Scalado announces first-ever LIVE demo at the Symbian Smartphone show
Symbian and Scalado join forces with Texas Instruments and OmniVision to deliver a truly unique camera user experience
Scalado (www.scalado.com), a world-leader in mobile imaging software solutions, has today announced that its latest camera solution – the first to include both Scalado SpeedTags™ and Scalado Camera Engine™ – is to be demonstrated live at the Symbian Smartphone show from October 21-22 in Earls Court, London.
This latest solution is a collaboration between Scalado, Symbian, Texas Instruments (TI) and OmniVision. Scalado’s latest mobile imaging technology will operate with TI OMAP platform for Symbian Smartphones and OmniVision’s smart camera sensor, with Scalado SpeedTags embedded to manage the large files produced by high-resolution images, and to improve overall JPEG image handling performance.
The result is a solution that can provide 20 frames/second instant full-resolution image handling, as well as ’zero shutter lag’, burst-mode image capture, and instant zoom/pan at the moment the image is captured. Until now, burst-mode image capture – the rapid capture of multiple images - has traditionally been associated only with expensive, high-end cameras.
Likewise, only advanced Digital Still Cameras (DSC) and Single Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras have thus far been capable of managing the delay between pressing the capturing button and actually saving the captured image. As a result, ’shutter lag’ has typically been one of the biggest technical challenges facing camera phones, especially when photographing moving objects. With Scalado’s ’zero shutter lag’ feature, however, users can be sure that the image which they see in the viewfinder is the image that they capture.
“This is the world’s first live demo of such advanced mobile imaging software, a fact which reinforces Scalado’s status as experts and innovators who are focused on continuously enhancing imaging performance”, says Fadi Abbas, VP Business Development at Scalado. "The combination of the Ti OMAP platform, the Symbian OS, the OmniVision Sensor, SpeedTag™ technology and our camera engine really makes a difference in improving the camera user’s experience.”
“This demo is a true step towards achieving advanced DSC performance on a camera phone, and we are proud that Symbian is the platform that can deliver”, adds Tony Newpower, Director of OS Product Area Management, Symbian.
This latest camera solution from Scalado is being included in future versions of the Symbian OS, which is already well-known for bringing high-end camera functionality to mobile phones – as well as high-end imaging on lower-cost hardware – for handset OEMs.
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Notes to Editors
Demonstrations for press will be held at the Symbian Smartphone show, on the Symbian stand. To arrange to see a demonstration or a one-on-one interview, please contact Andrew Ball (see Press Contacts below) or come along to the Scalado stand 66 next to the Meeting hub and Media zone.
Scalado speaking at Symbian: 13:00 - 14:00 - Take the phone, leave the camera
Presented by Mats Jacobson, President & Chief Executive Officer, Scalado AB & John Turner, Multimedia Product Area Manager, Symbian
Scalado is a Swedish imaging software development company that focuses on the mobile industry. It provides mobile imaging software solutions that are powerful, scalable and modular for any camera phone. Its mission is to enable the best imaging experience on mobile phones - 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 using less memory and CPU requirements. Scalado CAPS is the leading imaging solution for camera phones, embedded in 200 million devices.
Founded in 2000, Scalado has its head office in IDEON Research Park in Lund, Sweden. The company’s principal shareholders are venture capitalists Northcap Partners, Industrifonden, and Teknoseed as well as company’s founders. For more information, please visit www.scalado.com
Symbian is a software licensing company that develops and licenses Symbian OS, the market-leading open operating system for mobile phones. Symbian licenses Symbian OS to the world’s leading handset manufacturers and has built close co-operative business relationships with leading companies across the mobile industry. During Q1 2008, 18.5 million Symbian mobile phones were sold worldwide to over 250 major network operators, bringing the total number of units shipped up to 31 March 2008 to 206 million.
Symbian has its headquarters in London, with offices in Cambridge, United Kingdom, China, India, Japan, Korea and United States. For more information, please visit www.symbian.com
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