a separate release:
BARCELONA -- LogicaCMG, the leading global provider of voicemail and messaging to network operators, today announces that the Portuguese mobile operator Optimus has implemented their Media Services Platform to provide IP voicemail and videomail to its customers. The platform will also support avatars for system prompts on Optimus’ videomail service.
Avatars are graphical or object-based video clips that will enhance the user experience and help drive videomail uptake.
LogicaCMG’s Media Services Platform includes full-featured, carrier-grade, next-generation messaging, real-time communication and personal information management services. Built using fundamental internet protocols, the architecture is modular, allowing operators to begin with voicemail or email and to expand the service as their requirements change and grow. In the future, Optimus can take advantage of the new IP platform to launch innovative advanced services as it can be expanded to provide advanced features such as unified messaging and a media services portal to its 2.6 million subscribers.
Optimus has recognised that by introducing fun and personal elements it will make their video service more exciting. This is the first step towards encouraging user-generated content which will drive uptake of video calling in the future.
The avatars will be used for video prompts that are Optimus-branded and will offer subscribers the opportunity to use these for personal greetings, for example when leaving a videomail or menu searching.LogicaCMG’s system, designed in partnership with Vidiator’s Xend™ Messaging Platform, also enables Optimus to allow their subscribers in the future to create completely personalised avatars. This could include their image or their favourite celebrity, providing Optimus with an additional revenue generating opportunity.
José Pinto Correia, chief technological at Optimus said: “LogicaCMG has continually demonstrated their global expertise in providing IP voicemail and videomail solutions. We selected them as we required a new IP based Media Services Platform that could deliver multiple applications both today and in the future. We also knew that to drive usage of our videomail system we needed to introduce enhanced video services, such as avatars.Due to their ease of use and fun element they will be extremely popular with our subscribers.”
Vidiator Technology (US) Inc.
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