Oulu, Finland - September 9, 2002. Hantro, a leading provider of mobile multimedia solutions, announced today that Nokia has licensed the Hantro Multimedia Framework based camcorder to be integrated in the new Nokia 3650 phone. Hantro Multimedia Framework is a complete system allowing fast implementation of various video applications by choosing ready-made codecs and protocols by a virtual backplane. The framework supports hardware and software approaches depending on the performance requirements, ranging from subQCIF streaming to CIF two-way video telephony.
"We are proud to be accepted by Nokia as their video-recorder solution provider for the Nokia 3650," says Mr. Eero Kaikkonen. " Hantro's Multimedia Framework proves its easy portability and scalability for various platforms and operating systems. The launch of the Nokia 3650 strengthens our position as the leading Camcorder solution provider for mobile terminals."
In its product portfolio, Hantro provides its customers with MPEG-4 and H.263 compatible real-time video codecs that are scalable from lower resolutions and frame rates up to CIF resolution with 30 frames per second. In addition to excellent video quality, low power consumption, low CPU load, and other features that are of concern in handsets and other battery-operated devices, have had a key role in the development of Hantro's video products.
Hantro provides its customers with video solutions for handheld devices. For video coding Hantro has both hardware and software-based MPEG-4 and H.263 compatible video codecs,that are proven and already delivered to the first customers. Hantro's product portfolio also includes video applications for video capturing, playback, messaging, streaming, and telephony. Company's products are in a key role for the device and semiconductor manufacturers developing battery-operated video-capable end products like cellular phones, still cameras, PDAs, camcorders, PC cameras, and web pads. Hantro's investors are funds managed by CapMan, Startupfactory, Menire and Nexit Ventures.