NEW VERSION OF CONNECTIX VIDEOPHONE FOR WINDOWS ADDS SUPPORT FOR MODEMS, WEB-BASED ADDRESS BOOK

John Beaver (John_Beaver@connectix.com)
Wed, 06 Mar 1996 20:33:00 GMT


EDITOR9S CONTACTS:
Debbie Degutis Marc Franklin
Connectix Corporation Wilson McHenry
degutis@connectix.com mfranklin@wmc.com
(415) 571-5100 (415) 638-3400

For Immediate Release

NEW VERSION OF CONNECTIX VIDEOPHONE FOR WINDOWS ADDS SUPPORT FOR
MODEMS, WEB-BASED ADDRESS BOOK

New Version 1.1 addresses ease of use, modem support and full-screen
viewing

SAN MATEO, Calif., FEBRUARY 29, 1996
Connectix Corporation today released version 1.1 of Connectix
VideoPhone for Windows. This version adds a number of significant new
features and offers increased performance over the previous version.
The update is available as a free downloadable patcher from the
Connectix web page (www.connectix.com) and on-line services. The
Connectix VideoPhone bundle, which includes the Connectix QuickCam and
software, has a suggested retail price of $249US (expected street
price $150) and is widely available through Connectix9 distribution
channel at over 6,000 retail locations.

"This 1.1 release addresses two problems low-cost videoconferencing
faces: the technological hurdles of limited bandwidth, and the social
hurdles centered around ease of use," says Thom Hogan, Group Product
Manager for Applications at Connectix. "Connectix VideoPhone was
already the leading low-cost videoconferencing product, and this new
release shows we intend to keep it number one," Hogan says.

28Kbps Modem Support
====================
Version 1.1 of Connectix VideoPhone is designed to work on networks,
ISDN lines, and now 28Kbps modems. The modem support works with
Pentium-based machines running Windows95 and provides simultaneous
audio and video in point-to-point connections.

"This was the number one requested feature by users," says Mike
Thompson, Connectix VideoPhone product manager. "While the previous
version had some modem capabilities, version 1.1 makes modem use of
Connectix VideoPhone easy and practical."

Web-Enabled
===========
Connectix VideoPhone 1.1 is also web-enabled. Users can store a
centralized address book on an intranet web page. With their browser
configured to use Connectix VideoPhone as a helper application, users
can call each other by clicking a hot spot on the web page.

Free Viewer
===========
The Connectix VideoPhone Viewer is a freely distributable 'viewer'
application. In a business setting, a corporation can purchase one
copy of Connectix VideoPhone, distribute the free viewer to everyone
on the network, and then broadcast training or company events to every
desktop. The free viewer is available for download from the Connectix
web site (www.connectix.com).

Easier to Use
=============
The new Connectix VideoPhone Launcher allows users to receive incoming
videoconferencing calls even when they aren9t running Connectix
VideoPhone. If a user wants to accept calls from their internal
network, Connectix VideoPhone Launcher can be set to answer those
calls and reject calls coming in through other ports.

Connectix VideoPhone 1.1 can be launched in an auto-call mode by
another application or file. A user can easily create a text file
shortcut that starts Connectix VideoPhone, calls another user, hangs
up and quits the application at the end of the call.

Additional Features
===================
Connectix VideoPhone 1.1 includes other enhancements, such as improved
audio handling, support for full-duplex sound cards and standard
Windows audio compressors, a standalone video mail application, and
better window handling with support for any window size.

Founded in 1988 and based in San Mateo, CA, Connectix Corp. designs,
manufactures, distributes and publishes award-winning personal
computer enhancement products. The company9s flagship products include
QuickCam, RAM Doubler, Speed Doubler, and Connectix VideoPhone. For
more information, contact Connectix at 800.950.5880, 415.571.5100 or
fax 415.571.5195. The company can be contacted at:
http://www.connectix.com

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QuickCam, RAM Doubler, Speed Doubler, and Connectix VideoPhone are
trademarks of Connectix Corporation. All other trademarks are the
property of their respective holders.