Currently the video phones which are available in the market are focused on corporate board rooms, and typically cost around $15,000. Our focus is on personal video communications at work and home and we expect that the end product would cost around $400, said Mr Srini Rajam, chairman and CEO, Ittiam Systems.
It expects to sell this platform to 10 manufacturers in next three years. It has filed four patents on this product. The integrated software and hardware solution is targeted at original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers who manufacture two-way video communications systems. The platform is based on a Texas Instruments (TI) digital signal processor (DSP), and supports a range of storage devices, including hard disk drives. Ittiams IP video phone solution is meant for the home and enterprise environments - including stand alone phones, PC add-on cards and IP set-top boxes for one-on-one communication and group video conferencing.
We believe that advances in the media processing technology and the availability of bandwidth are going to take video communication out of high cost conference rooms to desktops at home and at offices, he said. Ittiam has initiated development of a next generation solution which will be released in the last quarter of the year.