Teleca Expands Obigo with Philips' Media Player for Mobile Phones
Nov 24, 2003
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Teleca (Malmo, Sweden) and Philips have announced that Philips' Media Player advanced multimedia software solution will be integrated with Obigo, Teleca's application software suite for mobile phone manufacturers.

By integrating Philips' Media Player with Obigo, a provider of software for mobile phones and other mobile devices, Teleca says it will be able to provide handset manufacturers with a state-of-the-art mobile video player that minimizes the system integration efforts and reduces time-to-market.

The solution will allow service providers and network operators to offer their subscribers additional applications such as playback of downloaded or streamed video clips, video messaging, among other features, according to Teleca. In addition, the mobile media player is also being said to significantly improve the user's experience by providing video streaming and playback capabilities embedded in multimedia messaging (MMS) client and the browser.

"The integration of Philips' Media Player in Obigo underscores our vast experience and leading position in bringing digital audio and video technologies to market,’ Hans Streng, CEO of Philips Software, commented in a written statement about the deal. "Obigo licensees will effectively be able to implement an optimized media player software solution that will really bring their products to life. We are looking forward to working closely with Teleca and its licensees to help create innovative solutions for mobile multimedia and stimulate even greater demand for mobile phones based on Obigo."

Joakim Nydemark, managing director of Teleca Mobile Technologies AB, added that be believes Teleca’s cooperation with Philips will make its product portfolio more comprehensive.

"We look forward to building our relationship further," Mr. Nydemark said. "Obigo licensees will benefit from a short time-to-market to provide video media support, and consumers will be rewarded with an improved user interface experience."

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