Source: Viseon, Inc.
Viseon VisiFone Stars in New FOX TV Show, "Forever Eden"
Monday March 1, 9:30 am ET
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 1, 2004--Viseon, Inc. (OTCBB:VSNI
a global developer of broadband personal video communications solutions, today
announced that its VisiFones have a starring role in the new FOX Network
reality show, "Forever Eden," which premieres tonight at 9 p.m. EST. The time
slot for "Forever Eden" is immediately after the number one show on
television, "American Idol," with over 25 million viewers each episode.
"We are delighted that Forever Eden is the first prime-time reality show to
fully use, as part of its plot line and on-screen action, the VisiFone," said
Charles Thompson, executive producer and managing director of Mentorn. "We
believe it will transform parts of our show where the cast talk to each other
by phone. We are able to use the VisiFone to send video messages and
instructions to our cast - another first for 'Forever Eden'."
Viseon's president and CEO, John Harris, commented, "As our consumer broadband
partners, the cable companies and DSL service providers, begin their launch of
VoIP and Video over IP, we can now demonstrate the literal "TV-quality" of the
VisiFone. We look forward to announcing other national television shows that
are embedding VisiFones into their plots in coming months."
About Forever Eden, Mentorn and FOX
Forever Eden is the newest show from Mentorn, one of the UK's largest
producers of television programming. Its award winning productions include the
popular Paradise Hotel on Fox Networks and Robot Wars. Forever Eden follows a
small group of people willing to take an indefinite break from their everyday
lives to experience the opportunity of a lifetime by living together in a
luxurious, tropical resort setting. But this Eden has its own version of the
serpent, guaranteeing that things aren't always what they seem. FOX
Broadcasting Company has committed to 25 episodes of Forever Eden, the most of
any new reality show in history. FOX, a part of News Corporation is America's
most watched network among young adults and its American Idol series is the
most watched show on American television.
About The VisiFone
The VisiFone(TM) is the world's first low-cost broadband videophone. It is a
self-contained system that does not require a PC or any external equipment.
The VisiFone operates on any broadband connection and home or office network
including high-speed Internet connections via DSL or cable modem. The VisiFone
is H.323 or SIP compliant and delivers up to 30 frames per second video and
crisp audio quality utilizing 128k to 512k of bandwidth. It is compatible with
virtually all corporate video conferencing systems, yet at $599, the VisiFone
can be used by the over 20 million broadband connected U.S. homes.
Viseon has been developing, manufacturing and patenting video communication
technologies for use by corporations, universities and government agencies
since 1994. Its products have been sold under various brand names around the
world including Philips, Canon, VTEL and Gentner. Viseon recently announced a
strategy to deliver TV-quality broadband videophones to consumers and
businesses directly and through relationships with broadband providers. Viseon
currently owns U.S. patent numbers 5,802,281, 6,073,192, 6,397,275, 6,519,662
and number 6,654,825. Viseon has also been notified of the allowance of
additional patents in Europe and the U.S. and has additional patents pending.
Information in this news release includes forward-looking statements made
pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995. The statements regard (among other things) future
publicity regarding our products or the results from our publicity including
increased sales and revenues and potential sales from broadband providers. All
such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including,
without limitation, adverse business or market conditions, the ability to
secure and satisfy customers, the availability and cost of materials from
suppliers, adverse competitive developments, change in or cancellation of
customer requirements, and other risks detailed from time to time as set forth
in applicable SEC filings.
Viseon Inc., Dallas
Marcie Brownlee, 972-906-6300