MWC 2010: Intel, OpenPeak Build iPad Rival

OpenPeak, a provider of multimedia touch-screen devices and device management platforms has officially debuted its new touch-screen tablet, OpenTablet 7, that combines telephony with multi-media communications services and applications at MWC in Barcelona.

The OpenTablet is expected to be adopted by multiple branded customers and service providers and ship in the second half of this year.

Powered by Intel’s next generation handheld and tablet platform, codenamed “Moorestown,” the OpenTablet 7 features a high-resolution 7-inch multi-touch TFT LCD screen with LED backlighting, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 and cellular connectivity, HDMI output and dual cameras for capturing both high-definition video and still images. The on-board USB interface and MicroSD slot expand the device’s connectivity, while built-in speakers and microphone allow the device to serve as a fully functioning telephone and multimedia platform. At 9 inches by 5 inches, and only .59" thick, the device is as slim as a photo frame, and weighs just 1.15 pounds.

“The OpenTablet is the ultimate control panel, delivering the most commonly accessed multi-media services right to your fingertips anywhere,” said Dan Gittleman, CEO of OpenPeak. “The all-in-one device allows you to sync schedules, check movie times, listen to music, watch videos, get weather updates, and even monitor energy usage and home security, all from a single, easy-to-use device.”

For consumers, the OpenTablet is a communications command center for the home converging voice, video and data services into one portable device. By integrating home security systems and energy consumption monitoring applications, homeowners can enjoy quick and easy access to a total home dashboard.

For service providers and utilities, the OpenPeak ecosystem delivers a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for deployment of hardware, software, applications and device management.

Leveraging the Intel Moorestown platform and built on the OpenPeak platform, the OpenTablet is a ready-to-deploy device that provides plug-and-play ease of installation at an affordable price point. The device is available with either a desktop docking station or handset docking station.

“The Intel Moorestown platform will deliver exceptional performance for a range of rich, interactive, Internet-based experiences while dramatically reducing power”, said Pankaj Kedia, director of global ecosystem programs in Intel Corporation’s Ultra Mobility Group. “Based on this next generation Intel platform, the OpenTablet represents a powerful, user friendly and innovative design in the emerging tablet market segment.”

OpenPeak’s software framework enables designers and developers to create highly interactive applications using Adobe Flash CS4, eliminating the need to learn new programming languages or complex APIs.

OpenPeak’s integrated device management services allows providers to remotely provision, monitor and update customer devices on demand over broadband networks to ensure the delivery of the most up-to-date services and software.

A fully partitioned, white label application shop provides revenue sharing models and content availability controls, allowing service providers to deliver the most popular multi-media applications right into the home.

“In addition to the exciting possibilities for in-home use of the OpenTablet, the device also provides a powerful way for enterprise businesses to integrate telephony and multi-media services right on the desktop,” Gittleman said. “And, hospitality providers can also use it to increase hotel revenue and guest loyalty by delivering in-room dining options, information about spa services, nearby attractions, airlines and travel services and more right to the bedside table in an ultra-modern touch-screen device.”

Published Date: Feb 16, 2010 01:56 pm | Updated Date: Feb 16, 2010 01:56 pm