Rightware Oy, the leader in 3D user interface (UI) technology, announced that its flagship product, Kanzi® UI Solution, has been officially released and is available for licensing. Kanzi UI Solution is targeted to solve the implementation and differentiation problems of today's 3D user interfaces and enable rapid design, development, testing and deployment of visually rich and intuitive 3D user interfaces in mobile, consumer and automotive devices.
Kanzi UI Solution consists of two product components: Kanzi Studio and Kanzi Engine. Kanzi Engine is an integral part of a device's software platform, and Kanzi Studio is a standalone UI design software which enables rapid creation of innovative 3D user interfaces. Kanzi Studio works seamlessly with the leading 3D content creation tools, such as Autodesk 3DS Max, Maya and XSI and Blender. Once built, modifying and deploying UI designs to new devices and platforms can be done seamlessly and without additional engineering effort.
Stereoscopic 3D user interface rendering in mobile devices requires significant performance also from the UI engine. Given its years long work in field of graphics performance testing, Rightware has been able to optimize Kanzi Engine to make it capable to execute very complex UI designs with amazing performance. In addition to regular 2D UI technologies, Kanzi UI Solution supports stereoscopic 3D, transitions, animations, shadows, post processing effects, multi-touch, gestures and physics, that are all compatible with OpenGL ES 1.x and 2.0 open standards.
"We believe that mobile devices will be the best form factor to take stereoscopic 3D (S3D) technology to the mainstream, and we're proud to introduce Kanzi UI Solution to tackle the user interface differentiation problems of these emerging S3D-enabled devices," said Tero Sarkkinen, CEO of Rightware. "Stereoscopic 3D rendering technology will profoundly change the way consumers interact with and enjoy content on smart mobile devices, particularly when applied to innovative user interface (UI) designs," said Fred Cohen, director, OMAP Wireless Ecosystem, Texas Instruments. "When combined with the right complementary solution, Texas Instruments' OMAP™ 4 applications processor can uniquely deliver these breakthrough S3D UI experiences with the power and performance balance required by mobile form factors like Smartphones and tablets. We are pleased to work with Rightware and its Kanzi UI Solution, to help drive this capability into our customers' hands, enabling the quick deployment of visually rich and highly customizable UIs."
"The traditional way of creating user interfaces for embedded devices has been time-consuming, expensive, and often risky development process. With Kanzi UI Solution, device manufacturers as well as application developers can now slash the time it takes to create a UI, and provide the true-3D user interface that stands out from the masses," stated Sarkkinen. "With stereoscopic 3D user interface, the content becomes even more crucial. We're happy to work with our world-class UI/UX design partners, such as Fjord, to lift today's user interfaces to a whole new level," continued Sarkkinen. "3D is becoming a reality in embedded devices. Kanzi UI Solution is a great technology that helps Fjord implement our world-class designs rapidly," said Christian Lindholm, Managing Partner at Fjord.
More information about Kanzi UI Solution is available at www.rightware.com/kanzi and downloadable Kanzi UI Demonstrations can be also found from Android Market: Search for Rightware.
Kanzi UI Solution provides out-of-the-box support for Android, various different Linux variants and MeeGo.