Monday, January 23, 2006

VoIP Wireless Videophone From Philips

Philips is adding an exciting and fun new dimension to staying in touch with family and friends by launching a breakthrough cordless home videophone designed for making live video calls via broadband Internet.

What’s particularly cool about the VP5500 cordless videophone is that it’s powered by Linux, supports VoIP (Voice-over-IP), and allows you to make videocalls directly on the handset independently from your computer.

IP-based telephony is growing in popularity amongst householders making use of their broadband (ADSL) connections for a whole new range of communication options and services.

Key Featrues:
  • Easy choice between making a conventional voice call or a live video call
  • Wi-Fi wireless connectivity
  • VGA video camera capable of rotating through 240-degrees
  • Video calls are displayed on a large high-resolution colour LCD display and TV
  • Built-in hands-free speaker system

Built around established standards-based technologies like Wi-Fi and Linux, the VP5500 contains a network-upgradeable platform. This will enable Philips to enhance the product further in the future with value-added services offered by operators.