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PacketVideo Releases Twonky 7.3 to Provide Better Rich Media Experiences

Companies mentioned in this article: PacketVideo

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/02/14 -- PacketVideo (PV), the global leader in providing rich media experiences via the products and services offered by many of the world's leading Communications Service Providers (CSP) and Consumer Electronics (CE) companies, today announced its Twonky 7.3 release.

Twonky is the world's leading technology platform for media connectedness. The first of its kind when launched in 2004, the technology has continued to evolve and innovate over the years and today supports the most advanced use cases (e.g., multi-screen interaction). The proven software was built on the solid foundation of the Twonky Software Development Kit (SDK).

This latest version of Twonky has been updated for today's increasingly multi-user, multi-device connected home. It also leverages the growing trend of consumers using mobile devices to access and control their media across a variety of devices, regardless of technology, form factor or brand.

For 10 years, Twonky has helped companies across the globe provide measurable and competitive value through the advancing capabilities of devices, including those pertaining to digital media discovery, management and consumption. These capabilities can help CSP and CE companies differentiate their products and services in order to attract and retain more customers.

Twonky achieves another industry first with this new 7.3 version, as the first rich media platform to introduce custom user personas for all kinds of media. This valuable feature lets individual household members create and maintain their own media profiles across a variety of devices. The 7.3 update also includes support for a broader range of emerging technologies while maintaining effective interoperability with older devices. In addition, a more robust SDK makes it easy to upgrade existing applications to accommodate new media capabilities.

"PacketVideo has helped CE and CSP companies support rich media experiences for years," said Seiji Maruyama, managing director of Product Department at NTT DOCOMO. "We use PacketVideo solutions in our products and services, so every day we see the tremendous value to enable a rich media experience and support the growing proliferation and consumption of media in the market. We are pleased that the Twonky 7.3 release represents important advances to enabling today's increasingly multi-user, multi-device connected home."

The new features and longstanding capabilities in version 7.3 further solidify Twonky's position as the preferred choice of leading CSP and CE companies to incorporate media into their consumer-facing media applications and services. These include:

  • Allows Individual Household Members to Have a Custom Profile
    Each household member sees individual content view, access permissions, and device preferences. Twonky offers support for Roku, Apple TV, and DLNA devices.

  • Twonky's SDK Enhancements Enable CSP and CE Companies to Upgrade Their Product and Service Media Applications To align with the growing trend of consumers using their mobile device as the preferred device to access media, CSP and CE companies can create or upgrade the media capabilities of existing applications through Twonky's SDK and Media API to create a rich media use case for the CSP and CE customer.

  • Proven Knowledge, Expertise, and Flexibility
    No in-house expertise is necessary to use Twonky's proven and reliable technology. CSP and CE customers can rely on PV's expert engineering team, with years of rich media experience to provide global support capabilities and to create a custom solution if needed.

"PacketVideo recognizes the critical importance of enabling rich media experience for today's increasingly mobile consumers," said Chief Executive Officer Mark Tapling of PacketVideo. "We are excited to celebrate Twonky's 10th anniversary and are proud of the prestigious list of CSP and CE companies using our technology which has an impeccable track record, with none of our customers having a product recall because of our technology. With our 7.3 version, we are thrilled to make seamless custom user profiles and improved media capabilities available to a growing number of CSP and CE companies worldwide."

PacketVideo also offers the only solution in the market to offer downloadable DTCP-IP solutions for Android and iOS.

ABOUT PACKETVIDEO

Founded in 1998, PacketVideo (PV) has established itself as the leader in delivering innovative digital media solutions globally. PV's expertise in all things media means our unique technology has the highest performance and reliability in digital media solutions for mobile and consumer electronic products and services. This expertise and experience enables rich media experiences for consumers across the globe.

PacketVideo is the most advanced and trusted digital media solution provider in the industry. Partnering with PV helps companies differentiate their products, seize the growing consumer demand for the connected home, and reduce customer attrition by adding compelling value to products and services. With PV, Communications Service Providers and Consumer Electronics companies have a digital media partner with extensive global experience and that can deliver on large and complex media solution projects, reliably, securely, and with a vision for helping create the digital world of the future.

PacketVideo is a subsidiary of NTT DOCOMO.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains "forward-looking statements" for purposes of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurances that forward-looking statements will be achieved, and actual events or results could differ materially from the events or results predicted by such statements. PacketVideo makes no commitment to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect subsequent changes in events or circumstances except as may be required pursuant to applicable law.


Contact:

For press inquiries, contact PacketVideo as follows:

Contact:
Kerry Skemp at The Bulleit Group
Tel: 414 305 3899
Email: pr@pv.com
Web: www.pv.com