i3 Chooses Trolltech's Qt/Embedded for Mood Box

8/13/2002 - Qt/Embedded, Trolltech's compact embedded Linux version of the Qt toolkit, will be included in i3's Mood BoxTM, a set-top box.

"The Mood Box is a stunning piece of technology that pleases the eye and delivers the robust functionality necessary for this market," says Haavard Nord, Trolltech's CEO. "The Mood Box marks the first public entry for Trolltech and Qt into the home entertainment market. It also proves that Qt/Embedded is not just platform independent, it is device independent as well."

The Mood Box, a next-generation set-top box, is designed to fit into any home, hotel room, or commercial setting by providing users with IP-based real-time TV, video-on-demand, pay-per-view, music-on-demand, Internet browsing, e-mail and more. The Mood Box is part of the Mood™ product family, which consists of set-top boxes, various streaming servers, and a management system. Qt/Embedded provides i3 micro with the graphical layer necessary to display content and applications, including the Opera web browser. Qt/Embedded’s scalability and modular environment provides a desktop-strength application environment for memory-constrained embedded Linux devices, such as the Mood Box. "We deliver cutting-edge products and must work with world class partners like Trolltech," says Hans Holmberg, President, i3 micro technology. "The QT/Embedded is the ideal graphical application layer for our Mood Box."

About i3 micro technology (www.i3micro.com)
i3 micro technology is a Swedish company that was established in 1997. With headquarters in Kista, Sweden, i3 develops and markets products and turnkey solutions for the distribution and reception of digital TV, video and telephony over IP networks. i3 has Servisen Private Equity Fund I & II, Investment AB Spiltan and Catella among its investors.

About Trolltech (www.trolltech.com)
Trolltech is a software company with two flagship products: Qt and Qtopia. Qt is a multi-platform C++ application framework that lets developers write single-source applications that run—natively—on Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X and embedded Linux. Qt has been used to build thousands of successful commercial applications worldwide, and is the basis of the open source KDE desktop environment. Qtopia is the first comprehensive application environment built for embedded Linux, and is used in Sharp's new Zaurus SL5500 personal mobile tool. Trolltech is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in Brisbane, Australia, and Santa Clara, California.

About Qt and Qt/Embedded
Qt is a multi-platform, object-oriented, easily extensible C++ application framework. Trolltech's flagship product, Qt is well known in the open source world, and is a de facto standard on Linux. The full Trolltech product line includes Qtopia; Qt/Windows; Qt/Mac; Qt/X11; Qt/Embedded; Qt Designer, a rapid application development tool; and Qt Linguist, an internationalization tool.

Trolltech, Qtopia and Qt are trademarks of Trolltech. Mood and Mood Box are trademarks of i3 micro technology. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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