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DALLAS, TX, July 31, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Industry experts say that this is the decade of video. And while people log more than one billion minutes per month on video chat, that figure still represents less than two percent of the total amount of voice minutes logged around the world every month.
So why isn't video communication as ubiquitous as voice? Because current video chat technology leaves users feeling awkward, uncomfortable and ineffective. It's like being lost in translation. But the creators of the new eTeleporter hope to change all that with their groundbreaking iPad accessory.
Research shows that only 7 percent of a message is conveyed through someone's words, while 55 percent is communicated through facial expression and 38 percent through vocal intonation. Unlike traditional web cams or current video chat technology that leaves most participants feeling disconnected and anything but natural, the eTeleporter's patented optical lens system automatically ensures eye contact between users, which is essential to effective visual communication.
In addition, the eTeleporter's sleek console creates a high-fidelity audio funnel that exponentially extends the iPad microphone's range forward and out to better capture a person's voice and improve its clarity. The console's speaker chamber also redirects sound waves from the back of the iPad so that users can hear each other more clearly.
Finally, the eTeleporter protects the tablet's surface from distracting glare and light pollution, thus enhancing the image users see on the screen. This built-in light filter means that video chat participants simply look better.
By removing the barriers traditionally associated with video chat, users feel more comfortable and confident. The result? More quality time communicating with friends, family and colleagues without having to be face to face.
"We believe that the eTeleporter is the missing link in video chat technology," said co-creator Hernan Giraldo. "Until now - despite the widespread availability of video chat software and increased bandwidth - people simply haven't embraced the medium the way they have with voice because it feels unnatural. And while the challenges are somewhat obvious, the solution is surprisingly complex. After years of research and development and 10-plus prototypes, we've created an elegant and effective solution that has the potential to transform the way people and businesses communicate."
The eTeleporter works with any video chat software or application (i.e., Skype, FaceTime or Google Hangout) that offers full-screen viewing on the iPad. The prototype can be viewed exclusively on Kickstarter, where the company hopes to raise more than $100,000 and garner valuable consumer feedback in order to refine the device and bring it to market later this year. Kickstarter pledge levels begin at $99 in order to receive a limited edition version of the eTeleporter.
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