ANT Ports PurePlay to Wind River VxWorks for Consumer Devices

1/9/2004 - ANT demonstrates PurePlay digital-media player and management software running on Wind River's VxWorks-based Platform for Consumer Devices ('Platform CD') operating system. ANT Limited is the partner of choice to consumer electronics manufacturers, set-top-box providers and silicon designers worldwide, for TV-interface software, content rendering solutions, and embedded browser technologies. Wind River is a leading supplier of market-specific integrated embedded platforms and technology for consumer-electronics devices.

ANT PurePlay digital-media manager has been ported to the Wind River Platform for Consumer Devices (Platform CD) and is being demonstrated by Wind River at CES. PurePlay is a software product that provides high-quality, innovative, and easy-to-use digital-media viewing and management on TVs and consumer electronics devices.

Platform CD's integrated USB and network connectivity technology gives ANT PurePlay a simple and powerful way to connect TVs and embedded devices to consumers' growing stores of digital media, including JPEG digital photos, MP3 digital audio, and MPEG digital streaming video. PurePlay can access media on multiple digital-media devices, including digital cameras, MP3 players and card readers, simplifying the problem of how to best share digital content in the home. PurePlay can also communicate with the digital media stored on home PCs using wired and wireless networks. PurePlay includes user-friendly media-management functionality, enabling digital media to be managed across multiple directories on multiple devices.

"Wind River's Platform CD is an ideal partner for ANT PurePlay in order to exploit the TV's dominant position in the home as the natural display device for digital media," said Stephen Reeder, Executive Director, Sales and Marketing. "ANT PurePlay can now be integrated quickly and effectively into any device running Wind River's Platform for Consumer Devices, reducing cost of development and increasing consumer value."

"Platform CD's integrated USB and network connectivity technologies combined with ANT's powerful content-rendering solution offers OEMs a reliable, powerful foundation to provide innovative devices and interactive content that are becoming the cornerstone for the connected home," said Joerg Bertholdt, director of network infrastructure and digital consumer for Wind River Systems. "We are pleased to partner with ANT to provide OEMs with the software they need to develop products quickly that enable a high-degree of connectivity between TV and other connected devices around the home."

Wind River will be at CES in meeting room #20747 (location LVCC SO 3&4).

About ANT Limited
ANT Limited ( is a leading provider of browser-based content rendering solutions for TVs, set-top boxes, multimedia handhelds and other consumer electronic devices. ANT's solution includes a browser, media viewer and manager, software architecture, and user interface toolkit that enable OEMs, service providers and network operators to provide highly compelling interactive content and services to consumers. ANT's software can be integrated quickly into any platform and operating system, and has been implemented into a wide range of interactive TV and digital entertainment devices around the world. Current customers include Thomson multimedia, Pace Micro Technology, Philips Semiconductors, HUMAX and Sagem.

About Wind River
Wind River is the worldwide leader in embedded software and services. It provides market-specific embedded platforms that integrate real-time operating systems, development tools and technologies. Wind River's products and professional services are used in multiple markets including aerospace and defense, automotive, digital consumer, industrial, and network infrastructure. Wind River provides high-integrity technology and expertise that enables its customers to create superior products more efficiently. Companies from around the world turn to Wind River to create the most reliable products and to accelerate their time to market. Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at or call Wind River at 1-800-872-4977.

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