Wind River Joins Open Screen Project to Deliver Seamless Web Experience Across Connected Devices
ALAMEDA, Calif. — August 4, 2010 — Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, today announced it is building on its collaboration with Adobe by participating in the Open Screen Project and becoming a worldwide scaling partner to bring the Adobe® Flash® Platform to Internet-enabled devices for rich and engaging Web experiences. The Open Screen Project is an industry wide initiative of more than 70 industry partners led by Adobe to provide consumers consistent Internet and rich media experiences across the broadest possible range of consumer electronics.
Wind River will license, distribute and support Adobe Flash Player 10.x, Adobe AIR 2.x, and Flash Lite 4.x across its portfolio of Internet-facing software platforms as well as offer integration, certification and support for these products. Joining the Open Screen Project as a scaling partner for Adobe, Wind River is one of only eight global scaling partners entrusted to offer licenses for these products directly to companies worldwide. To kick off this initiative, Flash Player 10.1 and AIR will first be incorporated with Wind River Platform for Android. As an Open Screen Project participant, Wind River will work with customers to integrate Adobe Flash and AIR with their devices, and ensure their devices are compliant with the Open Screen Project certification test suites.
"Consumers have become increasingly sophisticated and expect a flawless, consistent experience when viewing rich content on their smartphones, PCs, tablets, TVs or other devices," said Michael Krutz, vice president of worldwide solutions and services at Wind River. "By licensing and supporting Adobe Flash across our portfolio, Wind River helps device manufacturers avoid the cost and complexity of integrating and certifying Adobe Flash on their own, to ultimately get to market faster with Internet-ready products that deliver outstanding connected experiences for the mobile, auto, work or home environment."
"Content created for Adobe Flash reaches over 98 percent of Internet-enabled desktops today and is expected to run on more than 250 million smartphones by the end of 2012," said Danny Winokur, vice president of the Flash Client Platform at Adobe. "Given their deep mobile and embedded expertise, and reach into a wide range of markets, Wind River will be a great partner and deliver upfront integration, worldwide distribution and support for Flash Player 10.1 and AIR across a wide array of devices."
With support for Flash Lite already on products such as Wind River Platform for Android, Wind River is extending its collaboration with Adobe to further pave the way for customers to create products that deliver the full experience of the Internet with Flash Player 10.1, for a variety of market segments. With active participation in the Open Screen Project, Wind River will keep Flash open and updatable in its software stack, as well as offer support customers with upgrade services. By integrating Flash into Wind River's products, device manufacturers can benefit from faster time-to-market and reduced cost and engineering effort. Additionally, application providers can be confident that their Flash-based content and applications will run smoothly across devices that use Wind River's Internet-facing software platforms.
Adobe Flash Player 10.1 licenses and support are now available from Wind River. Licenses and support for Adobe AIR will be available following Adobe's introduction of AIR for the embedded and mobile market segments. Additional information regarding licenses and support is available at http://www.windriver.com/announces/adobe-flash-lite-certification/.
Adobe Flash Platform
The Adobe Flash Platform is a leading Web design and development platform for creating expressive applications, content and video that run consistently across operating systems and devices. Flash Player 10 was installed on more than 93 percent of computers in just the first 10 months since its release. According to comScore Media Metrix1, approximately 75 percent of online videos viewed worldwide are delivered using Adobe Flash technology, making it the No. 1 format for video on the Web. For more information about the Adobe Flash Platform visit www.adobe.com/flashplatform.
Open Screen Project
Led by Adobe, the Open Screen Project includes more than 70 industry leaders working together to provide a consistent run-time environment across mobile devices, desktop PCs and other consumer electronic devices. The initiative addresses the challenges of Web browsing and standalone applications on a broad range of devices and removes the barriers to publishing content and applications seamlessly across screens. For more information about the Open Screen Project visit www.openscreenproject.org.
About Wind River
Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is a world leader in embedded and mobile software. Wind River has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981, and its technology is found in more than 500 million products. Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., with offices in more than 15 countries. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.com or blogs.windriver.com.
1December 2009 data from independent research firm comScore. For additional details visit http://www.adobe.com/solutions/broadcast/methodology.html.
Director, Global Communications