Helix Community News

Helix Community News

This page features news of general interest to the Helix Community from priory to February, 2004. For the latest Helix Community news, please check out the current Helix Community news page. If you have news to share, send it now for posting on the site.

Helix DNA In The News

Feb 05: New KeyLabs report indicates consumers prefer RealVideo 10 over Windows Media and MPEG-4. (press release)

Feb 02: Real announces integration of Open Mobile Alliance DRM 2.0 specs into Helix DRM. This, coupled with the Helix DNA Client, enables mobile device manufacturers to support playback of secure content. (press release)

Jan 26: TeliaSonera selects Real's Helix Universal Mobile solutions to deliver audio and video content to mobile subscribers on GPRS and 3G networks. Helix Universal Mobile is built on top of the open Helix DNA platform (press release)

Jan 22: Helix Player just won the "Best Open Source Project" award at LinuxWorld NY! It was competing against senior projects such as KDE 3.2, Gentoo, and Sun's JXTA. We would like to thank all of you for your support and encouragement. To the devs and testers that made it come this far in this short of a time - you guys rock! Here you can find a picture of Vikram Dendi, Program Manager and a beaming Elaine Grabicki, Helix Marketing Manager with the award. (press release)

Jan 22: Live from LinuxWorld NY... Check out SYS-CON radio interview with Kevin Foreman, GM Helix, and stay tuned for archived The Linux Show!! interviews with Helix team members Vikram Dendi, Kevin Foreman, and "Helix Troublemaker" Rob Lanphier.

Jan 22: Renesas Technology (Hitachi and Mitsubishi Electric joint venture) joins Helix Community to incorporate WM9 and RealAudio 10 / RealVideo 10 in SH-Mobile. Welcome aboard! (press release)

Jan 21: We're happy to announce the 2003 Helix Community Grant Program winners for development of open source projects on Helix. They are to the following:

More details can be found in the press release

Jan 21: Milestone 2 of the Helix Player for Linux has been released. Release includes major UI enhancements and new datatypes, including RealVideo 10, RealAudio 10, RealText, and RealPix. Plugin supports JavaScript and all controls have been implemented. Group support added to provide previous/next buttons when playing files in metafiles. (more info)

Jan 15: Today Nokia introduces the Nokia 6620 smartphone, featuring the RealOne mobile player & SMIL technology, providing users with the very best audio and video. Check out the next generation 3GPP media player technology here in the Helix community: the Helix DNA Client. (Nokia press release)

Jan 15: Time Warner Cable selects Real 10 Platform and Helix family of media software products - built on the Helix DNA platform - to support the Road Runner high-speed data service. (press release)

Jan 14: LinuxWorld Conference and Expo names the Helix Player project and Helix Universal Server as finalists for the Product Excellence Awards. Look for the Helix team at LinuxWorld in New York January 20-23, 2004. In addition to our booth and panel presentation, we are sponsoring the Linux Show!!, which will be broadcasting live from the show floor.

Jan 09: More news from CES! Learn more about the integration of Real's digital media platform and IBM's WebSphere DB2, how Rockford and PRISMIQ are bringing Rhapsody from the PC to the living room, and a cool new download promotion with Heineken beer. (All CES releases here)

Jan 08: Check out Helix community members Video Without Boundaries and CAC Media! They are embedding the Helix DNA Client in the upcoming Linux-based Lafayette MediaREADY 4000, transforming home televisions into convergent multimedia entertainment centers. (more details)

Jan 07: Real has made many exciting announcements at CES today, including the release of RealPlayer 10, based on the Helix DNA Client. This release includes greatly improved versions of RealAudio and RealVideo. Much of this technology is available in nightly builds of the Helix Player for Linux. Other announcements include: Over 50 launch partners embracing the Real 10 platform, RollingStone.com news, launch of the Music Store and $.10 song promotion, Music Store support for palmOne handheld devices, and new AAC licensing and support. (All releases here)

Jan 02:
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Dec 30: Attending CES in January? If so, let us know! We are planning a Helix community member party Friday, January 9, 2004. If you're interested in attending, RSVP here.

Dec 23: There are two new email aliases for discussing ports of Helix: solaris@porting.helixcommunity.org and itron@porting.helixcommunity.org. To join, become a member, and then visit this page.

Dec 19: Look for the Helix team at LinuxWorld in New York January 20-23, 2004. In addition to our booth and panel presentation, we are sponsoring the Linux Show!!, which will be broadcasting live from the show floor. (press release)

Dec 17: RealNetworks' Helix DNA Client, RealAudio and RealVideo continue to power global multimedia device transformation. Ericsson Mobile Platforms Latest to License Helix DNA Client and Join Helix Community to Enable RealAudio and RealVideo (press release)

Dec 16: The Symbian Player Preview Release is here! This release gives community members a chance to get a peek at the features and functionality available from the Symbian port of the Helix DNA client. See the release page for more information.

Dec 16: New programmer documentation is now available: a draft of the upcoming Helix Client and Server SDK r5 release, and a Helix DNA Client Error Reporting Overview. The Helix Client and Server SDK includes an in-depth overview of key portions of the Helix DNA Architecture, documentation on producing server-side and client-side plugins, as well as how to create media clients based on the Helix client engine. Also includes Interface, Structure, and Function lists for important portions of the architecture.

Dec 08: Vikram Dendi posted an update from the Helix Player project, which includes news about a virtual team kickoff meeting on December 9, and a Helix get-together at CES in January.

Nov 15: Software updates from the past week:

Oct 22: Motorola licenses RealOne Player and joins Helix community. Helix DNA technology will be included on select phones, with an initial focus on Linux-based handsets. (press release)

Oct 15: Limelight Networks leverages Helix Universal Server and Helix DNA platform for global digital media delivery. (press release)

Oct 08: America Online deepens support for RealNetworks technologies: RealNetworks expands AOL's digital music, movies and news services on AOL 9.0 Optimized and AOL for Mac OS X. (press release)

Oct 01: Palm debuts Tungsten T3 and Tungsten E handhelds, both shipping with the RealOne Mobile Player.

Sep 24: Did you know one out of five Americans have used Internet audio or video in the past month? Check out the latest study by Arbitron/Edison Media Research.

Sep 24: Leading Asian mobile operators choose RealNetworks' media delivery platform. Mobile industry embraces Helix mobile solution to deliver streaming audio and video services to consumers.

Sep 22: "Openwave is confident that Linux will enjoy the same popularity it has achieved with server and desktop computing systems, because it is flexible, and because there is a vast community of open source developers behind it." Openwave dials up Linux for Smartphones. - NewsFactor

Sep 08: Sun and RealNetworks announce that Sun will bundle the RealPlayer with its upcoming Linux/Solaris complete desktop solution code-named 'Mad Hatter'. Also Sun will collaborate with the Helix community on development of the Helix Player, the open source, next generation media player for Linux, Solaris and Unix. Welcome Sun to the Helix Community!

Aug 11: Sprint and RealNetworks bring comprehensive, brand-name mobile streaming multimedia service to PCS Vision customers nationwide.

Aug 10: Geeks triumph at LinuxWorld Penguin Bowl! Rob Lanphier, Helix Community Coordinator, is member of winning team. - PCWorld

Aug 06: RealNetworks and Helix community to build open source media player for Linux, Solaris and UNIX. See press release or join the project.

Aug 06: RealNetworks introduces Helix Community Grant Program to champion open source and research communities' pursuit of digital medial innovation.

Aug 06: Top content and education organizations adopting Helix Universal Server on Linux.

Jul 23: Palm introduces Tungsten T2 , with http://www.palm.com/us/solutions/personal/realone/ RealOne Mobile Player, built with Helix DNA Client technology, for listening to RealAudio and MP3 audio files.

Jul 07: RealNetworks releases industry standard SMIL code to Helix community. Helix developers can now easily create Helix DNA Client products supporting synchronized multimedia.

Jun 30: Vodafone Group Chooses RealNetworks for Mobile Media Solution. RealNetworks' Helix Technology Selected As Global Platform For Mobile Operators

Jun 02: RealNetworks Announces Availability of the RealOne Mobile Player for Palm Tungsten C Handheld. Based on Helix DNA Client technology, RealOne Mobile Player Enables Business Professionals to Tap into Audio Content on the Internet

May 07: Leader in Content Delivery Deploys RealNetworks' Helix Universal Server for Multi-format Digital Media Delivery. Speedera Networks Inc., Deploys Helix Universal Server To Support The Most Demanding Customers

Mar 17: RealNetworks and Openwave announce integration of RealOne Mobile Player for Openwave Phone Tools V7. Openwave Licenses Helix DNA Client to Provide Support for 3GPP, 3GPP2, RealAudio and RealVideo formats on Mobile Phones

Jan 22: Major Enterprise and Service Providers Worldwide Embrace RealNetworks' Helix Universal Server for Multi-format Digital Media Delivery. Enterprise, Service Providers, Carriers, Government And Education Institutions Including Boeing, Harvard University, Freeserve and MasterCard License the Helix Universal Server

Jan 22: RealNetworks Creates Industry's First End-To-End Open Source Media Delivery System With Release Of Helix DNA Server Source Code. Over 10,000 Developers Join Helix Community Since July. RealNetworks Public Source License Receives OSI Certification. Rob Glaser Webcast Presentation and Live Developer Chat Starts at 11AM PST Today at www.helixcommunity.org

Jan 22: LinuxWorld: RealNetworks opens Helix server code - InfoWorld

Jan 22: RealNetworks Follows Through on Open Source Commitment - Linux Today

Jan 22: Real releases digital media source code - News.com

Jan 09: [1]RealNetworks Announces Helix DRM -- The First Major Digital Rights Management Platform for Both Standards-based and Internet Formats. Enables Secure Audio and Video on a Wide Range of Portable Devices, Mobile Terminals and Home Appliances. Leading Internet Movie and Music Services Choose Helix DRM

Jan 09: ACCESS, Equator, Intel, and NEC Join the Helix Community Leading CE Software, Processor and Device Companies Now Support Helix DNA Client and RealVideo 9


Dec 10: RealNetworks Releases Helix DNA Producer Source Code to Helix Community - Streaming Magazine

Dec 09: RealNetworks releases Helix DNA Producer source code to Helix community - LinuxDevices.com

Dec 09: RealNetworks Releases More Helix Code - PCWorld

Dec 09: RealProducer Code Hits Open Source Helix - InternetNews.com

Dec 09: RealNetworks puts more Helix code online - InfoWorld

Dec 09: RealNetworks Releases Helix DNA Producer Source Code to Helix Community. Over 5,000 Developers Join Helix Community Since July. Source Code Enables Wave of New Digital Media Creation Products for Professional, Industrial and Consumer Markets. Rob Glaser Webcast Presentation and Live Developer Chat Starts at 11AM Pacific Time Today at www.helixcommunity.org

Oct 30: Betting the farm on open source? - News.com

Oct 30: Interview with Rob Glaser - ZDNet

Oct 29: Real offers source code to build free media player - InfoWorld

Oct 29: Real reveals code in single Helix move - CNET

Oct 29: Real's Helix Finds Big-Name Partners - InternetNews.com

Oct 29: Real Paves the Way for Free Media Player - PC World

Oct 29: Consumers to Access Media Anytime, Anywhere with Helix DNA Client-enabled Consumer Electronics and Mobile Products. Leading Consumer Electronics Companies including Acer, Hitachi, NEC, Nokia, Openwave, Philips, STMicroelectronics, and Texas Instruments Bring Audio and Video to Consumers through Helix DNA Client and RealAudio/RealVideo. Six Leading CE Chipset Companies are Shipping with RealVideo Support

Oct 29: RealNetworks Releases Helix DNA Client to Helix Community Over 2,000 Developers Registered in new Helix Community. Rob Glaser Webcast Presentation and Live Developer Chat Starts at 11AM Pacific Time Today at www.helixcommunity.org

Sep 19: America Online and RealNetworks Expand Relationship to Enable Streamed Interactive Marketing Services Using Helix Universal Servers

Aug 12: RealNetworks' Open-Source Strategy: Talking Infrastructure with Rob Glaser - Linux Journal

Aug 09: How and why RealNetworks is moving toward Open Source - NewsForge

Jul 30: Will Real feast where Apple failed? - News.com

Jul 25: Rob Glaser on Helix Licensing Plans - O'Reilly Network

Jul 25: Going Hybrid - The Economist

Jul 24: RealNetworks and Xiph.Org Collaborate to Offer Helix Community Ogg Vorbis Open Source Format and Codec RealNetworks Also to Support Ogg Vorbis in RealOne Player and Helix Universal Server

Jul 23: VIDEO: Face to face with Rob Glaser - ZDNet

Jul 22: Open Source Helix by RealNetworks will play all media files, even Windows - NewsForge

Jul 22: RealNetworks Shows Up at the Open Source Party - O'Reilly Network

Jul 22: RealNetworks Throws Down Digital Media Gauntlet - InternetNews.com

'Jul 2'2: RealNetworks shares code, streams Windows format - ITWorld.com

Jul 22: Real takes the open source route - News.com

Jul 22: RealNetworks Poses Challenge to Microsoft - New York Times (registration required)

Jul 22: RealNetworks Announces Helix - The First Comprehensive, Open Standard For Digital Media Delivery RealNetworks forms the Helix Community with support from HP, Intel, Nokia, Oracle, PalmSource, Sony Corporation, Sun Microsystems and more than 20 Other Companies and Organizations

Jul 22: RealNetworks Releases Breakthrough Helix Universal Server Helix Universal Server Enables Carriers, Broadcasters, Enterprises and Content Providers to Consolidate on One Delivery System for All Major Audio and Video Formats