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Philips and Sun Show Integration of MPEG-4 Player in J2ME for Mobile Multimedia; Philips Demonstrates Key Technologies for the Mobile Market

ORLANDO, FL -- Philips is underlining its support of open standards-based technologies with a demonstration of mobile multimedia delivery

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Posted Mar 1, 2002
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ORLANDO, FL -- Philips is underlining its support of open standards-based technologies with a demonstration at CTIA Wireless 2002 of mobile multimedia delivery which brings together the MPEG-4, Java and Linux platforms. Philips is collaborating with Sun Microsystems to demonstrate the integration of Philips' new MPEG-4 -based Platform4 Multimedia Player with a prototype version of the new Mobile Media API (MMAPI) for the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME). The demonstration will feature 3GPP MPEG-4 video content streamed and played back on a PDA running Linux. Philips' Platform4 offers a scalable architecture for wireless network operators to store and distribute premium content such as video and audio entertainment, multimedia messaging and graphics-heavy games applications over GPRS and 3G networks. Built around open world standards including ISO-compliant MPEG-4, 3GPP, Java and others, it provides solution for media compression, management, delivery and playback. Platform4 also includes network adaptation, error resilience and error concealment, to guard against interruptions and instability in mobile multimedia content delivery. J2ME was created by Sun Microsystems to enable device manufacturers and service providers alike to create products and applications for the next generation of networked consumer devices. In particular, J2ME provides a development environment based on the Java programming language to offer upward scalability with other Java-based platforms in use by networks. In this context, multimedia support within the J2ME framework is of prime importance. Philips has been working to develop and validate the MMAPI optional package for the J2ME platform. Shailendra Jain, CEO of the MP4Net business within Philips Digital Networks, comments: "This demonstration is a wonderful opportunity for Philips and Sun to demonstrate the respective benefits of Platform4 and J2ME for delivering high quality standards-based multimedia technology to next generation mobile wireless devices." J. David Rivas, software engineering manager, Sun Microsystems, Inc. added: "This will be a significant opportunity to show the seamless interaction between these two complementary technologies. This demo shows how the J2ME platform is evolving to allow integration with highly optimized multimedia architectures like Platform4, giving manufacturers, service providers and content creators alike a competitive advantage in attracting consumers with compelling new applications."
Philips Demonstrates Key Technologies for the Mobile Market

ORLANDO, FL -- Philips is showcasing its capabilities in cellular and wireless connectivity at CTIA Wireless 2002, demonstrating a range of innovative solutions for mobile device manufacturers, service operators and network providers to deliver attractive new products and compelling applications. Visitors to the show will be able to see a broad cross-section of Philips products, technologies and competencies in the mobile and wireless domain,including: ·A fully integrated 3GSM/GPRS triple-band IC-based solution enabling the cost effective production and market introduction of global next generation cellular phones. This is just one of a number of component technologies Philips offers the mobile communications industry, including a full range of GSM, CDMA and UMTS processing solutions, as well as LCDs and audio speakers optimized for portable device application. ·The Platform4 multimedia handling solution enabling operators to distribute high quality video and audio entertainment and messaging content over emerging 3GPP and GPRS networks. Platform4 has evolved from Philips'long history in digital video compression technology, and in particular, its application of the ISO-compliant MPEG-4 world standard, adopted for use by next generation mobile wireless networks. ·Philips expertise in both Bluetooth and 802.11b wireless connectivity, including Bluetooth handset peripherals, and 802.11b IC applications. Philips has, to date, shipped more than six million 802.11b and over three million Bluetooth chipsets, along with marketing a full range of product solutions for both protocols for embedded and add-on wireless connectivity in PCs, PDAs, PC tablets, Internet appliances and other devices. ·Philips Speech Processing will demonstrate its embedded speech recognition software for mobile/wireless applications, including VoCon, a continuous-speech solution offering speaker-independent or speaker-dependent recognition for command and control, and name-and-digit-dialing applications. VoCon, available on a wide range of leading microcontrollers and processors, offers advanced speech recognition technology and features, a small footprint, and easy portablility. As the innnovator of many core speech recognition technologies, Philips Speech Processing offers telco-grade voice dialing and directory assistance systems for wireless carriers and corporate voice dialing systems for the enterprise market.
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