Portland, Oregon - April 13, 2006 - eSOL, a proven developer of real-time embedded software solutions, today announced the release of PrMTP™. MTP, short for "Media Transfer Protocol" defined by Microsoft Corporation, is a multimedia file transfer protocol which provides seamless and more convenient data transfer between portable devices (such as cellular phones, portable media players and digital still cameras) and Windows PCs without installing any additional software on the PC.
MTP supports bi-directional transmission for a variety of media data between
portable devices and Windows PCs. MTP is supported as a standard feature
in Windows XP (and future versions of Windows) and can be used in conjunction
with Windows Media Player 10 from Microsoft. Portable devices that support
MTP can benefit by not only transferring data, but automatically synchronizing
multimedia data between devices and Windows PCs without providing additional
software and drivers on PCs. Moreover, MTP supports Digital Rights Management
(DRM) 10, so that the distribution of copyrighted multimedia files can
be better managed.
PrMTP follows the standard MTP specifications and also is integrated with
DRM 10. In the current release of PrMTP, USB connectivity is supported
between PrMTP-enabled devices and Windows PCs. Development for TCP/IP and
wireless LAN support is under way so that more devices, such as non-portable
audio/visual equipment or a car entertainment system may interact with
other devices or PCs using MTP.
"Recently, we see more and more portable devices being sold in the
consumer marketplace, yet we find most of them are very stand-alone from
data transfer and copy-protection standpoint. The adoption of MTP, especially
with PrMTP, will facilitate multimedia data transfer without developing
proprietary software and making the best use of desktop Windows PCs."
said Tomoyuki Uda, managing director at eSOL, Inc. "In addition, eSOL
offers not only the software and development environment necessary for
portable devices, but also customer-centric technical support and professional
services to help shorten time-to-market for our customers." he continued.
PrMTP is available now, and sold in source code format without royalty fees. For more information, please contact eSOL.
eSOL is a leading embedded software developer with core technologies in
real time operating system suites and integrated development environments
for leading 32-/64-bit embedded processors. With many years of participation
in a wide range of RTOS standards such as ITRON and T-Kernel, our solutions
offer not only proven RTOS suites, but also a rich set of middleware and
drivers as well as rugged development tools to support the complex development
process for RTOS-based applications. Today, thousands of products from
consumer electronics to industrial automation that incorporate our technology
are being sold worldwide.