March 20, 2008 07:00 ET

TANDBERG to Deliver First High-Definition Webcam for Microsoft

Joint Initiative With Microsoft to Enable Mass Adoption of HD Videoconferencing

NEW YORK, NY and OSLO, NORWAY--(Marketwire - March 20, 2008) - TANDBERG® (OSLO: TAA), the leading global provider of telepresence, high-definition videoconferencing, mobile video solutions, and Microsoft Gold Partner, today announced a development initiative to deliver the first high-definition webcam camera for integration with Microsoft's unified communications platform.

Microsoft showcased this development plan during a VoiceCon 2008 keynote address delivered by Gurdeep Singh Pall, Microsoft's corporate vice president for unified communications, generating a significant number of customer inquiries for TANDBERG this week.

"We are committed to investing in innovation that will extend access of high-definition video communications to the individual user at the desktop," said Fredrik Halvorsen, CEO of TANDBERG. "This ground-breaking initiative reinforces our strong relationship with Microsoft and our commitment to unified communications."

The new high-definition webcam investment advances TANDBERG's relationship with Microsoft and the company's commitment to Microsoft's unified communications platform. Previously, TANDBERG announced interoperability of its video systems with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and licensed the Microsoft RT Video codec and Microsoft RT Audio codec.

"We believe that Microsoft has a strong position in the unified communications market," added Halvorsen, "and we are making ongoing investments in Microsoft Office Communication Server development to ensure that we are well placed to realize the benefits."

TANDBERG will deliver the camera in conjunction with Microsoft's intended support of high-definition video in its next release of Microsoft Office Communications Server. The new camera will be available during the first half of 2009.


TANDBERG is a leading global provider of telepresence, high-definition videoconferencing and mobile video products and services with dual headquarters in New York and Norway. TANDBERG designs, develops and markets systems and software for video, voice and data. The company provides sales, support and value-added services in more than 90 countries worldwide. TANDBERG is publicly traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker TAA.OL. Please visit for more information.

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