Lucent, PacketVideo bring video to mobile devices

The Microelectronics group is seeking to enhance mobile devices, such as mobile phones, wireless terminals and personal digital assistants, so they can offer video capabilities, such as traffic reports and movie previews, said Denis Regimbal, general manager of the wireless semiconductor business unit within Lucent's Microelectronics Group.

PacketVideo's PVPlatform, which is a wireless streaming video delivery system for handheld devices, will be integrated into Lucent's GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) and UMTS/EDGE (Universal Mobile Telecommunications Services/Enhanced Data for Global Evolution) chip sets. The chip sets will be available during the second half of 2001, said Lucent spokesman Charlie Hartley.

GPRS, EDGE and UMTS are packet-based wireless standards that provide "always on" connections for wireless devices and much faster Internet data transmission than second generation (2G) devices.

GPRS provides a packet transmission system with download speeds of 112Kbps. UMTS is a third generation standard and provides data rates between 384Kbps to 2Mbps. EDGE is a third generation standard, offering data rates of 384Kbps.

PacketVideo's platform provides encoding, transmission and decoding capabilities based on the MPEG (Motion Pictures Expert Group 4) compression standard. Its technology is designed to be device, operating system and air-interface independent.

The companies did not disclose the financial terms of the deal.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

James Evans

PC World
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?