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@ CES: Comcast adds Myriad's JVM to tru2way STB platform

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 2:58pm
Mike Robuck

Comcast is boosting its tru2way set-top box platform with the addition of Myriad Group's Java Virtual Machine (JVM).

The Myriad CDCA Java Virtual Machine will be integrated with Comcast's Device Software Reference Design Kit (RDK) to deliver a consistent operating environment and improved application performance for set-top boxes and other devices, the two companies announced.

The Comcast RDK is a pre-integrated software bundle that powers tru2way, IP or hybrid set-top boxes. The RDK includes the CableLabs OCAP Reference Implementation software, along with other leading open source components, creating a device software platform that enables operators and device vendors to quickly develop and deploy new solutions.

Under the arrangement, Switzerland-based Myriad will integrate its CDCA JVM into Comcast's tru2way set-top box technology to power Comcast's Xfinity TV service.

"Myriad's Java Virtual Machine will provide a key element in our device software RDK, providing a consistent and high-performance virtual machine to power this platform," said Steve Reynolds, senior vice president of customer premises equipment for Comcast. "We are confident that this JVM will provide the performance and speed necessary to deliver the latest innovative services and applications we're bringing our customers."

Myriad Group CEO Simon Wilkinson said the integration would lead to faster time to market for device OEMs.

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