FrameFree® Technologies Partners with HI CORPORATION to Enhance Mobile Entertainment by Combining Motion Imagery with 3D Technology

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Alliance to bring game and content developers high speed delivery to the mobile market.

FrameFree Technologies, developers of a family of products that provide easy and efficient authoring and compression of motion imagery, today announced an alliance with HI CORPORATION, an international mobile content and middleware leader. The alliance will work to produce phone systems and software that merge HICorp.’s leading 3D mobile technology and the newly-launched FrameFree Studio technology, providing game and content developers worldwide a new and exciting platform for high speed content delivery to all mobile phones.

Released earlier this year, FrameFree Studio is the first digital imaging software that allows for the creation of compelling movies from still photographs without a steep learning curve or compromising quality at any bandwidth. Built on the world’s most advanced pixel-matching and interpolation engine, FrameFree Studio starts with two digital still images of any resolution, and through analysis, interpolation and morphing, automatically provides interactivity and smooth motion between them.

By combining FrameFree Studio with HICorp.’s MascotCapsule® product, a 3D rendering software engine that enables the real-time operation of applications displaying 3D graphics data on a multitude of devices, the companies will enhance the mobile entertainment experience on a variety of devices, including handheld gaming pads, PDAs and mobile phones.

“Integrating FrameFree Studio into MascotCapsule makes sense for a number of reasons, most importantly by helping us deliver motion imagery to mobile users in the most seamless and interactive way possible,” said Kazuo Kawabata, president and chief executive officer of HI Corp. “We are excited to work with FrameFree as its technology innovation is in-line with our overall product vision.”

MascotCapsule® enables sophisticated 3D applications to run effortlessly in hardware resource-constrained environments. Integrating FrameFree Studio with this technology provides the mobile market with immediate access to extremely advanced digital imaging software, and enables more realistic, dramatic and life-like 3D images. The latest version of MascotCapsule® complies with international standards M3G (JSR-184) and OpenGL ES, extending the development potential for applications.

“This partnership with HICorp. will open up entirely new avenues for game and content developers, said Thomas Randolph, president of FrameFree Technologies. “HICorp. is the perfect partner for us, as their technology has already shipped on more than 130 million handsets worldwide, proving their value in the marketplace.”

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 the traditional bandwidth and 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 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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