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Rafe
17-02-2003, 02:03 PM
An interesting piece of information, if you hadn't already guessed is that the P800 uses the Beatnik audio engine to produce synthesised (thats polyphonic to you and me) music and effects on the P800. Significantly Sony Ericsson will be using the system in other future products.


Beatnik Audio Engine powers high quality synthesised music and effects in the Sony Ericsson P800

San Mateo, CA - February 12, 2003 - Beatnik, Inc., a leading provider of structured audio software solutions for mobile devices, today announced that Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications is using the Beatnik Audio Engine (BAE™) in its new Symbian OS-based P800 mobile phone and in other future products. Already in use by well over two million people worldwide, the BAE enables users of the P800 to download high-fidelity musical ringtones, play games with realistic sound effects, send audio-enhanced multimedia messages and to assign custom sounds to common phone tasks.

Beatnik will be demonstrating the audio capabilities of the P800 at its booth on the Texas Instruments stand, E19 in Hall 2, at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes from 17th-22nd February 2003. An exclusive ringtone will be available for download from Beatnik show staff to a wide range of Beatnik-powered phones being demonstrated at the show.

"Consumers are demanding ever higher levels of functionality in their phones - in particular, colour touch screens, cameras, Java gaming, internet access and personalisation," said Stefan Streit, Vice President Product Marketing at Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications. "The P800 is the most advanced mobile phone on the market and the high quality audio capabilities provided by the Beatnik Audio Engine further enhances the user experience of the P800."

"HighMobile Music, a recent report from Baskerville, suggested that the right audio solution is absolutely critical to uptake of revenue generating services such as ringtone and game downloads," said Jeremy Copp, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Beatnik, Inc. "The Beatnik Audio Engine, as used by a wide range of mobile phone manufacturers, is the industry standard solution for mobile audio. We are pleased to add industry leaders Sony Ericsson as the latest of our technology licensees."

Beatnik's small footprint, scaleable software engine supports the real time synthesis of high quality polyphonic audio. As a complete audio subsystem, the BAE incorporates a synthesiser, mixer, sample rate converter, linear audio player and support for MIDI, SPMIDI, XMF, RMF, and WAV file formats. This gives users full control over all sounds produced by their mobile phone, allowing full audio personalisation.

About Beatnik, Inc.

Beatnik licenses scalable, standards-based structured audio software solutions for mobile devices which enable rich multimedia content delivery and an enhanced user experience for games and device interaction. Beatnik markets its core software technology and audio content development tools to mobile device manufacturers and a community of creative professionals. Incorporated in 1996, Beatnik was founded by musician and composer Thomas Dolby Robertson.



Press Release:
Beatnik Audio Engine powers high quality synthesised music and effects in the Sony Ericsson P800


San Mateo, CA - February 12, 2003 - Beatnik, Inc., a leading provider of structured audio software solutions for mobile devices, today announced that Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications is using the Beatnik Audio Engine (BAE™) in its new Symbian OS-based P800 mobile phone and in other future products. Already in use by well over two million people worldwide, the BAE enables users of the P800 to download high-fidelity musical ringtones, play games with realistic sound effects, send audio-enhanced multimedia messages and to assign custom sounds to common phone tasks.

Beatnik will be demonstrating the audio capabilities of the P800 at its booth on the Texas Instruments stand, E19 in Hall 2, at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes from 17th-22nd February 2003. An exclusive ringtone will be available for download from Beatnik show staff to a wide range of Beatnik-powered phones being demonstrated at the show.

"Consumers are demanding ever higher levels of functionality in their phones - in particular, colour touch screens, cameras, Java gaming, internet access and personalisation," said Stefan Streit, Vice President Product Marketing at Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications. "The P800 is the most advanced mobile phone on the market and the high quality audio capabilities provided by the Beatnik Audio Engine further enhances the user experience of the P800."

"HighMobile Music, a recent report from Baskerville, suggested that the right audio solution is absolutely critical to uptake of revenue generating services such as ringtone and game downloads," said Jeremy Copp, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Beatnik, Inc. "The Beatnik Audio Engine, as used by a wide range of mobile phone manufacturers, is the industry standard solution for mobile audio. We are pleased to add industry leaders Sony Ericsson as the latest of our technology licensees."

Beatnik's small footprint, scaleable software engine supports the real time synthesis of high quality polyphonic audio. As a complete audio subsystem, the BAE incorporates a synthesiser, mixer, sample rate converter, linear audio player and support for MIDI, SPMIDI, XMF, RMF, and WAV file formats. This gives users full control over all sounds produced by their mobile phone, allowing full audio personalisation.

About Beatnik, Inc.

Beatnik licenses scalable, standards-based structured audio software solutions for mobile devices which enable rich multimedia content delivery and an enhanced user experience for games and device interaction. Beatnik markets its core software technology and audio content development tools to mobile device manufacturers and a community of creative professionals. Incorporated in 1996, Beatnik was founded by musician and composer Thomas Dolby Robertson.