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Vidiom formalizes big OCAP deal

Mon, 03/28/2005 - 7:00pm
Jeff Baumgartner

It's been a long time in coming, but Vidiom Systems Corp. has cemented a licensing deal with OCAP Development LLC, a joint venture of Comcast Cable and Time Warner Cable.

The agreement gives Vidiom the rights to distribute the OCAP middleware implementation from OCAP Development LLC. Vidiom also has the green light to license the OCAP stack to other operators, silicon vendors and consumer electronics manufacturers. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Broomfield, Colo.-based Vidiom is one of a host of OCAP stack developers. Though several TV manufacturers are creating their own OCAP stacks, companies such as Vidiom and Osmosys have created licensable versions.

"This is an exciting next step in the progression of OCAP becoming a widely available software platform for cable operators and application developers," said Steve Heeb, vice president, product and business development for Comcast.

Separately, Vidiom announced it has licensed an additional OCAP encoder from Strategy & Technology Ltd. (S&T) and UniSoft. Vidiom will use the TSBroadcaster OCAP encoder for OCAP application development and testing.

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