San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 16, 2006
FrameFree Technologies, developers of a family of products that provide easy and efficient authoring and compression of motion imagery, today announced an alliance with SMedia Technology Corporation, a company that delivers a full-range of innovative and high performance 3D graphics and multimedia products. The partnership will put the recently-launched FrameFree Studio product on the SMedia’s Glamo chipset, found in mobile phones around the world. FrameFree Studio will begin shipping on the Glamo family of cellular multimedia co-processors during the fourth quarter of this year.
SMedia’s Glamo chip allows mobile media abilities such as 2D and 3D graphics, as well as video, and with FrameFree Studio included, the door has opened for game and content developers and media companies worldwide to capitalize on a burgeoning platform for high speed content and rich media ad delivery to all mobile phones. Additionally, the alliance brings an enhanced e-commerce and gaming mobile media experience to any cellular device, no matter how high- or low-end, for a fraction of the costs normally associated with that process.
“FrameFree Studio will add a great new dimension to the Glamo chipset, and has the exact attributes we were looking for -- extremely simple and dazzling motion imagery that looks as rich on mobile devices as it does on PCs,” said H.Y. Lin, chief executive officer of SMedia. “We are very pleased to align with FrameFree, and look forward to getting devices to the mass market later this year.”
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.
“The vision behind FrameFree Studio is to create beautiful motion imagery from still photographs without the user realizing all of the technology behind the product,” said Tom Randolph, president of FrameFree. “The FrameFree alliance with the Glamo family of cellular multimedia co-processors is a great illustration of this, and with their relevance and reputation in the Asian mobile media market, this is a step forward for FrameFree Technologies.”
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 SMedia Technology Corp. (SMedia)
SMedia Technology Corp. (SMedia) is a worldwide leader in the development, and marketing of leading-edge core logic products, including multimedia, graphics and image signal processing for mobile device. If you want to know about SMedia, please visit http://www.smediatech.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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