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Intel To Showcase First PC-Based
Video Phone Designed Specifically
For Cable Connections

 

Leading Internet Telephony Vendors Demonstrate Interoperability of H.323 Standard for Audio and Video

ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 2, 1998 - Intel Corporation is highlighting the first Intel® Video Phone software designed specifically for cable modems and high-speed cable Internet connections today in the CableNET '98 area at the Western Show in Anaheim, Calif. In addition, Intel will be working with several vendors to showcase the momentum of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) H.323 communications specification, which ensures products from different vendors talk with one another.

"Intel Video Phone technology is an ideal use of the high-speed cable connection in the home or small office," said Ali Sarabi, director of Broadband and IP Telephony Lab in the Intel Architecture Lab. "The increased bandwidth of the cable connection brings a new use to the PC: a world with richer communications, with full motion, real-time video and audio to help keep consumers close to friends and family or business associates."

Later this month, Intel plans to begin trials of its broadband enhanced PC-based Video Phone with Internet Cable Corporation (ICC) over US Cable Coastal Properties' high-speed cable Internet connections in the Wild Dunes suburb of Charleston, S.C.

Tim Karnes, president of Internet Cable Corporation, commented, "These trials of actual broadband product in a high-speed full duplex broadband system are truly a value-added service to our current and future customers. What better product could there be than one which allows local or long-distance communication with full, real-world sight and sound."

Internet Telephony over Cable

Using the power of the PC, the Intel Video Phone delivers a high-quality, real-time video experience to cable connections. The Intel Video Phone will also support high-quality voice communications offering interoperability with standard telephones, Internet phones, and other PC audio solutions that support the H.323 specification.

Today, Intel Video Phone software is shipped factory-installed on systems from leading computer makers. Many of these computer makers will ship systems with the new broadband enhanced Intel Video Phone software in the first quarter of 1999.This new broadband version of Intel Video Phone will also be available in the Intel Create & Share™ Camera Pack in the first half of 1999.

H.323 Standards-based Solutions for the Cable Industry

H.323, endorsed by Intel, is the ITU standard for real-time multimedia communications and conferencing. The H.323 specification gives vendors the information they need to ensure that their audio and video applications communicate with solutions from other vendors. On display in the CableNET '98 area at Western Show, more than 10 vendors will showcase the momentum of H.323 by demonstrating how their audio and video applications interoperate.

 

Intel, the world's largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom.

 

Intel Contact
2200 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, California  95052-8119
Tel: 408-765-8080
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