Intrinsyc signs license with large mobile computing firm

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. Terms were not disclosed.

Intrinsyc says 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 ODM is using the Soleus software platform to create two different wireless devices — a handheld barcode-reading payment device, and a mobile phone capable of delivering location-based services (LBS). The device maker also will 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 LBS 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.