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Phunware Demonstrates Fully Synchronized Companion Viewing Using Qualcomm Innovation Center's AllJoyn Peer-to-Peer Technology on Snapdragon-Based Smart TV Platform
[January 10, 2012]

Phunware Demonstrates Fully Synchronized Companion Viewing Using Qualcomm Innovation Center's AllJoyn Peer-to-Peer Technology on Snapdragon-Based Smart TV Platform

LAS VEGAS, NV, Jan 10, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Phunware, Inc., the leader in enterprise branded mobile application infrastructure and experiences, announced today that they will showcase a unique multi-screen television and tablet experience that leverages Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. (QuIC)'s AllJoyn(TM) peer-to-peer, proximity-based, device-to-device, communications technology running on a Snapdragon(TM)-powered smart TV platform, along with Phunware's Hip Hop Official original programming content and brandME(TM) branded mobile experience framework, during the 2012 International CES from January 10 - 13.

These live demonstrations will highlight how a person with a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth enabled television and tablet or smartphone can dramatically enhance their viewing experience far beyond the use of a simple companion application. Phunware's application and content, coupled with AllJoyn, create an immersive, interactive and synchronized viewing experience that allows a consumer to connect and engage with a television broadcast through their personal tablet in order to consume related value-add content; select and view ad-insertions; sing along with their favorite musical artists; and even play a trivia game. AllJoyn allows the fixed television widget and the mobile tablet application to seamlessly and wirelessly communicate with one another so that each device is aware of the other and all content and devices remain completely in synch with no latency.

"Phunware was excited to have the opportunity to work with QuIC on this innovative demonstration," said Alan S. Knitowski, Chairman and CEO of Phunware, Inc. "We are constantly looking for creative, innovative and entertaining ways to push the device capability and mobile user experience envelope, and we found a powerful way to bring some of our more advanced entertainment ideas to life with AllJoyn." "Qualcomm believes that AllJoyn has vast potential for innovative developers like Phunware to further enhance their applications across multiple screens," said Liat Ben-Zur, senior director of Software Strategy and Business Development for Qualcomm. "This is a good example of how a developer can quickly and easily add proximity based peer-to-peer functionality to their application experiences using AllJoyn without having to manage the complexity of network management." To see the fully synchronized companion viewing demonstration at the 2012 International CES, please visit the Qualcomm Booth #30313 in the South Hall 3, Upper Level of the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 10 - 13.

About Phunware, Inc.

Phunware creates brandME(TM), the best and most powerful branded mobile experiences in the world, PRAISE(TM), the global industry standard for bulletproof mobile application infrastructure, and PRIME(TM), the most original content and programming for digital distribution worldwide. Phunware has introduced category defining experiences representing tens of millions of mobile downloads across billions of minutes of usage, challenging the outer limits and capabilities of the best mobile devices on Earth for the largest brands on the planet. For more information, visit Phunware at

AllJoyn is a trademark of Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and may be registered in other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE: Phunware, Inc.

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