New media comes to wireless devices

PacketVideo is to support Microsoft Windows Media 9 Series technology in its PacketVideo pv3 Mobilemedia System, making it the first wireless solution to support the technology.

PacketVideo can now deliver Windows Media 9 Series audio and video to mobile handset platforms such as Symbian, Nucleus and others, including Windows Powered smart devices, as part of integrated client solutions that will support multiple media formats. This support will include both encoding and decoding of Windows Media Audio and Video 9 Series, as well as downloading and streaming of Windows Media content.

On the server side, PacketVideo can now offer its customers the option of Windows Media downloading and streaming capabilities as part of its standards-based carrier-class server product line. PacketVideo’s pvServer offers an architecture for wireless media that will be extended to allow for integration of Windows Media Services 9 Series in Windows .NET Server to deliver Windows Media content.

PacketVideo also will use Microsoft .NET standards-based SOAP and XML interfaces to deliver both standards-based and Windows Media 9 Series formats.

PacketVideo’s pv3 Mobilemedia System is based on standards adopted by the wireless industry through organisations such as the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP and 3GPP2) to enable new services such as mobile-media streaming and Multimedia Messaging (MMS).

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