SEOUL, South Korea, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- 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
"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
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 http://www.alticast.com.