ooVoo Extends Communication Service to Mobile Devices as Video Calling Reaches Tipping Point of Adoption

Jan 07, 2010, 12:00 ET from ooVoo

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Consumer Electronics Show, ooVoo announced the extension of its video and audio communication service to mobile devices.  This new mobile capability will make ooVoo the first company to offer video chat on three platforms:  downloadable software on a desktop or laptop; web calling without a download; and on mobile devices.  

"ooVoo anywhere, anytime has been the vision for our video calling service since we launched the company in 2007," said Philippe Schwartz, CEO of ooVoo.  "With more consumers and businesses using Smartphones and Smartbooks for mobility and productivity and with the increased bandwidth capabilities of 4G networks, we can now bring our high-quality video calling to these mobile devices."

The extension to mobile devices continues ooVoo's history of category-leading product innovation.  Since 2007, ooVoo has evolved its offering to meet consumer and business demand with the launch of six-way video calling for PCs, ooVoo for Mac, web-based and high-resolution video calling, and its newly introduced small business plan which includes desktop sharing.  In early 2008, ooVoo previewed high-definition (HD) video communication which allows users to conduct HD video calls on TV's using standard computers.

"We have seen amazing growth in this category and ooVoo grew market share in December 2009 when our video calling jumped by 500% versus a year ago, representing more than 75 million minutes of video calling," said Schwartz.  "We believe extending video chat to mobile devices will continue to fuel our growth and make this service as essential to consumer and business communication as mobile phone, text and e-mail."

ooVoo's high quality video call service for mobile devices features patent pending technology that adapts calls to changing bandwidths and fluctuating network connectivity.  In addition, the total experience is seamless, whether connecting from a PC or Mac, the web, or mobile devices.  

ooVoo will demonstrate its mobile solution at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on February 15-17.  To request a private demonstration, contact: Lisa Abourezk: lisa.abourezk@oovoo.com. For media inquires, contact: Pamela Johnston: Pamela@pjinc.net.

About ooVoo

ooVoo, a privately-held company based in New York, provides a high-quality video and audio communication service for people to call and connect over the Internet.  ooVoo's superior quality video and audio is available to anyone with a computer, broadband connection and a web camera.  Real-time video calls accommodate up to six friends, relatives or colleagues simultaneously.  ooVoo offers high-resolution video, video conversation recording, telephony, desktop sharing, video messaging, instant message chat and file sharing among other capabilities. Download ooVoo at www.ooVoo.com.

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