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Scalado to unveil new CAPS™ features at Symbian Smartphone Show


AutoRama™ and Speedview™ will offer a flavour of the Scalado imaging applications on show at this year’s event

Scalado AB, a leading developer of mobile imaging software, announced today that it will be showcasing some of the key features of its new CAPS imaging technology at the Symbian Smartphone exhibition in London next week, 17-18 October. The new CAPS v3.3 includes a wide range of innovative imaging applications that will provide users with a true digital camera experience. Two notable features include AutoRama™, which enables stunning multi-megapixel panorama effects, and SpeedView™, which allows real-time browsing, zooming and panning of images. Both functions operate on a mobile screen without compromising on speed or image quality.

“A major benefit of CAPS is its real-time imaging capabilities, which will put an end to the frustrating wait times associated with capturing, viewing and editing mobile images,” says Mats Jacobson, CEO, Scalado. “We’ve designed all of the CAPS features to be fun and easy to use, and we are confident that these developments will transform the camera into an integral part to a mobile phone handset, instead of just an added accessory.”

Scalado’s AutoRama features smart stitching technology which sews images together at just the right place to produce perfect results, automatically and within seconds. Even tricky panoramic shots are made easy, since AutoRama is able to track camera movements as the user pans from side to side, sense when it needs to change exposure, and give instant feedback via the telephone’s vibrate function.

Meanwhile, Scalado’s SpeedView offers real-time browsing, zooming and panning of images on a mobile screen without sacrificing image quality. With Speedview it is possible to browse through hundreds of images in a photo gallery, either in full resolution or thumbnails, at high speeds, giving users a true digital photography experience. In addition, SpeedView introduces SpeedView Meta Objects (SPMO), which provides critical information that helps to speed up the decoding process. This information can then be stored within a file format that supports application-specific data (such as JPEG) or in an external database.

The secret behind AutoRama and SpeedView is Scalado’s patented RAJPEG technology. RAJPEG is a JPEG codec technology that reduces memory requirements, processing JPEG input and output images in the compressed domain, thus enabling viewing of any region of a JPEG image without the need to access the previous parts of the image. RAJPEG rapidly reduces the amount of RAM memory required by a factor of 25x while still processing full resolution mega pixel images, and increases performance and the speed for image manipulation by a factor of up to 10x.

Scalado’s existing CAPS technology is already embedded in over 40 mid to high-end mobile devices. Several leading mobile phone manufacturers, such as Sony Ericsson and Samsung already develop imaging applications using CAPS, and the new patented solutions of CAPS v3.3 will enable developers to quickly produce CPU and memory efficient programmes that will drastically decrease processing times whilst freeing up valuable memory capacity to perform other phone functions.

Scalado will be demonstrating the solution at the Smartphone show 17tt –18th of October 2006, at Excel, London in Hall N4 at Stand 50, please feel free to drop by and see them, or alternatively please contact Andrew Ball (details below) to arrange a meeting, as CEO Mats Jacobson will be hosting press meetings on both days.

About Scalado
Scalado AB is a Swedish imaging software development company that focuses on the wireless device industry. It provides mobile imaging software solutions that are powerful, scalable and modular for any camera phone. Its mission is to make imaging on mobile phones more efficient – bringing higher usability for end-users and cutting hardware costs for device manufacturers. With unique and patented software technologies, it is solving critical performance issues with less memory and CPU requirements.

Founded in 2000, Scalado has its head office in IDEON Research Park in Lund, Sweden. The company’s principal shareholders are IVS A/S, Olicom A/S, Industrifonden, Teknoseed AB and the company’s founders. For more information, please visit


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