NewsForge: Interactive Java Middleware Coming Soon to a TV Set Near You
May 07, 2004, 04:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Preimesberger)
"A big-time group of U.S. cable television operators and
infrastructure providers Wednesday announced the formation of an
expert group in the Java Community Process to develop a new
Java-based digital television API standard–-OnRamp to OCAP
(OpenCable Application Platform)–-targeted at giving new life
to legacy cable television set-top boxes.
"The coalition, led by Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Liberate,
Motorola, Philips, and Sun Microsystems, will work together as
members of the expert group to define the new specification, called
Java Specification Request 242..."