Pixavi Releases Recession Proof Technology

Pixavi today officially launched its new Xcaster series of wireless High Definition video communication products designed and optimized to help companies and organizations achieve considerable cost savings and efficiency improvements. These goals are particularly important in the current world economic climate, where the impact of recession and a global financial crisis is felt everywhere. The product is capable of virtually eliminating the need for travel in several situations, and to considerably improve the way employees interact and perform.

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The Xcaster Wireless High Definition Communication Camera

Stavanger, Norway (PRWEB) March 1, 2009

Pixavi today launched its new video collaboration product, the Xcaster. The product is expected to provide considerable cost savings and efficiency improvements to small business all the way up to large multinational corporations and organizations.

The Xcaster is a compact, wireless videoconferencing and collaboration camera, capable of communication and collaboration using high definition video and cd quality audio to any computer, video conferencing or telepresence endpoint. The Xcaster can connect from the field to anywhere in the world using a standard internet connection or a satellite link. The Xcaster user is able to connect from the field to experts and coworkers located practically anywhere, in order to solve problems and visually discuss issues and collaborate in real time. Both parties are offered an audiovisual experience so far offered only by stationary and meeting room HD video conference systems. The result is obvious: Reduced travel cost and increased efficiency.

Background:
The new and technically advanced Xcaster is designed to help organizations face today's challenging global situation dominated by issues like a financial crisis, global warming, pollution, terror threats, increasing travel costs and increased efficiency demands. The product incorporates cutting edge technology such as high speed wireless (802.11n), Bluetooth, AVC HD and high definition video conferencing.

Video Conferencing support:
The Xcaster has the capability of connecting to any videoconferencing system, Telepresence system or a standard desktop or laptop computer and instantly start communicating using two way high definition video, cd quality audio and 5 megapixel images. It supports both H.323 and SIP, which are the dominant IP video and audio telecommunication standards in today's market. The product can communicate directly over the internet, also with multiparty support without the need for subscriptions or paid services.

Rugged:
The Xcaster comes in a very compact ergonomic and rugged design. Built in high quality Norwegian aluminum, the product is IP68 rated (waterproof), impact proof and drop proof up to 2 meters on to concrete.

Collaboration:
Using Pixavi's laser collaboration technology, combined with an integrated gyroscopic MEMS sensor, the user is able to collaborate in real time over a HD video and audio session ubiquitously with his or her surroundings. The result is an unique and transparent user experience, further excelled by an intuitive user interface.

Applications:
Potential application areas for the product includes among others the manufacturing industry, oil&gas, chemical industries, building and construction, telemedicine, surveillance, ship yards, mining, journalism, firefighting, law enforcement and military.

Services:
Pixavi offers the Go Live server solution for improving the manageability and ease of connection between the Xcaster and other systems as well as networked multimedia storage. The next generation, Go Live 2.0 provides a secure, encrypted communication solution based on Web 2.0 technology.

Pixavi CEO, Christian Rokseth explains: "High definition video conferencing is becoming increasingly popular, and almost 50% of the video conferencing endpoints and VC enabled computers are now HD capable. This growing trend perfectly matches our target of developing a HD collaboration camera when we started this project."

Mr. Rokseth continues: "This is a communication concept known to both save cost and increase efficiency already proven worldwide by the popular previous generations VisiWear video collaboration products initially introduced by Pixavi back in 1999. Today, many more companies have the Infrastructure in place to start using this technology. Meeting rooms are equipped with video conferencing systems, workers are using high performance laptop computers and wireless networks are therefore becoming a standard. In addition, the Internet has become increasingly suitable for high definition video communication, with increased quality of service, bandwidth and lower latency. In sum this means close to instant access to this technology without considerable investments. Pixavi provides our customers with a complete wireless video collaboration solution, including wireless network solutions, wireless surveillance products and wireless location systems. With this complete offering, our customers can now deploy a cost efficient, secure and industrial grade communication infrastructure solution all provided from one vendor."

Green Technology:
Pixavi Sales Manager, Thomas Zaubi states: "Green technology is becoming an increasingly important, if not mandatory key to success for maintaining the planet we live on. The Xcaster product has the capability of contributing to a lower carbon footprint for businesses through decreasing the need for travel and improving operational efficiency. We launched the Green Ring of Excellence initiative in an effort to put emphasis on this very important aspect."

Interoperability:
Pixavi has successfully tested interoperability with HD endpoints from leading vendors like Tandberg, Polycom, Lifesize and Radvision.

Pricing & Availability:
The Xcaster ST5000 will be available in May 2009, with a price tag of 7950 USD. In addition, Pixavi is offering 3 levels of service, depending on the customer needs, including hosted and managed services like Go Live 2.0, SIP services and hosted video conferencing software solutions.

Pixavi will shortly be introducing an EX Zone 1 intrinsically safe and explosion proof version of the product.

About Pixavi:
Pixavi is a privately owned Norwegian company offering innovative and industrial grade wireless communication products, including wearable and mobile High Definition video products, wireless network products (802.11n, 802.11g WiFi and WIMAX), WLAN antenna products, location tracking and wireless video surveillance technology.

Pixavi introduced its first video collaboration system back in 1999 (ST1000). The company's award-winning products are used by leading enterprises in a multitude of industries. With a broad suite of high tech open, standards-based (Linux) products, Pixavi has a high focus on technology innovation. Pixavi is currently recruiting and are also looking for potential investors and partners in order to further accelerate growth.

Contact us for more information:
Thomas Zaubi
Sales Director
USA: "+1 408 627 7811"
Norway: "+47 90943156"
sales(a)pixavi (dot) com
http://www.pixavi.com

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