Video Without Boundaries Brings AOL’s AIM Service to MediaREADY™ Media Centers
Set-Top Digital Media Centers Will Now Instantly Connect With Nation’s Largest Instant-Messaging Community
Ft. Lauderdale - (July 17, 2006) — Video Without Boundaries, Inc. (OTCBB: VDWB ), a leading provider of interactive, media-convergent home entertainment devices, announced today it has formed an agreement with AOL LLC to enable all VWB MediaREADY™ convergent media devices to carry the AIM service. With more than 41 million users in the U.S. alone, the AIM service is one of the world’s largest online communities.
Beginning in April 2006, purchasers of any MediaREADY set-top product will find the AIM® service pre-loaded with their device, ready for use. AOL’s free AIM service is at the center of one of the world’s largest and most dynamic online communities. An integrated communications client, the AIM service offers instant messaging, email and SMS mobile texting as well as voice and video chat services along with the popular Buddy List® feature.
“Simplicity and convenience is at the core of the MediaREADY experience. With the addition of the bundled AIM service, MediaREADY users will be able to access the global AIM community instantly and at no additional cost,” said Jeffrey Harrell, President and CEO of Video Without Boundaries. “With the AIM service built into each MediaREADY media center, users will have more communications and entertainment options than ever before.”
Features of the AIM service include a Plaxo®-enabled AIM Address Book and integrated access to the AOL® Mail, AIM® Mail, AOL® Radio and AIM® Talk services. Through the AIM service, MediaREADY owners will be able to instantly communicate with other individuals using AIM on their personal computer, PDA, mobile phone, or other mobile device.
“Through its MediaREADY product line, Video Without Boundaries is connecting people in a simple, easy-to-use way with today’s most popular entertainment options, all through a single device,” noted Tina Sharkey, AOL’s senior vice president for Instant Messaging and Social Media. “We are very pleased to bring the nation’s preferred communications service to MediaREADY set top boxes, and we welcome MediaREADY users to the growing AIM community.”
Video Without Boundaries’ award-winning MediaREADY™ products have re-defined convergent digital media by making multiple forms of digital entertainment, communication and information easy and simple to use via a single source. Designed for connection to a living room TV, MediaREADY products put TV, movies, PVR, web browsing, email, music and photo collections, streaming video, an electronic program guide, and karaoke at the user’s fingertips.
About Video Without Boundaries:
Video Without Boundaries is a leader in digital media-on-demand, enhanced home entertainment, and interactive products that connect people simply. The revolutionary MediaREADY 4000 and 5000 are part of a family of interactive, media-convergent home entertainment devices that provide digital capture and storage of TV programs and movies, streaming video and audio from the Internet, plus music, karaoke, games, e-mail, Internet browsing, photos and all generations of MPEG, CDs and DVDs. For more information about the VWB MediaREADY line, visit www.vwbinc.com
MediaREADY™, Flyboy™, Flyboy HD™, CoPilot™, Glider™ and Video Without Boundaries™ are trademarks of Video Without Boundaries, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Forward-looking statements and comments in this document are made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such statements relating to, among other things, the prospects for the company to increase the level of sales, maintain current sales levels, add new products and services and develop new Web sites are necessarily subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which are significant in scope and nature, including risks related to the demand for the company’s products and services, competition, and availability of capital for working capital purposes. Earnings estimates projected by management are subject to many uncertainties, including but not limited to manufacturing quality, product distribution, product sales levels, and the development of media distribution relationships.
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