Intel Invests Tens of Millions into Maker of Touch-Screen Devices

Intel Co-Funds Designer of Atom-Based Tablets

by Anton Shilov
06/08/2010 | 11:47 PM

OpenPeak, a provider of multimedia touch-screen devices and device management platforms, said Tuesday that the company had secured an additional $52 million of financing from existing investors and Intel Capital. The combination of equity, debt and working capital will enable OpenPeak to expand its hardware, software and services platform to capitalize on new opportunities in both consumer and enterprise markets.

 

The company’s recently announced OpenTablet 7 is an ultra-sleek, portable, touch-screen device that combines high-quality telephony with advanced multimedia communications services and applications to deliver an engaging, interactive experience designed for in-home, office and hospitality use. With the addition of OpenPeak’s available energy management solution, the OpenTablet becomes a full-service home or office communications and energy system command center.

The OpenTablet 7 is based on the Intel Atom Z600 “Moorestown” platform. The device features a high-resolution 7” 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, as well as built-in speakers and microphone.

In addition to its devices, OpenPeak’s complementary software framework enables designers and developers to create highly interactive applications. Integrated device management services allow 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 multimedia applications directly to a family of devices.

“Our investors recognize the incredible potential for OpenPeak’s unique hardware, software and services platform to revolutionize business and consumer communications,” said Dan Gittleman, CEO of OpenPeak. “This funding will provide the resources necessary to expand both our products and our markets as we continue to evolve our technology and services to meet the growing demand for our touch-screen multimedia devices and device management platform.”