Nokia Multimedia Terminals and Combitech Systems AB have closed a deal
awarding Combitech Systems principal responsibility for developing the
software in Nokia's digital multimedia terminals for tomorrow's digital TV
- MediaHighway. The contract is valid for several years, and is initially
valued by Combitech Systems at MSEK 30 per year.
"This is a key project in the field of digital TV, where the system
software is the very heart of tomorrow's products in digital TV. It´s a
market where we are facing strong growth both in volume and opportunities
such as e-mail, Internetsurfing and e-trade," says Ola Svensson, regional
manager at Combitech Systems.
Today's agreement between Nokia and Combitech Systems means that Combitech
Systems will be developing and maintaining the system software in current
and future generations of Nokia's MediaHighway products. In the initial
phase, Combitech Systems puts the vaue of the agreement at approximately
MSEK 30 a year. Around 25 people currently work with MediaHighway projects
at Combitech Systems, and the new agreement will involve recruiting a
MediaHighway, owned by France's Canal+ Technology, is a standard for
building software for digital TV. The aim of the standard is to enable the
same applications to be used by all manufacturers' digital TV systems,
regardless of origin. Mokia and a handful of other major manufacturers now
have products for MediaHighway in several countries. Canal+ Technology is
currently world in this technology.
the system software being supplied by Combitech Systems is an advanced
real-time system that deals with all the basic functionality for Internet
and digital TV. Applications for a variety of markets and uses are built
onto the system software. At the moment, the fundamental applications
focus on TV viewing, and contain everything from simple channel changing
to electronic program guide handling. Rapid developments are currently
under way, which will enable applications such as electronic mail,
Internet surfing and e-commerce to be integrated into these systems.
Combitech Systems AB is a knowledge-oriented development company with
cutting-edge expertise in real-time systems, including e.g. advanced
systems and software development, electronics construction, business
development and training.
Combitech Systems was formed in 1992, and is owned by Saab AB (65%) and
Enea Data AB (35%). the company currently has 200 consultants in eight
different locations. 1999 turnover was in the region of MSEK 160.
Like other companies in the Saab Group, Combitech Systems operates
separately and to a large extent independently of its owners, although
with easy access to a network of high-tech expertise. Some 80% of orders
come from outside the Saab sphere. Customers are development departments
at large and medium-sized Swedish companies in the Automotive, Aerospace,
Defense, Medical and Data/Telecommunication sectors.
Saab AB is active in the aircraft-, space- and defense industry and
supplies advanced products and systems based on sophisticated information
technology. The business areas are Military Aerospace, Space, Training
Systems, Commercial Aircraft and Combitech.
For further information, please contact
Ola Svensson, regional manager, Combitech Systems +46 708 - 89 51 91
Bengt Rydh, project manager, Combitech Systems +46 708 - 89 51 83
Please visit http://www.bit.se for further information
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