Well, this answers that. Back in early 2008, we wondered whether or not Ojo had gone dark once and for all, but it seems as if the video calling outfit has been brought back from the grave... for no apparent reason. The Ojo Vision Digital Video Phone is now on sale through the company's revived website, offering a 7-inch color LCD, a video output and a design that simply had to have been ripped straight from 1994. Of course, it's not like we haven't been to this rodeo before -- Verizon itself gave it a whirl (twice!), and promptly decided that its funds would be better spent elsewhere. We suppose not everyone is ready to move right along to mobile video calling, and if that's you, the source link has all the details on monthly plans. Just grab a paper grocery bag to wrap the unit itself in, okay? Trust us, it's for the best.
WorldGate Receives Formal Acceptance of Certification Testing from ACN for Ojo Vision Digital Video Phone Clearing the Way for Purchase of 300,000 Units
More Than $7.8 Million of Ojo Vision Units Shipped Second Quarter to ACN and Its Global Network of Independent Sales Agents under the Agreement
August 24, 2010 05:04 PM Eastern Daylight Time
TREVOSE, Pa.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--WorldGate (OTCBB: WGAT.OB), a leading provider of digital voice and video phone services and next generation video phones, today announced it has received official notice of certification and technical acceptance of the Ojo Vision digital video phone (sold as the IRIS V by ACN) from ACN, the world's largest direct seller of telecommunication services with operations in 20 countries spanning North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The notice of acceptance clears the last remaining condition for ACN's commitment to purchase 300,000 Ojo Vision video phones from WorldGate on an OEM basis.
"We are pleased to provide formal notice of acceptance following our certification testing of the exceptional Ojo Vision video phone."
"Overcoming all the technical obstacles to delivering reliable, high quality, real-time video communications for the consumer market has been difficult for many vendors over the last decade, but I believe WorldGate's new Ojo Vision video phone with Ojo Quality has achieved this goal and is undeniably the best video phone on the market today," said Greg Provenzano, ACN president & co-founder. "We are pleased to provide formal notice of acceptance following our certification testing of the exceptional Ojo Vision video phone."
In April 2009, ACN signed an agreement to purchase a minimum of 300,000 Ojo Vision video phones to be marketed and sold by ACN's global network of independent sales agents. The agreement was contingent upon WorldGate achieving several critical milestones, including passing formal technical acceptance by ACN. Today's announcement removes the last remaining condition to full execution of this OEM purchasing commitment. Last quarter WorldGate shipped over $7.8 million of Ojo Vision phones to ACN under this contract with thousands more units being ordered and shipped to ACN each month.
"Our vision is, and will continue to be, to enrich the lives of people around the world through our commitment to delivering state-of-the-art video phone communications services," said Allan Van Buhler, senior vice president of sales and marketing for WorldGate. "ACN has been a true partner and collaborator in the development and testing of our new Ojo Vision video phone, and today's announcement brings WorldGate one step closer to the realization of our vision."
For more information or to order the Ojo Vision digital video phone and service, please visit www.ojophone.com.