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May 7, 2001
"AIBO" Entertainment Robot Second Anniversary
- New software applications compatible with wireless LAN card -
- Special 2nd Anniversary Color Model "AIBO" available for limited period
(Tokyo, Japan) - Sony today announced the introduction of 3 additional
titles of "AIBO-ware" application software to celebrate the 2nd
anniversary of the launch of "AIBO" entertainment robot on April 11, 1999.
The 3 new "AIBO-ware" will provide a variety of exciting ways for owners
to enjoy interacting with "AIBO". In addition, a special 2nd
Anniversary Color Model "AIBO" will be offered for a limited period (3
color variations: Everest White, Sapphire Violet, Mazeran Green).
New Wireless LAN Compatible Application Software Increases [ERS-210]
By connecting the 2nd Generation "AIBO" [ERS-210] to a PC via a wireless
LAN card, two new application software makes it possible to enjoy new
exciting forms of interaction with "AIBO".
Point of Sale
Product No. ERF-210AW04
May 11, 2001
Product No. ERF-210AW05
May 11, 2001
NOTE: In order to enjoy application(1)&(2)above it is necessary
to have a IEEE802.11b wireless LAN card (sold separately) installed in
the PC and a special "AIBO" wireless LAN card [ERA-201D1] (sold separately,
recommended price: ¥20,000 + tax) installed in AIBO.
Compatible PC OS
When connected to a PC via a wireless LAN card, "AIBO" can inform owners
that email has arrived, read the contents of a message and give text based
information such as news and weather data from a home page in response
to a special key word. Also it is possible to manipulate mail software
by using the voice recognition function and sensors. MAP I compatible
mail software is necessary (Outlook Express5.5, Eudora4.3).
This software enables owners to manipulate "AIBO" from a remote location.
"AIBO" can be instructed to move forward, backwards, left or right while
the camera located in its head sends pictures back to the computer screen.
It is also possible to make "AIBO" dance, do a variety of different movements,
kick a ball, send voice data and take a still photograph using the picture
Application Software for the [ERS-110/111]
Special application software enables the first generation "AIBO" [ERS-110]
and [ERS-111] to play 'Scissors, Paper, Stone' and other games.
||Point of Sale
Product No. ERA-102M
May 11, 2001
Note: Same functions as [Party Mascot (for ERS-210)] now available for
the [ERS-110] & [ERS-111] models.
Sony aims to expand the ways of interacting with "AIBO" by developing
new "AIBO-ware" application software in order to be able to offer an exciting
new type of home entertainment.
2nd Anniversary Color Model AIBO
For a limited period the 2nd Generation "AIBO" [ERS-210] will be available
in a special paint finish that reflects different color tints in bright
2nd Anniversary Color Model
Everest White, Sapphire Violet,
(Customers should choose their preferred color)
|From May 11, 2001
To July 31, 2001
In conjunction with the sale of the 2nd Anniversary Color Model, a new
imitation leather carrying bag (ERA-210C1/BX. Rec. price ¥15,000 + tax)
for the [ERS-210] will be offered with no time limit for placing orders.
Between May 11 and July 31 the 2nd Anniversary Color Model "AIBO" and
imitation leather carrying bag will be offered as the [AIBO 2nd Anniversary
Special Set] (Rec. price ¥175,000 + tax). The gold, silver and black "AIBO"
[ERS-210] will continue to be sold without any limitation on the order
period or number of units available.
Orders can be made over the Internet, by telephone and at stores that accept "AIBO" orders.
Application software can be ordered from May 11 (Friday) 2001 and product delivery is planned from the beginning of June corresponding to the order applications are received. There is no limit to the order period.
All units of the "AIBO" 2nd Anniversary Color Model ordered during the designated period will be manufactured. Delivery of 2nd anniversary "AIBO" is scheduled to start from the middle of May.
- "AIBO"Home Page
http://www.aibo.com *this link is no longer active and a revised page does not exist.
*Open 24 hours
- -From mobile phones and PHS ring 03-5470-0666
- -Every day(including Sat. & Sun)from 10:00 to 18:00
- <Stores Accepting "AIBO" Orders ('AIBO Shop')>
- Orders accepted at 'AIBO Shops' in some department stores and e-Sony Shops, etc.
(138stores as of May 1, 2001)
"AIBO" 2nd Anniversary Customer Events:
- See the 2nd Anniversary Color Model "AIBO" and experience the new application software on May 12 (Sat.) between 11:00 and 19:00 and May 13 (Sun.) between 11:00 and 15:00 at the Sony Building Sumido Hall (Ginza 5-3-1 Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
- See the 2nd Anniversary Color Model "AIBO" from May 12 (Sat.) to May 20 (Sun.) from 11:00 to 19:00 on the 1st floor of the Sony Building