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BD-Live without BD disc

RCDb and Videon Central have announced a partnership to deploy networked BD-Live applications directly from Blu-ray Disc players via the integration of software solutions in a reference design to BD player manufacturers.

This enables a BD player to dynamically load and unload applications and connect with a flexible, updateable set of third party services and content offerings controlled by the player manufacturers and their retail partners. In short, the solutions transform a BD player into a multi-purpose HD network settop box.

RCDb is a global leader in open BD-Live software and services that enable network connectivity, social networking applications, commerce transactions and digital content distribution.

"Blu-ray Disc players not only deliver the highest quality home entertainment experience, they are also the ultimate ‘over the top' player for convenience and on-demand viewing in the living room. Our joint solution with Videon Central gives studios another path to the living room and a direct connection to their audience," added Zane Vella, CEO of RCDb.

Videon Central is a leading supplier of digital video product solutions and BD middleware providing major semiconductor and device manufacturers with firmware integration, resource management, network services and core optical disc functionality.

Story filed 29.09.09

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