Motorola Takes Ojo™ Personal Video Phone Nationwide With New Retail Partners
Motorola expands the retail presence of Ojo to over 200 locations across the United States
HORSHAM, Pa. – 7 July 2005 – Experiencing a powerful face-to-face conversation with those important to you just got a little easier, as Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today expanded the retail availability of the Ojo™ Personal Video Phone. Tweeter Home Entertainment, Magnolia Audio Video, and Harvey Electronics retail outlets nationwide will now carry the award-winning Motorola Ojo.
With the addition of these new partners, consumers from coast-to-coast can now walk in to a convenient retail location and experience Motorola Ojo first-hand. Motorola now offers Ojo in over 200 retail locations.
Motorola Ojo makes it easy to share special moments and feel close to people important to you, even when you can’t physically be together. The phone enables face-to-face conversations – complete with full-motion video and synchronized audio – over any high-speed Internet connection1, keeping friends, family, co-workers, and more seamlessly connected.
“Tweeter is constantly seeking out cool new technology for our customers,” said Dave Malin, vice president solutions and services, Tweeter Home Entertainment Group. “The Motorola Ojo is a unique product with a huge wow factor. We anticipate that it will be very popular with our customer base. The best part is that it is easy to use. If you can dial a phone - you can operate an Ojo.”
“Over 85% of the consumers that have purchased Ojo have said that their video telephony experience has met or exceeded their expectations. With the addition of these new retail locations, even more consumers have the opportunity to experience Ojo for themselves,” said David Grubb, vice president, Motorola consumer entertainment solutions. “Across the board, our new retail partners are industry leaders in serving their customers with innovative product selections and consumer electronics expertise.”
Stop In and See Me Sometime
Want to see Ojo for yourself? Motorola’s new retail partners make it easy to get a personal demonstration of the product in action. You can find Ojo at following locations:
Tweeter Home Entertainment Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWTR) is a national specialty consumer electronics retailer, providing home and mobile entertainment solutions.
The Ojo will be available for purchase at all of the company’s 160 stores, which operate under the Tweeter, hifi buys, Sound Advice, Showcase Home Entertainment and Hillcrest High Fidelity names in the New England, Las Vegas, Texas, Southern California, Mid-Atlantic, Chicago, Southeast, Florida and Phoenix markets.
For more information, visit www.tweeter.com.
Founded in Seattle in 1954, Magnolia Audio Video is one of the most-award winning consumer electronics retailers in the nation. Magnolia’s stores feature a unique lineup of electronic entertainment products, solutions, and services. Today, Magnolia operates 20 standalone stores throughout Washington, Oregon, and California.
Find the Motorola Ojo at any one of Magnolia’s 20 stores located throughout Washington, Oregon and California.
For more information, visit www.magnoliaav.com .
Harvey Electronics (Nasdaq: HRVE) is a leading retailer and custom installer of high quality, exclusive home theater, audio and video products in the metropolitan New York area. The company has been honored as a “Top Ten Retailer of the Year" by Audio Video International six years in a row.
Find the Motorola Ojo at Harvey store locations and get a taste of the videophone experience.
For more information, visit www.harveyonline.com.
Motorola worked with WorldGate Communications (NASDAQ: WGAT, www.wgate.com), a leading developer of video telephony technologies, to bring the Ojo Personal Videophone to market. WorldGate’s patented innovations for Ojo include a state-of-the-art optimization of the advanced MPEG-4 coding standard (H.264), which enables transmission of 30 frames-per-second video with synchronized audio at data rates as low as 100 Kbps. This allows the Motorola Ojo to work within the upstream data rates for both DSL and cable broadband networks, and ensures that existing broadband infrastructures can handle video phone traffic.
The Motorola Ojo™ Personal Video Phone (Model PVP1000) carries an MSRP of $799.99. A $14.95 monthly service fee applies. To order Motorola Ojo, visit www.motorola.com/ojo.
(1) In order to use this product, cable or DSL broadband service is required. Motorola cannot guarantee the availability, reliability or performance, such as speed, of the broadband service you use, which may be affected by, among other things, (i) network traffic, (ii) other services offered by your broadband service provider, (iii) the performance of your computer equipment, (iv) the performance of your service provider’s network, and (v) the availability of Internet router(s).
Motorola is a Fortune 100 global communications leader that provides seamless mobility products and solutions across broadband, embedded systems and wireless networks. In your home, auto, workplace and all spaces in between, seamless mobility means you can reach the people, things and information you need, anywhere, anytime. Seamless mobility harnesses the power of technology convergence and enables smarter, faster, cost-effective and flexible communication. Motorola had sales of US $31.3 billion in 2004. For more information: http://www.motorola.com/.
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MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Ojo is a trademark of WorldGate Service, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2005.
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