Tokyo, Japan. September 21, 2007 - Macrovision Corporation and eSOL Co., Ltd. (Nakano-ku, Tokyo; Tsutomu Sawada, President) today announced that they have entered into an agreement naming eSOL as a reseller of Macrovision's embedded digital home entertainment software products. In addition to selling the software, eSOL will provide a range of professional services, including software product support, system integration, and customization. The companies will focus on the digital home entertainment segment, starting with digital televisions, digital cameras, digital photo frames, and audio equipment.
Macrovision's digital home entertainment software is a comprehensive solution designed to Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) guidelines to help consumer electronics manufacturers develop products that can stream digital music, photos and video throughout the home.
eSOL's professional services are based on its core of more than 200 embedded software engineers with a wide variety of experience and achievements. eSOL's professional services include product porting and customization, technical support, and development outsourcing. By providing professional services, eSOL will be able to contribute to shorter system development time and reduced development costs of consumer home electronic products. Furthermore, this partnership will enable eSOL to offer the total platform solutions where the customer's application can be built on top of PrKERNELv4(r), eSOL's leading real-time operating system widely deployed by world class consumer electronics OEMs and ODMs.
Comment from David Rowley, SVP and GM, Macrovision K.K.
"We are extremely pleased to have this relationship with eSOL. Combining our digital home media solution with eSOL's expertise in real time OS integration and other solutions for mobile and portable devices will open up a new window of opportunities for both of us. This should not only increase our engineering capability, but also add flexibility to serve the local market in a timely manner. "
Comment from Nobuyuki Ueyama, GM, Embedded Products Division, eSOL Co., Ltd.
"Macrovision's digital home entertainment software is a high-quality product in use worldwide. In forming this relationship with Macrovision, eSOL will be able to provide licensed software for consumer electronic products regardless of OS or platform. By taking advantage of eSOL's professional services along with the software, customers will be able to develop DLNA systems more efficiently, simplifying the early introduction of new products to the market."
Founded in 1975 in Tokyo, Japan, eSOL is a leading embedded software developer with core technologies in real time operating systems. We develop, market and sell proven RTOS suites, along with a rich set of vertical oriented middleware libraries. Our rugged software development tools provide optimal reliability in backing up the highly complicated development process for RTOS-based applications. We know that a reliable RTOS and development tools make a significant difference to the quality and timeliness of our customers' products in a continuously growing and competitive world market. Today, our customers - global OEMs and ODMs ranging from consumer electronics to automotive applications - ship millions of products with technologies pioneered by eSOL.
For more information, please visit eSOL web site.
Macrovision provides a broad set of solutions that enable businesses to protect, enhance and distribute their digital goods to consumers across multiple channels. Macrovision solutions are deployed by companies in the entertainment, consumer electronics, gaming, software, information publishing and corporate IT markets to solve industry-specific challenges and bring greater value to their customers. Macrovision holds approximately 265 issued or pending United States patents and more than 1,200 issued or pending international patents, and continues to increase its patent portfolio with new and innovative technologies in related fields. Macrovision is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, U.S.A. with other offices across the United States and around the world. More information about Macrovision can be found at www.macrovision.com.
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