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Mobileer Announces ME1000 – The Polyphonic Audio Engine Software for Mobile Phones, PDAs, Games, & Other Hand-held Products

San Rafael, CA – January 5, 2004.

Mobileer, a spin-off company of Softsynth, today announced its successful polyphonic audio engine software for mobile device engineers and game designers. The ME1000 is the ideal solution for mobile phones, PDAs, games, toys and other hand-held products requiring high quality sound. Since the product converts standard MIDI files to an audio stream, software engineers and product designers can embed the software audio engine and generate song clips or entire songs. Fast integration time and reduced development time lead to significant cost reductions.

Polyphonic ringtones are the rage of mobile phone users. Consumers enjoy the more pleasing and rich music experience of polyphonic ringtones. Polyphonic sound, comprises two or more relatively autonomous voices or parts enabling combinations of sounds like chords to be played rather than single, or monophonic, tones.

For wireless carrier’s, demand for polyphonic capabilities is driving sales of both handsets and the ringtones themselves. In turn, carriers are requiring device manufacturers to produce polyphonic phones. For device manufacturers, costs must be kept in check. This can be a challenge when adding polyphonic ringtone playback to handsets while simultaneously adding other advanced features. Mobileer’s ME1000 is a low memory solution that delivers 16-voices at 90% cost saving and 80% memory saving over hardware or wavetable-based solutions.

The ME1000 has been licensed by Handspring for use in their new Treo multi-function mobile phones.

According to Phil Burk, Founder and VP Technology, “The Mobileer ME1000 fills a need in the marketplace for a high performance, low footprint audio engine software product. The software is designed specifically to be embedded into fixed-point integer 32 bit CPU designs such as those based on ARM or MIPS.”

The ME1000 product stands out from alternatives with its low cost, quick integration time, portability and smart software design. These factors result in lower device costs, less real-estate, and faster time to market.

About Mobileer

Mobileer provides manufacturers with innovative polyphonic ringtone software and audio solutions for embedded devices like mobile phones, PDAs, toys, and other handheld devices. Mobileer is led by a seasoned management team comprised of technology executives and music system designers. Mobileer's ringtone and audio solutions are highly portable, integrate quickly and produce modern, high-fidelity sound. Mobileer's R&D is aimed squarely at pioneering solutions for handheld device manufacturers to address the fast-growing consumer market's demand for polyphonic audio capabilities. Mobileer is a privately-held company based in San Rafael, California. Information about Mobileer can be found at www.mobileer.com.


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