Partnership Bundles MachBlue(TM) with ACCESS Linux Platform(TM)
and ACCESS NetFront(TM) Browser
MONTREAL, March 26 /CNW Telbec/ - Bluestreak Technology today announced a
multi-year license agreement with ACCESS CO., LTD. (TSE: 4813) that enables
Bluestreak's MachBlue(TM) technology to be offered with ACCESS Linux Platform
and ACCESS NetFront Browser.
Under the terms of the agreement, ACCESS will be able to offer MachBlue
bundled with its own products to provide customers complete packages for
mobile rich-media and TV/video services. MachBlue is an award-winning player
that runs Flash(R)-formatted(*) files on both mobile phones and digital TV
set-top boxes. ACCESS Linux Platform, or ALP, is a fully integrated, open,
flexible and commercial-grade Linux-based platform designed for smartphones
and mobile devices. ACCESS NetFront Browser is the world's leading browser for
devices with limited hardware resources, such as memory or CPU.
"The market is demanding mobile applications that are more sophisticated,
powerful and easier to use," said Tomihisa Kamada, ACCESS co-founder and CTO.
"MachBlue answers all these needs, making it an ideal compliment to NetFront
Browser and ALP, an approved platform for France Telecom Group's Orange brand.
The combined solution will enable ACCESS customers to enhance their mobile
experience through superior graphics, intuitive user interfaces, and robust
navigation." Dr. Kamada also noted that Bluestreak is a charter member of the
ACCESS Connect Ecosystem global partner program.
"ACCESS already provides best-in-class solutions with products like ALP,
the world's top commercial Linux platform for mobile, and NetFront, the
world's leading Internet browser," said Paul Forostowsky, Bluestreak CEO. "We
are honored that ACCESS has chosen MachBlue to augment its offering. The
agreement will help ACCESS customers create and deploy today's hottest mobile
services, including mobile TV, music-on-demand, sports portals, and off-deck
(*) MachBlue Mobile implements a subset of the Flash(R) 7 specification,
supplemented with the MachBlue Mobile API, which enables enhanced handset
control and integration. Flash(R) is a registered trademark of Adobe
Systems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
About Bluestreak's MachBlue(TM)
MachBlue Mobile is a rich-media platform that runs Flash(R)-formatted
files on mobile phones, powering dazzling applications, user interfaces (UI),
and user experiences (UX). It gives developers, operators, and OEMs complete
control over device functionality, without the need for low-level coding. The
platform minimizes memory usage, maximizes execution speed, and retains
application portability. MachBlue Mobile also offers direct compatibility with
MachBlue TV, a platform that provides in-home iTV experiences to millions of
About Bluestreak Technology, Inc.
Bluestreak Technology, formerly known as Bluestreak Network, is the
creator of the rich-media MachBlue(TM) platform, which runs Flash(R)-formatted
files on mobile phones and television set-top boxes. MachBlue powers
sophisticated applications and user interfaces, allowing operators and device
manufacturers to create engaging, rich-media user experiences (UX). Customers
and technology partners include such industry leaders as ACCESS, Orange,
Symbian, Time Warner Cable, Thomson, and OpenTV.
Bluestreak won top honors in the 2006 Orange Partner Innovation Contest,
an accolade awarded to the "Best of the Best" in innovative mobile products,
services, or technology concepts. The company is headquartered in Canada, with
offices in France, Hong Kong, and the US. www.bluestreaktech.com
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