The devices are portable handheld
appliances designed to enable users to view and interact with high quality wireless
video Webcasts as well as to create and broadcast multimedia productions.
The MediaPocket requires connection to a cell phone whereas the MediaMan is a
self-contained wireless version. The MediaPocket can connect to the Internet
using wireless phone technology along with existing radio and TV broadcast
MediaMan provides a wireless connection to the Internet via a variety of
plug-in wireless modem modules and is also compliant with most wireless
technologies. The devices
will enable consumers to interact with outdoor media and make purchases or
automatically acquire information from other media sources like radio
broadcasts and kiosks using a proprietary proximity sensor, the firm said.
Both devices allow the LCD screen
to be removed and replaced by a wearable screen such as the Sony Glasstron or
the Olympus Eye-Trek computer eyewear. The MediaMan and MediaPocket also include a
clip-on CMOS camera for capturing still and full motion digital video images,
plus an electronic organizer that can send and receive data.
“Our new MediaPocket and MediaMan are the ultimate portable Internet
appliances,” said Scott Redmond, Tranz-Send ClickMovie chief executive officer. “Not only can you
now receive and view high resolution video and multimedia
media anywhere you are, you can now create and upload your own productions.
At a trade show, business people can capture a video of a product, add some
text and voice-over, and then send it via the Internet back to the home
The MediaPocket and MediaMan are slated to be available summer of 2000 by various
branded partners. MediaMan is a fully standalone device and is priced at $350. MediaPocket is Media Man minus the transceiver circuit and
plus a cell phone cable — MSRP of $250.00.