TIVR, Streamezzo Team for Ready-to-Deploy Optimized Embedded Mobile TV

2/14/2006 - TIVR and Streamezzo, respectively an innovative and efficient embedded software provider for mobile multimedia and a leading software provider of Rich Media and Interactive mobile solutions, announced a joint development of a Mobile TV delivery solution based on latest H.264 video compression standards compliant with the TV broadcasting initiatives, such as the DVB-H and S-DMB.

This project will enable mobile service providers and TV Channels to benefit from innovative and efficient solutions for mobile multimedia based on latest video compression standards (H.264, VC-1, MPEG-4, H.263) and system standards (3GPP, MP4, DVB-H). Streamezzo Rich Media solutions enable mobile multimedia actors to readily create high value-added services, enabling end-users to enjoy interactive TV-style ergonomics on their mobile phone and applications such as interactive video streaming, music and clips catalogues, news flashes, electronic program guides (EPG), animated weather reports and interactive road maps.

As Cédric Gégout, Streamezzo's CTO, explains: "TIVR and Streamezzo have worked together to define and develop the first full H.264 and Rich Media environment. The two companies provide an optimized, standards-based Rich Media solution that allows Mobile TV service operators and content providers to respond to the end-user expectations in terms of higher quality for their Mobile TV Services. Based on open standards and technologies optimized for the mobile industry, our approach will focus on delivering easy-to-use Rich Media broadcast infrastructures that are supported by a full range of exciting Mobile TV services and infrastructure, including a convergence with the Rich Media mobile offering."

Streamezzo's Rich Media software suite is composed of an authoring tool -Streamezzo Studio, an application server -Streamezzo Service Node, and a mobile player -Streamezzo Rich Media Engine. TIVR provides its strong expertise in Video Coding, Optimization, System Integration and Embedded Programming for multimedia. TIVR provides optimized H264 decoding engine, MPEG-4 SP/ASP decoding engine and VC-1 decoding engine compatible with the current medium range mobile phones.

TIVR and Streamezzo have already worked jointly to incorporate Rich Media and Mobile TV applications with H264 decoding on regular Symbian devices, allowing Mobile TV operators to be ready for deploying Mobile TV services offerings on 2.5G and 3G networks.

About Streamezzo
Streamezzo is a leading software provider that enables mobile operators, content providers and handset manufacturers to rapidly and cost effectively develop, deliver and render Rich Media and Interactive Mobile services. By providing a unique, richer and more compelling mobile consumer experience, Streamezzo's standard-based Rich Media Software Suite dramatically boosts the consumption and stickiness of mobile content and applications. Its Mobile Browsing and Interactive MobileTV solutions have already convinced major operators and content providers to launch successful services on 2.5 or 3G networks. Streamezzo Interactive MobileTV solution is ready for DVB-H or S-DMB broadcasting networks.

About TIVR
TIVR Communications is a provider of efficient software solutions for mobile multimedia. TIVR makes feasible multimedia on handhelds by providing high-performance, low-power video codec software solutions. TIVR supplies highly optimized solutions (in terms of speed and memory footprint) based on latest video compression standards (H.264, VC-1, MPEG-4, H.263) and system standards (MP4, 3GPP, DVB-H). TIVR solutions are available on ARM9, ARM9E, Xscale, WirelessMMX and ZSP500. TIVR supports Symbian S60 v2.x, S60 v3.x, Windows Mobile 2003, WM 5.0 and Embedded Linux.

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