Monday January 10, 2011
BitTorrent Forms Development Partnership with Taiwans Renowned Industrial Technology Research Institute
LAS VEGAS--(LadyDragon.com)10/01/11--New device standards to expand the BitTorrent Certified technology ecosystem to consumer electronics. BitTorrent Inc., a leading innovator creating advanced technologies to efficiently move large files across the Internet, and the Information and Communications Research Laboratories at Taiwans Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), one of the worlds leading high-tech research and development institutes, today announced a development partnership to define and deploy new standards for consumer electronics device manufacturers.
Chips, designs and devices complying with these standards will be designated as BitTorrent Certified and will promise a seamless consumer experience for playing BitTorrent content on Blu-ray and DVD players, digital TVs, tablets, mobile devices and more.
Todays generation of consumer electronics devices are more powerful than ever before, but they still lack cohesiveness and ease of use for content playback, said Shahi Ghanem, chief strategist and executive vice president at BitTorrent. Consumers shouldnt need to differentiate between codecs, file formats, bit rates, and other technology jargon. Content playback should just work regardless of content type or source.
Continued Ghanem, BitTorrents new development partnership with ITRIs Information and Communications Research Laboratories, one of the worlds preeminent research institutes, coupled with close relationships with Taiwanese technology companies, will help us create a new generation of devices that offer consumers a simple promise: your files will play.
BitTorrent is a globally recognized company with a community of 100 million users and technologies that have become defacto standards for most industrialized nations. ITRI is pleased to work with BitTorrent for promoting the BT logo and industry standards, and also jointly developing next-generation P2P technologies, said Cheng-Wen Wu, general director and vice president of ITRI. Partnering with BitTorrent to create the standards for a new generation of BitTorrent Certified chips, designs and devices fits perfectly with ITRIs mission of accelerating the development of industry-enabling strategies and will certainly drive growth for Taiwans domestic technology industry.
The BitTorrent Certified technology ecosystem will be comprised of a series of technology standards that ensure compatibility amongst all devices, content, software, and application extensions within the ecosystem. Manufacturers and developers who adopt the new standards will be able to designated devices as BitTorrent Certified and display a special logo (link to logo). The certification will assure that consumers have a consistent, high-quality experience and offer manufacturers opportunities to differentiate their products in a highly competitive market.
BitTorrent and ITRI will introduce the proof-of-concept standards to invited manufacturers at the Consumer Electronics Show on January 6-9 in Las Vegas, NV.
BitTorrent creates advanced, innovative technologies to efficiently move large files across the Internet. The company's two main products today include the original BitTorrent software and the tiny-but-mighty µTorrent, which combined boast over 100+ million users. BitTorrent is based in San Francisco, Calif. More information is available at www.bittorrent.com
About ITRI www.itri.org.tw/eng
Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is a nonprofit R&D organization engaging in applied research and technical services. Founded in 1973, ITRI has played a vital role in transforming Taiwans economy from a labor-intensive industry to a high-tech industry. Numerous well-known, high-tech companies in Taiwan, such as leaders in the semiconductor industry TSMC and UMC, can trace their origins to ITRI.