Ventures News: Openwave and PacketVideo Deliver Video over MMS
Cannes - GSM World Congress - 2.19.2003
Responding to the needs of mobile operators for value-added services delivered via MMS, Openwave, the leading independent provider of open software products and services for the mobile communications industry, and PacketVideo, the worlds leading provider of carrier class software that enables mobilemedia, today announced the successful delivery of video over MMS. The companies are demonstrating the video MMS capability live at 3GSM on the Openwave (E69, Hall2) and PacketVideo (L22, Hall 4) exhibition stands.
The video MMS capability uses mobilemedia technology provided by PacketVideo, and has first been integrated with Openwave® MMSC, to be delivered as a managed service by carriers and/or third party ASPs.
Video MMS enables end-users to compose, send, receive and play video clips using standard MMS infrastructure. The recipient receives an MMS message with video attachment, which can be viewed by streaming or by downloading via PacketVideos FastTrack Download (pseudo-streaming or progressive download).
Openwave offers the scalable platform that video messaging requires and already leads the industry with over 1 million movie mail users in Japan http:// www.openwave.com/newsroom/2002/20020515_opwv_ms_0515.html
Video MMS is intended for mobile operators looking to develop additional revenue streams from mobile content and drive traffic over 2.5G networks and existing MMS infrastructure. Operators can enhance the user- experience by offering a 3GPP compliant video player, such as PacketVideos pvPlayer, to MMS handsets, enabling end-users to also record their own video clips.
We are happy to partner with companies such as PacketVideo who are building solutions that leverage Openwaves technology and help mobile operators to drive additional data revenues and deliver differentiated services, said Francisco Kattan, director of product marketing for messaging of Openwave.
Video MMS is the bridge between the 2.5 and 3G worlds and is going to really take off in 2003, says Anthony Sheehan, European Director of Content & Applications, PacketVideo. We are committed to working with Openwave to develop additional mobile video solutions.
Openwave Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: OPWV) is the leading independent provider of open software products and services for the communication industry. Openwave is a global company headquartered in Redwood City, California. For more information, please visit www.openwave.com.
Openwave and the Openwave logo are trademarks of Openwave Systems Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.
PacketVideo, PV, pv Mobilemedia System, pvAuthor, pvPlayer, pvServer, and FastTrack Download are trademarks or registered trademarks of PacketVideo Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
PacketVideo is the worlds leading provider of carrier class mobilemedia software. PacketVideos standards-based software products enable the creation and distribution of one- and two-way video, high-quality audio, animation and rich graphics over wireless networks to mobile devices such as phones and PDAs. PacketVideos pv3 Mobilemedia System, including pvAuthor 3, pvPlayer3, pvServer3, and pvCamcorder, delivers the highest quality media experience possible in every mobile environment. PacketVideos mobilemedia products enhance communication, productivity, security, information and entertainment, enabling the delivery of an enriching and productive mobile experience. For more information, visit www.pv.com
PacketVideos investors include AOL Time Warner (NYSE: AOL), Comverse Technology (Nasdaq: CMVT), Credit Suisse First Boston, GE Equity (NYSE: GE), Infineon Technologies (NYSE: IFX), Intel Capital (Nasdaq: INTC), Kyocera (NYSE: KYO), Motorola (NYSE: MOT), Philips (NYSE: PHG), QUALCOMM (Nasdaq: QCOM), Siemens Mustang Ventures, SAIC, Sony Corporation of America (NYSE: SNE), Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW), Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN), and others.