FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2001
LOS ANGELES (May 16, 2001) Nokia and Loki Software announced today an agreement to make Linux games from Loki available on the Nokia Media Terminal.
The Media Terminal is an innovative infotainment device that seamlessly combines digital video broadcast (DVB), gaming, full Internet access, and personal video recorder (PVR) technology. As part of the agreement Linux-based games from Loki will be pre-installed on the Media Terminal. Anticipated roll out of the Media Terminal will be early Fall in Europe.
Both Nokia and Loki Software have made a firm commitment to support the open source community by developing open tools and standards making such a collaboration a natural fit. Loki Software has developed open multimedia standards for gaming such as SDL, SMPEG and OpenAL. Nokia has created the OST (Open Standards Terminal) platform for home entertainment applications based on open source technologies such as, Linux, Xfree86 and Mozilla. The OSTprovides a platform for developing applications for a variety of electronic devices, the first of which is the Nokia Media Terminal. In addition, Nokia recently announced the launch of ostdev.net, a website dedicated to support developers in the open source community.
"Loki games add great value to our Media Terminal product," said Rickard Nelg r, Head of Product Management, Nokia Home Communications. "Both Nokia and Loki Software will work together to open up access to more Linux games from the comfort of the living room. This collaboration works hand in hand with Nokia's commitment to continuous development of new and interesting products and applications for home environment. "
"The Nokia Media Terminal represents a new breed of product which combines ease of use with a rich set of innovative features seamlessly integrated into a single device--and the technology that makes this possible is Open Source software and the Linux OS," said Scott Draeker, President, Loki Software. "Nokia has taken a leading role in bringing the stability, speed and features of Linux to the home consumer and it is the users who will benefit. Loki, as the leading publisher of games for Linux, is committed to open source software and the development of open standards.
Nokia is demonstrating the Media Terminal and will show the ostdev.net open source network at the E3 exhibition in Los Angeles 16-19 May.
Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Backed by its experience, innovation, user-friendliness and secure solutions, the company has become the leading supplier of mobile phones and a leading supplier of mobile, fixed and IP networks. By adding mobility to the Internet Nokia creates new opportunities for companies and further enriches the daily lives of people. Nokia is a broadly held company with listings on six major exchanges.
About Loki Software, Inc.
Founded in 1998 in Orange County, California, Loki is the leading publisher of games for Linux. Titles from Loki include Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri Planetary Pack, Tribes 2 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited. In addition to this arsenal of games, Loki has initiated and continues to support several Open Source development projects, including OpenAL, a cross-platform 3D-Audio Library, and SDL MPEG Player Library (SMPEG), a general-purpose MPEG video/audio player for Linux. For more information visit www.lokigames.com.
For more information:
Denise Bruley, Communications Officer, Nokia Home Communications
Tel: +358 40 750 3952 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kayt Sorhaindo, Loki Software
Tel: 714 505 8915 x12 e-mail: email@example.com
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