Opera Powers Iwatsu Visual IP Video Phone

Opera Software announced that Iwatsu Electric Co. Ltd., a leader and pioneer in the telecommunication industry, has selected the Opera browser to provide the full Web to its Visual IP phone, a part of Iwatsu’s new communication system called PRECOT (Premium Communication Tool). PRECOT is a next generation solution over a broadband IP connection for the enterprise market. With Opera, PRECOT users can access Web mail or any Web page from the convenience of their screen phones.

Intended for use in businesses, the PRECOT solution enables users of this phone to access full Internet and Intranet content from the convenience of the Visual IP phone. The Opera browser includes phone-to-tag support making it easy to call from the browser. This means that a user can visit an online telephone directory and simply select the number to place the call.

“Iwatsu’s PRECOT solution is breaking new ground in integrating the Web into IP telephony. Opera is excited to provide a Web browser to Iwatsu’s Visual IP phone to enable access to the Internet on their new IP video phone,” says Scott Hedrick, Executive Vice President, Opera Software. “Having a full Internet browser as a part of the phone allows rich integration of corporate data, Web applications, voice and video calling. Users will be able to initiate calls directly from a Web site or the corporate Intranet.”

About Opera for Devices
Opera provides an optimized implementation of Internet technologies for handheld devices, digital TV and other devices, with innovative and powerful features that seamlessly adapt the Internet experience to suit varying screen sizes and input devices. In addition to being a full Internet browser, Opera is a high performance execution environment for Web applications and dynamic user interfaces based on interoperable open Web technologies such as AJAX.

About Opera Software ASA
Opera Software ASA has redefined Web browsing for PCs, mobile phones and other networked devices. Opera’s cross- platform Web browser technology is renowned for its small size, performance and standards-compliance, while giving users a faster, safer and more dynamic online experience. Opera Software is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices around the world. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA.

About Iwatsu Electric Co. Ltd.
Iwatsu Electric Co., Ltd., founded in 1938, is a leading telecommunication equipment manufacturer, marketing Key Telephone systems as its flagship products. Based on knowledge and skills of VoIP gained through market experience, we have been advancing IP-based products and extensive IP business solutions to create a communication-rich office environment.