Marylebone Media Relations
SSEYO music tools lead the advance of "Koan" enabled wireless devices
BRACKNELL, UK - 27th November, 2000 - SSEYO (pronounced "say-o"), a leading
developer of wireless, email and Internet audio enabling technologies, today
announced new cross-platform SSEYO Koan authoring tools, Koan Plugin 8 and
Koan Pro V2.6 which include support for "Koan Vector Audio", plus a
massively uprated Software Synthesiser.
Koan Vector Audio is a powerful way of describing music and quality custom
sounds in simple text format. It can be as little as 300 bytes, and can be
embedded directly into web-pages - meaning no file attachments. SSEYO will
soon be announcing significant Internet partners that will be using it to
describe audio and FX for rollovers, menus and site navigation, as well as
content for complex interactive audio applications and banner ads.
Also, for the first time, SSEYO Koan authoring tools may be evaluated free
of charge for 30 days and used to create material for the SSEYO Koan
Interactive Audio Platform. This latest change in strategy is in direct
response to the interest generated by the launch of SSEYO's "Concept Phone",
which is powered by the convergent Koan system.
SSEYO's new releases mean that users themselves can prepare for Koan before
the technology's imminent appearance on wireless devices, such as mobile
phones. SSEYO is already working on further, enhanced versions of the tools.
You will soon be able to DJ with your cellphone!
"This is really exciting news," said Francis Charig, Chairman of Tao Group.
"Personalisation is a key requisite in today's electronic devices and
personalised audio is just waiting to happen. SSEYO's authoring tools will
enable users to prepare for the upcoming audio revolution on networked
Tim Cole, co-founder and CEO of SSEYO Limited comments, "Since the launch of
the "Concept Phone" we have received requests from customers interested in
discovering more about our Koan technology. By offering full authoring tools
on 30 days evaluation we hope to demystify interactive audio and start users
creating ready for the new wave of unique, personalised polyphonic audio on
The tools will be available for download from SSEYO's website
and on CD covers everywhere. SSEYO Koan Pro can be
licensed for $199.95
©Copyright 2000 SSEYO Ltd. All Rights Reserved. SSEYO, Koan and the SSEYO
logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of SSEYO in the United
States and/or other countries. All other brand and product names are
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
UK based SSEYO develops Audio Entertainment Technologies for Email,
Internet, Games, Devices and Digital TV. Its ultra-fast scalable SSEYO Koan
Interactive Audio Platform (SKIAP) - with patents applied for - is available
in a range of formats, including both Internet Plugins and licensable
content "engines" for embedded devices and network servers. SSEYO Koan
technology leverages the power of vector-audio to facilitate consistent
high-quality audio from as little as 300 bytes of data. Key shareholders
include antfactory and Invisible Hand. SSEYO Koan is the integrated audio
engine for Tao Group's intent(tm) media stack, the revolutionary and market
leading multimedia layer for networked digital devices.
antfactory is a strategic investment company founded in October 1999 by a
group of experienced Internet entrepreneurs and investors. It has over 150
employees with focused experience in the essential areas of enterprise
development. Together with its $350 million side fund, $150 million second
round raising, $45 million raised last year and realisation on investments,
antfactory now has over $500 million of capital available for future
investments. antfactory is a global firm whose home market is Europe with
offices in 12 cities; London, Munich, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Stockholm,
Amsterdam, Mumbai, Tel Aviv, Buenos Aires, Mexico City and Sao Paulo.
About Invisible Hand
Invisible Hand LLC is a technology growth company and business incubator
focusing on wireless, digital enabling and Internet infrastructure
technologies. Invisible Hand has offices in New York City, Helsinki and
Osaka. Recent investments include Dataplay, Ztango, Amiga, Espial, Digital
Ink, Inc. and Riverrun Software.
Tao Group is an intellectual property generator and software company
specialising in technologies for home and mobile networks. Incorporated in
1992, the Company provides leading edge products for the emerging markets of
intelligent consumer devices. The company's philosophy is based on providing
powerful frameworks for use right across the range of networked appliances
from smart phones to digital television into which Tao's clients can build
in their own branding and incorporate their own added value. Tao's clients
include blue chip technology corporations in the United States, Japan and
Europe and its intentT toolkit is the applications foundation layer for the
New Amiga. Motorola and Sony are investors in Tao Group. Tao is
headquartered in Reading, United Kingdom, with representation in Japan and
the US, and its staff includes more than fifty world-class software
engineers. Tao is a Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 Winner and has won a series of
innovation awards for its operating system and JavaT based engine.
For more information about Tao Group, please see http://www.tao-group.com/
SSEYO Company Contact
Tim Cole, Co-founder & CEO
+44 (0) 1344 397597
SSEYO Media Contact:
Marylebone Media Relations
+ 44 (0) 118 975 5188
Tao Group Company Contact
Graham Nice, Marketing Director
+44 (0) 118 901 2999
Tao Group Media Contact
+44 (0) 118 939 5900
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