|Nordic System Integrators Welcome Open Source Initiative Tizen|
NORDIC SYSTEM INTEGRATORS WELCOME OPEN SOURCE INITIATIVE TIZEN
28th September - The open source driven ecosystem for smart devices gained momentum today with the introduction of Tizen by Linux Foundation and limofoundation.org. This open source project will help provide business opportunities for Nordic software companies with global reach having worked in MeeGo-development projects earlier.
In order to make the existing competencies and solutions available to mobile operators, wireless carriers and device manufacturers, a group of Nordic Systems Integrators demonstrated strong support to this new initiative, Tizen. The companies, Cybercom, EB (Elektrobit), Ixonos, Nomovok and TDi, with the capability to deliver turn key solutions, including white-label mobile devices, applications and services to customers in the telecom sector, have jointly over 4,500 engineers with a strong background in wireless technologies and solutions.
”We are happy to see the announcement that Linux Foundation and LiMo are developing Tizen together. This will open up new business opportunities for mobile carriers, device manufacturers and service providers. Cybercom will be joining forces with participating companies and bring our expertise to the joint offering”, says Petteri Puhakka, CEO of Cybercom.
Hannu Huttunen, President Elektrobit Wireless Business Segment: “We at EB are excited about Tizen. We feel that with our competence of delivering turnkey smartphones, this new initiative gives us the potential to help OEMs and Operators to help bring Tizen devices to the market.”
“As active proponents of Linux Foundation and open source initiatives, we warmly welcome the new Tizen project”, says President and CEO Kari Happonen of Ixonos. “We believe Linux will play an important part in the convergence of home electronics, automotive and telecomm industries. We are happy to support the new platform with our experience in and solutions for connected devices, multichannel online services and user experience design.”
According to Pasi Nieminen, CEO of Nomovok, the leading MeeGo integrator, "For the past two years Nomovok has been working on Steelrat, a commercially optimised version of MeeGo, and today we are pleased to join with this industry-lead project to help make Tizen a commercial reality."
“Tizen will help form a solid basis for new mobile products and services to be provided to the market by these companies in 2H, says Pekka Sivonen, CEO and President of Technology Development International, TDi Ltd.
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