Intrinsyc signs license with large mobile computing firm

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Intrinsyc Software International, a provider of mobile and embedded software solutions, announced the signing of a Soleus license agreement with one of the world’s largest Original Design Manufacturers (ODM) of computers and consumer electronics devices.

The ODM is using the Soleus software platform to create two distinctly different wireless devices – a handheld barcode-reading payment device, and a mobile phone capable of delivering location-based services (LBS). The device maker will also employ Intrinsyc Solutions Engineering services to aid in the development of these products.

The first device is an industrial-strength handheld for a payment system provider. The device features a 3.5-inch screen, handwriting capture, and 1D/2D barcode recognition. Intrinsyc will work with its customer to integrate Soleus version 1.5 and a Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Board Support Package (BSP) into the platform, and develop custom APIs extending the functionality of the telephony stack.

The second device is a mobile phone slated for deployment by a provider of location-based services to a major wireless carrier in the U.S. market. Based on Windows Embedded CE 5.0, the handset features a 3.5-inch WQVGA screen with dynamic orientation, WiFi communications, built-in GPS module, camera, and HTML browser.

Soleus is a comprehensive mobile software platform, with a telephony stack and a large applications portfolio, which enables mobile and portable device makers to develop and deploy an array of mobile devices quickly, the company says.

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.