|Motorola and WorldGate Complete First Videophone Call over Satellite|
Posted: 14-Apr-2005 [Source: WorldGate Communications]
[Companies conduct videophone call over satellite broadband network using the Motorola Ojo Personal Videophone.]
Trevose, PA -- Motorola Inc. and WorldGate Communications Inc. announced they conducted the first true-to-life videophone call over satellite broadband network connections, demonstrating that no distance is too great for the Motorola Ojo Personal Videophone to bridge.
Motorola and WorldGate originated Ojo videophone calls from WorldGate's Philadelphia-area headquarters to a facility in Virginia Beach, VA, ultimately beaming the calls to a commercially available VSAT satellite orbiting 22,500 miles above Earth and back, a round trip of 45,000 miles. Ojo performed flawlessly, connecting the parties, and enabling a natural, true-to-life personal exchange with stunning picture quality, perfectly synchronized audio and video, and virtually no significant delay.
"This marks a significant technical achievement in video telecommunications," says David Grubb, Vice President, Business Development, Consumer Entertainment Solutions, Motorola. "We've demonstrated that people around the world, even in the most remote regions, can share real-life experiences as they happen with Motorola Ojo Personal Videophones."
The Motorola Ojo Personal Videophone brings video telephony out of the future and into the hands of today's consumers. Coupled with the power of an always-on broadband Internet connection, the Motorola Ojo seamlessly bridges physical distances to connect family, friends, and business associates with real-time, face-to-face communication; letting them see, hear, and share personal experiences as they happen.
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