VisualOn Joins the Open Handset Alliance to Enhance the Multimedia Capabilities of the Android Platform

LOS GATOS, Calif.--()--VisualOn, Inc., the leading provider of software-based multimedia solutions for the mobile market, announced it has joined the Open Handset Alliance.

The Open Handset Alliance is a partnership of more than 78 global mobile industry leaders. Google™ and the Open Handset Alliance are promoting the Android™ platform to the mobile market. Android is a complete and open software stack.

“Android is experiencing rapid growth in the mobile market. With this rapid growth comes strong demand for additional innovation and functionality. VisualOn is very excited about joining the Open Handset Alliance. We bring our Android multimedia technology and expertise to device companies that are looking to differentiate, as well as service providers who want to enable their services on many devices in the shortest possible time,” stated Yang Cai, CEO of VisualOn, Inc.

VisualOn’s production-proven Android solution is powered by VOME (VisualOn Media Engine), an OpenMAX compliant media framework that is capable of working directly with hardware and/or software multimedia components. VOME and VisualOn’s multimedia software stack have been highly optimized for quality and efficiency on ARM-based processors, providing customers a tremendous opportunity to differentiate and shorten their time to market.

“Android’s success in the market will continue to grow as will the pressure on handset manufacturers to introduce new features to the market. VisualOn’s Android solution will enable handset manufactures to quickly add advanced video and audio functionality to their devices, allowing them to stay well ahead of their competition,” said Sean Torsney, Sr. Vice President of Sales and Marketing at VisualOn.

VisualOn contributed multimedia software will begin to ship with the Gingerbread release of the Android operating system.

About VisualOn

VisualOn, Inc. is a Silicon Valley based mobile software company that enables rich multimedia experiences on handheld devices without the need for expensive hardware. VisualOn’s unique patent-pending technology is optimized for quality, performance, and minimal power consumption. It supports video and audio applications, including mobile TV and streaming, with quality levels that rival hardware based solutions. VisualOn’s software offerings include its OpenMAX compliant multimedia framework with support for H.264 and other popular video and audio formats. For more information, please visit www.visualon.com.

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Contacts

VisualOn, Inc.
Sean Torsney, 408-871-7015 x 301

Release Summary

VisualOn Inc. has joined the Open Handset Alliance. VisualOn mobile multimedia technology will be included as part of the Android OS release beginning with the Gingerbread release from Google.

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Contacts

VisualOn, Inc.
Sean Torsney, 408-871-7015 x 301