Sega Enterprises Ltd and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp said on Friday that they would jointly develop a type of videophone using Sega's 32-bit game player Sega Saturn and television sets.
The two firms will joinly develop and produce an adaptor which will turn Sega Saturn players into videophones when connected to telephone lines and TV sets. The adaptor, which incorporates a microphone and a camera, will be launched on the Japanese market at a price of around ¥30,000 ($265) next spring or summer, a Sega spokeswoman said.
NTT will develop the technology and Sega will be in charge of manufacturing and sales, the two companies said. The initial year sales target is set at 20,000 adaptors, the spokeswoman said. The two firms said they plan to develop new applications for the videophone in the entertainment, education and medical fields.
Monday 16 December 1996
NTT, SEGA TO DEVELOP SATURN-BASED VIDEO PHONE
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT) and Sega Enterprises will jointly develop a video phone based on a TV set and Sega's Saturn games machine, which is in turn based on Hitachi's Super-H RISC. The adapter integrates a camera and microphone, and will be launched in Japan in spring or summer 1997, costing USDlr265. Sales of the adaptors are targeted at 20k units in the first year. NTT and Sega aim to develop new uses for the video phone in the medical, education and entertainment fields.
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