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RealNetworks Launches RealMedia HD Solution for Embedded Devices at the 2016 International CES

LAS VEGAS (11 Jan 2016)

RealNetworks (NASDAQ: RNWK) today announced the launch of its RealMedia HD solution for embedded devices at the 2016 International CES. An extension of its existing product portfolio, RealMedia HD will enable chipset manufacturers to save substantial costs while offering high-speed and high-definition (HD) video content.

With this solution for embedded devices, RealNetworks allows manufacturers to meet the demands of consumers’ increasing mobile video consumption while using less device resources and battery life. RealNetworks launched its companion RealMedia HD software solution in July 2015, which has now been integrated into streaming vendors’ and original equipment manufacturers’ (OEMs) media players to solve the issues of large file sizes that can’t be stored locally and of limited network bandwidth that hinders streaming. With an estimated one billion more mobile users by 2020, according to Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA), RealNetworks’ embedded devices and software solutions will continue to help both manufacturers and consumers meet their growing mobile video challenges.

“RealNetworks is building an ecosystem of online streaming vendors, OEMs, and chipset manufacturers around its core technology RealMedia HD,” said Thierry Raymaekers, area vice president, RealPlayer Group China. “This solution for embedded devices will help chipset manufacturers easily and efficiently support HD video capability on a wide range of devices including smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and set-top boxes - all of which have unique hardware capability requirements and limitations.” 

By integrating RealMedia HDinto chipsets, manufacturers will benefit from:

  • Higher satisfaction with device makers and consumers: The RealMedia HD solution for embedded devices enables smooth HD video playback while consuming less battery power, allowing consumers more uninterrupted viewing of mobile HD video content.
  • Highly scalable technology: Resources can be used more efficiently than with other codecs due to RealMedia HD’s advanced design, which allows it to evolve along with a manufacturer’s hardware.
  • Smooth and effortless adaptability: the architecture of RealMedia HD supports current and future versions of this codec technology. Once it’s integrated, future generations will be easily supported.
  • Significant cost savings: Designed to be comparable with existing hardware codecs, RealMedia HD can reuse most existing hardware modules.

Attendees are invited to schedule a product briefing with Daniel Sun. To schedule a meeting, please contact hsun@realnetworks.com.

About RealNetworks, Inc.

RealNetworks creates innovative products and services that make it easy for people to connect with and enjoy digital media. RealNetworks invented the streaming media category and continues to connect consumers with their digital media both directly and through partners, aiming to support every network, device, media type and social network. Find RealNetworks corporate information at www.realnetworks.com.