First Live Video Broadcast Technology from a Mobile Device Unveiled at DEMOfall

ComVu makes live video broadcasting from the palm of your hand, easy and inexpensive.

Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2005 -- ComVu, a developer of innovative software and automated video delivery technologies, today launches its consumer mobile broadcasting service at DEMOfall, the annual conference that focuses on emerging technologies and new products. ComVu is first to offer mobile users the ability to transmit live video broadcasts of any length and to any size audience easily and inexpensively using ComVu's "do-it-yourself" video network.

ComVu sits at the forefront of converging developments in wireless and entertainment, where mobile phones are gaining high-end cameras and powerful processors, and where everyday people are creating and sharing their own content. "The ability for anyone with a camera phone to broadcast events as they happen, direct to viewers, will impact people around the world," says William Mutual, CEO ComVu. "CNN is already promoting its citizen reported media; it's only a matter of time before all newspapers and broadcasters will seamlessly tap into the 'on the spot' video feeds streamed live from camera phone users—this is exactly the capability ComVu enables."

According to ABI Research, camera phones will steal the low-end digital camera market within two years. The research group says the typical 1.3 megapixel camera phone will be ubiquitous and 5 megapixel models will not be uncommon. "While many firms are focused on broadcasting pre-packaged content to mobile users, ComVu turns the lens around and enables users to transmit their own content," says Chris Shipley, executive producer of the DEMO conferences. "This is tremendously useful technology with countless applications for live video broadcasts in the consumer and enterprise sectors. As new high-end camera phones roll out, ComVu will become a 'must-have' application."

With the push of a button on a camera phone bloggers, citizen reporters, family members, friends and corporate professionals can broadcast live events to their communities that can then watch the live feed on mobile devices or PCs with Windows Media compatible players. In creating a live mobile broadcasting solution, ComVu has pioneered two fields: transmission from a mobile device and ''do-it-yourself' video network. ComVu's mobile service integrates the following key components: "one button" live video streaming capabilities, video archiving on ComVu's servers, and a personal broadcast page directly accessed by viewers.
Key service features include:
* Instant notification to groups of contacts (family, friends, colleagues) via SMS, IM or email;
* Inclusion of tags and other video information to help categorize and search for videos;
* Capture geo-position data in video stream to allow viewers to locate transmission point on map;
* Immediate posting of video to a blog.

Pricing and Availability

ComVu is currently available in beta release for any Windows Mobile 5 device, as well as the AXIA A108 PDA phone, ASUS 730W PDA and Windows PocketPC XScale devices with VEO SD camera. Announcements regarding additional compatible models will be coming soon. ComVu software can be downloaded from the website (www.comvu.com), which includes a free trial level of service. Enhanced broadcast packages begin at $10/month or $80/year that allow for approximately 8 hours of broadcasting or playback, and 100MB of storage. Consumers must have access to a data services network.

About ComVu
ComVu Media Inc. is a developer of innovative software and automated video delivery technologies. The Company is focused on delivering solutions that make live video broadcasting available to everyone – simply and inexpensively. Founded in 2005, ComVu is a privately held company headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada. For more information on ComVu, visit www.comvu.com.

About DEMOfall
The annual DEMO conferences focus on emerging technologies and new products, which are hand-selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies, and have served as launch pad events for companies such as Palm, E*Trade, Handspring, and U.S. Robotics, helping them to secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters. Each DEMO conference features approximately 70 new companies, products and technologies. For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit www.demo.com.

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