TeVeo Inc. and PacketVideo Monday announced an agreement to combine their technologies to enable businesses and consumers to tap into digital video through mobile devices such as SmartPhones, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and laptops. The companies plan to deliver their joint live wireless webcam streaming technology commercially by the first quarter of 2001.
“Given the personal and pervasive nature of wireless technology, we’re very pleased to leverage PacketVideo’s superior wireless streaming solution to help catapult TeVeo’s service into this emerging frontier,” said Klaus Schmidt, TeVeo’s chief technology officer. “PacketVideo’s reputation, earned by developing the first commercially available end-to-end MPEG-4 wireless media solution, is a perfect complement to TeVeo’s breakthrough real-time video streaming technology.”
The combination of PacketVideo’s wireless multimedia delivery designed to provide encoding, serving and decoding services, with TeVeo’s live webcam video streaming technology, will enable businesses and consumers to access real-time video and audio content from mobile devices. Uses could range from daycare or elderly care monitoring to home and business security.
“We are pleased to partner with TeVeo to extend their reach wirelessly,” said Dr. James Brailean, president, chief technology officer and co-founder of PacketVideo. “This relationship is facilitating the evolution of personal video to include wireless accessibility by allowing individuals to conveniently gain access to a webcam from any location globally across multiple delivery platforms.”