Amiga announces first release
of its AmigaDE Player
October 24, 2001 - Snoqualmie, WA - Amiga announced today
that it has released AmigaDE Player 1.0 for both Microsoft Windows®
The Amiga Digital Environment
Player is the first step towards its vision of the Digital Habitat
and is core to the foundation of binary portability and the delivery of
content to different platforms and products.
The AmigaDE Player
is built through a partnership with the Tao-Group of Reading England and
utilizes the intent® media system as its foundation.
Using this technology, Amiga
is able to provide users the ability to access applications written for
the Amiga Digital Environment on standard desktop computers as well as
other devices, such as the Compaq iPaq, Casio Cassiopeia, Sharp Zaurus
or the Psion NetBook in the very near future.
The first release is for the
Microsoft Windows and Linux platforms, with AmigaDE Players in development
for PocketPC, EPOC, Palm, WinCE, and other systems to be released in the
Current applications written
for the Amiga Digital Environment were targeted for handheld devices but
will also run on desktop computers. The content created is binary portable.
Content currently available and being created will run on Set Top
Boxes, Information Appliances, HandHeld Computers, Cell Phones, and Digital
see this as the beginning of a digital revolution where users computing
experience is more simplified and developers can focus on creating great
content rather than having to focus on writing applications for specific
devicesstated Bill McEwen, President and CEO of Amiga Inc. Users
will see and use Amiga content, in cars, planes, homes, and offices. This
is only the beginning.
Along with the release of
the AmigaDE Player five applications were released to run within
the new environment (Please see associated Press Release) . Amiga has over 3,000 developers creating applications for the
The AmigaDE Player and applications
can be purchased from the AmigaDE shop website at http://de.amiga.com.
Inc. provides technology to developers for writing and porting applications
to a new multi-media operating system which is hardware agnostic. AmigaDE
is a joint development effort between the Tao Group of Reading England,
and Amiga Incorporated. AmigaDE based applications can run unchanged on
x86, PowerPC, M Core, ARM, StrongARM, MIPS R3000, R4000, R5000, SH 3,
SH4, and NEC V850 processors. The AmigaDE can run hosted on Linux, Embedded
Linux, Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, CE and QNX4. Amiga is based in Snoqualmie,
WA, 28 miles east of Seattle and has offices worldwide. Amiga can be reached
at (425) 396-5660 or visit Amiga on the web at http://www.amiga.com.
Amiga is a trademark of Amiga Inc. intent(TM) is a trademark of Tao Group
Ltd. Digital Habitat is trademark of Amiga Inc.
Linux(R) is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Windows(R) WinCE,
PocketPC are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation, Palm
is a trademark of Palm Inc. EPOC is a Trademark of Symbian