Ixonos Partners With Rightware to Deliver Engaging 3D User Experiences on a Multi-OS Platform

Mar 07, 2011, 12:06 ET from Ixonos

HELSINKI, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ixonos partners with Rightware to deliver a new, highly-customizable 3D user interface platform, which enables the production of easy-to-use and engaging user interface designs on multiple operating systems for a variety of devices. Ixonos is a world leader in creating wireless technologies, software and solutions for mobile devices and services, with a special focus on providing inspiring user experiences. Rightware is the market leader in 3D user interface technology and the provider of Kanzi(R), a graphical user interface solution.

Utilizing Kanzi, Ixonos sets to create a visually rich, highly customizable 3D user interface platform. With this platform, Ixonos can rapidly design and implement sophisticated 3D user interfaces for a variety of devices based on Android as well as on other operating systems. The platform is built starting from the interaction and information architecture up towards the user interface layer ensuring top-form functionality and stunning graphics.

3D designs offer compelling new ways for end users to interact and enjoy content in mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets. "With skillful design home screens and core applications can be brought to life utilizing 3D graphics. Creating engaging user experiences is a significant way to differentiate products, which is why mobile platforms that enable 3D UIs are in high-demand with different players in the market, from device manufacturers to service and application providers," explains Pasi Iljin, Chief Technology Officer at Ixonos.

"Rightware's technology provides the performance guarantee we require to create a truly capable 3D UI platform that functions across operating systems and device categories. At Ixonos we want to improve people's lives through technology. This is why we help our client companies to be at the forefront of the UI competition by ensuring they can offer end users the most sophisticated and engaging 3D user experiences," says Sami Paihonen, head of User Experience Design Centre at Ixonos.

"Customers have rapidly started to adopt the Kanzi UI Solution and the pace has increased substantially since we enabled stereoscoping 3D capabilities. Kanzi's strengths across different embedded markets and its outstanding performance capabilities enable device manufacturers to differentiate their user interfaces in an extremely competitive landscape. Joining forces with companies like Ixonos helps us tap into new high-growth opportunities by providing turnkey solutions to our customers," states Tero Sarkkinen, CEO of Rightware.

With the technology being constantly fine-tuned and soon becoming a standard feature in many devices, applications with 3D capabilities will gain more and more popularity and enable new use cases across industries from telecommunications to automotive and far beyond.

Ixonos is an ICT services company creating innovative solutions for mobility, social media and digital services. Together with our customers we develop products and services which let people enjoy inspiring digital experience, anyplace, anytime. Our client organizations benefit from new business opportunities and new productivity. We have offices in Finland, China, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Great Britain, Slovakia and the U.S. Ixonos Plc is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. The company's turnover in 2010 was 84.9 MEUR and operating profit 5.3 MEUR.

Rightware(R) is the market leader in 3D User Interface technology, serving mobile, automotive and other embedded industries with its Kanzi(R) solution for rapid 3D user interface design and deployment. Rightware has introduced the world's first stereoscopic 3D (S3D) user interface solution. Rightware also develops industry leading system performance analysis tools. Rightware's renowned product portfolio includes the Basemark(TM) product family for various benchmarking purposes, plus 3DMark(R) Mobile for OpenGL ES 1.x and OpenGL ES 2.0, VGMark(R) for OpenVG 1.x, and SPMark(R) platform benchmark for Android, MeeGo, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Linux and mobile Java. Rightware is headquartered in Espoo, Finland and has offices in Shanghai, Beijing, and Palo Alto.

    For more information, please contact:


    - Pasi Iljin, Chief Technology Officer, tel. +358-400-903-082,
    - Sami Paihonen, Vice President, User Experience Design Centre,
      tel. +358-50-502-1111, sami.paihonen@ixonos.com

    - Tero Sarkkinen, Chief Executive Officer, tel. +358-40-557-7887,


    - Ixonos' website: http://www.ixonos.com
    - Rightware's website: http://www.rightware.com/
    - Kanzi(R) User Interface solution: http://www.rightware.com/kanzi