Glide OS 3.0 the Complete Mobile Desktop Launches at D: All Things Digital

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- TransMedia launched today at the D Conference hosted by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher the all-new Glide OS 3.0 universal computing platform.

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 29 /PRNewswire/ — TransMedia launched today at the D Conference hosted by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher the all-new Glide OS 3.0 universal computing platform.

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Glide is the complete mobile desktop solution featuring more than 20 advanced productivity and collaboration applications with both offline and online access. Glide runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, Palm, Symbian and Windows Mobile — and supports over 75 mobile devices. Glide is available in 18 languages including English, Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai and Turkish.

"Wouldn't it be great if you could have one compatible file and information management system and one compatible set of applications for all of your devices and what if you could extend that compatibility to everyone you communicate, share and work with?" contemplated TransMedia Chairman & CEO, Donald Leka with the audience at the D Conference. Mr. Leka continued by explaining "that was the goal when we set out to build Glide — to develop a technology that could cut — or Glide — through proprietary OS, hardware, software, file format and network barriers — like butter."

Glide OS 3.0 has many new features and an all-new design. Key Glide Applications include:

— "One" (Synchronization for Linux, Mac, Solaris, Windows) — Glide Mobile (Full Suite of Glide Applications for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, Palm, Symbian and Windows Mobile) — Glide Photo Editor — Glide Write (Word Processor) — Glide Presenter (Presentation Application) — Glide Crunch (Spreadsheet Application) — Glide Ad-Free Email — Glide Groups & Projects — Glide Meeting – Video, Audio & Text Chat With Integrated File Sharing — Glide Calendar — Glide Contact Manager — Video Jukebox — Music Jukebox — Slideshow Creator — Widgets (Calculator, Stickies, RSS Reader, Weather, Music Player etc.)

Glide web applications use a combination D/HTML, AJAX and Adobe Flash. Mobile and embedded devices can also access the Glide OS via HTML, XHTML and WAP and CHTML web browsers. Glide OS native applications on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris and mobile and embedded devices use a common C++ code base. Native applications communicate and synchronize with the online Glide OS via web services.

Glide offers a comprehensive application suite for Linux (both 32 bit and 64 bit) that is cross-platform compatible making it possible to take Linux mainstream and provide an attractive and powerful alternative to Windows and Mac.

Glide Mobile Device Support (Over 75 Devices) — Apple iPhone / iPod Touch — BlackBerry Pearl (8100, 8120), Curve (8300, 8330), 8700, 8800 Casio G'z — HP iPAQ, hw6510 — HTC i-Mate, Touch and Touch Dual, AT&T Tilt 8925, T-Mobile Shadow — Kyocera Neo E1100 — LG VX8100, VX8300, VX8700, enV2 — Motorola Ming, Razr V3, Razr2, SLVR, ROKR, Q, Q9c, Z9 — Neonode N2 — Nokia E61/E62, N95, N800, 6102i, 6300, 6682, 9300 — Palm Treo 650, Treo 680, Treo 700P, Treo 700W, Treo 750, LifeDrive — Samsung Blackjack, A707, D807, A920, Verizon FlipShot SCH-U900, Instinct — Sanyo Katana LX — Sony Ericsson w600i, w810i, Z750a — T-Mobile SDA, SideKick, Wing

Glide's Rights-Based Platform

The entire Glide System (including all Glide applications) is governed by a rights management system.

— User Assignable Rights

– File Viewing (Set Number of Views) – File Download (Set Number of Downloads) – File Upload (Limits MBs, GBs) – File Transfer (Between Accounts) – File Modification (Non-Destructive, Version Control) – Group / Project Management (Manage participants, rights and other group and project parameters) – File Computer Sync Access (for offline group collaboration) — Parental Controls (for children from ages 1 through 12) – File uploads and transfer require parental approval – Individuals must be pre-authorized by parent and added to a "child safe" contact list to communicate with child – Children can only view "child safe" files, contacts and locations – Graphical child-friendly user interface with integrated drawing tools and child created desktop themes – "Child Safe" portal content

— Content Identification

– Media fingerprinting

– Content owners determine user sharing and use rights

Glide Privacy and Social Networking

The development of Glide OS 3.0 as with its predecessors has considered the serious consequences of advertising business models found in online web services (in particular the threat to online consumer privacy) and developed a viable and sustainable alternative. In Glide OS 3.0, a user establishes his own personal web space and sets his own rules of online engagement. Each user can control how their personal web interacts with the personal webs of others. In contrast with ad driven online communities, Glide users get to individually set all of the ground rules and are empowered with tracking tools to protect their personal information and files. As privacy awareness grows and alternatives emerge, people are increasingly opting to protect their personal information and interact in a more intuitive and natural way.

Automatic Device Identification and Compatibility Engine

Glide's automated device recognition and trans-coding system makes it possible to share virtually any file with virtually anyone overcoming proprietary hardware and software barriers when sharing files with family, friends and colleagues. Glide makes it possible for individuals and families to purchase virtually any combination of computers and smart phones and be compatible with each other and with work.

— When shared with others, files are automatically converted and delivered in the appropriate format and optimal size — Glide's automated device identification and compatibility engine functions within Glide's communication, collaboration and productivity applications — Glide provides support for over 250 file formats


Glide's new Sync application called One, provides file synchronization across Windows, Mac OS X and Linux computers. Users can automatically synchronize all of their files including video, music, documents and photos to and from Windows, Mac OS X and Linux PCs with mobile access on over 75 mobile phones.

Glide also enables rights based file synchronization with other user accounts for secure online and offline social and business networking through the new Glide Groups application. A Glide Group is a place where family, friends, students, colleagues and people who share a common interest or cause can securely network, communicate, share information and collaborate online and offline. Glide Groups works in tandem with Glide's synchronization technology enabling friends, family and colleagues to remain in sync. All files added by users and file edits whether they are made online or offline are automatically replicated across all targeted online and offline synchronized group locations. Assignable rights control how files and groups are accessed both online and offline.

Glide's synchronization technology also works in tandem with Glide's version control maintaining complete records and user-friendly access to previous drafts. All file edits whether they are made online or offline are automatically replicated across all targeted online and offline synchronized locations. Another new feature called Glide Spider is a file location tracking system. Spider identifies the location of all copies of a file and who has file access with the ability to immediately change or revoke access rights.

Finally, Glide's synchronization technology works together with Glide's device recognition and file transcoding technology making cross platform personal and collaborative computing seamless.

"Glide is the complete mobile desktop solution providing a secure and powerful platform for personal and collaborative computing," said Mr. Leka. "Glide untethers you from your computer desktop and effectively transforms 75 models of mobile phones and counting into 75 powerful mini-computers."

Press Contact: Marcus Farny 212-675-6664 ext. 105 press@transmx.com TransMedia http://www.transmediacorp.com Glide OS: http://www.glideos.com Glide Mobile: http://www.glidemobile.com

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