Opera for Home Media SDK Supports MontaVista Professional Edition

6/9/2005 - Opera Software announced its support for MontaVista Professional Edition. The Opera for Home Media Software Development Kit (SDK) will include support for MontaVista's Linux platform which is increasingly selected for home media devices. Device manufacturers using MontaVista's Linux platform can now bring the full Internet to their products with Opera.

Including support for MontaVista Professional Edition in Opera's SDK gives a wide range of operator and consumer electronic devices, including set-top boxes, media players, video phones and high definition televisions, the ability to run full rich content and provides developers the greatest level of flexibility for delivering their solutions. Opera will include referenced builds within its Home Media SDK, using MontaVista tools to build high quality products. The results are lower total development costs and reduced time-to-market.

"MontaVista Linux is becoming the strategic platform of choice for many device and telecommunications manufacturers," said Jim Ready, president and CEO, MontaVista Software. "We look forward to working with Opera to provide a flexible, open, standards-based solution for developers and users who require a full-featured, rich, Web experience."

"Opera's collaboration with MontaVista represents a mutual commitment to further the development of new, sophisticated, embedded Web applications," says Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "Together, we are bringing the full Internet to Home Media devices while maintaining the highest level of W3C standards compliance."

Opera's Home Media SDK is available at www.opera.com/products/homemedia/evalkit/. Montavista Professional Edition 3.1 is available at www.mvista.com

About MontaVista Professional Edition
This award-winning product contains an impressive array 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. It is a complete development platform and operating environment for communication devices. Pro, which now targets more than 30 processors from eight industry-leading architectures, is one of the most widely deployed embedded Linux platforms in the market today.

About Opera Software ASA
Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Web browser technology, targeting the desktop, smartphone, PDA, home media and vertical markets. Partners include companies such as IBM, Nokia, Sony, Motorola, Adobe, Macromedia, Symbian, Canal+ Technologies, Sony Ericsson, Kyocera, Sharp, Motorola Metroworks, MontaVista Software, BenQ, Sendo and AMD. The Opera browser has received international recognition from users, industry experts and media for being faster, smaller and more standards-compliant than other browsers.

Opera's browser technology is cross-platform and modular, and currently available on the following operating systems: Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Symbian OS, Windows Mobile, BREW, QNX, TRON, FreeBSD, Solaris and Mediahighway. Opera Software ASA is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with development centers in Linkoping and Gothenburg, Sweden. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.

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