Ixonos Partners With Rightware to Deliver Engaging 3D User Experiences on a Multi-OS Platform

By Ixonos, PRNE
Sunday, March 6, 2011

HELSINKI, March 7, 2011 - Ixonos partners with Rightware to deliver a new, highly-customizable 3D
user interface platform, which enables the production of easy-to-use and
engaging user interface designs on multiple operating systems for a variety
of devices. Ixonos is a world leader in creating wireless technologies,
software and solutions for mobile devices and services, with a special focus
on providing inspiring user experiences. Rightware is the market leader in 3D
user interface technology and the provider of Kanzi(R), a graphical user
interface solution.

Utilizing Kanzi, Ixonos sets to create a visually rich, highly
customizable 3D user interface platform. With this platform, Ixonos can
rapidly design and implement sophisticated 3D user interfaces for a variety
of devices based on Android as well as on other operating systems. The
platform is built starting from the interaction and information architecture
up towards the user interface layer ensuring top-form functionality and
stunning graphics.

3D designs offer compelling new ways for end users to interact and enjoy
content in mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets. "With skillful
design home screens and core applications can be brought to life utilizing 3D
graphics. Creating engaging user experiences is a significant way to
differentiate products, which is why mobile platforms that enable 3D UIs are
in high-demand with different players in the market, from device
manufacturers to service and application providers," explains Pasi Iljin,
Chief Technology Officer at Ixonos.

"Rightware's technology provides the performance guarantee we require to
create a truly capable 3D UI platform that functions across operating systems
and device categories. At Ixonos we want to improve people's lives through
technology. This is why we help our client companies to be at the forefront
of the UI competition by ensuring they can offer end users the most
sophisticated and engaging 3D user experiences," says Sami Paihonen, head of
User Experience Design Centre at Ixonos.

"Customers have rapidly started to adopt the Kanzi UI Solution and the
pace has increased substantially since we enabled stereoscoping 3D
capabilities. Kanzi's strengths across different embedded markets and its
outstanding performance capabilities enable device manufacturers to
differentiate their user interfaces in an extremely competitive landscape.
Joining forces with companies like Ixonos helps us tap into new high-growth
opportunities by providing turnkey solutions to our customers," states Tero
, CEO of Rightware.

With the technology being constantly fine-tuned and soon becoming a
standard feature in many devices, applications with 3D capabilities will gain
more and more popularity and enable new use cases across industries from
telecommunications to automotive and far beyond.

Ixonos is an ICT services company creating innovative solutions for
mobility, social media and digital services. Together with our customers we
develop products and services which let people enjoy inspiring digital
experience, anyplace, anytime. Our client organizations benefit from new
business opportunities and new productivity. We have offices in Finland,
China, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Great Britain, Slovakia and the U.S. Ixonos
Plc is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. The company's turnover in 2010 was 84.9
MEUR and operating profit 5.3 MEUR.

Rightware(R) is the market leader in 3D User Interface technology,
serving mobile, automotive and other embedded industries with its Kanzi(R)
solution for rapid 3D user interface design and deployment. Rightware has
introduced the world's first stereoscopic 3D (S3D) user interface solution.
Rightware also develops industry leading system performance analysis tools.
Rightware's renowned product portfolio includes the Basemark(TM) product
family for various benchmarking purposes, plus 3DMark(R) Mobile for OpenGL ES
1.x and OpenGL ES 2.0, VGMark(R) for OpenVG 1.x, and SPMark(R) platform
benchmark for Android, MeeGo, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Linux and mobile Java.
Rightware is headquartered in Espoo, Finland and has offices in Shanghai,
Beijing, and Palo Alto.

    For more information, please contact:


    - Pasi Iljin, Chief Technology Officer, tel. +358-400-903-082,
    - Sami Paihonen, Vice President, User Experience Design Centre,
      tel. +358-50-502-1111, sami.paihonen@ixonos.com

    - Tero Sarkkinen, Chief Executive Officer, tel. +358-40-557-7887,


    - Ixonos' website: www.ixonos.com
    - Rightware's website: www.rightware.com/
    - Kanzi(R) User Interface solution: www.rightware.com/kanzi

For more information, please contact: Ixonos: - Pasi Iljin, Chief Technology Officer, tel. +358-400-903-082, pasi.iljin at ixonos.com ; - Sami Paihonen, Vice President, User Experience Design Centre, tel. +358-50-502-1111, sami.paihonen at ixonos.com . Rightware: - Tero Sarkkinen, Chief Executive Officer, tel. +358-40-557-7887, tero.sarkkinen at rightware.com .

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