VisualOn Integrates On2 VP6 Video Into Mobile Multimedia Applications

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 
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On2 VP6 Video Playback Becoming a Prerequisite for Mobile Applications

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. and CAMPBELL, Calif. — On2 Technologies (NYSE Amex: ONT), a leader in video compression solutions, announced today that it has licensed its On2 VP6® video format and software to VisualOn, Inc. VisualOn will optimize and integrate VP6 decoding software into its multimedia application suite for mobile platforms.

On2 VP6, through its inclusion in the Adobe Flash and Sun JavaFX application platforms, has become the de facto format for web video and a fundamental requirement for Internet-connected mobile devices.

When compared to H.264 Baseline profile (an emerging video format used in wireless applications) On2 VP6 content offers 10% to 20% better video compression performance while requiring less computing power to play. As a result, VP6 enables a wider range of mobile devices to play high-quality content without sacrificing battery life.

VisualOn’s highly optimized software applications allow consumers to play rich multimedia content on mobile devices without expensive dedicated hardware. VisualOn’s highly optimized power-efficient software codecs and multimedia applications offer everything needed to enable video, audio, and still image applications on mobile devices.

“We are pleased to have VisualOn optimize and integrate On2 VP6 to their application suite,” said Matt Frost, COO and interim CEO of On2 Technologies. “They have exceptional skill and experience in delivering highly optimized multimedia software for mobile devices, and we look forward to seeing high-performance playback of our codec as an integral part of their solutions.”

“The widespread presence of On2 VP6 content on the web makes it an essential format for VisualOn’s product portfolio,” said Yang Cai CEO of VisualOn. “Adding VP6 to our application suite will enable mobile users to watch high-quality VP6 without requiring a bleeding-edge processor or a pocketful of batteries. Our customers as well as consumers ultimately benefit from the high quality, lower power, and reduced cost achieved through VisualOn’s partnership with On2.”