Beatnik Releases Ringtones

Beatnik's new 3GPP-compliant version of mobileBAE now supports all major audio formats and includes Mobile Media APIs for MIDP Java

December 3, 2002

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SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Beatnik, Inc., a leading provider of standards-based structured audio software solutions for mobile devices, today announced the availability of the latest version of the Beatnik Audio Engine(tm) (BAE(tm)). MobileBAE 1.1 allows handset manufacturers to bring rich audio to MIDP Java applications and integrate support for musical polyphonic ringtones, linear audio playback, user interface sounds, audio multimedia messaging and game sound effects. Beatnik's software technology - licensed to wireless industry leading handset manufacturers and already incorporated in well over one million Nokia mobile phones worldwide* - provides network operators and content providers with an industry standards-based capability for the deployment of audio services and applications on mobile phones. MobileBAE 1.1 supports the real time synthesis of high quality polyphonic audio and provides handset manufacturers with a complete 3GPP-compliant audio subsystem, including a synthesizer, mixer, sample rate converter and digital audio player. It now supports playback of nearly every major ringtone and audio format, including MIDI, SP-MIDI, SMAF, iMelody, RTTTL, RTX, AIFF, RMF, XMF, WAV and raw PCM audio. "Network operators are increasingly looking to Java applications and audio services to drive data revenues on their networks," said Jeremy Copp, senior vice president, sales and marketing at Beatnik. "Providing customers with mobileBAE 1.1 enabled handsets enriches the applications that can be deployed on these phones, so enhancing the user experience and further encouraging customer uptake." In a separate release: Beatnik, Inc., a leading provider of standards-based structured audio software solutions for mobile devices, today announced that the Beatnik Audio Engine(tm) (BAE(tm)) is now in use by over one million owners of the Nokia 7650 mobile phone*, in addition to the hundreds of thousands of users of the Nokia 3510, Danger HipTop and Nokia 7210 mobile phones. The BAE has been developed to be compatible with a wide range of mobile phone platforms, including Nokia's Series 60 platform, projected by Nokia to sell 10m units in 2003 . Since the introduction of the Nokia 3510 in March 2002, the Beatnik Audio Engine has allowed mobile phone users around the world to banish irritating electronic bleeps and monophonic rings from their lives. Standards based polyphonic audio enables users to enjoy high quality, high-fidelity musical ringtones, game sounds, multimedia messages, and user interface sounds, and alongside colour screens, is rapidly becoming a standard feature of new mobile phones. "The first generation of phone personalisation products - logos, covers, monophonic ringtones - is well established in the market, but limited in scope," said Jeremy Copp, senior vice president, sales and marketing at Beatnik. "But in the last six months, well over a million polyphonists have converted to the next generation of phone personalisation - polyphonic audio - a clear sign that the BAE is rapidly becoming an industry standard." Beatnik Inc.

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