Ubiquitous DeviceSQL embedded database incorporated in
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ10 digital camera
― New GPS function made possible by ultra-high-speed database technology ―
Ubiquitous Corporation [JASDAQ NEO: 3858] has announced that its Ubiquitous DeviceSQL embedded database product has been incorporated into the LUMIX DMC-TZ10 digital camera shipped on March 5, 2010, by Panasonic Corporation (headquarters: Kadoma, Osaka; president: Fumio Ohtsubo). The DMC-TZ10 is the world’s smallest1 GPS-equipped camera and offers a 25mm wide-angle perspective2 at its widest setting and 12x optical zoom range.
The DMC-TZ10 features a GPS function that, if activated by the user, automatically records3 location information for all photos taken—including names of countries, prefectures, and cities (or regions, states, towns/villages, accordingly), as well as names of landmarks. This information instantly tells the user where a particular photo was shot, even down to the exact name of an historical site, for example, in case it was forgotten.
To provide this functionality, the DMC-TZ10 relies on the ultra-high speed DeviceSQL, the world’s smallest embedded database. DeviceSQL plays a key role in rapidly retrieving the location information needed from a massive database containing over half a million name items.
DeviceSQL is compatible with the SQL standard used worldwide and can be used with existing C libraries, allowing developers to combine SQL and existing software resources to accelerate development of digital devices with short development lead times.
Example of the search function and location information recorded by the GPS function in the DMC-TZ10
DeviceSQL makes it possible to manage large volumes of location information.
DeviceSQL offers high-speed look-up.
About Ubiquitous DeviceSQL
Ubiquitous DeviceSQL is an embedded database with the world’s smallest database engine (minimum memory footprint of 24KB) designed specifically for performance critical embedded devices. Ubiquitous DeviceSQL enables rapid application development by way of the high-level EPL language which is compiled into ANSI-C code using the DeviceSQL compiler. The DeviceSQL SDK includes the optimized libraries, the DeviceSQL compiler, an interactive EPL shell – SQLProbe and sample applications. DeviceSQL can support virtually all operating systems and CPU architectures. Furthermore, DeviceSQL can be integrated into popular development environments and tools, allowing easy integration with existing device software and applications. Already in use around the world in various devices such as mobile phones, IP set-top-boxes, digital cameras, car audio systems and LCD projectors, DeviceSQL is ready for use in advanced embedded devices.
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*1: As of January 26, 2010. As a single-lens digital camera with a 12x optical zoom lens.
*2: In 35mm equivalent.
Number of days into trip
Location and landmark name
Automatically synchronized local time
*3: Records automatically when the location at which the photograph is taken is near any of the locations registered—over half a million landmarks (including buildings) in 173 countries or regions worldwide, with some 30,000 in Japan. Note that the database may not include all landmarks (building names, etc.), and that location and landmark names, correct as of February 2010, will not be updated.
* The company names and product names mentioned in this press release are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies.
About Ubiquitous Corporation
Ubiquitous was established with the aim of realizing the dream of ubiquitous networks for connecting the various devices that we constantly use today so seamlessly that we need not even think about it making connections. Compact, efficient and high-speed software is indispensable to the creation of such ubiquitous networks, and Ubiquitous is committed to contributing to this endeavor through developing the world’s most compact, efficient and high-speed network and database software. More information on Ubiquitous is available at https://www.ubiquitous-ai.com/en/
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