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Skype, Tely Labs team on HD video device

Posted: 06 Jan 2012     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Skype  communication  software  video calling  Android 

Tely Labs Inc. is offering Skype communication software in the telyHD, a compact HD video calling device that can be connected to an HDTV to enable users to connect with family and friends worldwide. The Android-based device, which can also be used with a computer, tablet or smartphone, sets up in minutes for easy use in any living room.

The telyHD device features a wide-angle camera that zooms, pans and tilts to capture an entire room and all the participants in the video. Anyone on Skype can receive a telyHD video call, whether using Skype on a computer, tablet or smartphone, and can enjoy the improved telyHD video regardless of whether or not they have their own telyHD system.

When the two parties communicating both have telyHD systems, they can use a messaging system that lets users record a video message such as a birthday greeting for friends or family that are not available to chat. Also, participants can share photos while interacting on a telyHD video call. Users can download a favourite photo right to a USB memory stick or SD card that plugs into the telyHD system as they video chat.

The STB solution features a wide-angle HD camera, four microphones with noise cancellation, built-in Wi-Fi or wired Internet connectivity, a remote control and all necessary cables. telyHD does not need a computer or additional hardware. It is just connected to the home network and plugged into an HDTV via HDMI. The telyHD unit fits on top of the TV or can be placed on a nearby shelf or tripod. It has an adjustable clamp so that it will fit any TV size.

The telyHD system is built on the extensible Android OS and uses a Tegra 2 Dual-Core ARM A9 processor from NVIDIA. Thus, users will be able to use the system for other entertainment activities in the future—from social networking and gaming to video streaming and more. Tely Labs is already working with the Android developer community to identify new apps that extend the ways consumers can use and enjoy telyHD in the home.

The telyHD system is priced at Rs.13,000 ($249) with no monthly fees and no PC required. It will be available in January 2012.

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