Xirlink Unveils Dual-Mode XVP-69 Digital Still Camera to OEM Market

New Dual-Mode (Still/PC Video) Product Offers 640 X 480 CMOS Sensor, Rich

Feature Set; Breakthrough Unit Meets Growing Demand For Value-Priced VGA

Cameras



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Xirlink, Inc.

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Xirlink, Inc., a leading
 developer and manufacturer of digital still, PC, and embedded camera products,
 announced today the new XVP-69 Dual-Mode Camera, a value-priced product
 designed to address the strong demand for high quality, low-priced VGA digital
 cameras.  The XVP-69 offers the flexibility of an un-tethered digital still
 camera coupled with the ability to function as a PC-based video conferencing
 camera.  The performance features in the XVP-69 include a 640 x 480 CMOS
 sensor, strobe flash, high quality lens and optical viewfinder.  The camera
 offers 2MB of internal memory to hold 24-36 photos (scene dependant), with
 optional memory upgrades to 4MB.  Its convenient LCD status display, located
 on the camera back, details battery status, self-timer status, flash mode
 setting, and picture counter.
     "Xirlink's XVP-69 will enable OEMs to continue to drive volumes in the
 value-priced VGA market," said Tim Martin, Director of Marketing at Xirlink.
 "Its versatility and high value/price ratio will make it a highly promotable
 product across a broad array of customer segments."
     Users will appreciate the XVP-69's ability to also function as a PC-based
 video camera.  Simple videoconferencing is possible via the camera's image
 capture technology.  The unit is powered by USB hookup in PC mode to save
 battery power, and plugs in easily to computers using a standard USB 1.1
 connector.
     Other convenient features of the XVP-69 include auto power off, a
 10-second self-timer, auto beep capability for shutter/timer/error, standard
 1/4-20 tripod mount and a PC stand.  The camera also includes photo-file
 management software and photo editing software, and is compatible with
 Windows 98, 2000, and Me operating systems as well as Whistler (when
 available).
     Xirlink's new XVP-69 camera is currently available for OEM purchase, with
 initial shipments in 2Q 2001.  Xirlink offers a full range of point-and-shoot
 digital cameras employing CCD and CMOS imaging technology.  The company's
 flexible architecture enables a wide variety of feature and platform
 configurations combining high quality and competitive pricing.
 
     About Xirlink
     Xirlink, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of digital imaging
 products, including digital still, PC, network and embedded cameras.
 Xirlink's products are marketed through OEM, distribution, system integrator
 and retail channels. For more information, contact Xirlink Corporate
 Headquarters, 2210 O'Toole Avenue, Suite 150, San Jose, CA 95131. Xirlink's
 website is located at www.xirlink.com .
     This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the
 Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Although The
 Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking
 Statements and assumptions upon which forward-looking statements are based are
 reasonable it can give no assurance that such expectations and assumptions
 will prove to have been correct.
 
 

SOURCE Xirlink, Inc.
    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Xirlink, Inc., a leading
 developer and manufacturer of digital still, PC, and embedded camera products,
 announced today the new XVP-69 Dual-Mode Camera, a value-priced product
 designed to address the strong demand for high quality, low-priced VGA digital
 cameras.  The XVP-69 offers the flexibility of an un-tethered digital still
 camera coupled with the ability to function as a PC-based video conferencing
 camera.  The performance features in the XVP-69 include a 640 x 480 CMOS
 sensor, strobe flash, high quality lens and optical viewfinder.  The camera
 offers 2MB of internal memory to hold 24-36 photos (scene dependant), with
 optional memory upgrades to 4MB.  Its convenient LCD status display, located
 on the camera back, details battery status, self-timer status, flash mode
 setting, and picture counter.
     "Xirlink's XVP-69 will enable OEMs to continue to drive volumes in the
 value-priced VGA market," said Tim Martin, Director of Marketing at Xirlink.
 "Its versatility and high value/price ratio will make it a highly promotable
 product across a broad array of customer segments."
     Users will appreciate the XVP-69's ability to also function as a PC-based
 video camera.  Simple videoconferencing is possible via the camera's image
 capture technology.  The unit is powered by USB hookup in PC mode to save
 battery power, and plugs in easily to computers using a standard USB 1.1
 connector.
     Other convenient features of the XVP-69 include auto power off, a
 10-second self-timer, auto beep capability for shutter/timer/error, standard
 1/4-20 tripod mount and a PC stand.  The camera also includes photo-file
 management software and photo editing software, and is compatible with
 Windows 98, 2000, and Me operating systems as well as Whistler (when
 available).
     Xirlink's new XVP-69 camera is currently available for OEM purchase, with
 initial shipments in 2Q 2001.  Xirlink offers a full range of point-and-shoot
 digital cameras employing CCD and CMOS imaging technology.  The company's
 flexible architecture enables a wide variety of feature and platform
 configurations combining high quality and competitive pricing.
 
     About Xirlink
     Xirlink, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of digital imaging
 products, including digital still, PC, network and embedded cameras.
 Xirlink's products are marketed through OEM, distribution, system integrator
 and retail channels. For more information, contact Xirlink Corporate
 Headquarters, 2210 O'Toole Avenue, Suite 150, San Jose, CA 95131. Xirlink's
 website is located at www.xirlink.com .
     This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the
 Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Although The
 Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking
 Statements and assumptions upon which forward-looking statements are based are
 reasonable it can give no assurance that such expectations and assumptions
 will prove to have been correct.
 
 SOURCE  Xirlink, Inc.