Oki Electric Industry Co Ltd has come out with two multimedia software products: the Oki MediaServer video streaming software package for Unix servers, and the Oki Author multimedia authoring tool for Unix workstations and Windows personal computers. Oki is in the Precision Architecture camp and the products will first become available on the Hewlett-Packard Co HP 9000 family of workstations and servers in November in both Japan and the US. Oki MediaServer provides users with multimediaservices such as media-on-demand within their current operating environment. It can support up to 200 video streams at 1.5Mbps on an HP 9000 and conforms to MPEG1, MPEG2 and the Digital Audio-Visual Council standards. Oki Author is designed for efficient development of multimedia business applications and supports multiple authoring metaphors. An HP 9000 with MediaServer is $400,000 in Japan, and Oki Author costs $7,500.