TANDBERG Develops Business-Quality Video Phone to Replace Desk Phone

    E20 Video VoIP Phone Enables Mass Adoption of Personal Video in the

    NEW YORK and OSLO, Norway, June 16 /CNW/ - TANDBERG(R) (OSLO: TAA.OL), a
leading global provider of telepresence, high-definition video conferencing
and mobile video solutions, today introduced a new video VoIP phone for mass
enterprise deployment. Replacing the standard office phone, the E20 combines
CD quality audio with DVD quality video to deliver the desktop video phone for
businesses at an affordable price.
    Whether making a quick telephone call to a colleague down the hall, or
collaborating on video with a partner overseas, users of the E20 will
experience greater audio quality than today's standard office phones. In
addition the E20 provides the ability to instantly communicate face-to-face to
build deeper understanding and trust.
    Designed with the user in mind, the five-megapixel high resolution camera
positioned at eye-level provides a head-on image that eliminates the "nose
view" typical of currently available video phones. With the 10.6 inch LCD
widescreen, users can clearly see facial expressions and read body language.
    "The E20 has the potential to drive mass personalization of video
communications in the enterprise," said Fredrik Halvorsen, TANDBERG CEO. "The
E20 brings natural communication into workplace conversations with the
emotional connection and understanding that is only possible through video."
    The E20 features an ultra wideband 20 kHz speaker phone and 10 kHz
handset. Other features of the E20 include familiar IP telephony functionality
such as call transfer, message waiting and call forwarding. In addition, the
E20 features intuitive directories and menus, and quick keys for access to
advanced IP phone and video services. The E20 has the ability to receive
multimedia presentations.
    Equipped with standards-compliant video and audio, the E20 interoperates
with all other standards-compliant major office communication devices from
phones to video conferencing and telepresence systems. Calls from the E20 are
secured with Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).
    "The democratization of unified communications through the convergence of
video and voice devices can help enterprises alleviate IT costs today," said
Nora Freedman, senior analyst at IDC. "What is needed are simple and
comprehensive video and phone solutions that can be deployed across the
organization for core internal and external business communications and
    The E20 will ship in the first quarter of 2009. For more information
about the TANDBERG E20 or to contact a TANDBERG representative, visit

    About TANDBERG

    TANDBERG is a leading global provider of telepresence, high-definition
videoconferencing and mobile video products and services with dual
headquarters in New York and Norway. TANDBERG designs, develops and markets
systems and software for video, voice and data. The company provides sales,
support and value-added services in more than 90 countries worldwide. TANDBERG
is publicly traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker TAA.OL. Please
visit www.tandberg.com for more information.

    TANDBERG is a trademark or registered trademark in the U.S. and other
countries. All other product and company names here in may be trademarks of
their respective owners.

For further information:

For further information: Elisabeth Napolano, Environics for TANDBERG
Canada, enapolano@environicspr.com, (416) 969-2705

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