HP Enhances Mobile Video

HP introduces new mobile devices and software for personalized video services

May 8, 2007

3 Min Read

SHANGHAI -- HP (NYSE:HPQ - News) today announced new mobile software solutions that will help people use personalized video services to enliven their interactions with family, friends and social communities.

The HP OpenCall Mobile Video Solutions portfolio includes three flexible, standards-based offerings that can be deployed in high-speed 3G networks. They enable people to send and receive video messages as easily as voice messages, create animated call response messages, and enjoy a wide range of video services, such as video blogging. Several mobile operators have already deployed the HP OpenCall Mobile Video Solutions, which allow them to deliver easy-to-use video services that can generate new revenue, reduce customer acquisition costs and increase customer loyalty.

"Mobile video is growing in importance, as more people are watching, recording and sharing video in group-based environments," said Jean-Charles Doineau, service infrastructure practice leader, Ovum. "Service providers see mobile video as a catalyst that can trigger adoption of 3G services." He added, "HP understands both telephony networks and end-user behavior, and is well-positioned to be a significant player in mobile video."

Wainhouse Research projects that by 2010 there will be 76 million-150 million users of personal mobile video.(1)

"Video allows people to communicate with each other - and in social groups - in a more personal, interactive way," said Steven Dietch, director, Worldwide OpenCall Marketing, Software, HP. "With OpenCall Mobile Video Solutions, HP is enabling that enriched, personal experience even while people are on the move. By providing customers a more appealing experience, operators can enjoy a better business outcome: new revenues and less turnover."

In a separate release:

SHANGHAI -- HP (NYSE:HPQ - News) today introduced a wide range of mobile computing devices, services and infrastructure designed to significantly enhance the way individuals connect to the information, entertainment and people that matter most to them - wherever they are.At the third annual HP Mobility Summit, held this year in Shanghai, the company unveiled more than a dozen notebook PCs that deliver a balance of form and function to both enrich the user experience and reflect a new personal technology lifestyle.

Other products and services introduced include mobile device management software, mobile messaging and collaboration services, and 3G mobile video solutions, including messaging and mobile blogging services.

HP also announced "mscape," a prototype software suite and website that overlays digital sight, sounds and interactions on the physical world to create immersive and interactive experiences.

"Rather than simply enabling products with wireless connectivity, HP is helping customers make connections to the people and information that are important to them," said Todd Bradley, executive vice president, Personal Systems Group, HP. "These connections increasingly include rich digital media such as full motion video, graphics and voice for a real-time interactive experience, and HP is providing the devices, services and IT infrastructure to make this happen."


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