Monday, August 10, 2009

Aricent Launches Media Middleware for Next Gen Devices

Aricent introduced a new software framework for expediting the development of media applications in the next wave of multimedia-oriented consumer devices. The new Aricent Media EXP provides a performance and power optimized combination of essential middleware components necessary to deliver the most advanced multimedia experience for today's consumer electronics (CE), including mobile Internet devices (MIDs), smart phones, entertainment devices, digital photo frames, portable media players, netbooks, etc.

The middleware was designed specifically to help device manufacturers by integrating pre-packaged, pre-optimized software and frameworks along with applications. This includes high-definition multimedia CODECs, which enable the highest performance audio/video recording and playback; advanced multimedia end-user applications; communication applications for voice, video and Rich Communications Services (RCS); and device middleware interfaces, such as Real-Time Transport Protocol and Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTP/RTSP); Video Telephony - 324M; and Digital Video Broadcast-Handheld (DVB-H). Aricent said its software suite is available for most hardware platforms and supports leading operating systems such as Symbian, Google Android, Microsoft Windows Mobile, Linux and Mentor Graphic's Nucleus .

Aricent is a strategic supplier to the world's leading consumer electronics and mobile device manufacturers, with its software shipped in more than 400 million devices.

"The world of consumer electronics is hyper competitive today. Cost, time to market, small screen multimedia performance and wireless connectivity all must be harmonized into a compelling user experience," said Sajal Gupta, vice president of business development for wireless solutions at Aricent. "We introduced Media EXP to help our customers thrive in this environment and deliver innovative, high performance consumer electronics solutions while reducing costs and development complexity."

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