|Accton Wins Japan's Good Design Award 2005|
V2fone Desktop 3000 Wins Media and Communications Devices for Household Use
“It's an honor to receive such valuable award from the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization,” said AJ Huang , chief executive officer of Accton. “Design is one of our highest priorities for consumer products.It is extremely important—both for optimal functionality and aesthetics.Receiving such an award from JIDPO reinforces Accton’s passion and leadership in this area.”
Accton's V2fone technology was designed to meet the growing demands for quality in one-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-many video and voice conferencing solutions. Providing both the server and client platforms,V2fone can provide high performance voice and video connections between the enterprise and the remote office, the customer, the vendor—any broadband users.For businesses, V2fone is poised to become the primary vehicle for intra-office communication—producing savings both by reducing the need to travel, and eliminating the costs associated with standard PSTN telephone calls.For consumers, it will make communication more satisfying. V2fone's advanced technology overcomes the frustrations that came with past video phone solutions—its quality communication second to none. Accton used its Super Compression Codec—SFDV—to achieve more than four times the compression of MPEG4 for efficient transmission, while maintaining near DVD-class video with less latency.And, it's compressed enough to work through a 56K modem or DSL while allowing no visible disruption with voice packet losses up to 40% and video packet losses up to 30%.Protocol capabilities also allow V2fone to be invisible to any firewall currently on the market.
Accton's V2fone Desktop, VD2706T, is available now to the company's OEM/ODM clients.
The Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization (JIDPO) was founded in 1969 on the basis of a reportsubmitted by the Design Council of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. It is the only organization in Japan involved in the comprehensive promotion of design activities. Since its foundation, it has been involved in an ongoing series of promotional activities with the cooperation of government agencies, industrial bodies, and individual designers. These activities have included implementation on two occasions of a "Design Year" campaign, sponsorship of the "Good Design Awards" (the so-called "G-Mark"), and publication of the quarterly magazine Design News.
Today, design is not considered merely as a means ofensuring economic success: it might better be described as an explicit methodology for proposing and realizing new visions. In other words, it is part of the very vitality that propels our society as a whole forward. Creating a society in which companies and individuals of various types are able to use design, to present their visions to society, and to realize their conceptions together with thosewho sympathize with them-in other words the creationof a creative and fulfilled society-is the main topic that needs to be tackled by design promotion today.
JIDPO's activities have gradually changed over the years. During the 21st century, JIDPO will be developing further the "Good Design Awards," which have become one of the great public assets of Japanese design, and the quarterly magazine Design News. At the same time, while fulfilling the function of coordinating widely varied design activities, JIDPO intends to create an environment which will give people free access to the highly attractive approaches and methodology inherent in design.
About Accton Technology Corporation
Accton Technology Corporation (TAIEX: 2345) is a global premier provider of networking and communications solutions for top tier networking, computer, and telecommunications vendors.Leveraging its advanced software applications and state-of-the-art ASIC, Accton collaborates with its strategic partners to design, develop and manufacture innovative, leading-edge technologies.The company's constantly-evolving core technology, highly-qualified employees and aggressive cost engineering make it possible for Accton to deliver superior products that are as affordable as they are robust.For more information about Accton and its subsidiaries, visit www.accton.com.