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Calsoft Labs Rolls Out Hardware Accelerated Adobe Flash Player for Linux
[August 31, 2012]

Calsoft Labs Rolls Out Hardware Accelerated Adobe Flash Player for Linux

Aug 31, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Calsoft Labs announced that their hardware accelerated Adobe Flash Player solution is available for Linux running on AMD Embedded G-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs).

Calsoft Labs, an Adobe Scaling partner, announced it will provide solutions from Adobe consisting of Adobe Flash Player 11 and Adobe AIR for TV. These solutions accelerate Flash based video using the AMD X-Video Bitstream Acceleration (XvBA) API available for Linux. The solution offers stability on the system during playback of Internet video sites such as YouTube Leanback while additional applications are operating. The Calsoft Labs solution is primarily targeted for use in digital home devices.

The AMD Embedded G-Series APU is targeted towards a broad range of embedded systems including digital home applications such as set-top boxes and IPTV. The x86-based APU runs from 800MHz to 1.65GHz depending on the SKU and supports the AMD XvBA API for the H.264 hardware decoder using the AMD Linux Graphics Driver.

"The AMD APUs with XvBA based H.264 hardware decoder are ideal for Flash based video playback in a wide range of devices," said Anand Joshi, Vice President of Digital Home Technology BU at Calsoft Labs. "The solution will enable OEMs to offer true Internet on TV experience. This is particularly important in light of manufacturers of digital home devices embedding Flash Player to view premium video content." "Our collaboration with Calsoft Labs enables our customers to fully leverage the power of the AMD Embedded G-Series APUs in a Linux environment," said Kevin Tanguay, senior product marketing manager, AMD Embedded Solutions Group. "Hardware accelerated Flash based video is a requirement of several target applications for the AMD Embedded G-Series APU, and this product from Calsoft Labs enables a quality user experience on these devices." The solution is available and OEMs can request evaluation version via Calsoft Labs web site. Further upgrades are being planned and will be released in subsequent quarters.

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