Cape Clear scores with Sony PlayStation deal


3 Dec 2003

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Cape Clear software is to be deployed on a new generation of online services for the PlayStation 2 as a result of a deal signed with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE). The value of the deal was not disclosed.

The services will use SCEE’s existing internal systems and be delivered as web services direct to the gamer’s console using the Cape Clear Business Integration Suite.

“Web services is the engine of business integration. Whether you want to integrate internal applications, link with your suppliers or, as in Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s case, deliver ground-breaking new services to your customers, web wervices make it possible,” said Ross Hinchcliffe, senior vice president of sales at Cape Clear Software.

“Cape Clear provides complete support for existing technology from Corba and J2EE to web-enabling existing text documents, enabling you to add new life to your existing infrastructure.”

“We’re completely committed to delivering exciting new services which further enhance the PlayStation experience,” commented Paul Holman, vice-president of technology at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. “Working with Cape Clear, we are able to reuse our existing technology infrastructure to deliver those services direct to our customers.”

The Sony deal comes hot on the heels of two other major deals in international markets secured by Cape Clear. In late October, the company signed contracts with two North American firms, Chicago-based Pindar Systems, a content management software supplier and Toronto-based Wysdom, a provider of mobile network operating system software.

Dublin-based Cape Clear raised an additional €10m in venture capital funding during the summer.

By Brian Skelly