YAIVSP (Yet Another Internet Voice Software Product)

Dick Dramstad (radramstad@smtpgate.read.tasc.com)
Wed, 15 Feb 1995 09:49:34 -0500


While this press release may continue the drift of this news list away
from
core CUSeeMe issues, it is interesting, particularly the minimal
hardware configuration (e.g., a 9600bps modem) for *encrypted* voice
comms over the Internet. Does anyone else see the irony in the fact
that a press release for an Internet voice product offers only a
voice
phone number and a FAX number (no e-mail, Web, etc. addresses) to
contact the company?

Regards,
Dick Dramstad
radramstad@tasc.com
FYI: ==============
CAMELOT ANNOUNCES INTERNET VOICE COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
BREAKTHROUGH

DALLAS, Feb. 13 -- Camelot Corporation
(Nasdaq: CAML) today announced a major telecommunications
breakthrough that permits full duplexing of voice over the Internet,
making real time worldwide voice communications possible for PC
users, for the cost of the normal monthly Internet connection fee.
Third Planet Publishing, a subsidiary of Camelot Corporation, has
been granted the exclusive worldwide publishing rights to the PICK
(Personal Internet Companion Kit) software.

"The ability to talk very inexpensively worldwide has tremendous
benefits for Internet subscribers, and the impact this product will
have on the computer marketplace is incalculable. I believe the PICK
will have instant acceptance by Internet users, who will be able to
call all points on the globe for pennies," said Danny Wettreich,
chairman and chief executive officer of Camelot.

Some of the enhanced features of the PICK include total voice
encryption for all parties, unlimited standard conference calling
capabilities, enhanced conference calling where users can talk
selectively to separate conference groups simultaneously, call
screening and caller identification.
The ability to talk over the Internet is facilitated by proprietary
program algorithms.

Tests have shown the PICK will have higher fidelity than common
telephones, permitting the transmission of digital audio directly
from source to destination with minimal signal loss, when used with a
high performance multimedia card. Depending on their modem's
capabilities, users can choose the amount of data compression needed
to balance the sound quality and transmission rate tradeoff according
to their individual needs.

Users will also be able to design their own interface and explore
the
Internet using a proprietary Mosaic-type Windows engine designed for
easy access to the broad spectrum of graphical, text, and audio files
available.
With the PICK, users create their own commands for on-line services,
and assign them to icons that make multiple levels of interaction as
simple as a click of the mouse.

The PICK will ship with CD-ROM and diskettes, and requires a 9600
BPS modem, a 386 33 mhz with 4 mgs of RAM, a multimedia sound card, a
microphone, speakers, and local Internet connection. The Personal
Internet
Companion Kit will begin shipping in the second quarter of 1995, with
an
MSRP of $99.95.

/CONTACT: Danny Wettreich, chairman and chief executive officer of
Camelot Corporation, 214-733-3005, or fax, 214-733-4308/ (CAML)