IP Video Networks (IPVN) Bridges Gap Between Laptop and TV

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IP Video Networks (IPVN) Bridges Gap Between Laptop and TV

Laptop to TV technology allows cable subscribers to share and enjoy media from a laptop on a TV without an additional set-top-box or hardware component

SAN DIEGO, March 1 -- IP Video Networks, Inc., a video over IP technology company, introduces a new concept and equipment for cable TV providers that allows subscribers to send video, audio and pictures from a netbook, laptop, or mobile device for immediate viewing on a TV.  From a standard web browser the subscriber can identify a video on the web, select "Send to TV," and the cable network delivers the selected content for viewing on the TV.  The technology does not require the subscriber to install any additional devices.

IP Video Networks, Inc. developed this technology (patent pending) in 2009 and believes the ubiquitous "TV remote" will migrate to an intelligent but low cost device, such as a netbook or laptop, which will enhance interactive television and simplify content sharing and discovery.

IPVN is offering this technology to selected partners in the cable industry and expects to be a leader in the drive for users to view any content from any source on any cable connected screen.  The elegance of the design allows cable network operators to explore new business models around a new service for existing subscribers.

"This new capability solves the nagging technical issues that always come up while trying to share video content, viewable on PC devices, with the home TV," said Bob Coackley, IPVN's Chief Executive Officer. "Customers will be able to select any content from the Web and push movies, clips or other rich media to the TV. This technology is part of our commitment to help cable companies stay at the forefront in offering their subscribers the best entertainment offerings that technology can support."

"There are many additional opportunities that this technology offers," said Jarrod Hammes, Vice President of Marketing at IPVN. "As IPVN's technology does not require the cable operator or user to deploy a new set-top-box, it simplifies interactive television by enabling a laptop to provide a great user interface, while leveraging the existing HD capabilities and network capabilities built by the cable operators."

About IP Video Networks, Inc.

IP Video Networks, Inc. provides IP video transport products to broadcasters, satellite operators, cable MSOs, and telecom operators. At the core of the company's capabilities is expertise in IP Video, supported by patented technology and deep knowledge of digital video transport.  IPVN's Path 1 division produces long-haul Vx, Cx, and Ax product families that guarantee broadcast quality for contribution and distribution of professional real-time video over public or private IP networks, including the Internet. The VIDx product family easily integrates into legacy networks to support Video on Demand, HDTV, and digital simulcast applications, while significantly reducing capital expenditure and extending the useful life of operators' core networks. IP Video Networks, Inc., based in San Diego, California, is a privately held company.  More information about IP Video Networks, Inc. can be found online: http://www.ipvn.com.

Source: IP Video Networks, Inc.
   

CONTACT:  Jarrod Hammes of IP Video Networks, +1-858-366-4391,
jarrod.hammes@ipvn.com

Web Site:  http://www.ipvn.com/

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