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ZiiLABS Announces Zii Plaszma Open Standards Development Platform


It has been some quiet months ever since Creative showcased their new Zii System-on-a-Chip at CES and demostrated High Definition video playback capabilities on an Android phone using its ZMS-05 media-rich processor/development platform at the Mobile World Congress earlier this year.

And today, ZiiLABS has announced their new Zii Plaszma open standards development platform.

Singapore – 28 July 2009 – ZiiLABS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Creative Technology Ltd. today announced the launch of Plaszma – an open standards development platform. The Zii Plaszma Platform includes the Zii EGG StemCell Computer, Plaszma OS and Plaszma SDK.

The Zii EGG is an energy efficient handheld StemCell Computer based on the powerful ZiiLABS ZMS-05 media-rich applications processor. Besides its multitouch 3.5-inch LCD screen, it can also output HD video at up to 1080p. The ZMS-05 has 24 floating-point processors that deliver up to 8 GFLOPS of raw processing power and its flexible StemCell Computing architecture allows stunning 3D graphics on a small handheld battery-powered device.

Zii EGG provides the essential building block that empowers developers, system integrators, OEMs and ODMs to efficiently and economically develop compelling media-rich devices. They can rapidly bring to market an extensive range of devices and applications, even under their own brand.

Zii Plaszma is a complete portfolio of hardware platforms and software solutions based around the ZiiLABS ZMS processors that deliver the essential building blocks required for the rapid creation and deployment of nextgeneration media-rich devices. Plaszma includes:

1) Zii EGG StemCell Computer, and the recently announced ZMS-05 System Module
2) Plaszma OS, Plaszma SDK and Zii Optimized Android

Zii EGG StemCell Computer
The Zii EGG is a sleek, energy efficient handheld Wi-Fi platform that offers a 10-point multi-gesture touch screen display, hardware GPS receiver, forward and rear facing cameras, Bluetooth®, HD video output connections, a full-size High Capacity SD (SDHC) card slot, 256MB RAM, up to 64GB of Flash Memory (up to 32GB of internal memory and up to 32GB of external memory). This rich feature set provides a powerful platform for creating compelling solutions that benefit from advanced UI capabilities, multi-format audio and video playback and recording, web browsing, OpenGL® ES 3D graphics, content streaming and up to 1080p HD video output.

Zii EGG Features and Specifications
– Capacitive 10-point multi-gesture touch display
– 3.5-inch 320 x 480 true-color display
– X-Fi audio processing
– Up to 32GB Internal Flash Storage
– 32MB NOR Flash (Linux kernel Boot ROM)
– 256MB Mobile DDR RAM
– Supports 720p and 1080p HDTVs via HD cable
– Composite video-out
– Dual cameras for High Definition photos and movie capture (Forward facing VGA camera and Rear facing HD camera)
– Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
– Hardware GPS receiver
– Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
– Accelerometer
– Ambient light sensor
– SDHC slot (supports up to 32GB of external SDHC Card)
– USB 2.0 Mini-B (MTP and Charging)
– Universal Docking connector (USB, Audio)
– Headphone socket, built-in speaker and microphone
– Supports Plaszma OS and Zii Optimized Android
– Light weight: 108g

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