NXP Software Introduces Ambient Products for Mobile Devices

By Nxp Software, PRNE
Monday, February 15, 2010

NXP Software's Ambient Software Products Enable Handsets to Automatically Respond to the Environment and to Deliver Natural, Immersive Sound and Vision

EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, February 16 - NXP Software's new ambient products make mobile phones more responsive
and intuitive. By being "ambient aware", they enable functionality like
ringtones that adapt to the user's environment and by offering "ambient
experiences" they make video and TV on mobile truly immersive and easier to

LifeVibes AmbiVolume: ambient-aware so users never miss a call!

AmbiVolume is an "ambient aware" product designed to ensure mobile phone
users never miss calls because they can't hear their phone - or suffer the
embarrassment of a ringtone that's too loud for the environment they are in.
The software continuously monitors the ambient noise and adjusts ringer
volume accordingly.

The software is the result of years of fundamental research and acoustic
expertise, yet is simple to implement and runs on all types of phone from
entry-level to smartphones. It is entirely automatic, so users don't have to
adjust profiles or settings. In user tests the functionality was rated as
"important" or "essential".

LifeVibes CinemaSound: cinema surround sound on mobile

CinemaSound brings the exciting ambience of a home cinema to mobile
phones. The software enables handset makers to offer high-quality surround
sound for movies, video clips or live performances. `CinemaSound can produce
full surround sound from any stereo, matrix-encoded or 5.1 channel input. It
automatically levels out volume changes between tracks, and also offers
powerful bass performance and crystal-clear high frequencies.

Optimized to run on even highly-constrained mobile platforms, CinemaSound
delivers a rich ambient listening experience on handsets and headphones.

LifeVibes QuickPlayer: boosting the online media experience

The latest QuickPlayer delivers more responsive mobile TV and video
viewing - closer to what people are familiar with at home. Incorporating the
LifeVibes QuickStart technology and the latest version of the proven
LifeVibes TvPlayer, this new solution reduces buffering times by 50% for
online video such as TV on demand, live TV and YouTube Mobile. This means
users enjoy a fast start-up of content and rapid channel switching, just like
on a living-room TV set.


For further press information: Email : info.software at nxp.com, Tel: +31-6-10035349

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