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February 18, 2010

TAT Releases Mobile Phone Multiple Screen Display Functionality


The Astonishing Tribe, or “TAT (News - Alert),” a Sweden-based provider of user interface technology for the mobile phones, is going to introduce a new mobile phone multiple screen display functionality named TAT Cascades on the Blaze mobile development platform at the Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) 2010 at Barcelona, Spain. 


According to company officials, the prototype of this technology was developed by Texas Instrument Inc., or “TI,” based on the OMAP 4 platform. The products developed by TAT have been incorporated in more than 350 million mobile phones worldwide and the well known mobile handset Original Equipment Manufacturers, or “OEMs.” 

The company had developed TAT Cascades, a UI framework in the year 2006, and the technology is in its version 3.7 now. It enables high definition, interactive multiple screens on hardware and devices that provide multiple display capability, such as the OMAP 4 processor-based Blaze MDP. Apart from offering smooth synchronization between two displays on the handset itself, TAT Cascades enables the advanced visual display upon multiple external devices, including TV consoles, projectors, or other monitors. 

Additionally, it provides smart interaction functionality between screens, such as dragging from one screen to the other, or pointing to something on one screen and seeing the results on the other screen. TAT Cascades is compatible with HDMI video standard for outputting HD content to larger screens, and can enable multiple screens on any mobile device running on a platform that is capable of supporting multiple displays. 

According to Charlotta Falvin, CEO at TAT, mobile device hardware technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, and the company provides the only user interface technology that can take full advantage of those advancements. Falvin noted that multiple display capability for a mobile device is one of the next big breakthroughs that will impact the mobile user experience, and TAT Cascades enables that hardware development so the user experience is productive, smooth and enjoyable. 

In the words of Fred Cohen, Director, OMAP Wireless Ecosystem, Texas Instruments (News - Alert) or ‘TI’, there is tremendous innovation taking place today in the mobile applications segment, which will drive use cases into the future, and TI is thrilled with TAT's ability to show how new interface capabilities, based on company’s OMAP 4 platform, will change the way consumers interact with their devices. Cohen added that providing multiple display support will be critical as people look for better ways to share information, memories and data on the go. 

Recently, TAT launched the first release of TAT Home, a gesture-powered 3D Home screen for Android (News - Alert) that reportedly successfully marries advanced UI technology with astonishing design.
 
 

Raja Singh Chaudhary is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raja's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Kelly McGuire










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