Skelmir Delivers CEE-J Virtual Machine for Equator’s Tetra Platform

4/11/2003 - Equator Technologies, Inc., a provider of high-performance, programmable and power-efficient system-on-a-chip (SoC) processors for video streaming and image processing applications, and Skelmir, LLC, a developer of virtual machines for hosting Java applications on embedded devices, announced the immediate availability of the CEE-JTM virtual machine (VM) on Equator’s Tetra evaluation platform kits. This powerful combination of hardware and software enables Equator’s customers to integrate the interactive capabilities of Java into low bit-rate consumer applications.

“We have found that the Equator BSPTM Tetra hardware platform enables a number of new OEM opportunities for us with its small form-factor and market appropriate personality modules,” said Shari Agatstein, president of Skelmir. “This ultimately leads to quicker time-to-market for our customers. We are pleased to work collaboratively with Equator and OEMs to provide cost-effective and integrated interactive solutions.”

The CEE-J VM is scalable to a static footprint of 80kb making it flexible enough to accommodate almost any set of requirements from minimal implementation to complete platform support. With the ability to subclass C/C++, CEE-J along with Equator’s programmable C/C++ BSP-15TM processor enables customers to develop a wide range of interactive and video-intensive products including multimedia home platform (MHP) suites, open-services-gateway-initiative (OSGi) solutions, browser-based applications, wireless communications and telematic systems.

“Skelmir continues to bring advances in virtual machine technology to the consumer communications applications market, and has demonstrated value in helping OEM customers rapidly deploy products,” said Rich Christopher, president and CEO of Equator. “We are excited to be able to offer the CEE-J virtual machine on our Tetra developers evaluation kits. By providing customers with established, powerful and programmable solutions that complement the functionality of the BSP-15 family, next-generation products can be more quickly realized and capitalized upon.”

Equator will be joined by development partner DynaPel Systems, a leading provider of advanced video products for the security sector, to demonstrate several DynaPel products based on the Equator chip platform, including its support for digital real-time camera stabilization technology. DynaPel will be unveiling its unique plug-and-play intelligent CCTV appliances SteadyCCTVTM, CloseViewTM and AlarmViewTM. These appliances are currently available to the market.

Equator’s popular Tetra Hardware Platform is a low-cost, high-performance and ultra compact hardware platform for a variety of applications ranging from streaming video appliances and personal video recorders to IP cameras and digital video recorders. A modular design, the Tetra Hardware platform consists of the Tetra CPU Module and a number of add-on personality cards.

About Skelmir, LLC
Skelmir provides world-class embedded solutions for hosting MHP, OSGi, browser and other Java applications on a variety of platforms and devices. Skelmir's clean-room technology arms customers with the tools necessary for quick and reliable deployment of Java applications and services. Skelmir offers technology backed by a team of experts dedicated to perfecting practical and market-ready embedded solutions. Please contact us at or visit us on the Web at

About Equator Technologies Inc.
Equator Technologies is a provider of high-performance, programmable and power-efficient system-on-a-chip (SoC) processors for video streaming and image processing applications. Equator offers its proprietary BSP family of chips, iMMediaTools® software development toolkit, media libraries and reference platforms to more than 150 customers worldwide. Equator’s video-centric SoC solutions are available for digital media, digital video communications and video security and surveillance applications. Founded in 1996, Equator is a privately held company headquartered in Campbell, California, with additional offices worldwide. More information about Equator is available online at

The following are trademarks of Equator Technologies, Inc., and may be used to identify Equator products only: Equator, the Equator logo, Equator Around, the Equator Around logo, MAP, MAP1000, MAP1000A, MAP-CA, MAP Series, BSP, FIRtree, DataStreamer, DS, iMMediaC, iMMediaTools, iMMediaToolsLite, Media Intrinsics, VersaPort, SofTV, StingRay, Dolphin, and Tetra. Skelmir and CEE-J are trademarks of Skelmir. Java and all Java based marks are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. Skelmir, LLC is an independent company offering proven clean room virtual machine technologies for multiple Java Platforms. Skelmir is not affiliated with Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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