DNAML Announces DNL 2, the Operating System and Device Agnostic eBook Reader

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DNL 2 is designed to be operating system agnostic and work across multiple devices.

DNAML Pty Ltd (‘DNAML’) today announced that it has commenced testing of its new DNL 2 eBook format, which is the next generation of its multi-media friendly DNL eBook format.

DNL 2 is designed to be operating system agnostic and work across multiple devices.

“Developing the DNL eBook format to work on multiple operating systems enables the end user to read their eBook on their Slate or iPad device, mobile phone as well as PC’s, laptops, tablet PCs and netbooks with a single purchase” said Adam Schmidt, Managing Director and Founder of DNAML.

In today’s market, device manufacturers are controlling which eBook formats can be read on their devices. This significantly limits the potential proliferation and penetration of eBooks and does not provide a great consumer experience. As a result, the eBook market is becoming oligopolistic and fragmented with multiple proprietary systems, which is not good for publishers or consumers.

DNAML supports openness and a free digital market economy. The new DNL 2 eBook format is operating system and device agnostic, so consumers will be able to freely read DNL 2 eBooks across whatever devices they choose. The DNL 2 format will be open to all distributors, publishers and authors.

DNL 2 is based on the industry standard ePub format and will enable eBooks to be resized where text will be automatically reflowed to suit the screen size of the device, the orientation of the screen, and the font size selected for viewing.

“We see DNL 2 as the security blanket for the publishing industry and consumers” said Schmidt.
Consumers will have peace of mind knowing that they have a control centre which stores the purchased eBook, and makes sure it is always available to be retrieved if a device is lost, broken, or replaced.

Publishers will have the option to use the proven ‘Bullet Proof’ DNL DRM eBook security system, which is backed up with a full back office administration system. Most importantly, DNL 2 provides absolute transparency all around. The publisher can see essential data such as sales results, is able to adjust prices and territorial restrictions and much more, all in real time.

Summary

The new DNL2 eBook format has been designed to achieve a number of goals:

  •     ePub-based, will support the many existing ePub documents.
  •     Zero cost of conversion. Servers will convert ePubs into secure DNL2 files on the fly.
  •     Support resize, reflow, and customization of reading fonts and styles.
  •     Further enhancements will be DRM, Multimedia, and other features such as Math ML.

DNL 2 will support the following Operating Systems

iPhone OS:     iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
Android:        Devices running Android 1.5+, Android phones, Android tablets
Windows Phone 7:    Windows Phone 7 phones
Windows:        Windows 98 to Windows 7 on Desktops, Laptops and Tablets
Mac OSX:        Mac OSX 10.4 and above, Desktops and Laptops
Linux:        Desktops and Laptops
Symbian OS:    Mobile phones running Symbian OS
Blackberry OS:    Mobile phones running Blackberry OS

About DNAML Pty Ltd

DNAML is a leading end to end eBook solution provider for both next-generation tablets and existing personal computers. Founded in 1999 in Australia, DNAML’s eBook platform is a market-leading integrated end to end solution that caters to all players in the value chain from authors and publishers to distributers and consumers. DNAML’s eBook technology enables authors to embed color multimedia content and features, including embedded and streaming video, Flash, “clickable” content, audio, and interactive graphics and quizzes. This provides end users a much more interactive and rich experience for a wide range of publications, including eBooks, eMagazines, eCatalogs, textbooks and corporate documents, and is particularly well suited to educational, children’s, reference, professional and entertainment books.

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