Leadtek Announces Stunning New Audio Video ProductsTriple-Play Set Top Box Wins BEST of Innovations CES Award
Triple PlayVideophone and VoIP Adapter get Honoree Status
Leadtek Research Inc., the industry leader in video and IP technologies, today announced the launch of three new cutting-edge products: the Leadtek H.264 based Triple-Play Set-Top-BoxXTP8721, Leadtek H.264 based Triple-Playvideophone XTP8830 and Leadtek Video Enabled Broadband VoIP Adapter BVA8070.
These innovative products were first honored with three separate prestigious CES 2006 Innovations Design and Engineering Awards at the 2006 International CES Press Preview in New York City on November 15 this year, and will be given spotlight treatment when 2006 CES opens in January.
Grand debut for Triple Play Set Top Box XTP8721 at CES 2006
The BEST of Innovations award winning Triple Play Set-Top-Box XTP8721, thatwalked away with one of the highest ratings in the CES Innovations Awards Online/Intranet product category, makes a grand debut at the official 2006 CES Unveiled ceremony on January 6. Afterwards it goes on displayin the Convention Center's Grand Lobby (LVCC) throughout the show. It will also be displayed in the Innovations Showcase at the Sans Expo and Convention Center.
The Leadek Video Enabled Broadband VoIP Adapter and H.264 based Triple -Play videophone were selected as ‘Innovations 2006 Design and Engineering Showcase' honorees by the Exhibition's high profile panel of judges.
A triumph for Leadtek audio/video technology
”This is a proud day for Leadtek and a great birthday surprise” said Leadtek President and CEO K.S. Lu, who was referring to the approaching 20th anniversary of Leadtek in 2006.
“We have come a very long way in a very short time in audio/video technology, especially in developing our own DSP and being the first company, together with our partner France Telecom in Europe, to make video telephony available for residential users,” he said.
Furthermore, said Lu, the award winning Triple-Play Set-Top Box XTP8721 would, through integration of key technologies, add yet another dimension to a world of seamless multimedia interconnectivity and communication that could be enjoyed in the comfort of the viewers own living room.
The Leadtek Triple-Play Set-Top-Boxsupports Video through streaming TV programs (IPTV), video on demand and video surveillance. Video-telephony is readily supported with integrated telephony CODEC and protocols for more classic applications such as face-to-face chat and distance learning.
For Online/Data applications an inbuilt browser runs HTML, XML and Macromedia's Flash files. For voice, the XTP8721 is fully VoIP compatible and the optionalbuilt-in DECT-phone base station or the FXO port allows a direct connection to a PSTN network.
The two Honoree status awards went to Leadtek's Video Enabled Broadband VoIP and the H.264 based Triple-Play Videophone. The former acts as a telephone adapter connecting an analog telephone to a broadband network and has the unique feature of being able to connect to a video module via its USB port to form a complete videophone. The H.264 Triple-Play videophone also supports Video, Online/Data and Voice applications.
Leadtek's Audio/Video Communications Business Unit, with its hand on the pulse of IP based multimedia communication technology, its mind and imagination on core technologies and bold new applications, stands ready, as a world leader in audio and video communication, with the integrated solutions to the market's dreams.