Pixo to License Source Code for the Pixo OS Platform Giving Manufacturers Control Over Wireless Phone Development.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2001
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In a move to place development control in the hands of manufacturers, Pixo Inc., (www.pixo.com) a leading developer of software and applications for wireless phones, today announced that it is offering source code licensing of its Pixo OS Platform.
Now, instead of being restricted to object code, manufacturers will have access to the source code they need to speed, own and direct internal development of wireless phone applications. In addition, the rich graphical capabilities of the Pixo OS Platform will enable manufacturers to provide a more compelling user experience. The reference design of the Pixo OS Platform, which provides examples of the full set of wireless applications, is available via download today at http://developer.pixo.com/downloads/os_downloads001.htm.
"Manufacturers want a software platform that is flexible and empowers their internal teams," said Rich Rifredi, vice president of marketing for Pixo. "By offering them the option to license source code, they can further control and speed the entire development cycle and focus resources on differentiating their products."
The Pixo OS Platform is a complete platform for wireless application development. The platform features the Pixo User Interface (UI) Builder, which allows manufacturers to easily modify the look and feel of applications providing a competitive advantage that differentiates their models from competitors.
As seen in the downloadable reference design, the software platform also features a personal information management (PIM) suite, including address book, calendar, to do list, memo maker, PC synchronization, e-mail, graphical world clock and calculator, the Pixo Internet Microbrowser A Web browser designed for small display screens on smartphones and other handheld wireless devices. See smartphone and WAP. , as well as telephony applications such as two-line support, three-way calling, call forwarding, call hold, call log, call waiting, distinct ring tones, fax, voice dialing and SMS (1) (Storage Management System) Software used to routinely back up and archive files. See HSM.
(2) (Systems Management Server) Systems management software from Microsoft that runs on Windows NT Server. .
The Pixo OS Platform is flexible and extensible, and it supports multiple protocols including cdmaOne, CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) A method for transmitting simultaneous signals over a shared portion of the spectrum. The foremost application of CDMA is the digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800 MHz band and 1.9 GHz PCS band. 2000 (1X), GSM, GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) The first high-speed digital data service provided by cellular carriers that used the GSM technology. GPRS added a packet-switched channel to GSM, which uses dedicated, circuit-switched channels for voice conversations. , WCDMA (Wideband CDMA) A 3G high-speed digital data service provided by cellular carriers that use the TDMA or GSM technology worldwide, including AT&T (formerly Cingular) and T-Mobile in the U.S. and UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) The GSM implementation of the 3G wireless phone system. Part of IMT-2000, UMTS provides service in the 2 GHz band and offers global roaming and personalized features. . Its small memory footprint (as low as 500KB) meets the requirements of low cost, high volume mobile phones. The Pixo OS platform also supports third-party technologies and applications including WAP (1) (Wireless Access Point) See access point.
(2) (Wireless Application Protocol) A standard for providing cellular phones, pagers and other handheld devices with secure access to e-mail and text-based Web pages. browsers, and Tegic Communication's and Zi Corp.'s predictive input software. In addition, the Pixo OS Platform now supports color, grayscale In computing, a grayscale or greyscale digital image is an image in which the value of each pixel is a single sample. Displayed images of this sort are typically composed of shades of gray, varying from black at the weakest intensity to white at the strongest, though in and black and white displays and allows manufacturers to develop for a range of handsets, from entry-level to high-end.
About Pixo Inc.
Pixo is a leading developer of wireless software and applications for wireless phone manufacturers, carriers, and content providers. The Pixo OS Platform integrates Pixo phone software with Internet services, making Web-enabled phones both simple and convenient to use. In turn, Pixo enhances the basic features of today's voice-oriented phones, while supplementing them with new and compelling Internet applications.
The Pixo OS Platform includes the Pixo Platform Applications, Pixo User Interface Builder, Pixo Application Framework, Pixo Toolbox, Pixo Kernel, Pixo Partner Applications, and components such as the Pixo Internet Microbrowser. Pixo is a privately held company privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. with headquarters in San Jose. For more information, visit www.pixo.com.
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