SOURCE: SightSpeed

April 05, 2007 11:29 ET

SightSpeed Now Compatible With AuPix Videophone

The Simplicity and Quality of SightSpeed Online Video Calling Is Now Available on a Stand-Alone Videophone; Service Is Ideal for Business Users Who Take Their Video Calling Seriously

BERKELEY, CA and BRISTOL, UK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 5, 2007 -- SightSpeed, the leading provider of personal video services over the Internet, and AuPix, Ltd., a leader in the development of high-quality business videophones, have announced that SightSpeed's video calling software is now fully compatible with the high-quality, large-screen videophones produced by AuPix. It's the first interoperability agreement for SightSpeed and a videophone maker, and the first for AuPix with an Internet calling-service provider.

Registered SightSpeed users with an AuPix phone can now make and receive SightSpeed calls by logging onto SightSpeed right from the phone; no computer is needed. AuPix firmware revision 3.02.02 is needed to enable compatibility.

"SightSpeed has the highest quality video to begin with, and when the calls are viewed on the AuPix phone with its 12-inch monitor, the results are just stunning," said Aron Rosenberg, SightSpeed chief technology officer. "And the audio is fantastic, too. We had to make some software enhancements to make the systems compatible, but it was definitely worth the effort to enable SightSpeed on one of the best videophones available."

SightSpeed calls can be placed and received with either the desk model or wall-mounted AuPix phone. Callers can use the phone's internal speaker and microphone system or a handset for the audio portion of calls. Video is handled by a built-in 30-frame-per-second CCD camera.

"AuPix prides itself on having the highest-quality videophones on the market," said Graham Brown, AuPix co-founder and CEO. "So it's just natural for us to partner with one of the best video calling services on the market.

"SightSpeed service coupled with AuPix hardware gives users a complete stand-alone video-calling capability that is unique in the market today," added Brown. "We believe it's the perfect solution for tech-savvy businesses, especially those that want to enhance their leading-edge image. It is also an excellent tool for organizations that want to communicate through sign language with people who are deaf or hard of hearing."

AuPix videophones are available worldwide; for details, e-mail info@aupix.com. To sign up for SightSpeed, visit www.SightSpeed.com.

About AuPix

AuPix designs and develops IP voice and video telephony solutions for the commercial, government, health and educational sectors. The company's core strengths are its video and audio compression expertise and techniques, which manifests itself in its own videophones, video kiosks and video PBXs. The company also licenses its technology to OEM and ODM partners to enable integration into their videophones and devices.

The company, privately held and based in Bristol, UK, was established in 2005 following a management buy-out from the SCOTTY Group PLC. For more information, visit www.aupix.com.

About SightSpeed

SightSpeed offers consumers and small businesses the most complete and compelling suite of personal video services over the Internet. 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 offers advanced community features, including a public directory and an easy-to-use video creation platform that gives users the ability to record and publish original user-generated content to blogs, Web sites and e-mails. 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, in addition to communications, content creation and publishing.

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 visit a whole new and different side of SightSpeed at www.vlip.com.

Contact Information

  • Contacts

    For SightSpeed:
    Sue Huss
    Comunicano, Inc.
    Email Contact
    619-379-4396 (U.S.)

    For AuPix:
    Graham Brown
    Email Contact
    +44 1275 371700 (U.K.)