Acrodea Announces the Availability of Its OpenKODE Implementations

TOKYO, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Acrodea brings its OpenKODE implementations to the market; and offers free Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X desktop versions to the developer community.

TOKYO, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Acrodea brings its OpenKODE implementations to the market; and offers free Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X desktop versions to the developer community.

Acrodea announced the availability of its OpenKODE implementations for immediate use and licensing on February 11th 2008, at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain.

Acrodea has been a key member in the OpenKODE Working Group of the Khronos Group to create the OpenKODE 1.0 Specification – a lightweight operating system and hardware abstraction layer that enables full source code portability of demanding multimedia applications between different mobile platforms and operating systems.

"As Khronos Group today publicly released the OpenKODE 1.0 Specification, we are extremely pleased to be one of the first to release fully conformant OpenKODE implementations to the market and from our part help create a common application platform for the mobile industry," says Junya Tsutsumi, the CEO and President of Acrodea Inc.

"Having to deal with various operating systems and hardware components has been a major burden for us in the past, forcing us to spend significant resources in operating system and even device specific porting – we believe OpenKODE will allow us to significantly reduce our porting efforts and minimize time-to-market. This is going to be a strong standard and we have decided to adopt OpenKODE as one of the key platforms for releasing our range of middleware products across all our market segments," says Yoshio Kuniyoshi, the CTO and Vice President of Acrodea Inc.

Acrodea recognizes the importance of the mobile application developer community in making the OpenKODE Specification a true success. To reach out and help developers adopt OpenKODE as a platform of choice, Acrodea announces today the immediate availability of its OpenKODE 1.0 implementations for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X desktop environments. Also a Linux version will be released in the near future. Acrodea believes that by providing free implementations for these desktop environments, developers can kick-start OpenKODE based application development and be ready to bring their applications to mobile platforms on an accelerated schedule.

"Acrodea's in-depth expertise and insights into the development of truly portable mobile applications has been a significant influence on the design and evolution of OpenKODE specification," said Neil Trevett, president of the Khronos Group and chairman of the OpenKODE working group. "Acrodea is also to be applauded for their decision to make their OpenKODE implementation for Windows and Mac desktops freely – as this will enable developers to quickly evaluate and leverage this significant new standard."

The OpenKODE 1.0 implementations for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X can be downloaded for free at http://www.acrodea.co.jp/en/openkode.

About OpenKODE(R)

OpenKODE(R) is a royalty-free, cross-platform standard that combines a set of native APIs into a comprehensive media stack specification for accelerating rich media and graphics applications. OpenKODE aims to make advanced media capabilities consistently available across multiple devices for increased native source portability and reduced mobile platform fragmentation. OpenKODE 1.0 brings together the OpenGL ES and OpenVG Khronos media APIs to provide state-of-the-art acceleration for vector 2D and 3D graphics and provides the new OpenKODE Core API that abstracts operating system resources to minimize source changes when porting games and applications between Linux, Brew, Symbian, Windows Mobile, WIPI and RTOS-based platforms. Subsequent versions of OpenKODE will add the OpenSL ES and OpenMAX media APIs to provide accelerated video and audio that is fully integrated with graphics processing.

About Khronos Group

The Khronos Group is a member-funded industry consortium focused on the creation of open standards such as OpenGL(R), glFX(TM), OpenKODE(TM), OpenGL(R) ES, OpenMAX(TM), OpenVG(TM), OpenSL ES(TM), OpenWF(TM), OpenML(TM) and COLLADA(TM) to enable the authoring and acceleration of dynamic media on a wide variety of platforms and devices. All Khronos members are able to contribute to the development of Khronos specifications, are empowered to vote at various stages before public deployment, and are able to accelerate the delivery of their cutting-edge media platforms and applications through early access to specification drafts and conformance tests. More information is available at www.khronos.org.

About Acrodea, Inc.

Acrodea, Inc., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a software technology R&D firm involved in middleware technology for mobile terminals. The company is particularly focused on interface technologies connecting between the user and terminal, and currently provides UI (user interface) technologies and email enhancement technologies to the market. We are also applying R&D energy towards the enhancement of graphics performance, which is indispensable in facilitating usage of mobile platform interfaces. Our stance and efforts are a continual commitment to superior products and improving technology, for which we have received recognition worldwide. In addition to Japan and Korea, Acrodea is engaged in business on the global market, including China, Europe, and North America. The company listed publicly on Mothers Exchange of TSE on Oct. 19, 2006, just two years and three months after establishment in July 2004. Acrodea is headquartered in Tokyo, and maintains an overseas presence in Seoul, Korea; Helsinki, Finland; and Newport Beach, California, U.S.A. For more information, please visit http://www.acrodea.co.jp.

For inquiries about this press release, products, and technologies, please contact the following:

Marketing Department at Acrodea, Inc. TEL: +81-3-5768-8603 email: pr@acrodea.co.jp * Khronos and OpenKODE are trademarks of the Khronos Group Inc. * The names of companies and products mentioned in this press release are either trademarks or registered trademarks belonging to the companies associated. Contact: Mao Ueda Marketing Department Acrodea, Inc. Phone: +81-3-5768-8603 Fax: +81-3-5768-8601 E-mail: pr@acrodea.co.jp URL: http://www.acrodea.co.jp/

SOURCE Acrodea, Inc.

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