11/13/2003 - PacketVideo Corporation, the world's premier independent provider of multimedia software for mobile devices, and MontaVista Software, the company powering the embedded revolution, announced that PacketVideo will supply commercial multimedia solutions for OEM mobile devices based on MontaVista® Linux®. PacketVideo will produce embedded pvPlayerTM and pvAuthorTM video solutions for MontaVista Linux-based mobile devices.
PacketVideo's pvPlayer enables handset users to play high quality 3GPP-standard video and audio content on their devices. PacketVideo's pvAuthorTM turns phones into point-and-shoot camcorders, enabling mobile users to record their own high-quality video, including audio, and forward to family or friends as video-enhanced MMS messages. Also, video streamed to the handset by other devices can be inserted into MMS messages and forwarded to others.
“MontaVista Linux is one of the most important operating systems for mobile devices around the world,” said Kazunori Takagi , president, PacketVideo Japan . “With PacketVideo's proven mobilemedia products and unsurpassed embedded expertise, we can offer OEMs outsourced custom software solutions on a robust OS and development environment to deliver the best possible audio-visual user experience.”
The Linux operating system is gaining popularity in the mobile world due to its support for a variety of platforms, exceptional stability, powerful network functionalities and royalty-free licensing policy. PacketVideo has chosen MontaVista Linux as a key operating system for PacketVideo's outsourced mobilemedia device development projects with major device OEMs implementing Linux-based products. PacketVideo will take advantage of the extensive software tools, development environment and expert development support provided by the MontaVista embedded Linux solution. The agreement between the two companies covers both MontaVista Linux Professional Edition and MontaVista Linux Consumer Electronics Edition.
“We are very excited to work with PacketVideo, the cutting edge global supplier of multimedia for mobile devices,” said Sheila Baker, vice president, marketing, MontaVista Software. “Our proven and versatile OS and development environment is gaining huge traction in the mobile space, and together with forward-looking companies like PacketVideo we can help mobile device OEMs accelerate their latest products to market.”
PacketVideo provides the wireless industry with proven ways to give consumers the most reliable, useful and exciting mobilemedia experience. Building on the success of its custom-built suites of multimedia applications integrated into media-capable handsets for Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Fujitsu, Siemens, Nokia, and others, PacketVideo technology developments allow users to bring the power of video and audio to their personal communications.
PacketVideo outsource engineering and integration services implement its industry-proven mobilemedia engines and applications, including 3GPP video capture using pvCamcorderTM, audio playback (MP3 & AAC and AMR), 3GPP video player, and still image capture and management software. Additional enhancements give the consumer greater power to manipulate images and video files, and sort audio files by title, artist, or other tags. Home videos can also be converted for the mobile handset using PacketVideo's pvAuthor LiteTM (J) on a PC, so users can show video to friends and relatives.
PacketVideo will demonstrate pvPlayerTM and pvAuthorTM Linux solutions at the Embedded Technology 2003 Conference in Yokohama Japan on 12 –14 November 2003. PacketVideo products validated on MontaVista Linux will be commercially available in Q1/04.
About PacketVideo Device Solutions
PacketVideo creates multimedia technology specifically customized for the demanding world of mobile phones and mobile phone users. PacketVideo innovations and engineering leadership make it easy for consumers to create and share their own high-quality multimedia content, watch live events, or enjoy pre-recorded video and audio on their mobile phones. PacketVideo Device Solutions offer OEMs a suite of innovative embedded products, including pvAuthorTM, pvCamcorderTM, pvPlayerTM, and pv2wayTM along with outsourced embedded engineering expertise that allows handset manufacturers to quickly and cost-effectively bring products to market with customized encoding, decoding, and 2-way video conferencing capabilities.
PacketVideo Device Solutions provide the highest quality video experience possible under challenging mobile network conditions. Custom embedded products based on a modular architecture support rapid design, implementation, and integration of leading-edge mobile media features. Solutions are standards-based (not proprietary), with small code size and proven interoperability, and are highly optimized to improve the quality of the video while reducing processor, memory, and battery consumption.
About MontaVista Linux
MontaVista Linux Professional Edition, one of the world's leading embedded operating systems and cross development environments, is MontaVista Software's flagship product and most versatile offering. It contains a broad variety of cross-development tools for system and application development, unparalleled processor and board support, and hundreds of deployable utilities, libraries, drivers and other run-time components.
MontaVista Linux Consumer Electronics Edition is the first commercial-quality Linux OS and cross-development environment specifically designed for consumer electronics devices such as mobile phones, PDAs, digital televisions, set-top boxes, portable media players and automotive telematics. It addresses many of the specific requirements of mobile consumer electronics devices such as reduced boot and shutdown times, improved real-time response, reduced ROM/RAM size utilization and efficient dynamic power management.
PacketVideo was founded in 1998 and is recognized as the world's premier independent provider of mobilemedia software. PacketVideo's standards-based Network Solutions enable the distribution of high-quality video and audio over challenging wireless networks. PacketVideo's Device Solutions provide embedded multimedia capability including audio and one & two-way video for mobile phones and other devices. PacketVideo is headquartered in San Diego, California. More information can be found at www.pv.com.
About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software is a leading global supplier of systems software for intelligent connected devices and associated infrastructure. MontaVista powers the embedded revolution by providing GNU/Linux-based open-source software solutions. Founded in 1999 by real-time operating system (RTOS) pioneer James Ready, MontaVista offers a family of products under the MontaVista Linux umbrella that address broad-based software developer needs encompassing applications ranging from communications infrastructure to consumer electronics. Multiple editions of MontaVista Linux are available including Professional, Consumer Electronics and Carrier Grade, along with complementary technology products providing powerful Java and graphics development capabilities.
Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Sunnyvale, Calif., MontaVista Software is a privately held company funded by leading investors such as Alloy Ventures, US Venture Partners, RRE Ventures, WR Hambrecht + Co., IBM, Intel Capital, Sony, Panasonic (Matsushita), Toshiba America and Yamaha Corporation. For more information about MontaVista Software, please visit www.mvista.com.
PacketVideo, PV, Recorder, pvAuthor, pvPlayer, pvCamcorder, pvServer, and pv2way are trademarks or registered trademarks of PacketVideo Corporation. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. MontaVista is a registered trademark of MontaVista Software, Inc.
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