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Time Warner taps Esmertec to speed OCAP development

Tue, 04/06/2004 - 8:00pm
Jeff Baumgartner

Time Warner Cable said it will use a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) from Esmertec to help the MSO develop an implementation of OCAP (Open Cable Application Platform).

OCAP, a middleware platform specified by CableLabs, will populate digital set-tops, digital televisions and other "hosts" based on the OpenCable specification. OCAP is also expected to play a key role in an upcoming two-way version of "Plug & Play," an initiative for set-top-free digital TVs.

Switzerland-based Esmertec showed off a commercial OCAP solution featuring its "Jbed" platform at the 2003 Western Cable Show.

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