Tokyo, Japan. May 22, 2009 - eSOL, a leading developer of real-time embedded software solutions,
announced today that its eCROS integrated software platform has been selected
by Sharp Corporation for its two new AQUOS hybrid photo players. eCROS
is an out-of-the-box software platform that features robust real-time operating
systems (RTOSes), middleware, development tools, and comprehensive professional
services. eCROS drastically reduces the time and cost of preparing software
development platforms, and helps engineers concentrate on creating differentiated,
compelling upper-layer applications and optimizing software quality.
AQUOS photo players (model numbers HN-PP100 and HN-PP150) enable users
to print or display images taken with their cell phones or digital cameras.
Users can display photos for playback over a large-screen HDTV, add background
music for slideshow options, or print their favorite photos. Photo images
can be loaded onto the player via either memory cards (SD, SDHC, MMC, Memory
Stick, and CompactFlash) or USB2.0, or by high-speed infrared communication
(IrSS) transfer. In addition, HN-PP150 is network-capable. Users can enjoy
sharing photos with their family and friends through Picasa Web Album (a
photo-sharing web service), or can print/display images directly from a
PC or an external hard drive in a home network that has DLNA server capability.
The eCROS software platform for the AQUOS photo players features a µITRON4.0-based
RTOS (PrKERNELv4), development tools (eBinder), file systems including
media drivers for SD memory card/Memory Stick, and USB host stack. The
PrKERNELv4 RTOS offers a superior user experience within an optimal, stress-free
operating environment; for example, it provides faster boot-up time and
a quick response to each task request. The file systems enable read, write,
and management capabilities for image files stored on memory cards or digital
cameras. The USB host stack provides data transfer services between USB-connected
devices such as digital cameras. eBinder tools enable efficient, effective,
high-quality software development because they are designed specifically
for the development and debugging of complex RTOS-based embedded systems.
eCROS is an integrated software platform comprising two optional RTOSes
(T-Kernel or ITRON - the two most frequently used RTOSes in Japan), development
tools, middleware, and professional services. With eCROS, engineers can
quickly customize their software platform by choosing the appropriate RTOS,
middleware, and services. And, because eCROS components come already integrated
and verified, engineers can focus instead on upper-layer application development.
Time spent building and tuning a particular software platform also can
be shortened by utilizing professional services, including RTOS porting,
customization, and device driver/application development.
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"We are pleased that Sharp has chosen eCROS for their AQUOS photo
player," said Nobuyuki Ueyama, the Executive Vice President of eSOL
Co., Ltd. "eCROS is the best software platform solution for developing
the large-scale, highly advanced software required in the latest digital
consumer electronics devices. eCROS also has a terrific track record of
reliability and high quality with developers of automotive devices and
other products, in addition to consumer electronics. We will continue to
provide products and services that will help developers expedite embedded
software development of rapidly evolving digital electronics."
Sharp Corporation AQUOS photo player official web site:
eSOL success stories:
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 vertically 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 www.esol.com.
* AQUOS is a registered trademark of Sharp Corporation.
* SD and SDHC are trademarks.
* MemoryStick is a registered trademark or a trademark of Sony Corporation.
* CompactFlash is a registered trademark of SanDisk Corporation or its
* IrSS is a trademark of Infrared Data Association.
* Picasa is a trademark of Google Inc.
* DLNA is a registered trademark of Digital Living Network Alliance.
* eCROS, PrKERNELv4, and eBinder are registered trademarks of eSOL Co.,
* TRON is an abbreviation for "The Real-time Operating system Nucleus".
* ITRON is an abbreviation for "Industrial TRON".
* µITRON is an abbreviation for "Micro Industrial TRON".
* TRON, ITRON, T-Engine, and T-Kernel are names for computer specification,
not specific products or product groups.
* All brand names and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks
of their respective companies.