TUXIA releases Nanozilla, a Mozilla-based browser optimized for Internet appliances

TUXIA, a manufacturer of embedded Linux software for Internet appliances and thin clients, has announced the release of Nanozilla, the first commercial release of a Mozilla-based browser specifically optimized for Internet appliances. The integration of Nanozilla in the TASTE (TUXIA Appliance Synthesis Technology) software suite enables TUXIA to provide true desktop browser compatibility in the smallest possible footprint to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), independent software vendors (ISVs), systems integrators (SIs) and value-added resellers (VARs). Nanozilla is based on the Mozilla open-source Web browser and has been engineered to meet the unique requirements of Internet appliances. Among the most important enhancements are dramatically reduced flash memory and RAM requirements, graphical user interfaces tailored for intuitive usage, and a built-in window manager optimized for low-resolution devices like set-top boxes, PDAs and WebPADS. Core features of TUXIA's Nanozilla embedded browser include compliance with HTML 4, XML, CSS and JavaScript standards, and a Kaffee Java Virtual Machine (JVM) that allows Java applets to be run for a full Internet experience. Additional features provided by Nanozilla include Shockwave, Flash and MP3 playback, RealPlayer 8.0 compatibility, Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) readability, multilingual capability, SmartMode graphical user interface (GUI), and picture-in-picture TV capability. TUXIA's TASTE is based on the current Linux kernel 2.4 and consists of an embedded operating system, an embedded Mozilla browser called Nanozilla, and a full complement of plug-ins and other functionalities that are configured according to the use of an Internet appliance. Using block compression technology, TUXIA has engineered TASTE to be the smallest memory footprint of any media-rich embedded Linux system available today, which yields dramatic savings for device manufacturers.