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Cubeia Releases Firebase 1.8 with HTML5 Support for Mobile and Tablet Applications

New software adds support for multi-media devices and handhelds


19 APRIL 2012 (STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN) – Cubeia Ltd, software development company to launch the first ever open source multi-player server in the online gambling industry, has released Firebase 1.8.

After six months of active development, this release brings HTML5 support in the form of WebSockets and Comet right into the Firebase server at an unprecedented time. As the market grows into multi-media devices and hand-helds, HTML5 and related web technologies are becoming more and more important.

Cubeia Firebase makes it possible to unify a game portfolio on a single platform, regardless of client technology.  The addition of HTML5 support in 1.8 is purely in the transport layer and does not concern server code at all. The same server game can handle not only Flash, Java and C++ clients, but also any JavaScript capable device.

Lars J. Nilsson, Executive Vice President, Cubeia Ltd commented, “For years people have talked about the coming hand-held revolution. And now it’s upon us. Cubeia Firebase combines the scalability and proven robustness of Firebase with HTML5 support for WebSockets and Comet. There’s no longer any reason not to embrace web-based clients.”

“As the market fragments across devices and social channels it’s more important than ever to make sure you have a platform that can support your enterprise. Cubeia Firebase is exactly that: hand-held HTML5 clients that can run side by side with downloadable 3D clients. One platform, unlimited scalability,” continued Nilsson.

The Firebase platform already powers leading skill gaming networks Jadestone DiceArena network and the MahjongLogic network.

For more information contact:Lars J. Nilsson
Executive Vice President
+46 (0) 704 10 69 53

Jodie Thind
Lyceum Media
+44 (0) 208 123 7184

About Cubeia Ltd:Cubeia Ltd is a software company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Cubeia provides scalable, high availability systems and services based on its long experience in the gambling and Internet application industry.

Firebase, Cubeia’s main product, is a server platform for developing and running multiplayer online games. It scales from small installations to extremely large. It is built to stand up to hard traffic and can be used for almost any type of game.

Firebase is a game server designed to run on anything from a single laptop to large enterprise clusters. A single instance can manage several thousand players and even a small cluster installation can handle massive amounts of traffic. It is dual-licensed, one version for the development community under an open source license, and one version with enterprise features under a proprietary license.


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