San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2006
FrameFree Technologies, developers of a family of products that provide easy and efficient authoring and compression of high resolution motion imagery, today announced the launch of the FrameFree United Networks (FUN), a groundbreaking new production and delivery platform that is the first to create and aggregate original digital content for efficient, worldwide distribution found at http://www.framefree.com/fun.
Using a software subscription and Web Services model, FUN offers a delivery mechanism optimized for the FrameFree family of advanced digital motion imagery tools. FUN brings digital artists and publishers complete control over delivery, tracking and syndication of their work by providing a secure, global proxy network for quick and easy publication to any computer, anywhere in the world.
Using FrameFree Studio™ digital authoring software, which also launched today, artists can create movies by starting with any-resolution digital still images, and through analysis, interpolation and morphing, automatically provide interactivity and smooth motion between them. Unlike other content creation tools that require the author to hand build all the content, FrameFree Studio automates the generation of new intellectual property through advanced imaging mathematics in partnership with the author, artist, and publisher.
Further, FrameFree Technologies is announcing today that it has teamed with Akamai Technologies. With the integration of Akamai’s services into the FUN network, FrameFree Studio and FUN becomes the first content authoring platform optimized for high-speed delivery through all of Akamai’s 19,000 servers.
“The launch of FrameFree United Networks is significant because there is no other system available today that offers an authoring mechanism so closely tied with a secure content delivery network,” said Thomas Randolph, president, FrameFree Technologies.
“Our system also spreads the cost of the creation and delivery process across the entire value chain, making it an affordable and accessible solution for anyone who wants to publish media on the web.”
The combination of FrameFree Studio and FUN makes authoring and delivering digital movies easier than it has ever been. The FUN system offers auto-archiving features, storage, and targeted delivery accessed through a sophisticated account management dashboard. And because FrameFree creates extremely small, high quality files, the FUN platform allows for high impact rich media to be delivered exponentially faster from concept to delivery than any other system. Additionally, the FUN system is so simple to learn and use, it enables anyone with a computer to make their work available to the world with the click of a button.
FrameFree Studio Pro and FrameFree Studio Express
FrameFree Studio Pro and FrameFree Studio Express are designed for Web producers who want to create high-resolution motion imagery at a low cost, with low production times, unprecedented interactivity, and minimum bandwidth requirements. Both products offer multi-layer motion imagery that is resolution and frame rate independent. Each provides automated intelligent progressive downloading of content over the Internet for the highest resolution presentations in the smallest of file sizes. With output to a FrameFree Media web file, Internet projects can have up to 640x480 resolutions that reach up to 1280x960 image resolutions when using auto-zoom. And all encoded into extremely small file sizes. With the power of Akamai behind the FUN platform, download times are negligible, and onscreen start-up nearly instantaneous. Files played through the Web Player need only the first key frames and a tiny interpolation map to fire up. CD-quality stereo audio completes the experience. FrameFree plus Akamai equals less data, higher quality, and unprecedented speed to impact.
FrameFree Studio Pro allows artists to work with up to four image layers, while
FrameFree Studio Express is ideal for content creators who only need one or two authoring layers to realize their vision.
Pricing and Availability
FrameFree Studio Pro, Frame Free Studio Express, and the FrameFree FUN publishing platform are all immediately available. The introductory subscription price for FrameFree Studio Express is $30 per month.
A FrameFree Studio Pro subscription costs $50 per month. Each subscription provides unlimited authoring potential. Each file selected for EdgeSuite distribution is charged a $30 publishing Certification Fee. Additionally, there is a $0.25 per MB fee for distribution, delivery, and tracking of files with guaranteed protection for all of your commercial rights of work.
A free 14-day Trial Version of FrameFree Studio Express software is available for immediate download from http://www.framefree.com. We encourage you to contact FrameFree directly to determine your specific requirements most effectively.
About FrameFree Technologies
Founded in 2004 and based in San Francisco, Calif., FrameFree Technologies, Inc. is a joint venture between United Kingdom-based FrameFree International Limited and Japan-based Monolith Co., Ltd. The company develops and distributes a groundbreaking family of products that provide easy and efficient authoring and compression of motion imagery and enable the delivery of hi-resolution digital movies across multiple networks and platforms at a fraction of traditional bandwidth, storage and delivery costs. FrameFree Technologies is striving to create a community of artists and content producers using its products’ unique capabilities to realize their vision. Visit the FrameFree web site at http://www.framefree.com/.
About Akamai Technologies
Akamai® is the leading global service provider for accelerating content and business processes online. Thousands of organizations have formed trusted relationships with Akamai, improving their revenue and reducing costs by maximizing the performance of their online businesses. Leveraging the Akamai EdgePlatformTM, these organizations gain business advantage today, and have the foundation for the emerging Web solutions of tomorrow. Akamai is "The Trusted Choice for Online Business." For more information, visit http://www.akamai.com.
About Monolith Company Limited
Monolith Co. Ltd. is a privately held Japanese IP company with its head office in Tokyo, Japan. Monolith was formed in May 1990, with the mission to fill the gap between theoretical research efforts in the academic fields and practical needs in the IT business.
Monolith has been unique in its ability to bring together people from business, government, and academia in a cooperative framework. Monolith takes groundbreaking theories and develops them to practical proof-of-concept systems, while protecting its core and derived technologies with a wide range of patents. Currently, Monolith has filed more than 150 patents and has been issued more than 24 patents in globally in the area of differential topology, Homotopy and Critical Point Filters (technology used for FrameFree products). Monolith has licensed all of its patents exclusively to FrameFree Technologies for the US market. Visit the Monolith web site at http://www.monolith-prime.co.jp
FrameFree ® and MOTION GRAVURE® are all registered JAPANESE trademarks of Monolith Co., Ltd. Trademark application for FrameFree™ is pending in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. FrameFree® technologies are developed by Monolith Co., Ltd. using the CPF theory (Yoshihisa Shinagawa et. al., professor of Illinois University,) and protected by Monolith Co., Ltd. (Patent numbers: JP2927350/USP6018592/USP6137910/USP6347152, etc.)
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