LAS VEGAS, Jan 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- LVCC South 4 Booth 35553MP - Monotype Imaging Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, will demonstrate embedded capabilities at CES that integrate fonts and font technologies with tools for developing highly engaging graphical user interfaces on memory-constrained, consumer electronics devices.
The solution is based on the company's acquisition last month of Planetweb, Inc., a California-based global provider of embedded user interface software and developer tools. By offering technologies that address both font and GUI requirements, Monotype Imaging expects to broaden its value to OEMs aiming to build products that display multilingual text with clarity, consistency and style.
"Seamlessly integrating fonts and font technologies with embedded GUI development tools will allow OEMs to more effectively differentiate their offerings, reduce time to market and expand their products' appeal in markets across the globe," said Ken Soohoo, director of UI technology at Monotype Imaging. In 1996, Soohoo co-founded Planetweb and was its president and chief executive officer. "We envision customers will be better equipped to deliver rich, highly interactive, branded user interfaces and applications to devices that consumers use every day."
Monotype Imaging's CES demonstrations will include the SpectraWorks™ solution, a hardware- and OS-independent suite of tools and technologies for developing embedded GUIs quickly and inexpensively. SpectraWorks enables the design of highly interactive UIs and applications for devices such as digital cameras, set-top boxes, high-definition DVD players and consumer appliances.
Demonstrations will also spotlight Monotype Imaging's scalable iType® font engine and the company's WorldType® Layout Engine, which enables the composition, positioning and rendering of multilingual text, including complex writing systems such as Arabic, Hebrew and Indic scripts. Devices such as cell phones will be used to highlight the flexibility and portability of the company's font and font technology offerings, which operate in a variety of development environments. In addition, attendees can experience Monotype Imaging's Edge™ Technology, which enables memory-constrained devices such as mobile phones to display high-quality, stylistic East Asian text.
Meetings and product demonstrations may be set up by visiting www.monotypeimaging.com/ces2010.
About Monotype Imaging
Monotype Imaging is a global provider of text imaging solutions for manufacturers and developers of consumer electronics devices including laser printers, copiers, mobile phones, digital televisions, set-top boxes, navigation devices, digital cameras and software applications and operating systems. The company also provides printer drivers and color imaging technologies to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). Monotype Imaging technologies are combined with access to more than 10,000 typefaces from the Monotype®, Linotype® and ITC® typeface libraries - home to some of the world's most widely used designs, including the Times New Roman®, Helvetica®and ITC Franklin Gothic™ typefaces. Fonts are licensed to creative and business professionals through custom font design services, direct sales or e-commerce portals. Monotype Imaging offers fonts and industry-standard solutions that support all of the world's major languages. The company is based in Woburn, Mass., with regional offices in the U.K., Germany (Linotype), Japan, China and Korea, in addition to U.S. regional offices in Mt. Prospect, Ill., Redwood City, Calif. and Boulder, Colo. Information about Monotype Imaging and its products can be found at www.monotypeimaging.com.
Monotype, iType and WorldType are trademarks of Monotype Imaging Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. SpectraWorks and Edge are trademarks of Monotype Imaging Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Times New Roman is a trademark of The Monotype Corp. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Linotype is a trademark of Linotype GmbH registered in the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Helvetica is a trademark of Linotype Corp. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions in the name of Linotype Corp. or its licensee Linotype GmbH. ITC is a trademark of International Typeface Corp. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. ITC Franklin Gothic is a trademark of International Typeface Corp. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2010 Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. All rights reserved.
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