basysKom presents Plasma Active on Tegra 2

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In a cooperative effort the MER team and the basysKom integrators have succeeded in booting a Plasma Active image on an NVidia Tegra 2 device, opening to the door to bring Plasma Active to a wider choice of hardware. The image is based on Mer, a successor to the MeeGo operating system.

The Plasma Active, Mer and basysKom teams have been working together on this new hardware platform, headed by Martin Brook (vgrade on IRC) and succeeded last weekend to boot a non-optimized version of Plasma Active on two devices powered by NVidia’s Tegra 2 (one TAB-TEG-10-1-4GB-3G and one Advent Vega). Tegra 2 is a powerful platform for mobile hardware, featuring a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU and Ultra Low Power (ULP) GeForce GPU with 4 pixel shaders + 4 vertex shaders. The powerful, yet energy-efficient graphics make it very interesting hardware to run Plasma Active on top of.

Brook mentions, that bow there is initial success running on a Tegra 2 device, he hopes the team will be able to get his hands on a Tegra 3 device, which will soon hit the markets. Tegra 3 (code name: “Kal El”) comes with a quad-core CPU and a low power companion CPU that can be used to “run” the device in standby, and prolong the life of the battery.

The team is stabilizing, fixing up and optimizing the Tegra 2 images now, and is planning to make them available for wider testing soon. A demo of a Tegra 2 device running Plasma Active is shown by basysKom at Qt DevDays in Munich from 24th-26th of Oktober, please drop by the booth to see the showcase.

Plasma Active One released

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Innovative Technology for a Smarter User Experience

Darmstadt, Germany, 9th October, 2011: basysKom announces Plasma Active One, the innovative technology for a smarter user experience that works cross-device with a large variety of usage scenarios and device types. The project Plasma Active and its development was initiated and is mainly maintained by basysKom GmbH. Enabling new usecases for next generation devices…

More information at http://plasma-active.basyskom.com

Launch of QML based Home Control Demo

smarthome_shotLeading the momentum that the launch of Qt Quick (Qt User Interface Creation Kit) has created, basysKom and Nokia Qt Software have teamed up in order to provide several QML based demo applications to the Qt development community. QML is an exciting and lightweight new technology to develop fresh and intuitive, touch enabled UIs efficiently and without the need to learn C++ or Qt. The home control demo application shows the beauty yet simplicity of the QML concept and provides the interested UI developer a template and starting point for his own UI project. The Qt Quick Home Control Demo is part of Qt Quick, which has been officially released with Qt 4.7.2 The source code and documentation can be downloaded from gitorious.
basysKom is a German based Qt certified service provider for the development of MeeGo© solutions, embedded platforms, frameworks and Qt applications. Tailored development services deliver quality Qt applications and solutions, innovative user interface/HMI design, touch-screen user experience and widget development to basysKom’s customers.
Link: http://developer.qt.nokia.com/wiki/Home_Control_Demo
Download: http://qt.gitorious.org/qt-in-use/qt-in-industrial-embedded

Contour Open Source project

basysKom announces Contour, a new usage paradigm for digital devices based on adaptive activities and recommendations
Contour will contribute a new usage paradigm using adaptive activities and intelligent recommendations. The aim is to create a context-sensitive user interface that adapts to current context, current activities and behavioral patterns of the user. The overall goal is to create a data-centric user interface which is not concerned with applications but rather offers intelligently combined data through a context-sensitive recommendation manager.
Contour is part of Plasma Active, the new user experience for all kind of devices like Tablets, Smartphones, in-car or Set Top Boxes. Plasma Active uses existing free desktop technology and brings it to a spectrum of devices through a desirable and innovative user interface.
Read the full announcement…