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Vizrea Launches Photo Service for Camera Phone UsersDebuts Vizrea Launches Trial Service Worldwide (February 08, 2006)
Determined to build a photo service that also works well for camera phone users, Vizrea Corp. today introduced a free trial of its flagship product, Vizrea Snap. Vizrea Snap is a downloadable software application for mobile phones and PCs.
Vizrea Snap helps users organize all their photos (as well as video and audio files) and easily share them with friends and family on the Web, PC or their camera phones. It also automatically sends photos between a camera phone and a PC or Web site in an organized way. Vizrea Snap is being launched with support for Nokia Series 60 smart phones and can be downloaded directly from http://www.vizrea.com .
State-of-the-Art Photo Service
Vizrea Snap on the PC automatically scans in all the users' media, creating one central service where they can organize and share all their photos and personal video and audio content. Vizrea Snap will also automatically create a Web site of the users' photos and allow the user to share those photos publicly or with family and friends. Using trusted technology including secure authentication, Vizrea Snap combines photo sharing with privacy and security.
With Vizrea Snap, the camera phone is no longer an island. Unlike other solutions, Vizrea Snap automatically sends photos to the user's PC (via the phone's data connection or Bluetooth technology), organizes the photos with all the user's other photo collections and gives the user the option to share the photos via an automatically created, Vizrea-hosted Web site.
In addition, any photo on the users' PC or Vizrea-hosted Web site can be viewed on their camera phone. Vizrea Snap users can even view their friends' photos on their camera phone or their own PC. Vizrea Snap turns the camera phone into a portable digital photo album.
The explosive growth of camera phones, combined with Vizrea's innovative yet easy-to-use technology, puts Vizrea's new service at the center of a sea change in how consumers are taking photos. Future Image Inc.'s Mobile Imaging Report estimated that more than 300 million camera phones were sold in 2005, over three times more than the number of digital cameras sold. Nokia recently announced that it is the leading manufacturer of cameras worldwide. And imaging quality is rapidly improving, with multipixel camera phones becoming more common worldwide.
Seasoned Leadership Team
Angel-funded Vizrea Corp. is led by a group of seasoned industry veterans located in the United States and Europe. The team, an entrepreneurial group of experts in mobile, Web and PC software and digital entertainment, is led by President and CEO Michael Toutonghi. He is a former co-founder, general manager and distinguished engineer for Microsoft Corp.'s .NET Platform, as well as the former founder and corporate vice president in charge of the Microsoft Windows eHome Division that developed Windows XP Media Center Edition. Michael Toutonghi splits his time between Seattle and Prague, the hub for the European development team.
Supporting Michael Toutonghi in delivering on the Vizrea vision are Vice President of Engineering Brad Schick, a former Windows development manager at Microsoft; Vice President of Product Management and Services Steven Toutonghi, formerly manager of the TiVo User Experience Group; and Senior Software Architect Jaroslav Bengl, the former CEO of Atlas.cz, a leading Internet portal in the Czech Republic.
Brad Chase, the former Microsoft senior vice president and executive team member who is well known for his leadership efforts in areas such as Windows, Internet Explorer and MSN, is an investor, board member and half-time consultant to Vizrea.
Downloading Vizrea Snap
Vizrea Snap can be easily downloaded from http://www.vizrea.com by clicking on "free downloads." To install and use Vizrea Snap on the PC, a recent version of Windows XP with Windows XP Service Pack 1 or higher, Windows Media Player 9 or later, and .NET Framework 1.1 or higher are required. To use Vizrea Snap for camera phones, mobile service must include Internet access. Vizrea Snap for camera phones works on Nokia 3230, 6260, 6600, 6620, 6630, 6670, 6680, 6681, 6682, 7610, N70 and N90; and Panasonic X700 and X800.
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