DigiSoft releases Java Platform Micro Edition Client Solution for IPTV

DigiSoft.tv Inc. has signed with Sun Microsystems for the
distribution of a Java Platform Micro Edition (Java ME) based software stack
for IPTV Set Top Boxes (STB’s).
Sun’s Java technology based media client combined with
DigiSoft’s advanced middleware solution for IPTV Set Top Boxes enables service
providers to rapidly launch feature-rich, revenue generating high definition
(HD) services such as Video and Music on Demand, karaoke, home shopping,
network-based recording (NPVR) / time-shifted TV, games and more on a wide
range of IPTV STB’s with H.264 HD and SD video. Also supported is the latest
encryption and watermarking technologies from selected partners. The
combined DigiSoft / Sun software stack offers IPTV service providers the most
open, cost effective, flexible IPTV middleware solution available in the market
DigiSoft further announced that it has already sold in
excess of 1.5 million middleware licenses worldwide. Java technology-based STBs
running DigiSoft’s middleware solution will be rolled out across 30,000 retail
outlets throughout 2008.
“Service Providers are now seeking more open and scalable
middleware platforms that enable them to launch high quality HD applications
and services to meet customer demand across large client bases. This will
become a bigger issue as the mass adoption of HDTV sets worldwide means that
operators and customers alike will demand services that make maximum use of
this new format” stated John Allen, Chief Executive Officer, DigiSoft.tv.
“The combination of Sun’s Java client technology and DigiSoft’s middleware
means that they can now scale their TV service rollout and achieve a much
faster return on investment while having more control of their middleware and
applications than ever before.”
The use of Java technology for the software stack enables
the creation of multi-platform (converged) Java applications for support on a
range of Java-based devices, including Blu-ray Disc players, OCAP and other
GEM-based set-top boxes, mobile handsets, and personal computers while
requiring minimal re-authoring, greatly simplifying application and service
“For over 10 years, Sun has been working with standards
bodies, operators, and vendors to define a family of specifications for digital
television applications and services such as OCAP/tru2way and BD-J, and we are
now seeing great momentum in the deployment of products based on these open
standards,” stated Jeet Kaul, vice president, Client Software Group at
Sun. “We are very pleased to be working with a company with DigiSoft’s
global experience and track record in delivering IPTV technology, and look forward
to extending the presence of Java technology in the DTV marketplace with
DigiSoft’s middleware solution.”
DigiSoft will be demonstrating its Next Generation IPTV
Middleware at NAB Booth C1351.

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