June 19, 2007
China’s #1 Mobile WAP Portal 3G.CN Launches Vidiator’s Xend Personalized 3D Avatar Messaging Services
Vidiator(R), a leading provider of mobile multimedia solutions, and 3G.CN, China's largest and most popular Mobile WAP Portal have launched Vidiator's patented Xend(TM) 3D Avatar hosted services in China it was announced today. Vidiator and 3G.CN will deliver 3D avatar-based cards, messaging, advertisements and newscasts, and with 3G licensing on the horizon in China, 3G.CN's services using Vidiator's Xend will be well-placed in the largest mobile market in the world.
This is the first deployment of 3D Avatar Cards and Messaging in China and opens Vidiator's Xend user-generated 3D avatar services to over 450 million subscribers, 130 million who use mobile Internet.
"Our customers can now create and forward exciting, personalized, 3D content using their mobile devices," said Mr. Deng Yu Qiang, CEO at 3G Net. "Vidiator is the only wireless content enabler possessing all the assets needed to create, produce, package and deliver this kind of user-generated content. Vidiator's end-to-end content management, subscription and hosting services enable nationwide publishing and distribution of their unique 3D mobile content for the first time in China. We are eager to see what happens next."
The Xend Product Line includes Xend Messaging, Xend Cards, Xend Casting and Xend Enterprise. All Xend products provide mobile operators and content providers with 3D multimedia delivery services for business and entertainment content.
With Xend Messaging consumers can create, via WAP or Web, personal 3D avatar-based messages and send them to a recipient's mobile phone or e-mail address.
Xend Cards are fast, fresh, and funny pre-recorded animated messages celebrating any special occasion. Users can purchase Xend Cards, using both WAP-based and Web-based services, and have the greetings delivered to the mobile phones or e-mail addresses of family and friends.
"Vidiator and 3G.CN are in lock-step that the potential to grow out multimedia and streaming services in the world's largest market is exponential. Moreover, Vidiator believes mobile multimedia is truly compelling when it's both useful and fun. Offering 3D personalized content capabilities including Xend Messaging and Cards certainly fulfills that and will be a boon for 3G.CN customers," said Connie Wong, Vidiator CEO.
3G.CN also gains access to Xend Casting which enables "infotainment" messages in a broadcast format including message-of-the-day content (horoscopes, jokes, etc.), news/weather/sports updates, advertising campaigns and corporate communications.
3G.CN can also offer Xend Enterprise, which leverages Vidiator's patented 3D avatar-based messaging technology to extend enterprise support, advance unified messaging services and communications to customers and employees.
Named "the Coolest Company of 2005" by Wealth China, 3G.CN has been breaking records since it opened for business in early 2004. 3G.CN provides music, TV, movies, live events, news, sports, commentaries and interactive and user-generated content services to mobile users. Going from zero to over 20 million users in a little over two years, 3G.CN has surpassed all other WAP-web portals and is considered by some to be at the forefront of the 'selling miracle of wireless Internet' in China. 3G.CN is a favorite, not only among customers, but also investors -- in late 2006, 3G.CN was named in the top 50 Chinese companies to invest in. Please visit www.3g.net.cn
Vidiator is a leading platform provider for the end-to-end delivery of live and on-demand TV, music and 3G multimedia services and content to mobile devices. Vidiator pioneered mobile multimedia technology research and development, specializing in streaming, encoding, transcoding, 3D messaging, mobile TV and mobile music streaming solutions. Vidiator's Xenon carrier-grade mobile streaming platform is network and handset agnostic, does not require a media player, and delivers profitable mobile music streaming and content downloads, with features including patented Streaming Playlist with Fast Track Switching, Fast Channel Switching, Stop-N-Go and Bookmark. Vidiator, whose platforms are deployed in 20+ countries on four continents, with customers like AT&T, Sprint, NTT DoCoMo, "3," Vodafone and PCCW, is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, USA with offices in England, China, Korea, Spain and Italy. Please visit www.vidiator.com.
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