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New Technology Brings Video Conferencing Service to the iPhone

February 09, 2010

Just when you think the Apple iPhone can’t be any more fun, application developers now have a new tool in their arsenal to further drive the adoption of unified communications - video chat technology for the iPhone.

Global IP Solutions, a provider of HD voice and video processing solutions, today launched video chat technology that will let iPhone developers incorporate video conferencing/video chat into their mobile applications.
Using GIPS VideoEngine Mobile, iPhone developers can quickly integrate high quality, real-time video chat or multi-point video conferencing into iPhone applications. The solution is designed to resolve potential issues that IP networks have, such as delay, jitter and echo, company officials said.
With iPhone developers being in the top position to create “cutting-edge” mobile applications and the industry’s strong competition, “it's incredibly important to offer consumers a robust application that delivers a great quality experience,' Joyce Kim, GIPS' chief marketing officer, said in a statement. 'We're happy to announce that GIPS VideoEngine gives iPhone application developers the ability to maximize the value of their application with real-time video communication that features HD voice regardless of network conditions.'
Already, there have been more than 3 billion application downloads in nearly 80 countries, and the iPhone’s market share continues to grow. With GIPS’ technology, developers can build and deploy video chat applications that transcend typical mobile constraints such as packet loss, bandwidth constraints, background noise and lip synchronization, officials said.
'GIPS VideoEngine allows application developers to support two-way video chat on a variety of IP devices,' Ira Weinstein, analyst and partner at Wainhouse Research, said. 'The addition of iPhone support to the GIPS stable of products allows solution providers and mobile carriers to provide videoconferencing, including one-way video and two-way synchronized audio, to an even larger audience.'

Amy Tierney is a Web editor for unified communications, covering business communications Her areas of focus include conferencing, SIP, Fax over IP, unified communications and telepresence. Amy also writes about education and healthcare technology, overseeing production of e-Newsletters on those topics as well as communications solutions and UC. To read more of Amy's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Amy Tierney

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