Intel, Adobe team up to bring Flash to TVs

Mon, 01/05/2009 - 7:20am
Mike Robuck

Intel and Adobe Systems said today that they’re collaborating on bringing Adobe’s Flash technology to TVs via Intel’s Media Processor CE 3100.

The two companies said the collaboration was designed to provide consumers with richer Web-based video on TVs through Intel-based cable set-top boxes, Blu-ray disc players, digital TVs and retail-connected AV devices.

Intel’s Media Processor CE 3100 is the first product in a new family of purpose-built Intel System on Chip (SoC) products for CE devices. It creates an entertainment hub capable of delivering rich Web content and Adobe Flash-based applications to an array of Internet-connected CE devices.

Intel and Adobe are working together to optimize both the Adobe Flash Player and the Adobe Flash Lite for the CE 3100. Intel said it plans to ship the first CE 3100 with support for an optimized implementation of Adobe Flash Lite before mid-year.

Intel and Adobe have worked together in the past; most recently, they were founding members of the Open Screen Project. Announced in May 2008, the Open Screen Project was designed to enable a consistent runtime environment across screens.

The initiative has 20 major industry partners and is dedicated to enable Web content, standalone applications and full Web browsing across televisions, set-top boxes, mobile devices and other consumer electronics that take advantage of Adobe Air and Adobe Flash capabilities.

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