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.
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.
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."
TV Is Easy to Set Up and Easy to Use
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.
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.
TV's Stylish Design
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.
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.
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
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.