Spyglass has secured a deal with NCD to embed its latest browser technology in the latter's network computers.
The deal is a welcome boost for the software house, which last year edged away from the mainstream Wintel browser business to refocus its business on the Internet device market.
The new browser technology, Spyglass Device Mosaic 1.0, requires as little as 1.7Mb of memory and is designed in a modular fashion so it can be scaled to fit any Internet access device with that much RAM - including consumer electronics and, potentially, mobile Web phones.
According to David Harris-Evans, managing director of Spyglass Europe, this is one of the factors that differentiates the company's technology from that of mainstream Wintel browser makers such as Netscape and Microsoft.
"Spyglass is able to convert content to a form that is capable of utilising the display on the client device, whatever that may be," he said.
Device Mosaic is designed to Web-enable a wide range of non-PC devices, including televisions, set-top boxes, screen phones, game consoles and network computers.
"Every one of those spaces is showing exciting activity at the moment," said Harris-Evans, "but it is tough to say which will deliver the most volume." According to Harris-Evans the company still provides technology to Microsoft but this now accounts for less than 10% of its overall business.
Spyglass also announced an OEM deal with printing giant Xerox, which has licensed the company's Microserver product for monitoring office equipment from a PC.
Jay Friedland, vice president of marketing at Spyglass, said Microserver will let users monitor toner intake and product wear and tear from their desktops.
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