Imagination's Flow Platform to Deliver New Licensable Consumer Music and Radio
Cloud-Based Audio Streaming Service Being Integrated by Manufacturers Into
LONDON, Sept. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Imagination Technologies (LSE:IMG),
a leading multimedia, processor, communications and cloud technologies
company, introduces FlowAudio, a licensable cloud-based music and radio
service that provides subscription access to over 24 million music tracks as
well as hundreds of thousands of radio stations, on-demand programmes and
FlowAudio is a comprehensive platform for delivering audio and creating
seamless interaction between chips and devices enabled by Imagination's IP,
streaming Apps, and cloud based services.
Manufacturers can integrate the FlowAudio streaming music service and internet
radio directly into connected audio products such as digital radios, streaming
music systems, speaker systems, TV/STB, media dongles, headphones, automotive
and other products – also controllable from a smartphone or tablet.
FlowAudio is the easiest solution for streaming music to a wide range of
devices as well as downloading purchased tracks. Unlike some services, which
only work with streaming content, FlowAudio can play the consumer's own
content, from their device or network, including local MP3/AAC files and
FLAC/ALAC lossless audio. It also works seamlessly with Imagination's Caskeid
technology to provide the world's most accurately synchronised wireless
Imagination director of Flow Services Pete Downton says: "There are many
companies who excel at audio and product design but are now looking to take
advantage of the new possibilities and massive market opportunity opened up by
streaming and multiroom. Our market-proven FlowAudio technology enables them
to focus on audio quality while working with a partner that can keep them at
the front of new audio streaming and connectivity innovation."
FlowAudio is based on Imagination's Flow cloud platform. Its music component
has been developed in partnership with 7 Digital which provides a digital
warehouse with over 24 million high quality tracks. The radio component is
based on Imagination's long history in providing internet and radio on demand
audio content via its Pure brand.
FlowAudio compatible products are already shipping from Pure, Imagination's
consumer electronics division. More products are already in advanced design
from lead audio brands working with Imagination and semiconductor manufacturer
Frontier Silicon, part of the Toumaz Group.The FlowAudio platform already
supports phone and tablet optimized Apps for both iOS and Android.
Continues Downton: "With FlowAudio and our other connected consumer platforms,
Imagination is providing a unique platform. We're offering a connected
solution built around our IP cores and ecosystem partners, which creates
tremendous value for our licensees and their OEM (Original Equipment
Manufacturer) customers. Companies whose products incorporate Imagination IP
such as our MIPS CPU, Ensigma RPU, and Flow cloud technology, can now easily
provide a rich, turnkey music and radio service for a heightened consumer
To learn more about Flow technology platforms including FlowAudio, visit
http://www.imgtec.com/flow/. The FlowAudio consumer service will be available
in Q4 2013 at www.FlowLive.com.
Pure Connect: powered by Flow
Pure Connect, available via any web browser at www.pureconnect.com, or as an
app for iOS and Android, is one example of an entertainment cloud service
powered by Flow, and it demonstrates the capabilities of the technology. Pure,
a global leader in wireless music and radio systems, provides access to Pure
Connect through its radios and other consumer systems which ship in the UK,
USA and other markets.
*Caskeid was announced separately today by Imagination.
About Imagination Technologies
Imagination Technologies - a global leader in multimedia, processor,
communication and cloud technologies - creates and licenses market-leading
processor solutions including graphics, video, vision, CPU and embedded
processing, multi-standard communications, cross-platform V.VoIP and VoLTE and
cloud connectivity. These silicon and software intellectual property (IP)
solutions for systems-on-chip (SoC) are complemented by an extensive portfolio
of software, tools and ecosystems. Target markets include mobile phone,
connected home consumer, mobile and tablet computing, in-car electronics,
networking, telecoms, health, smart energy and connected sensors.
Imagination's licensees include many of the world's leading semiconductor
manufacturers, network operators and OEM/ODMs. Corporate headquarters are
located in the United Kingdom, with sales and R&D offices worldwide. See:
CONTACT: Imagination Technologies' Press Contacts:
UK: David Harold
+44 (0)1923 260 511
USA: Jen Bernier-Santarini
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