SEOUL, South Korea, Jan. 7 - Alticast, the worldwide leader in embedded, interactive technologies, today announced its AltiCaptor Blu- ray(TM) Disc Java (BDJ) solution was selected by Samsung for its BD-UP5000 Duo HD Player. The player will be on display in the Samsung booth at the International CES in Las Vegas, January 7-10, 2008.
AltiCaptor BDJ, based on the same core software that powers over 4 million television receiver boxes around the world, has been developed to run on industry-leading hardware platforms. These powerful hardware and software combinations provide high performance, turnkey solutions for developing Blu-ray Disc devices quickly, assuring a time-to-market advantage.
"We are very excited to be selected by Samsung for use in their next-generation DVD products," said Jeffrey Bonin, Vice President and General Manager of Alticast. "Our software has been deployed in millions of digital television devices around the world, and with this announcement, we add Blu-ray Disc players to our growing list of commercial products. Samsung's selection of Alticast indicates the maturity and dependability of our solution."
BD-UP5000 Duo HD Player
Samsung introduces its first dual-format High-Definition (HD) optical disc player, the BD-UP5000 Duo HD Player. This player is positioned as the flagship in the company's growing line of high definition players. The BD-UP5000 supports both Blu-ray and HD-DVD formats as well as their interactive technologies, BD Java and HDi. Consumers can now enjoy additional studio content such as trailers, director's comments, more elaborate interactive menus and behind the scene footage.
"Together with Alticast, Samsung Electronics has now created the world's best performing dual format high definition DVD player available in the market today," said Dr. D.H. Shin, Senior Vice President of the Digital AV Division at Samsung Electronics. "Using Alticast's AltiCaptor BDJ solution delivers superior compatibility and performance for the ultimate high definition experience."
Alticast is committed to standards-based solutions, exemplified by its roles in DVB, CableLabs, Blu-ray Disc Association and the ITU. Alticast's solutions have been selected by some of the industries leading companies, such as Time Warner Cable, Pace Microelectronics, Samsung, Humax, LG, Korea Telecom, SkyLife, and many of the Korean cable operators.
Alticast is the most deployed MHP and OpenCable Platform solutions provider in the digital broadcasting industry. Alticast offers software solutions and services for the delivery, reception and playback of interactive television content based on the DVB-MHP, OpenCable Platform and Blu-ray Disc standards. A privately owned company, Alticast headquarters are located in Seoul, South Korea; a business and technology center in Broomfield, Colorado, USA; and sales offices in Beijing, China and Frankfurt, Germany. For more information on Alticast products and services, visit Alticast at www.alticast.com/.
CONTACT: Alticast Corporation, +1-720-887-1700, or fax, +1-720-887-1800
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