Rightware and Animated Media partner to deliver the world-class solution for user interface differentiation and innovation
Rightware Oy, the leader in 3D user interface (UI) technology, and Animated Media Inc. (AMI), a technology company focused on creating Adobe Flash-compatible multimedia software products, today announced a partnership that provides their customers with the best of both 3D and 2D UI development and design tools. Rightware’s Kanzi UI Solution provides rapid creation of visually rich 3D UIs with a high performance engine for embedded systems. The Kanzi UI Solution also supports stereoscopic 3D, multi-touch, gestures and physics, and porting to any smart platform that supports OpenGL ES 1.x or 2.0 is an easy and straightforward process. AMI’s VGK Platform with its innovative Flash-enabling technology facilitates rapid prototyping, compact code development and cross-platform support. The integrated solution will empower customers with more choices to create their UIs by giving them a solid path from legacy 2D to true-3D, with options to add in a mixture of Flash animations, videos and audio with 3D objects.
Both companies have extensive experience within embedded markets and understand the need for cross-platform compatibility, hardware optimization and efficient usage of CPU, GPU, and memory resources; the integrated solution meets these requirements. Another benefit of the integrated solution is that it can support a development group’s current workflow between its designers who use Flash and its engineers, enabling seamless transitions and simplifying the development process. The key markets for the integrated solution will be mobile, consumer electronics, and automotive, with a focus on supporting those platforms being adopted widely including Android, MeeGo, and several other Linux variants.
Tero Sarkkinen, Rightware’s CEO, said, “Our partnership with Animated Media is fantastic news for every embedded software and UI designer. The cooperation results in technology that enables seamless blending of Flash content into a 3D UI. Also, Rightware and Animated Media are committed to offering the fastest and most efficient solution for low power and resource efficient embedded systems. The world’s fastest 3D technology combined with world’s fastest Flash solution is a winning combination.”
Chris Brady, CEO of AMI, added, “We wanted to partner with Rightware given their dominant position in the 3D UI tools market and extensive work with mobile platforms and customers. Flash is an ideal UI paradigm for consumer electronics and mobile devices and our mission is to enable leading edge Flash capabilities for low-power platforms. We have implemented a variety of advanced features including real transparency, audio and graphics hardware acceleration, ActionScript ‘acceleration,’ and dynamic loading and display of multiple, simultaneous content sources and formats. The VGK Platform integrated with the Kanzi UI Solution creates the first ever all-inclusive 2D and 3D UI development tool kit with video and audio support.”