SAN DIEGO, CA June 13, 2000 Eveo and PacketVideo today announced an
agreement to trial the delivery of video over wireless networks. PacketVideo
has developed standards-compliant MPEG-4 software that enables the
distribution of video over wireless networks. As part of the trials, Eveo
will provide entertainment content for delivery to wireless devices.
Our goal is to let anyone distribute their video content to as wide an
audience as possible, said Eveo founder and CEO Olivier Zitoun, which is
why we wanted to work with industry leader PacketVideo to test delivery over
The ability for consumers to deliver personal video is a key component of
the development of wireless, said Robert Tercek, President of PacketVideo’s
Programming Division, which is why we are working with Eveo to trial the
PacketVideo’s MPEG-4 based software enables the encoding, decoding, and
transmission of full motion video over wireless networks on mobile devices.
The technology enables the distribution of video over wireless networks with
bit rates as low as 14.4 kbps (which is the rate for networks in the US
today) as well as 2.5G and 3.5G networks. The technology is air-interface
independent, which means that it works across any type of cellular network,
including CDMA, GSM, TDMA, GPRS, and UMTS.
PacketVideo is working with wireless carriers in the US and internationally
to trial the technology over their networks. The company has also announced
alliances with leading device and silicon designers and manufacturers to
develop hardware utilizing PacketVideo technology, including Casio, Compaq,
Intel, NEC, SANYO, and Texas Instruments.