Duke goes to Hollywood
By Patrick Curran on Mar 03, 2008
In TV as well as movies Java is playing an important role. The North American cable industry is making a fundamental transition from set-top boxes based on proprietary technologies to set-tops, digital televisions, and related devices that support the OCAP standard. With Java ME technology as its foundation, OPAC enables new interactive TV-based applications and services such as viewer participation, interactive advertising, customized news and sports tickers, audience polling, and e-learning. Time Warner Cable (TWC) has been actively promoting Java technologies in the cable industry, both through their technical contributions and via their ambitious rollout of OpenCable Platform set-top boxes and applications (anticipated to be available to their full subscriber base within the next 18 months). TWC won a seat on the JCP's Java EE/SE Executive Committee in last year's elections, and we're looking forward to their contributions in the coming years. Cox Communications, another major player in the TV industry recently led JSR 242: Digital Set Top Box Profile - "On Ramp to OCAP" to its final release
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