SOURCE: SightSpeed

May 21, 2007 10:36 ET

SightSpeed 6.0 Named One of "100 Best Products of 2007" by PC World

BERKELEY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 21, 2007 -- SightSpeed Inc., the leading provider of personal video services over the Internet, has announced that the latest version of its software, SightSpeed 6.0, was honored by PC World with a "100 Best Products of 2007 Award." The article is available now on PCWorld.com and also will be featured in the July 2007 issue of PC World, which hits newsstands June 12.

SightSpeed 6.0 placed in the top quarter of the list, landing in spot No. 21.

SightSpeed offers the first complete suite of personal video services delivered over the Internet. The services are available for both Windows PCs and Macintosh personal computers, and are interoperable between both.

SightSpeed 6.0 was released earlier this year with a more elegant user interface, improvements in its already best-in-class video quality and the ability to record live SightSpeed calls on the fly, among its many upgrades. Importantly, behind the scenes, SightSpeed 6.0 represents the company's completion of its conversion to an all-new, highly scalable and robust SIP architecture, setting the stage for exciting partnership and interoperability opportunities in the coming months (including IP calling to hardware devices like SIP-enabled telephones, video phones and mobile phones).

The respected 100 Best Products Awards honor products that meld practical features with innovation and reflect the rapidly changing technology marketplace. To select the winners, PC World's editors examined hundreds of products, including those that have appeared in the magazine over the past 12 months. The 100 winning products and services were selected for their exemplary design and usability, features, performance and innovation.

"Products that win PC World's 100 Best Products of 2007 Awards set the standard for excellence in the IT and consumer electronics industries," stated Harry McCracken, vice-president/editor in chief of PC World. "From notebooks and security software to MP3 players and smartphones, the editors reward the most outstanding performers in this annual awards program. Congratulations to SightSpeed."

"SightSpeed is delighted to be included among the list of the top technology products in the marketplace today," said SightSpeed CEO Peter Csathy. "We've worked hard to make SightSpeed 6.0 the best personal video service and overall communications suite available anywhere, and it's gratifying to be recognized by the editors of PC World for our efforts."

Through SightSpeed, users with webcams can place what has been widely praised as being the best free video calls, leave video messages or post videos to their blogs or personal Web pages. SightSpeed also offers unlimited PC-to-PC voice-only calling (works great for Macs, too), and provides calling to and from traditional and cell phones.

To learn more about SightSpeed or to download SightSpeed 6.0 for Windows or Mac, visit www.SightSpeed.com.

About SightSpeed Inc.

SightSpeed Inc. offers consumers and small businesses the most complete and compelling suite of personal video services over the Internet. The company's two primary services are SightSpeed and Vlip. SightSpeed's award-winning free and premium services include best-in-class video and voice over IP (VVoIP), voice over IP (VoIP) and text messaging (IM). SightSpeed also offers SightSpeedTV place-shifting features, as well as support for mobile personal video. SightSpeed's suite of industry-leading video services offers unique opportunities for video-enabled advertising and e-commerce. The company's newest offering, Vlip, is an interactive video destination that uses innovative "threader" technology to link Vlip video posting and replies together on Vlip.com and across multiple Web sites, blogs and wikis, enabling viewers to observe a sequence of video exchanges instead of merely a single video post.

Founded in 2001 and based in Berkeley, California, SightSpeed is a privately held company funded by The Roda Group, best known for launching Ask Jeeves and PolyServe. For more information about SightSpeed, visit www.sightspeed.com and check out a whole new and different side of SightSpeed at www.vlip.com.

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