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November 5, 2010 | Chris Payatagool
expresso_hd.jpgXVD Launches EspressoHD Telepresence Solution in North America

EspressoHD Moves Telepresence Out of the Conference Room with Greater
Interoperability, Lowest TCO and Breakthrough Performance

Palo Alto, Calif. November 4, 2010-- XVD Corporation, makers of world
renowned and patented video technology, today announced a low cost,
easy-to-use, high quality HD telepresence solution called EspressoHD
that works in a wide range of environments, including those that
require minimal power and that have low bandwidth.

"Our vision is that telepresence solutions should meet the same
expectations we have for telephones - high quality service with
transparent interoperability between systems," said Joe Lam,
co-founder and COO of XVD, maker of EspressoHD. "Due to our
technological breakthroughs that require less bandwidth, reduce power
consumption and increase interoperability, EspressoHD will broaden how
telepresence can be used in verticals including telemedicine,
industrial, education and small business."

Each EspressoHD unit is a small hardware appliance that easily
connects to your display monitor and T1 network. EspressoHD turns on
in seconds and one unit can connect up to 5 locations locally or
globally without an expensive and complicated multipoint control unit

Key benefits of EspressoHD:
 Low bandwidth: You get full 1080 HD video over a normal
broadband connection.EspressoHD delivers 1080 high definition over a

Lowest TCO: You don't need an IT department to set up and run
EspressoHD. It's as easy as setting up your home TV. Initial cost of
EspressoHD is much less than competitive commercial telepresence

Lowest power consumption: Many organizations appreciate
EspressoHD because it draws only 25W, running on significantly less
power than other telepresence solutions today. This makes it more
applicable in portable situations. For example, health care
organizations can use EspressoHD as a portable telepresence solution
that can move into a patient's room on a portable cart, running on a

Interoperability: XVD is committed to making EspressoHD
interoperable with other telepresence systems. It soon will be the
first solution to work with existing enterprise and consumer
telepresence solutions.

 Always on: Once purchased, EspressoHD can be run 24x7 with no
additional costs over existing network connections.

EspressoHD launched earlier this year in other global markets where it
has seen rapid growth. Customers include Mitsubishi, Telemarketing
Japan (TMJ) and the Zambian government.

"I work in Santa Barbara and use EspressoHD to communicate with my
colleagues in Japan," said Glenn Fredrickson, director, Mitsubishi
Chemical Center for Advanced Materials (MC-CAM); professor of chemical
engineering at UC Santa Barbara and executive director of KAITEKI
Institute, a think tank with Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation.
"EspressoHDsits on a cart in my office and can go where I need it. It
draws very little power, is easy to use, is very reliable and allows
me to communicate better with my Japanese colleagues. I don't have
time to troubleshoot my telepresence solution - EspressoHD just works
and works well."

Telemarketing Japan (TMJ), a pioneer of the Japanese telemarketing
companies, utilizesEspressoHD technology to connect their headquarters
with 3 branch offices and 7 call centers throughout Japan. EspressoHD
is used by the headquarters sales department to relay the results of
client meetings to the call center staff.  Not only is EspressoHD
useful for everyday business communication, but it has also proved
helpful to accurately relay new demands from clients.  Although
information can be sent via email or phone calls, it is difficult to
convey subtle nuances.  However, by using the high definition TV
conference system, it is possible to "communicate with real feelings"
with these remote locations in a way that captures that of a face-to-face meeting.

The Zambian government has installed EspressoHD at a number of
Universities across the country. Professors, especially those in
fields that have visual components such as geology, can now expand
their classrooms to include students at other universities.

Other resources:
 MIT study on impact telepresence has on remote workers: This
white paper, unaffiliated with EspressoHD, concludes, "Social signals
are important factors in group collaboration which are easily lost on
distributed collaboration."

 The science and benefits of face time: As reported in Forbes
Magazine, this MIT study of 80 employees at a Bank of America call
center found that "individuals who talked to more co-workers were
getting through calls faster, felt less stressed and had the same
approval ratings as their peers. Informally talking out problems and
solutions, it seemed, produced better results than following the
employee handbook or obeying managers' e-mailed instructions."

About EspressoHD by XVD
EspressoHD brings a new low-cost approach to industrial strength
telepresence. The patented technology behind EspressoHD (16 patents
related to audio/video compression) is created by XVD Corporation and
used the world over by leading media and broadcast news organizations
to compress live video without compromising the quality of the image
or broadcast.  XVD Corporation has offices in Europe, North America
and Japan.

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