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Vingage Streams Video To Palms With Firepad

Vingage Corporation Wednesday announced it has extended its support for streaming video formats within mobile devices to the Palm OS through a licensing agreement with Firepad, Inc.

"Our vision is to support the delivery of IP video to any type of device from low bandwidth mobile products to high bandwidth home set top devices," said Daniel Schiappa, President and CEO of Vingage. "The capabilities for supporting video viewed within mobile devices, such as Firepad's format for the Palm operating system, serve as a natural complement to the pioneering technologies behind the growing uses of wireless video applications. These new platforms for delivering video are a perfect example of where the Vingage Video Server is changing how companies manage and deliver video."

Since the Vingage Video Server stores a single file, content providers using the server will be able to "turn on" the Firepad file format and have their entire video library ready to be delivered to an end user's Palm device.

This is accomplished through real time transcoding of a single file and transparent user identification, the core of Vingage's server. Further, content providers can reduce the costs and time associated with re-encoding video to support these new formats.

"The wireless industry is on the verge of streaming large amounts of video content across multiple formats and devices. We look forward to working with Vingage to provide our handheld video solution and service for their customers," said Kenneth J. Marshall, President and Chief Operating Officer of Firepad, Inc.