Alticast's AltiCaptor(TM) Blu-ray Disc Selected to Power Samsung's BD-UP5000 Duo HD Player

Jan 07, 2008, 00:00 ET from Alticast

    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
 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.
     About Alticast
     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

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