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Avistar Receives U.S. Patent for Text and Video Instant Message
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Company’s 97 Patents Represent World’s Most Comprehensive IP Holdings for Real-Time Communications
San Mateo, CA -- Avistar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: AVSR), a leader in unified visual communications solutions, today announced the grant of its 97th patent. Issued February 3, 2009, U.S. Patent Number 7,487,210 relates to instant message (IM) systems supporting both text IM and video IM over the Internet. The new U.S. patent additionally involves logging in from an arbitrary communication device and providing popular IM buddy list features.
Since September 2008, the company has received 14 patents, adding valuable coverage involving text IM, VoIP, desktop video conferencing. These patents add to Avistar’s significant patents covering key aspects of real-time communications including wireless, mobile devices, buddy list directories, VoIP, video, and communications servers used to provide these services.
"Avistar’s commitment to research and development means that our customers continue to get the latest technology, allowing us to set the pace for the industry," states Simon Moss, CEO, Avistar. "We believe our patent portfolio represents the world’s most comprehensive and deepest IP holdings in this rapidly growing commercial area. Avistar intends to continue innovating and developing cutting-edge high-value technology on behalf of our clients and protecting those innovations with the patent system."
About Avistar Communications Corporation
Avistar (Nasdaq: AVSR) is a leader in desktop video communications, providing proven business-class technology. Avistar's desktop videoconferencing installations include more than 100,000 committed desktop seats worldwide, bringing together business users any time and any place. Companies such as IBM Corp., Sony Corp., LifeSize Communications, Inc. and Polycom Inc. use Avistar technology to power their unified communications solutions. Avistar works with leading-edge technology partners and resellers including CityIS, Beyondis and Fontel in more than 40 countries. For more information, go to www.avistar.com. For more perspective on Avistar, visit the CEO Blog at: www.avistarblog.blogspot.com.
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