Motorola, Inc. ushered in a dynamic new era of video communication by announcing the debut of the highly-anticipated Motorola Ojo(TM) Personal Videophone. The first consumer product to bring video telephony out of the future and into the Connected Home, Motorola Ojo connects friends, family or business associates by bridging physical distance with real-time, face-to-face communication.
The Motorola Ojo Personal Videophone (Model PVP1000) transmits full-motion video with synchronized audio over a high-speed Internet connection. Motorola partnered with Worldgate Communications, Inc. to develop and bring Ojo to market.
"Tonight, the company that invented the cell phone has once again redefined personal communications. The Motorola Ojo Personal Videophone seamlessly connects people separated by physical distance, letting them see and share real-life experiences right as they happen," said John Burke, Motorola corporate vice president and general manager, consumer entertainment solutions.
Award-Winning Technology Innovations and Design Features
The Motorola Ojo Personal Videophone is packed with intuitive features that enable real life, real-time video communications, including:
EASY TO USE -- Motorola Ojo easily connects to your high-speed Internet and telephone lines and is immediately ready to send or receive calls. There are no user names, passwords, or login procedures to learn.
FULL MOTION VIDEO -- Motorola Ojo captures and sends full motion video at 30 frames per second, motion that's near broadcast-TV quality. The audio remains tightly synchronized to the video, even as the transmission travels over the Internet.
INNOVATIVE PRODUCT DESIGN -- The innovative, stylish and functional design makes it a perfect addition to any room in the home, from the kitchen to the office. The elevated (eye-level), portrait-oriented LCD digital display (7"diagonal) and camera placement create an experience that is natural and true-to-life.
ON-SCREEN CONTROLS -- The on-screen menu system makes it easy to make calls and manage a contact list. During calls, the display features a small self-viewer, to see how you are positioned in front of the camera, and know exactly what the other party is viewing.
ADVANCED MESSAGING FEATURES -- Since Motorola Ojo includes a display and camera, callers will be able to leave both video and audio messages. Images can also be attached to any contact in the phone book, enabling picture caller ID.
INTEGRATED CORDLESS PHONE -- Use the integrated cordless handset to make voice-only calls using either the public service telephone network (PSTN) or a voice-over-IP (VoIP) network. Motorola Ojo also includes a high-quality, full-duplex speaker phone with advanced noise reduction, automatic gain control and echo cancellation.
Cutting-Edge Broadband Technology
For video calls, Motorola Ojo uses a state-of-the-art optimization of the advanced MPEG-4 coding standard (H.264), which enables transmission of 30 frames-per-second video with synchronized audio at data rates as low as 110 Kbps.
This allows Motorola Ojo to work within the upstream data rates for both DSL and cable broadband networks, and ensures that existing broadband infrastructures can handle the video phone traffic. For audio, Ojo uses the iLbc audio codec.
Ojo supports industry standards, including session initiation protocol (SIP) and network-based call signaling (NCS), making the product interoperable with video phones provided by other manufacturers, as well as other devices that can be used for video communications, such as PC-based applications.
Easy to Get Started
The Motorola Ojo(TM) Personal Videophone makes it easy to share moments over long distances with the people important to you. Ojo has a MSRP of $799 and requires a high-speed Internet connection from a cable or DSL broadband provider. Monthly service fees apply.