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South Korean Operator Offers Lie-Detectors on its 3G Video Calls

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South Korea's Korea Telecom Freetel (KTF) has deployed a lie detector in its 3G video calling network based on a software and hardware platform provided by TI Square and TelcoBridges respectively. KTF's W CDMA Video Special Call Service provides video messaging, call recording, and voice analysis capabilities that evaluate voice patterns and gauge the sincerity of the caller. Packaged and sold as the "SHOW Love Detector" and the "SHOW Lie Detector," these fee based video calling services which are rapidly gaining popularity throughout Korea enable users to conduct mobile video conferences that feature a "love meter" on the screen of their handset during the conversation.

At the completion of the call, users receive an MMS-based analysis of the conversation, which details the level of surprise, concentration and honesty of the speaker. This Value Added Service is rendered to subscribers on an unlimited-use basis, for a set monthly fee.

Solution provider TI Square is leveraging TelcoBridges' telecom platform along with its own application software to provide this service to KTF. TelcoBridges' TB-Video gateway handles the video calling functions needed to provide a 3G upgraded version of the Video call and the real-time "Love Detector" graphs displayed on the handset screen during the 3G video phone conversations.

"We are proud of being the first company in the world to create this video service using TelcoBridges' technology." said Gil Soo Lee, President & CEO of TI Square. "We will also continue to have new video projects along the same lines of this successful deployment".

"KTF's deployment is a first-of-its-kind offering that enhances the company's brand, and provides new revenue generating services that KTFs customers are excited about," said Gaetan Campeau, President of TelcoBridges. "This successful deployment, built on our telecom platform, is a role model for mobile operators around the globe to follow."

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