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Summit Tech to Demonstrate 360° Video Calling into Virtual Reality Headsets at MWC

Montreal, Canada– February 2015Summit Tech will demonstrate 360° video calling with Virtual Reality (VR) headsets at Mobile World Congress next week. This innovative form of communication allows people to see, and look around in an immersive 360° view of the place they are calling, as well as share the VR experience with others in real-time.

The new system from Summit Tech provides the means to connect Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Video over LTE (ViLTE) calls directly into Oculus Rift Virtual Reality (VR) headsets. The 360° video calls are streamed directly from GIROPTIC’s soon-to-be-launched 360cam. The GIROPTIC 360cam, which will officially launch this spring, is the first mass-market consumer 360° camera able to send real-time content to a mobile phone.

Summit Tech’s VoLTE & ViLTE Virtual Reality works with existing industry standards including wireless operators’ IMS networks supporting IR.94 video and enriched calling. On supported IMS networks, the 360° video stream connects users equipped with readily available IMS/RCS based smartphones. It routes the call through the wireless operator’s network and overlays IR.94 video calls into the VR session. In addition to connecting with VR headsets, the 360° video calls can also be streamed as a Video Share session with RCS enabled Android, iOS and Microsoft smartphones or downloadable apps for tablets and PCs.

“In a market which has become resigned to innovation coming from OTT players, we have come up with a whole new way for wireless operators to retake the initiative,” commented Alido Di Giovanni, President of Summit Tech. “It is time for operators to better leverage their IMS deployments and provide something that can truly excite consumers again, beyond just getting faster Internet or cheaper data packages. With IMS, why stop at basic Enriched Calling - delivering truly immersive experiences is one of the many ways they can begin to amaze.”

Note to editors:
Summit Tech will also demonstrate the Innovative IMS enabled Connected Car and a new operator-managed Home Automation and Security system. To schedule a one-on-one demonstration of VR 360° video calling, the IMS-enabled Connected Car or the Home Automation system, please contact summit@sonuspr.com.

ABOUT SUMMIT TECH
Summit Tech is the leading provider of cross-platform VoLTE & Rich Communication Services (RCS) clients and SDKs on 12 platforms - including Android, iOS, Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, and web-based platforms (WebRTC). An enhanced UX framework allows for the creation of customized user experiences and value-added services. Working with device OEMs and operators, Summit has deployed IMS solutions for RCS client provisioning (ACS), RCS analytics and customer care portals in more markets than any other client provider. Summit also enables industry-leading IMS services including Business VoLTE, RCS Connected Cars, RCS mHealth, RCS Home Automation and RCS Virtual Reality.

For more information, visit summit-tech.ca/vr

For further information

North America:
Sonus PR for Summit Tech
Jenna Becker
jenna.becker@sonuspr.com
Tel: +1-415-830-4530

EMEA and APAC
Sonus PR for Summit Tech
Martin Smith
martin.smith@sonuspr.com
Tel: +44 20 3751 0330