On2 Technologies Announces New 1080p High Definition Multi-Format Hardware Video Decoder for Handsets and Devices Optimized RTL multi-decoder supports Adobe(R) Flash(R) video and a wide

array of other video formats in one package



    TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On2 Technologies
 Inc. (Amex:   ONT), a leader in video compression technologies, today
 announced the release of the Hantro(TM) 8190 multi-format configurable
 hardware RTL video decoder. Offering mobile phone and device designers a
 highly optimized hardware decoder, the Hantro 8190 supports the hugely
 popular Adobe Flash video format plus a wide range of popular and emerging
 formats used for mobile video, Internet video, broadcast video and
 video-conferencing. The Hantro 8190 supports H.263, H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4,
 VC-1, Sorenson Spark and VP6(TM) video formats, along with up to 16MP JPEG
 still images. This portfolio of decoders gives mobile users access to video
 content created with a broad range of codecs, including QuickTime, DivX and
 multiple generations of Adobe Flash video, used by websites like
 YouTube(TM) and Facebook.
 
     Designed for rapid integration with ARM, MIPS and other embedded CPU
 and DSP cores, the Hantro 8190 RTL is optimized for ultra low power,
 concise silicon area, high performance and high-definition (1080p HD)
 resolutions. The design is capable of decoding H.264 format high profile,
 1080p resolution video at 30fps using a clock frequency under 165MHz.
 Silicon area can be optimized for unique applications by selecting only the
 formats and screen resolutions required. Further optimization can be
 achieved by sharing internal memories with a video encoder, such as the
 Hantro 6280.
 
     "The Hantro 8190 really demonstrates the synergy of On2's recent
 acquisition of Hantro. For the first time, we are integrating proprietary
 On2 video codecs-like VP6-into a Hantro RTL core," said Bill Joll,
 president and CEO of On2 Technologies. "Handset designers and consumers can
 now have all the video they want, from almost any video source, including
 hi-def resolutions, with a single hardware video decoder."
 
     On2's Hantro hardware RTL decoders are already incorporated into dozens
 of mobile chipset designs and commercially-deployed end user devices. They
 have been widely cross-tested for interoperability with hundreds of video
 encoders. In addition to video decoding, the Hantro 8190 includes several
 image- processing features that enhance mobile video performance and
 usability. The RTL design incorporates color conversion, image scaling,
 image rotation, brightness, saturation and contrast adjustment, image
 cropping, picture-in- picture, programmable alpha blending for
 semi-transparent text overlay, dithering and de-interlacing for progressive
 scan displays.
 
     The Hantro 8190 is now available for licensing from On2. The product
 comes complete with RTL source code for VHDL or Verilog, RTL test bench and
 test data, ANSI C driver source code and complete technical documentation.
 Pricing and support can be obtained by contacting On2 at sales@on2.com.
 
     About On2
 
     On2 Technologies (Amex:   ONT) ensures a compelling video experience for
 any video application anywhere. From low bit rate to high definition (HD),
 On2 provides optimized video compression technology enabling innovative
 solutions for application developers, content and service providers, chip
 vendors, device manufacturers, digital signage companies and beyond.
 
     Through continual innovation On2 satisfies the toughest power,
 bandwidth and quality requirements for video. The company's proprietary
 (TrueMotion(R) VP6(TM), VP7(TM)) and standards based (MPEG-2, MPEG-4,
 H.263, H.264, VC-1) codecs dominate with more than 1 Billion deployments in
 the internet, 300+ Million in mobile and are proven in silicon with over 25
 semiconductor manufacturers globally.
 
     Established in 1992 and headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, On2 has
 offices and partners in Finland, Germany, UK, Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea
 and India. Customers include Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Freescale, AMS, Atmel,
 Adobe/Macromedia (Flash video), AOL, Skype, Facebook, VideoEgg, Brightcove,
 Move Networks and XM Satellite Radio. For more information please visit
 www.on2.com.
 
     Trademarks mentioned in this release are the property of their
 respective owners.
 
 
 

SOURCE On2 Technologies Inc.

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