Scalado's mobile imaging software now included in more than 300 million camera phones
Date: Sun, 02/01/2009 - 21:19
Scalado continues to make waves in the market by doubling its staff, doubling its revenue figures, and doubling its handset numbers – in just one year!
Scalado, the mobile imaging experts, has today announced that its CAPS™ imaging Software Development Kit (SDK) is now being used in more than 300 million mobile phone handsets, compared with 150 million at this time last year. During this same 12 month period, Scalado has also doubled both its revenue and its total number of staff, thanks to its ongoing expansion in both Europe and Asia.
The Company has earned a strong reputation for providing mobile imaging software solutions that are powerful, scalable and modular for any camera phone. Scalado's mission is to make imaging on mobile phones more efficient – bringing higher usability for end-users and cutting hardware costs for handset manufacturers who are increasingly having to compete with products which can offer phone, email, camera, and music functions in a single device.
"Without a doubt, the excitement of having a single mobile device like the IPhone is really capturing the public's imagination," says Scalado’s CEO Mats Jacobson. "As a result, many handset manufacturers want to defend their market share from competitors like Apple, and are therefore looking to companies like us for help."
Scalado already lists four out of the five top tier1 mobile phone manufacturers as its licensees, with Scalado software included in several new handsets to be launched at the Mobile World Congress and throughout the year. The Company is also enjoying a greater influence in the sensor and ISP sectors, thanks to a number of strategic partnerships and deals with the leading manufacturers in this area last year, with more to be announced during 2009.
The Company has plans to announce further expansion in both the United States and Asia early this year, as part of its commitment to be the supplier of choice for Tier1 handset manufacturers. Strategic partnerships will also continue to play a key role, with projects already underway with major leading industry players.
With its CAPS™ imaging SDK, Scalado offers an extremely CPU and memory efficient software solution which drastically decreases image processing times when capturing, viewing, and editing large images. Most recently, Scalado's latest mobile imaging solution has been making headlines as the first application to include both the SpeedTags™ Engine as well as Scalado SpeedTags™, the Company's innovative solution for improving JPEG image handling performance by effectively managing the large files produced by high-resolution images.
“We are very proud to be working with companies like Aptina, SiliconImage, Samsung LSI, Fujitsu, OmniVision, MTekVision, and many others.” says Fadi Abbas, Co-Founder and Vice President Business Development. “We look forward to unveiling further improvements that will have a profound effect on the mobile imaging market and mobile handsets industry”
In fact, by providing instant random access to a captured image, the SpeedTags Camera Solution allows unprecedented JPEG handling performance, as well as faster image browsing in the photo album. The result is a mobile imaging solution that can provide 20 frames/second instant full-resolution image handling and instant zoom/pan at the moment the image is captured.