Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA), announced it has entered into a multi-year agreement with On2 Technologies (AMEX: ONT) to use On2′s TrueMotion® video codecs for Sun’s JavaFX, a family of products for creating Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) with immersive media and content. Consumers are demanding a rich video experience across multiple screens. Sun and On2 have come together to deliver the essential technologies and services that will power the next generation of consumer experiences. With JavaFX rich client technology, the same high resolution video and media applications run across browsers, desktops, mobile and embedded devices. The first availability of On2 video codec for JavaFX products will be in the fall of 2008.
“The JavaFX runtime is designed from the ground up to support ‘high fidelity’ media, empowering content authors to deliver media-rich content and applications across all the ‘screens of your life.’ On2 shares Sun’s vision of driving video convergence across desktops and mobile devices and we look forward to working with On2 to deliver this capability as part of the Java family of products,” said Rich Green, executive vice president, Software at Sun.
“On2 is recognized as a world leader in video compression technologies. Our codecs deliver the highest quality with less data, and enable compelling video in products and services, from mobile devices to web, VoIP, gaming, broadcast and more. Because of the pervasiveness of Java technology, we are pleased that Sun will be including TrueMotion as the video codec of choice to key partners across the digital media ecosystem,” said Bill Joll, President and CEO of On2 technologies.
On2 TrueMotion compression schemes are built to deliver the highest video quality within any given data bandwidth. Moreover, On2 video is designed for simple decode enabling optimal playback at higher resolutions on systems with less powerful processors. This also gives developers the overhead they need to integrate more exciting user interfaces and functionality in their applications.
The Java platform is the global standard that powers billions of devices – from desktop browsers and computers (800,000) to mobile phones (more than two billion) and Blu-ray Disc players (13 million), TVs (nine million) and other connected consumer products. Through continual innovation, On2 satisfies the toughest quality, bandwidth, and power requirements for video. The company’s TrueMotion video codecs, along with it’s implementations of standards-based codecs, including (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.263, H.264, VC-1) dominate the video market, with more than two billion deployments on desktops worldwide and more than 200+ million in mobile. The combination of On2 video with the Java platform and JavaFX rich client technology brings a whole new dimension to the immense breadth of high fidelity media applications and devices.
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About On2 Technologies, Inc.
On2 Technologies (AMEX: ONT) ensures a compelling video experience for any video application anywhere. From low bit rate to high definition, On2 provides optimized video compression technology enabling innovative solutions for application developers, content and service providers, chip vendors, device manufacturers, digital signage companies and beyond. Established in 1992 and headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, On2 has offices and partners in Finland, Germany, UK, Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea and India. Customers include Nokia, Samsung, Freescale, AMS, Atmel, Adobe/Macromedia, AOL, Sony, Skype, Facebook, VideoEgg, Brightcove, Move Networks and XM Satellite Radio.
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