Press Releases
   News & Reviews
   Press Kit
    • Product Fact Sheet
    • Press Releases
    • Images
    • FAQs
    • Backgrounder
    • Press Contact
 

 

Beamer TV Press Releases
Vialta Introduces Beamer TV Videophone, Displays Videophone Calls On Your Television

FREMONT, Calif. - September 9, 2003 - Vialta, Inc. (OTC Bulleting Board: VLTA), a developer of unique and innovative home entertainment and communications products, today launched Beamer TV™ Videophone, giving consumers another convenient, affordable way to see family and friends by phone. Beamer TV works with any home phone and television (with RCA jacks), over any home (analog) phone line, to add live, color motion video to phone calls. This enables each party to see the person they are talking to, directly on their television screen.

Beamer TV does not require any additional equipment or special wiring. There are no service fees, contracts, or subscriptions and there is no additional cost to the phone call. Beamer TV is compatible with Beamer, and both parties must have a Beamer TV videophone (or a Beamer) to make a videophone call.

"With the introduction of Beamer TV, even more families can experience the joys and benefits of seeing family and friends by videophone," said Didier Pietri, president and chief executive officer of Vialta. "Like its cousin Beamer, Beamer TV combines ease of set up, ease of use and affordability all in one extremely stylish design." Pietri concluded, "Beamer videophones are a better, more personal way to stay connected with loved ones."

Beamer TV Is Easy to Set Up and Easy to Use

It takes just a few minutes to have Beamer TV up and running. Simply plug your phone into Beamer TV and plug Beamer TV into your television's RCA video jack. Then call another Beamer TV (or Beamer) owner and hit "start" to send a live, color motion video of yourself to the other party. Each party controls when their video is on or off, ensuring privacy on both ends.

Beamer TV has three viewing options: The "Self view" allows callers to view themselves; the "Other Party view" shows the person the caller is speaking to, and the "Combo view" displays both parties on the call. Beamer TV's on-screen design layout and attractive background display enhance all three viewing options.

Beamer TV's Stylish Design

Designed and engineered entirely at Vialta, Beamer TV features the design concepts and well-conceived marriage of form with function that epitomize Vialta's Beamer videophone line. The sleek, slim profile, adjustable tilt camera with sliding cover, and remote control that nests snugly in a recessed compartment, all contribute to give Beamer TV a unique look and quality.

Availability and Pricing

Beamer TV videophone will roll out the last week of September and will be available nationally at Best Buy, at regional retailers including Good Guys, J&R, and Fry's Electronics, and in the Frontgate catalog. Beamer TV is also available online at www.vialta.com. The MSRP for a single Beamer TV videophone is $149.99.

About Vialta

Vialta develops, designs and markets unique and innovative home entertainment and communications products for the mainstream consumer. The company was formed in April 1999 and is publicly traded on the OTC Bulletin board under the symbol VLTA. The company is headquartered in Fremont, California with offices in Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

Forward-Looking Statements

The matters discussed in this news release include certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the possible reduction of consumer spending, the timely availability and acceptance of the Company's new and existing products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, the dependence on continued growth in demand for consumer products, the risk that products shipped by the Company will be returned, and the other risks detailed from time to time in the SEC reports of Vialta, including the reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.