SightSpeed Powers New 'Dell Video Chat' Application

Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:25am EDT

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BERKELEY, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
SightSpeed Inc., the leading provider of Internet video
communications, today announced it has teamed up with Dell to deliver
"Dell Video Chat," an easy-to-use communications application now being
bundled with Dell's new Studio laptops.

   Video chat is gaining acceptance as a great way to stay in touch
with friends and family across the country or the globe. SightSpeed
has been widely recognized by the industry for delivering
best-in-class video chat capability that works across multiple
platforms including Windows, Apple and Linux. The application also
includes instant messaging and Internet voice phone capability for a
full suite of communications options.

   Delivering a simple, easy-to-use communications experience that is
intuitive was a top priority. The application is pre-installed on the
systems and is activated with one mouse click. SightSpeed has also
made it easy for users to share the application with their friends and
family who can simply download the "invitee" client program by

   "Dell went out and got the best-of-breed video-communications
service--SightSpeed--to be included in their newest laptops. This is
as easy-to-use, wherever-you-go as it gets," said SightSpeed CEO Peter
Csathy. "Their stamp of approval means that video conferencing is
becoming a part of everyday communications and they picked the best
company to provide it."

   Dell Video Chat powered by SightSpeed will include the following

   --  A completely redesigned and streamlined Dell user interface

   --  Free, unlimited video chat worldwide

   --  Free, unlimited voice chat worldwide

   --  Free, unlimited text chat worldwide

   --  4-Way Group Chat (voice, video or text)

   --  Low-rate worldwide calling to ordinary phones - 2 cents per
        minute in the United States and Canada

   --  5 minutes of free phone calling is included with every Dell

   --  The ability to purchase custom phone numbers and area codes

   --  Presence indicators

   --  Message Center: All video/voice calls Inbox

   --  High-quality Video Mail

   --  Video Mail recording of up to 3 minutes

   --  Storage of an unlimited number of Video Mail messages

   --  Notification of missed calls and receipt of Voice/Video mail
        and e-mail

   --  Reporting of Video/Voice call history

   "Dell is excited about the opportunity to provide enhanced video
chat services to our customers," said Michelle Pearcy, director,
Global Client Software Marketing. "The partnership with SightSpeed
allows our customers to quickly and easily communicate with friends
and family in a variety of ways by combining both text and video chat
features into a simplified customer communication experience."

   Because SightSpeed is based completely on the Session Initiation
Protocol (SIP) and global standards for setting up and ending voice
and video calls over the Internet, it has the distinction of working
across the widest variety of computing platforms. As a result, users
will easily be able to conduct video, voice and/or text chat with
users of devices on any platform.

   SightSpeed offers the highest-quality, full-motion,
30-frames-per-second video with clear audio and no delay; it delivers
a superior video and audio experience with low to no latency over
variable bandwidth conditions. SightSpeed's patented technology
provides superior rate control for any bandwidth, handling of
firewalls and video-codec optimization.

   About SightSpeed, Inc.

   SightSpeed Inc. is the award-winning provider of Internet video
communications for both the consumer and business user, offering the
broadest portfolio of industry-leading Internet video communications
services. These include, SightSpeed Free, SightSpeed PLUS and
SightSpeed Light (for social networks), the most widely praised
consumer-focused video chat services, which turn a PC or Mac into an
easy-to-use video phone to communicate with friends and family around
the world. In addition, SightSpeed Business is the world's first
high-quality, cost-effective and hardware-free videoconferencing
service for all businesses, including SMBs.

   SightSpeed's services are SIP-based and standards-compliant. The
company's revolutionary human perception-based technology is patented
and based on more than ten years of R&D originating at Cornell
University. Among the many awards SightSpeed has received are Frost &
Sullivan's "Company of the Year" award, PC Magazine's "Editors'
Choice," PC World's "100 Best Products," and a 2008 "Codie" from the
Software & Information Industry Association.

   Founded in 2001 and based in Berkeley, Calif., SightSpeed is a
privately held company funded by The Roda Group, best known for
launching Ask Jeeves and PolyServe. For more information visit

For SightSpeed:
Comunicano, Inc.
Sue Huss, 619-379-4396

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