Wind River Expands Adobe Support, Joins Open Screen Project

Aug 6th, 2010 | By technologynews | Category: Technology

Wind River has announced that it has
joined the Open Screen Project,
an effort led by Adobe Systems “to enable the delivery of rich multiscreen
experiences built on a consistent run-time environment for open Web browsing
and stand-alone applications,” as Adobe describes it.

Wind
River, which is a provider of embedded and mobile software, Aug. 4
said it is “building on its collaboration with Adobe by participating in
the Open Screen Project and becoming a worldwide scaling partner to bring the
Adobe Flash Platform to Internet-enabled devices for rich and engaging Web
experiences. The Open Screen Project is an industrywide initiative of more than
70 industry partners led by Adobe to provide consumers consistent Internet and
rich media experiences across the broadest possible range of consumer
electronics.”

In
a news release about its plans, Wind River said it “will
license, distribute and support Adobe Flash Player 10.x, Adobe AIR
2.x and Flash Lite 4.x across its portfolio of Internet-facing software
platforms as well as offer integration, certification and support for these
products.”

Moreover,
the company said, “Joining the Open Screen Project as a scaling partner
for Adobe, Wind River is one of only eight global
scaling partners entrusted to offer licenses for these products directly to
companies worldwide. To kick off this initiative, Flash Player 10.1 and AIR
will first be incorporated with Wind River Platform for Android. As an Open
Screen Project participant, Wind River will work with
customers to integrate Adobe Flash and AIR
with their devices, and ensure [that] their devices are compliant with the Open
Screen Project certification test suites.”

“Consumers
have become increasingly sophisticated and expect a flawless, consistent
experience when viewing rich content on their smartphones, PCs, tablets, TVs or
other devices,” Michael Krutz, vice president of worldwide solutions and
services at Wind River, said in a statement. “By licensing and supporting
Adobe Flash across our portfolio, Wind River helps device manufacturers avoid
the cost and complexity of integrating and certifying Adobe Flash on their own,
to ultimately get to market faster with Internet-ready products that deliver
outstanding connected experiences for the mobile, auto, work or home
environment.”

“Content
created for Adobe Flash reaches over 98 percent of Internet-enabled desktops
today and is expected to run on more than 250 million smartphones by the end of
2012,” said Danny Winokur, vice president of the Flash Client Platform at
Adobe. “Given their deep mobile and embedded expertise and reach into a
wide range of markets, Wind River will be a great
partner and deliver upfront integration, worldwide distribution and support for
Flash Player 10.1 and AIR across a wide
array of devices.”

In
its news release, Wind River further said: “With
support for Flash Lite already on products such as Wind River Platform for
Android, Wind River is extending its collaboration with
Adobe to further pave the way for customers to create products that deliver the
full experience of the Internet with Flash Player 10.1, for a variety of market
segments. With active participation in the Open Screen Project, Wind
River will keep Flash open and updatable in its software stack, as
well as offer support [to] customers with upgrade services. By integrating
Flash into Wind River’s products, device manufacturers
can benefit from faster time-to-market and reduced cost and engineering effort.
Additionally, application providers can be confident that their Flash-based
content and applications will run smoothly across devices that use Wind
River’s Internet-facing software platforms.”

The
statement concluded, “Adobe Flash Player 10.1 licenses and support are now
available from Wind River. Licenses and support for
Adobe AIR will be available following
Adobe’s introduction of AIR for the embedded
and mobile market segments.”

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