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Isabella Products' Digital Photo Frame Connects Families and Friends Over the AT&T Wireless Network
Nov 05, 2009 (08:11 AM EST)
SAN FRANCISCO and DALLAS, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HASH(0x130aeb0) HASH(0x130af90) HASH(0x130c9f0) . and * announced today that the industry's first two-way, fully interactive - Vizit - will be powered by the AT&T wireless network.
Vizit enables people to send and receive digital photos over the air and features an easy-to-use interface, real time photo sharing, a full-touch interactive display and remote photo management from VizitMe.com. Vizit's unique combination of touch-screen technology, proprietary software and cellular connectivity creates a rich, yet effortless, photo sharing experience. Vizit will be available in early 2010 at HASH(0x130dea0) and other online retailers.
With Vizit, parents can take a picture of their child's first steps in San Francisco from their camera phone, for example, and send it instantaneously to a Vizit frame sitting next to the proud grandparents in a New York City living room. Images are delivered immediately to the Vizit frame, without any action required from the recipient.
"Digital frames have been a great step forward in viewing convenience, but there has not yet been a single product that allows consumers to fully interact with their photos in a meaningful way," said Matthew I. Growney, Founder and CEO of Isabella Products. "With Vizit, one can now interact with their photo collection, as opposed to only receiving photos to view. Vizit combines two-way capabilities with an attractive, innovative design and an interface that makes it simple for anyone to use."
Vizit will leverage AT&T's nationwide wireless network to receive photos from mobile phones, e-mail, computers or Internet photo management sites. Users can send pictures directly from the Vizit to friends and family's email or to another Vizit, enabling them to build a private community of friends and family who are sharing their lives all at the same time.
"Photo sharing has evolved to a new level with Vizit," said Glenn Lurie, president of AT&T emerging devices, resale and partnerships. "The days of stockpiling photos on a camera or wireless phone until you get a chance to load them to a PC or photo sharing site are behind us. With a Vizit and a wireless connection, we're able to share photos in the moment."
Vizit's 10.4" high-resolution touch screen features easy-to-use icons and an intuitive carousel menu to navigate through photos. Users can see all photos in the gallery view, create photo slideshows, rotate or enlarge photos to fill the screen. When photos arrive on the frame, users can send replies back to friends and forward photos along to other friends and family.
The frame's connection to the mobile network allows for features currently in development for early next year, such as eCommerce on the frame, to be sent seamlessly over the air.
Remote photo management is part of the overall Vizit experience. Each Vizit owner will have a personal Vizitme.com online account where they can fully manage their photos on the Vizit frame, including editing captions, creating slideshows, archiving photos, and inviting friends and family to share their photo albums.
With an ultra-thin display, Vizit is wall mountable and is available in gunmetal with black or rosewood accents, and silver with white or teak accents measuring 10.9" wide x 7.4" high x .65" deep. The suggested retail price is $279.99, and requires a monthly or annual photo plan.
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Isabella Products, Inc. is a revolutionary new product company focused on developing innovative solutions for emerging consumer needs. With its initial product, Vizit(TM), Isabella enables consumers to interact with the billions of unshared images found within camera phones, PCs and the Internet by combining a state-of-the-art touch-screen display with wireless network capabilities. Vizit is the first two-way communication device using the mobile network for photo sharing, resulting in a truly interactive experience. Users can manage, share and respond to an image in real-time on their cell phone, through their PC, or from another Vizit! Isabella Products is led by a world-class management team with deep experience in the consumer electronics industry. For more information, please visit HASH(0x131f500) .
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