BEATNIK AUDIO TECHNOLOGY DEBUTS ON COMPAQ IPAQ POCKET PC.Beatnik, Inc., a provider of enhanced audio solutions and content for the digital devices, games and the Web, has bundled the Beatnik Player with the Japanese version of the Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC from Compaq Computer Corporation (company) Compaq Computer Corporation - The largest US manufacturer and vendor of IBM PC compatible personal computers and servers. Compaq was started in 1982 by three ex-Texas Instruments employees.
Quarterly sales $2499M, profits $210M (Aug 1994).
Under the terms of the agreement, the Beatnik Player for Pocket PC will be shipped with the Japanese version of the Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC.
"Compaq is pleased to include Beatnik's technology in the Japanese version of the iPAQ Pocket PC," said Shigeru Yuasa, manager of Internet Products & Services, Access Business Group, Compaq Computer K.K. "The Beatnik Player is optimized to fully utilize the CPU CPU
in full central processing unit
Principal component of a digital computer, composed of a control unit, an instruction-decoding unit, and an arithmetic-logic unit. of the iPAQ Pocket PC and is another new and exciting application for our customers."
"The Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC is a hot item among young professionals on the move who are driving the explosive growth of the portable device market. With the implementation of the Beatnik Player for PocketPC, the Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC is transformed into a personal creative music studio This article or section is written like an .
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Thomas was born in London. His father, Martin Robertson, was an internationally-distinguished professor of classical Greek art and Robertson. "There are millions of talented composers and desktop musicians in Japan, and armed with an iPAQ Pocket PC plus the latest Beatnik technology, they will be able to easily select and download from a library of music that is available today."
"Industry leading handheld computers A computing device that can be easily held in one hand while the other hand is used to operate it. The Palm devices are a popular example. See Palm, smartphone and palmtop. such as the Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC provide consumers with robust applications and multimedia capabilities via the power of the Intel StrongARM* SA-1110 processor," said Mark Casey, director of marketing for Intel's Handheld Computing Division. "With the implementation of the Beatnik Player for Pocket PC, optimized for the Intel StrongARM* SA-1110 processor and the Intel Integrated Performance Primitives Overview
Intel's Integrated Performance Library (Intel IPP) is a library of multi-core-ready, optimized software functions for multimedia and data processing applications, produced by Intel. , Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC users are now armed with high quality audio capabilities for a truly compelling and interactive experience."
"The Beatnik Player for Pocket PC is a perfect example of the compelling entertainment applications that are available on the Pocket PC platform," said Lenn Pryor, lead product manager of the Mobility Group at Microsoft Corporation (company) Microsoft Corporation - The biggest supplier of operating systems and other software for IBM PC compatibles. Software products include MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, Windows NT, Microsoft Access, LAN Manager, MS Client, SQL Server, Open Data Base Connectivity (ODBC), MS Mail, . "Applications such as this one demonstrate the power of the Pocket PC and show that the device is much more than a simple Personal Information Manager."
The Beatnik Player for Pocket PC is a music playback application using the Beatnik Audio Engine (BAE). The Beatnik Player supports Rich Music Format (RMF RMF Resource Measurement Facility
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in full Musical Instrument Digital Interface
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The Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC is equipped with Intel's StrongARM SA-1110 microprocessor using the Intel Integrated Performance Primitives (IPP (Internet Printing Protocol) A protocol for printing and managing print jobs over the Internet using HTTP. Initially conceived by Novell, Xerox and others, the IETF made it a standard in 2000 that includes authentication and encryption. See printing protocol and LPD. ) software library. The BAE is one of the first audio engines optimized for Intel's StrongARM microprocessor and enables users to experience CD-quality audio and music using the Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC.
About Beatnik, Inc.
Beatnik offers scalable, high-quality audio solutions for digital devices, games and the Web through a combination of technology, content and services. Beatnik's solution includes a line of platform applications, production music, sound content and the Mixman software product line. Beatnik develops, markets and sells its sonification technology to a community of creative professionals, technology licensees and consumers. Incorporated in 1996, Beatnik was founded by musician and composer Thomas Dolby Robertson. Mixman Technologies, Inc. was acquired by Beatnik in December 1999.
Beatnik, Inc. can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.beatnik.com.
For more information, call 650/295-3441.