Digisoft.tv's John Allen on Interactive Television
By Christine Dorffi on Jul 15, 2008
Sun Microsystems and DigiSoft.tv have each explored using Java technology to address the challenges related to content development for the IP-based interactive TV market. Developers face tough challenges writing and deploying applications for existing proprietary middleware platforms.
To address these developer challenges, Sun and DigiSoft worked together and, in April 2008, announced the general availability of a Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME) based client platform for IPTV set-top boxes (STBs). This client solution incorporates Sun's Java technology-based media client and Digisoft.tv's middleware/SDK. This combined solution is suitable for IP-based media receivers.
Sun's Sr. Product Line Manager for digital media, Jennifer Yonemitsu, recently sat down with Digisoft.tv CEO John Allen to discuss this joint solution.
Read the full interview.