Back, and will change computing forever, again.
Amiga, the creators of multimedia
computing, have announced the release of their developer kit for
Amiga, Linux, and Java developers.
June 3, 2000 - Snoqualmie, WA - Amiga has announced the release
of the Amiga Software Developers Kit, the first new
product to introduce the next generation Amiga platform.
The Amiga Software Developers Kit provides the initial tools and
examples for developers to create exciting multimedia content for
multiple devices and computing environments. The unique strength of
the New Amiga comes from the partnership with the Tao Group in
Reading, England, providing a foundation where developers are able
to take advantage of a ubiquitous computing environment.
In 1984 Amiga established what is known today as multimedia. As
a result of this, Amiga systems are used around the world by
leading film studios, animators, and in mission critical
applications. Using this as the foundation, Amiga is moving forward
by creating multi-media for numerous devices and computing
environments in the home, in the office and beyond.
The Amiga OS is capable of being self-hosted, and sitting on top
of other operating systems. A single application is capable of
running on X86, Power PC, M.core, ARM, StrongARM, MIPs, SH3/4, and
others. In a hosted environment the new Amiga runs on versions of
Linux®, Windows 95/98/NT®, Windows CE®, OS/9®,
QNX4®, and others to be announced.
The new OS also embraces the Java language in a new, powerful
and compliant way. The intentTM,
JavaTM Technology Edition from Tao is world
renowned for its speed and compact execution of Java applications.
With the new environment, developers will be able to take advantage
of both Java technology, and portable assembler coding.
"Today we take the first step towards the future," said Bill
McEwen President/CEO of Amiga, Inc. "The new Amiga SDK provides an
environment where the best developers in the world can build
exciting applications, that can transcend hardware limitations.
Today Amiga developers can be joined by Linux and Java developers
in an environment that provides the foundation for the delivery of
"Tao has been talking for some time now about our developments
to create Digital HeavenTM, and
we see Amiga and its community as a fundamental part of the new
order that can make it happen and take an industry lead. With the
sheer tenacity and the many other qualities of McEwen and his Amiga
team, the world is going to see Amiga as a Premier Brand for
connected digital appliances," said Francis Charig Chairman of the
For the developer, the new SDK creates a single environment that
is scalable from handheld devices, such as cell phones, upwards.
New versions of the kit later in the year will introduce many new
media features. Both the current and future versions will enable
compact, high performance and robust media solutions to be used
across a broad range of devices using identical binaries.
The New Amiga SDK is available through local retailers for $
99.00, and from the Amiga website, Amazon.com and other sources
available soon. A version via a Japanese distributor will be
Notes to Editors
Amiga Incorporated is dedicated to creating
a multimedia operating environment, enabling developers and users
to experience a new level of enjoyment.
As it was in the early 80's Amiga is ready
to introduce the next level of computing.
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Tao Systems Ltd. All Rights Reserved