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Asia Online Launches Multimedia E-Commerce Solutions

Hongkong ISP Asia Online, a Softbank company, has officially debuted LiveWeb, a service that integrates video and audio streaming, image resolution on demand and e-commerce modules for interactive web page design and hosting.

"Today, thousands of businesses in Hong Kong have their own web sites and a presence on the World Wide Web, but many of these are just static electronic brochures," said H. L. Chan, vice president of marketing and sales at Asia Online (HK) Ltd.

"To really capture web surfers attention these days and take advantage of this huge marketing opportunity, web sites must become more interactive and incorporate such features as animation, sound, and moving images," added Chan.

Chan said that streaming and image resolution sides of LiveWeb were ideal marketing tools for enterprises to demonstrate and showcase their products and services and convey corporate messages. The e-commerce modules give enterprises control over normal business activities such as invoicing, placing orders, and up-dating product information.

Since Softbank acquired a controlling share of Asian Online earlier this year, the Hong Kong-based ISP has refocused itself as a regional provider and is hot on the acquisition trail.