Panasonic to Add Skype Software to VIERA HDTVs

Posted in M@H,News by Ruslan Ulanov on the January 6th, 2010

Skype and Panasonic Announce Collaboration to Add Skype Software to VIERA® HDTVs

Collaboration takes VIERA CAST™ -enabled HDTV connectivity to new level, offering voice and video communications via HDTV.

Osaka, Japan – Panasonic Corporation, a worldwide leader in High Definition technology and built-in TV web entertainment, and Skype, a leader in internet communications, today announced a collaboration that will enable consumers to make voice and video calls over Skype™ on Panasonic’s line of 2010 VIERA CAST-enabled HDTVs planned for launch in spring 2010.

This collaboration takes Skype to another platform, in addition to the computer and the mobile phone, which is the technology heart of the home, the television. Skype on your VIERA® delivers many familiar Skype features including:

  • Free Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls
  • Calls to landline or mobile phone at Skype’s low rates
  • The option to receive inbound calls via a user’s online Skype number
  • Skype voicemail, if you have it set up
  • Being invited to participate in voice conference calls with up to 24 other parties

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