Press Release Summary:
Standalone videophone BVP8882 has 5 in. LCD screen and CCD camera. It operates in H.323 or SIP communication protocol and has built-in USB port, microphone, and speakerphone. For group conferencing, BVP8759 set-top box videophone uses corded or cordless microphone and TV for videophone display. Equipped with MPEG-4 video and G.711 audio compression technologies, NSC3610 network-based surveillance camera records video and audio with time stamps and offers motion detection capabilities.
Original Press Release:
Leadtek Announces New Videophones & Cameras -- Wins Three CES 2005 Awards for Innovations
Leadtek is #1 Supplier of Videophones Worldwide
Fremont, CA, December 15, 2004 -- Leadtek Research Inc., the industry leader in video and IP technologies, announced today three new cutting-edge videophone and camera products, the Leadtek videophone BVP8882, Leadtek set-top box videophone BVP8759 and Leadtek network surveillance camera NSC3610. These innovative products have already been honored with three separate prestigious CES 2005 Innovations Design and Engineering Awards, to be announced at the 2005 International CES held January 6-9, 2005 in Las Vegas.
Leadtek BVP8882 - Videophone Features for Everyone and Every Occasion
A winner in the CES Telephone Award category, the BVP8882 is a stylish standalone videophone that makes phone calls without a computer. The vibrant 5" LCD screen and CCD camera are mounted on a platform which can be rotated and tilted and provide clear viewing even in a dimly lit environment. The BVP8882 is perfect for videoconferencing, distance learning, visual consultancy, personal identification, video surveillance, and sign language communication. The phone operates in either the H.323 or SIP communication protocol and connects to a broadband network via a router, ADSL modem, or cable modem. The videophone is priced at $599 SRP.
One of the most unique features of the BVP8882 videophone is its built-in USB port. With USB, peripherals such as a Wi-Fi dongle (for wireless connectivity), memory storage device (for saving or retrieving video and audio), broadband modem, and keyboard (for entering text messages) are all supported. The videophone's buttons are familiar to all -- the same as a cellphone's, including the "Send" and "Cancel" buttons. For hands-free operation, the phone has a built-in microphone and speakerphone. Video and audio can also be recorded to external devices, such as a VCR, through built-in video and audio connectors. Leadtek will also announce at a press reception at CES that it is supplying France Telecom with BVP8882 videophones for their nationwide video telephony service.
Leadtek BVP8759 - Set-Top Box Videophone for Affordable Group Conferencing
Also a winner in the CES Telephone Award category, the Leadtek BVP8759 videophone set-top box uses the TV as a videophone display. A corded or cordless microphone connects the user's voice to the unit. The set-top box can be placed on top of a TV, desk, or on a wall. All other features and specs are the same as the standard Leadtek videophone. The BVP8759 set-top box videophone is priced at $499 SRP.
Leadtek NSC3610 - Compact Surveillance Camera
The network surveillance camera NSC3610, a winner in the CES Integrated Home Systems Award category, is a unique, ergonomic and compact network-based surveillance camera equipped with MPEG-4 video and G.711 audio compression technologies. The camera is easy to use with a web-based user interface and intuitive software. Consumers can view live surveillance video from multiple cameras at the same time. The camera utilizes Digital Video Recording (DVR) technology to record video and audio with time stamps, which can be saved into a computer's hard drive. The MPEG-4 compression technology minimizes the size of the recorded data, yet offers high quality video playback. Motion detection can be programmed to send an alarm when any object moves in a defined area. Digital zoom can be used to enlarge a portion of the display for detailed investigation. The Leadtek NSC3610 surveillance camera also supports Wi-Fi connectivity. Affordably-priced at $200 SRP, the camera is ideal for consumer remote surveillance and monitoring applications.
"We are really pleased and honored to win such prestigious CES awards," said Mr. K. S. Lu, CEO of Leadtek Research Inc. "Leadtek has won similar awards in the past, but this is the first time we won three at the same time. CES recognizes that Leadtek continues to be a trail-blazer in video and IP technologies."
About CES Innovations Award
Each year, a preeminent panel of independent industry designers, engineers, and journalists judges hundreds of entries and selects only the best few products for the CES Innovations Awards. Product evaluations are based on its value to users, aesthetics, contributions to quality of life, and the product's innovative design and qualities. With these awards, Leadtek continues its tradition as the industry-leader in advanced video and IP communications technologies.
The Leadtek CES awards will be on display at the Innovations 2005 Showcase at the 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The awards will also be demonstrated in Leadtek's CES booth, LVCC, South Hall 3, Booth #31454.
Pricing and Availability
The Leadtek BVP8882 videophone is priced at $599 SRP, Leadtek BVP8759 set-top box videophone at $499 SRP, and Leadtek NSC3610 surveillance camera at $200 SRP. Leadtek is partnering with major service providers to provide video telephony service in the US. The surveillance camera is available through www.leadtek.com and major dealers. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Leadtek Research, Inc.
Founded in 1986, Leadtek Research, Inc. is a research and development company specializing in the design and manufacturing of a wide range of high performance solutions for the PC, wireless and audio/video communications markets. With an expanding product portfolio of 3D graphics, multimedia, motherboards, GPS navigation, video surveillance, and audio and video telephony, Leadtek has maintained a firm belief in providing Total Systems and Total Solutions for all customers, from entry level to professional users. Leadtek will continue to focus on researching and developing leading technologies to satisfy customer needs and accomplish its motto, "We Make Dreams a Reality." For more information, please visit www.leadtek.com.
"We Make Dreams a Reality" is a trademark of Leadtek Research, Inc.