Netflix Player By Roku(TM) Utilizes Qt From Trolltech to Provide On- Demand Digital Media
Roku Selects Qt for Robust User Interface and Reduced Time-to- Market Capabilities
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Trolltech(R) announced today that Roku, Inc., an innovator in digital media streaming technology, has utilized Qt for Embedded Linux(R) in its newly released Netflix Player by Roku(TM). The Netflix Player by Roku is a device that enables Netflix subscribers to instantly stream a growing library of movies and TV episodes from Netflix directly to the TV and the Netflix Player by Roku promises consumers ease of use and simplicity without a high cost. Qt for Embedded Linux, formerly known as Qtopia(R) Core, is Trolltech’s leading application framework for single-purpose devices powered by embedded Linux.
“As we developed the Netflix Player by Roku we were keenly focused on creating the best possible user experience for Netflix’s eight million-plus customers,” said Tim Twerdahl, vice president of consumer products, Roku, Inc. “Qt provided us with the tools to implement our elegant and powerful user interface quickly, providing an important time-to-market advantage.”
Qt for Embedded Linux provides a sophisticated and proven development environment enabling manufacturers to efficiently create devices with applications that are tailored to market needs. Roku partnered with Trolltech not only due to Qt’s rich user interface and reduced time-to-market capabilities, but also because the company saw benefits in Qt’s ability to support multiple operating systems and devices from a single codebase. As with all versions of Qt, developers are able to focus on building the core value of each product, instead of platform-specific maintenance.
About Qt for Embedded Linux
Qt for Embedded Linux(R) (formerly known as Qtopia Core) is the leading application framework for single-purpose devices powered by embedded Linux. It provides a robust and proven development environment enabling manufacturers to efficiently create devices with applications that are tailored to market needs. For more information on Trolltech’s offerings for consumer electronics, please visit http://trolltech.com/solutions/ce-mobile-vendors.
Trolltech provides cross-platform software development frameworks and application platforms. Trolltech’s Qt is used in popular software such as Skype(R), Google Earth, Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) Elements, Lucasfilm(R) and by more than 5000 customers worldwide. Trolltech’s Qtopia(R) has enabled a new generation of exciting consumer devices such as mobile handsets, video-phones, set-top boxes and media players. Trolltech’s software has shipped in more than 10 million devices.
Trolltech’s products enable companies to easily build and deploy software across a wide range of operating systems and electronic devices. The company serves desktop and embedded application providers, as well as consumer electronics and mobile vendors, who face challenges in delivering user-friendly and differentiated software. Trolltech enables customers to accelerate innovation, shorten time to market and increase revenues. Trolltech’s software improves the user experience by increasing the appeal and quality of customer’s applications on desktop and devices. The future proof Qt software allows developers to code less, create more and deploy anywhere.
Trolltech supports open source and commercial customers. The company has offices in California, U.S.A.; Brisbane, Australia; Beijing, China; Berlin and Munich, Germany; Oslo, Norway. It is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TROLL. For more information about Trolltech, please visit www.trolltech.com.
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