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 May 10, 2000
Motorola And PacketVideo Demonstrate Video Via The Mobile Phone

 Video via the mobile phone is the technology promise of third generation communications, but Motorola Inc. is proving to GSM network operators that in a world moving at wireless Internet speed, there is no need to wait. Working with California-based PacketVideo, the global leader in wireless multimedia software and services for mobile applications, Motorola's Network Solutions Sector (NSS) is showcasing an MPEG4 video demonstration over a live General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) mobile data network at its technical symposium 'Expanding Horizons' in Barcelona, Spain.

MPEG4 over GPRS capability was first demonstrated by Motorola at the GSM World Congress in France earlier this year, and again at the CeBIT international technology fair in Germany. The GPRS video demonstration is enabled by PacketVideo's MPEG4 compliant software-based encoding, decoding, and transmission management products, which enable a variety of content and rich media applications to be delivered to mobile devices anytime, anywhere. The client is a PDA equipped with PacketVideo's PVPlayer(tm) decoding software, connected via infrared link, to Motorola's industry-leading GPRS-capable handset.

For the Barcelona exhibition, both streaming and live video content are being provided from the Internet and a selection of web cameras, and transported across the Motorola end-to-end GPRS solution to the end-user device. The web cameras are situated at PacketVideo's headquarters in San Diego, at the Barcelona congress centre itself, and at the Invisix(tm) centre of excellence in London, the Motorola/Cisco joint venture.

Moe Grzelakowski, senior vice president and general manager ofStrategic Marketing for Motorola NSS, said: "It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. This proof of concept demonstration over a GPRS data network is further tangible evidence of the wealth of applications differentiation that we can provide to network operators, so they can deliver compelling and innovative services to their customer base."