Industry News Archives
March 31, 2005
Music Media Watch. Japanese Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) issued an official advisory notice to five of Japan's major record labels, including Sony Music, over their refusal to grant song licenses to third-party mobile audio content providers. Full Story
March 30, 2005
NEC Electronics introduces the µPD9971 chip for mobile phones using Fuetrek 3D sound positioning technology, 128 polyphony, support for 4 simultaneous ADPCM tracks, and 7 on-chip audio effects (pitch bend, vibrato, delay, reverb, chorus, compression and Doppler effect). Full Story
March 23, 2005
Yamaha recently added a number of SCAS examples to the SMAF global site to demonstrate syncing of graphics, text and audio for multimedia ringer alerts and messages. Full Story
March 22, 2005
Wave Arts announced that PalmSource, Inc. has licensed Wave Arts' MobileSynth audio synthesis technology for use in Palm OS. Palm OS and J2ME applications will use MobileSynth for playing ringtones and MIDI content. Full Story
ScanSoft, Inc announced the availability of SpeechPAK TALKS 2.0 a screen reader that offers access to wireless application protocol (WAP) and HTTP Web pages on Symbian Series 60 phones. Full Story
March 18, 2005
Qualcomm recently launched its MSM6x mobile multimedia chipsets supporting AAC+, 72 note polyphony, SP-MIDI, SMAF, XMF (DLS), MFi, and integration with QConcert 3D surround sound. Full Story
March 16, 2005
Music Media Watch: "PakeRaji" Debuts in Japan. Steve Myers writes about the emgergence of packet based streaming radio on mobiles in Japan. Full Story
March 15, 2005
ATI Technologies Inc. introduced two new media processors, 2282 and 2182, enabling audio features such as 3D ring-tones along with stereo recording and playback in industry standard formats, including AMR, AAC, MP3, Real Audio, WMA and MIDI. Full Story
Spatializer Audio Laboratories announced its New Spatializer ((environ)) 3G positional multimedia audio engine for mobile devices at CTIA Wireless 2005. Full Story
Accelerated Technology recently announced Beatnik's mobileBAE software is optimized and available for the Nucleus PLUS kernel. Full Story
Site Updates Archives
March 21, 2005 Added a link to the Silansys MoMedia audio engine with 3D sound capability, 64 note polyphony supporting SP-MIDI, mobile XMF, ADPCM wav.
March 14, 2005 Linked to an article by Qusay H. Mahmoud comparing the multimedia features of MIDP2.0, MMAPI and JSR234 including sound features of each.
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