Video Without Boundaries, Inc. to Deploy Skype® on MediaREADY Products
Popular Voice over IP Application Released on MediaREADY™ Middleware Relationship Involves Revenue Sharing
Ft. Lauderdale - (August 15, 2006) — Video Without Boundaries, Inc. (OTCBB: VDWB ), a leading provider of interactive, media-convergent home entertainment devices, today announced support for Skype internet phone calling. The Skype application enables free calls to anywhere in the world and through any device supporting the MediaREADY™ Middleware platform, these calls can be placed from the comfort of your living room. Further demonstrating its ability to increase aftermarket value for its products, VWB will be making the application available to all existing MediaREADY™ 4000 and 5000 customers and soon to be released models of MediaREADY™ High Definition media centers, via CD or web download upgrades at no charge.
“With over 236 million downloads internationally, Skype has become a major player in reshaping the way the world communicates,” said Video Without Boundaries, Inc. President and CEO Jeffrey Harrell. “We are very excited to bring support for this application to our customers as we can enable free worldwide calling from the couch. The deployment of this application is a major step forward in VWB’s growth strategy. This is one of many applications that VWB will be able to share in ongoing revenue generated from content, applications and services like this one running on our products. We have an affiliate relationship that enables us to share in all revenues generated from any of the advanced Skype services.”
Skype is the world’s fastest growing service for Internet communication, allowing people everywhere to make unlimited voice and video calls for free. Also, until the end of the year you can make free calls to landlines and mobiles in the US and Canada. Skype, an eBay company, is available in 27 languages and is used in almost every country around the world. To learn more visit www.skype.com.
Beginning in September, all existing MediaREADY owners will be able to add the Skype application at no additional cost and all new units sold will have it enabled. The application requires the purchase of a Bluetooth wireless headset or conferencing unit and USB Bluetooth transceiver which will be available for purchase directly from VWB’s website. Additionally, customers will be able to download the Skype application to run on any personal computer and enable free voice calling from that PC to any MediaREADY Media Center directly from the www.vwbinc.com website.
For more information about the VWB MediaREADY line, visit www.vwbinc.com.
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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