GenieView Streams Near-Real-Time Video to the BlackBerry Pearl Smartphone

GenieView announces that it has successfully implemented near-real-time video streaming to a BlackBerry® Pearl™ smartphone.* Depending on the cellular network in use, time of day, and network traffic, video delay can be as low as one second. GenieView has been working with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Explosive Disposal and Technology Section (RCMP EDT) on streaming near-real-time video over the cellular network to a computer or a hand-held device.

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Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) March 22, 2007

GenieView announces that it has successfully implemented near-real-time video streaming to a BlackBerry® Pearl™ smartphone.* Depending on the cellular network in use, time of day, and network traffic, video delay can be as low as one second. GenieView has been working with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Explosive Disposal and Technology Section (RCMP EDT) on streaming near-real-time video over the cellular network to a computer or a hand-held device.

"This is a remarkable demonstration," said Gord Scott of RCMP EDT. "GenieView's real-time video streaming is now available to users not only over the computer network, but also over the cellular network. Now, remote users can take part in the decision making process by viewing events in near-real-time as they unfold, from wherever they have cellular coverage."

"We are extremely happy with this progress in video streaming over a band-limited medium such as a cellular network," said Ron Chow, CEO of GenieView. "Going forward, our development effort will be focused on improving the frame rate and decreasing video latency where possible. Based on the market indicators, there is a great demand for this kind of capability from both the government and non-government sectors. GenieView is well positioned to capture a sizeable share of this market, including multi-media wireless applications."

GenieView Incorporated is a privately-owned technology company operating out of the Innovation Centre of the Communications Research Centre of Ottawa. It specializes in digital video processing and compression to enable video streaming over band-limited channels for applications in the law enforcement, first response, homeland security, and enterprise markets.

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