ComVu Releases PocketCaster Mobile Webcasting Software For Nokia S60 Devices

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New version of mobile Webcasting software greatly expands number of compatible phones primed for user-generated 'one-button' live broadcasts.

Nokia's acknowledged leadership and innovation in multimedia smartphones provides an ideal platform to further ComVu's vision. We look forward to facilitating the creation of user-generated video by an ever growing number of mobile subscribers worldwide.

ComVu Media, Inc., a pioneer in mobile Webcasting software and automated video streaming delivery, today introduced a new version of its award-winning PocketCaster software for Nokia devices based on S60, the world's leading smartphone platform.

With the public release and availability of PocketCaster software for the S60 platform, ComVu also announces it has joined the Forum Nokia PRO developer program. Only a select number of companies worldwide who have demonstrated industry leadership are chosen as members. By becoming a member, ComVu is better positioned to ensure the close integration of its software with Nokia's devices and benefit from Nokia's extensive worldwide software distribution channels.

"ComVu's mission to democratize broadcasting has taken a major leap forward with this release," says William Mutual, ComVu CEO. "Nokia's acknowledged leadership and innovation in multimedia smartphones provides an ideal platform to further ComVu's vision. We look forward to facilitating the creation of user-generated video by an ever growing number of mobile subscribers worldwide."

The new version of PocketCaster also includes support for 3GP and Real Video playback, which will significantly expand the number of viewers for PocketCaster powered broadcasts. PocketCaster's breakthrough architecture allows ComVu to truly deliver on the vision of wireless/fixed convergence, resulting in 'one-button,' live Webcasting from tens of millions of phones, to hundreds of millions of mobile and PC viewers.

With the worldwide reach of Nokia's S60 devices, an explosion of user-generated mobile video broadcasting--citizen journalism, a personal travelogue, family events, enterprise field reporting--is now enabled with the push of a button.

How it Works

Once PocketCaster is installed, users simply press the "start" button and the phone will begin taking a video. At the same time, the application will establish a data connection and stream the video live from the phone to a server. From there, the video can be propagated to a webpage where friends can watch what's being shot in real-time, or it can go to a broadcaster for breaking news or entertainment purposes.

Because the video is automatically stored on a server, a copy of the video is instantly available on the Internet when the "stop" button is pressed. Defaults can be defined in advance, so that alerts are sent to friends and videos are automatically posted to designated sites. PocketCaster has completely eliminated the uploading process and overcome the limitations in video lengths due to local phone memory or MMS capacity.

Availability and Compatibility

PocketCaster for S60 is available to members for download at: http://www.comvu.com. PocketCaster is now compatible with select S60 2nd and 3rd edition smartphones; specific supported models are listed at: http://www.comvu.com/comvu/Support.htm.

About ComVu

ComVu is an innovator in the personal video broadcast and mobile software industry, delivering the world's first automated 'one-button' LIVE mobile Webcasting solution. Coupled with today's video-enabled mobile platforms, ComVu provides a simple and convenient option for capturing and sharing user-generated mobile video. ComVu's PocketCaster is offered as a white-labeled solution and is licensed to mobile operators, consumer portals, ISPs, enterprises and government organizations. For more information please visit http://www.comvu.com.

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