San Francisco, CA, April 1, 2012 — Maxthon, a global software and web services company, announces the release of a new version of the Maxthon 3 desktop browser with paradigm-shifting, ground-breaking technology – the ability to encode, upload, distribute and recompile solid matter over the Internet. Using proprietary Maxthon technology and any Windows-compliant HD video camera, users of the new version of Maxthon 3 can now digitize small objects and send them over the Internet via email and IRC chat. The new product is fully HTML5 compliant and works with popular file syncing services like V-Drive, Dropbox and SugarSync.
“We’ve known for a long time that digitizing matter was not the roadblock to sending solid matter over the Internet,” says Maxthon founder and CEO Jeff Chen. “Turning something like a banana into binary code is not difficult. The hard part is compression and the codes required to re-compile the banana at the other end of the transaction.”
The new version of Maxthon 3 contains patented codes and compression technology that, for the first time, makes it feasible to email a banana: (Or any other fruit, small vegetable or hand-carried object.) Maxthon is now offering this technology free to the first 500,000 users to download and try the latest version of Maxthon 3.
The new technology, and Maxthon’s complete ownership of the intellectual property behind it, promises to completely disrupt the global, overnight delivery business, among others. “For the first time Maxthon makes it possible for businesses to have the best of both worlds,” says EDG analyst Clare Quilty, “You can print a hard copy with a signature, pop it in an envelope and then digitize and send the actual paper over the Internet. This changes everything.”
Says Chen, “Even though our award-winning mobile android browsers will support this, I would urge users not to use their smart phone to email objects. You’ll eat up your available bandwidth plan before you know it. Use your work connection instead.”
The new technology makes it theoretically possible to send larger objects over the web, too.
“Our end game for this feature is to disrupt the travel industry, too,” says Karl Mattson, GM of Maxthon International/Chief of Product. “Currently, our labs are testing the encoding and transmission of fairly large objects. Yesterday we emailed an ottoman. BUT, it took a very, very long time. Bandwidth is a big issue. When it’s ready, we expect to offer access to larger objects through a tiered, premium service based on file size and bandwidth transfer.
“Additionally,” says Mattson, “April Fools. But you really should try Maxthon 3, it’s bloody fast.”
Headquartered in Beijing, Maxthon Ltd. is an innovative software company and developer of superior web browsers which continue to set new standards for simplicity, speed and security. Each month more than 130,000,000 people use Maxthon’s web browser in 120 countries across the world. Maxthon also brings its best-of-breed browsing to the Android platform for mobile devices and tablet computers. For more information about Maxthon please visit www.maxthon.com.
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