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subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent[1]
Industry Software
Founded 2002
Headquarters Sophia Antipolis, France
Key people
Eric Baissus CEO
Products mobile applications development tools, software for mobile phones.
Revenue €2.749 million (2008)[2]
Number of employees

OpenPlug is a French company focused on mobile applications development tools and software for mobile phones. The company was founded in August 2002 by Eric Baissus and David Lamy-Charrier. Before OpenPlug, they were in charge of the reference software solution for Texas Instruments 2G and 2.5 product lines.

Alcatel-Lucent announced[3] it had acquired OpenPlug on September 1, 2010.

OpenPlug has developed several mobile software technology products and development tools aimed at mobile phone OEMs, ODMs and chipset vendors as well as mobile application developers. OpenPlug also provided professional services in the above areas.

In December 2011 they announced end of life of their products. In December 2012, their website and tools were shut down.


ELIPS Studio is a cross-platform development environment (SDK) for native mobile handset device applications. ELIPS Studio is provided as plugin to Adobe SystemsFlex Builder IDE that allows compilation of Applications developed in Actionscript and MXML using Adobe’s Flex framework into native code and installable application packages for iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian devices.[4][5] It also offers Actionscript APIs for accessing a smartphone’s on-device features and extra APIs for displaying native GUI widgets.[6] ELIPS Studio was first unveiled at the Mobile World Congress exhibition in February 2009[4] and its beta programme was started at the Adobe MAX event in October 2009.[7][8] ELIPS Studio is available as a commercial product since August 2010.[9] As of December 15, 2011 the product has been discontinued at its CR15 release.

ELIPS Stack is a 3G cellular telephony stack designed to be integrated into Linux-based mobile devices, such as Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs), smartphones and netbooks. It includes all the middleware necessary for telephony applications and User Interface to make use of a 3G radio modem, such as: voice call, video call, SMS, MMS. It includes a 3G-324M video call stack from ENEA AB.[10] A smartphone reference design based on Intel’s Moorestown processor with the moblin OS and including ELIPS Stack has been shown at the CES 2010 show by Aavamobile.[11][12]

ELIPS Suite is a Man-Machine Interface (MMI) software stack implementing a reference User Interface and middleware for 2G and 3G feature phones. It also integrates a range of optional 3rd-party modules such as: Java ME JVM from Myriad Group (formerly Esmertec[13]), WAP browser and MMS stack from Comviva (formerly Jataayu Software[14][15]), predictive text input method engine and complex script renderer from Nuance Communications (following acquisitions of Zi Corp and nCore[16][17][18]), SyncML stack from Sybase iAnywhere,[19] OMA DRM from Safenet (following the acquisition of BeepScience[20]), amongst others. ELIPS Suite is supplied with an SDK plugin for Microsoft Visual Studio that includes a mobile phone simulator. The ELIPS Suite SDK exposes C APIs like POSIX and Gtk and provides an application framework that enforces a component-based software development model optimized for the memory and CPU constraints of mobile phones. ELIPS Suite has been ported to several ARM architecture mobile phone processors from vendors like ST-Ericsson (formerly Philips NXP Semiconductors[21][22]) and Texas Instruments.[23][24] ELIPS Suite has been used to create the SonyEricsson J132 mobile phone.[25]

Industry awards and alliances[edit]

  • In 2005, OpenPlug co-founded the LiPS Forum.[26]
  • In 2006, OpenPlug appeared in the RedHerring 100 Europe list.[27] The GSM Association also recognised OpenPlug for its component-based software technology for mobile phones with a Mobile Innovation Award.[28]
  • In 2008, OpenPlug joined the LiMo Foundation.[29]
  • In 2009, OpenPlug ranked 12th nationwide in France in the Deloitte Technology Fast50 ranking.of fast growing technology companies[2] and received the OSEO innovation prize.[30]


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  2. ^ a b c "Deloitte Fast 50 France ranking 2009". Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Alcatel-Lucent press release". September 1, 2010. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Article from Scott Janousek". May 18, 2009. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ Article from Dale Rankine Archived April 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ # Flash Magazine Article
  7. ^ Adobe MAX presentation
  8. ^ "Flash is beautiful article on ELIPS 3.0 at MAX". Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  9. ^ "OpenPlug announcement about commercial release of ELIPS Studio". August 2, 2010. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  10. ^ ENEA Press Release
  11. ^ "Intel Moorestown platform to drive smartphones in 2010, Gizmag". January 11, 2010. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  12. ^ "CES video of Aava device". Youtube. January 7, 2010. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Esmertec jBed features specification". Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  14. ^ "India Time Infotech article on Jataayu and Open-Plug licensing agreement". Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Electronics Talk article on Jataayu and OP partnership". September 1, 2004. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Brian Solomon, Zi Corporation Honored at 20th Annual Mobile Market Development Event, TMCNet". October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  17. ^ "WebTimes Media, OpenPlug renforce son ecosysteme". Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  18. ^ Business Oulu, Nuance Communications has acquired nCore[dead link]
  19. ^ "Electronics Talk article on Sybase iAnywhere and OP integration". February 13, 2007. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Electronics Talk article on Beepscience and OP partnership". December 4, 2006. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Electronics Talk article on Philips Nexperia partner program". Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Electronics Talk article on Philips Nexperia and OP integration". Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  23. ^ "TI OMAP VOx 1030 Application Suites partners page". Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  24. ^ "Electronics Talk on OP and TI Platforms". February 13, 2007. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  25. ^ Mobile Europe article on SEMC J132 and OpenPlug[dead link]
  26. ^ Nancy Gohring (November 14, 2005). "New mobile Linux group launches, Computerworld". Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  27. ^ Red Herring 100 Europe 2006 Archived February 1, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  28. ^ "GSMA Asia Mobile Innovation Award". October 17, 2006. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  29. ^ Gohring, Nancy (February 11, 2008). "LiMo gains steam as Mobile Linux of Choice, PC World". Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  30. ^ "OSEO Innovation prize" (in French). Retrieved January 16, 2012.