Cable, Blu-ray, and Java
By surenssamant on Jan 09, 2006
Good news keeps coming these days...
At EEtimes there is a news.
"Spurred by a government mandate, cable operators committed to embrace the OpenCable Applications Platform, a middleware layer that has been the subject of debate and development for a decade."
"The decision is a coup for Sun Microsystems Inc., which will reap Java royalties on every Ocap box, and a blow for Microsoft Corp. as it seeks to embed its software in cable systems."
"In another coup for Sun, the Blu-ray Consortium voted in December to use Java software."
"The cable operators' Ocap move hands wins to Sun on several fronts. The company will reap undisclosed royalties on every Ocap box sold, and Java will become central to millions of next-generation digital TVs. That could help Sun sell more servers and software to run cable headends."