Wind River Technology Speeds InnoMedia's IP VideoPhone to Market, Provides Security for Developers´ Software Investment
ALAMEDA, Calif., July 11, 2001 — Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:WIND), a leading provider of software and services for connected smart devices, today presented its "Cool Customer Design" award to privately held, multinational InnoMedia™ Pte Ltd. for its IP VideoPhone. InnoMedia's product was built using Wind River's VxWorks® real-time operating system (RTOS) and Tornado® integrated development environment and is one of the world's first IP-based desktop video communications systems.
The InnoMedia IP VideoPhone is a compact, all-in-one desktop phone that reduces the complexity of videoconferencing, allowing users to place free person-to-person video calls anywhere in the world over a broadband connection. This plug-and-play system delivers convenient, cost-effective, high-quality video face-to-face communication without the expense or requirement of a PC. The IP VideoPhone boasts a 4-inch thin film transistor (TFT) color liquid crystal display (LCD) and a high-quality charge coupled device (CCD) camera, as well as having audio/video inputs and outputs for connecting to a TV, VCR, or projector. It also comes equipped with a speakerphone, last-number redial, and caller ID, as well as advanced features that include a built-in phone book, auto-answer option, adjustable bandwidth support from as low as 32 kbps up to 128 kbps, and it can interoperate with room-based legacy videoconferencing systems. The IP VideoPhone can also be configured and upgraded remotely via a web browser on a PC.
InnoMedia's design and development challenges included limited development resources, a need for the product to endure rapidly changing hardware platforms, and a highly competitive market environment.
"Time to market is always important when rolling out new products," said Robert Selzler, vice president of marketing for InnoMedia. "Wind River's platform was the obvious choice, as they are the recognized market leader in embedded OS platforms ideally suited for broadband appliances like our IP VideoPhone. By choosing Wind River, we knew we would have a consistent and reliable platform and operating environment that would enable our software to be re-used easily with minimal porting by our development team.
"For customers like InnoMedia, it is challenging to develop embedded solutions that include hardware design, operating system design, and software application development," said Curt Schacker, vice president of strategy and corporate development at Wind River. "Wind River's robust operating system and development platform frees engineers to focus on their value-added application development. As such, we are proud to help our customers bring exciting new products like InnoMedia's IP VideoPhone to market in a timely manner."
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Wind River is a worldwide leader in embedded software and services for creating connected smart devices. Wind River provides software development tools, real-time operating systems, and advanced connectivity for use in products throughout the Internet, telecommunications and data communications, digital imaging, digital consumer electronics, networking, medical, computer peripherals, automotive, industrial automation and control, and aerospace/defense markets. Wind River is how smart things think™. Founded in 1983, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations in sixteen countries worldwide.
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