ViaClix, ooVoo bringing video chats to IPTV

IPTV platform vendor ViaClix said it will incorporate increasingly popular video chat technology from ooVoo into the iTV Digital Media Center software it is due to release next month.

The goal of the software release is to combine TV and Internet features, and the inclusion of ooVoo's software could go a long way toward helping to accomplish that mission. In recent press materials, ooVoo, which launched last summer, said its software already supports about 3.5 million video chats per month and has been used in 200 countries around the world. The video chats can involve up to six users simultaneously, and the software also features other capabilities, such as telephony.

ViaClix plans to sell iTV Digital Media Center to service providers, as well as manufacturers of set top boxes, TVs, computers and content storage gear.

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