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Emblaze Systems Joins Symbian's Technology Partners Program

Emblaze Systems (www.emblaze.com) announced on Tuesday, that it will join Symbian's technology partner program, which focuses on supporting companies that provide enabling technologies to complement the Symbian platform. Under the terms of the agreement, Emblaze video players will be optimized for Symbian-based devices. Emblaze has previously announced a software player for the Nokia 9210, which runs on the Symbian OS.

Symbian and Emblaze Systems will also debut a showcase of Emblaze streaming video technology operating on Symbian-based smartphones on Symbian's Web site (www.symbian.com). The companies state that the site will include streaming video from Emblaze Systems' content partners and is intended to demonstrate the flow of a real world multimedia application, showing revenue generating streaming audio and video applications over existing and future 2.5G/ 3G cellular networks.

"Today's agreement is unique on a number of fronts," Sasson Darwish, president of Emblaze Systems, said in a statement. "Not only does it represent the coming together of two powerful and established technologies, it also demonstrates, for the first time, components of wireless and wireline marketing and technologies, packaged seamlessly together in a viable revenue generating solution."

Symbian owns, develops and licenses a software platform for next generation mobile phones, and is owned by Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic and Psion.

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