NORCROSS,SmartVideo, which is based in Norcross, will work with ZIO Interactive USA to provide interactive games for wireless telephone networks.

“This agreement with SmartVideo represents the first ever totally interactive mobile gaming capability in the U.S. Carriers will now be able to offer their subscribers the ability to use their cell phones to play standalone games or participate in multiple user games from anywhere in the world,” said Hongsuk Lee, president and CEO of ZIO Interactive U.S.A. said. “Never before have mobile phone users been able to play interactive games with other mobile phone users or between a mobile phone and desktop computer.”

ZIO is based in Seoul, South Korea, and has been working on mobile entertainment since 1997.

“Working with ZIO Interactive U.S.A. to develop interactive games that are accessible from cell phones demonstrates our ongoing commitment to bring high value, interactive content to the mobile market place while generating new revenue streams,” said Richard E. Bennett, president and CEO of SmartVideo, in a statement. “We are aligned with the trend of the consumers desire for personalized entertainment on their mobile devices. Therefore, as a content provisioner for the mobile industry, we are steadfast in our goal to bring all forms of interactive, leading edge content to the mobile market such as entertainment, information in data and video formats.”
SmartVideo develops turnkey digital media solutions for live and on-demand video.