Oulu, Finland – 22nd June 2004 – Hantro, the leading provider of mobile video technology, announced today that it has received Symbian Signed status for the Camcorder application. Symbian Signed is the industry-endorsed application signing program that promotes best practise in Symbian OS content and application development. The program tests applications against industry-agreed criteria in support of network operator and mobile manufacturer requirements.
“The Symbian Signed program provides us with an excellent benchmark when we are developing multimedia applications for our partners” says Eero Kaikkonen, President and CEO of Hantro. “The Camcorder application is based on our Multimedia Engine product, the application core and graphical user interface are technically identical irrespective of whether our software or hardware codec’s are implemented – Symbian Signed status of this application will undoubtedly provide additional benefit to our silicon partners who have our hardware IP integrated on chip.”
Hantro provides its customers with video solutions for handheld devices. Hantro has both hardware and software based MPEG-4 and H.263 standards based video codecs that have been delivered to customers and are proven solutions. Hantro’s product portfolio also includes video applications for video capturing, playback, messaging, streaming, and telephony. The company’s products play a key role in the development of 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. For further information please visit www.hantro.com
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About Symbian Signed
Symbian Signed is the mobile industry endorsed certification program that promotes best practise in designing applications to run on Symbian OS phones. Symbian Signed applications follow industry agreed quality guidelines and support network operator requirements for applications and content. The program was created to satisfy the mobile industry.s demand for a reduced cost to developers by providing the community with a single generic certification program that all parties can benefit from. For more information please visit www.symbiansigned.com