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Tely Labs, Inc.
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telyHD turns any HD TV into a Skype™ TV and delivers full HD video calling to your living room. Now, the entire household can use the TV to instantly and easily connect face to face with family and friends worldwide on any Skype-enabled device including computers, tablets, smartphones or TVs.
telyHD is a completely self-contained TV phone that plugs into the HDMI port on any HD TV. No computer is required. By opening up the living room to Skype, consumers can interact in a more natural, social way. Unlike traditional web cameras, telyHD is designed for the living room with a wide-angle camera that sees the whole room, and multiple beam-forming noise canceling microphones that isolate the living room conversation. Anyone on Skype can receive a telyHD video call, whether using Skype on a computer, tablet or smartphone, and enjoy the improved telyHD video regardless of whether or not they have their own telyHD system.
Your TV can and be turned on or off. telyHD’s built in speaker will ring to let you know of an incoming call. Just use your TV remote to switch the TV input to telyHD, the same way you switch inputs to watch a DVD or play a video game.
When both parties have telyHD systems, they can take advantage of even more capabilities including video mail − a messaging system feature that allows users to record a video message such as a birthday greeting for friends or family who are not available to chat. Additionally, participants can share photos together while interacting on a telyHD video call. Users can even download a favorite photo right to a USB memory stick or SD card that plugs into the telyHD system as they video chat.
The telyHD system is built on the powerful, extensible Android OS and uses the high-performance Tegra 2 Dual-Core ARM A9 processor from NVIDIA. With this solid foundation, telyHD users will be able to use the system for an array of compelling home entertainment activities in the future − from social networking to gaming and video streaming. Tely Labs is already working with the Android developer community to identify new apps that extend the ways consumers can use and enjoy telyHD in the home.
When Linking to Tely.com
Where possible, please link to Tely using the following words or phrases in the link text:
|Hyper link word or phrase||Destination URL on tely.com|
|How to Video Call||http://www.tely.com/video-calling/how-to-make-a-video-call|
|Skype Video Call||http://www.tely.com/video-calling/how-to-make-a-video-call|
|What is Skype||http://www.tely.com/video-calling/what-is-skype|
Pricing and Availability
telyHD will be available beginning January 5, 2012 through online retailers Amazon, Tely.com and Skype.com. The telyHD system is priced at $249 with no monthly fees and no PC required.
We are actively seeking to engage with our audience online using the following social media channels:
The primary market for telyHD are the millions of people who already use Skype to make video calls from a desktop, laptop, or tablet computer. Today these people make video calls to family, friends, and business partners around the world, but are limited to low resolution cameras, basic microphones (or headsets), and small screens. With telyHD, people will enjoy stunning HD video and crystal clear audio on their living room television. Special features including Video Mail, Photo sharing, and pan/tilt/zoom will further enhance their Skype experience. telyHD’s ease of use, efficient “all-in-one” design, and affordable price point make it a compelling product for families and business people alike!
About Tely Labs
Founded in 2010 by the successful entrepreneurial team Sreekanth Ravi (president and CEO) and Sudhakar Ravi (CTO), Tely Labs is a pioneer in developing simple, affordable next-generation entertainment and communications systems that fundamentally change the way consumers communicate across the globe. Tely Labs is based in Menlo Park, California.
telyHD fundamentally redefines the video calling experience and, in a larger sense, how we connect and communicate with people across the globe. We acknowledge the potential of video calling and the power of Skype as we evolve it beyond the computer screen and onto an HD TV that closely resembles immersive, real-world interaction. What’s truly exciting is that we make this next-gen video interaction possible with telyHD, an extremely simple-to-use device designed and priced for everyday consumers,
Sreekanth Ravi, CEO of Tely Labs
We are proud of our work with Tely Labs, because it demonstrates how pioneering companies can integrate the Skype platform into our users’ daily lives in compelling new ways providing our community with the widest possible range of video calling options. We are excited that, with telyHD, our users will have an entirely new way to enjoy HD big-screen interaction with their friends and family,
Manrique Brenes, Senior Director of Platform Business, Skype