Amino Selects Sun's JavaFX TV to enable IPTV Applications

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 
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Sun Microsystems Announces Amino Communications Has Selected the JavaFX TV Platform to Help Enable Rich, Expressive Set-Top Box Applications for the IPTV Content Community

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA) today announced Amino Communications (LSE: AMO), the world’s leading independent IPTV specialists, plans to offer the JavaFX™ TV platform in their next generation IPTV set-top boxes (STBs) to help enable the creation of rich and expressive interactive content by global content authors. Content developers and authors can become part of this community by visiting javafx.com for more information, samples, and the JavaFX SDK.

By embracing JavaFX TV, Amino will help enable third-party developers to create a wealth of new, expressive content that combines the use of high quality IP-delivered secure video with the powerful capabilities of the JavaFX platform. Because JavaFX also supports browser, desktop, and mobile, content authors can take those applications beyond TV to target multiple screens and achieve broad consumer and market reach.

“There is now a vast global market for developers and content authors who want to deploy rich, expressive applications, services and experiences across the screens of our lives. Amino is well-regarded for its innovation, independence and integration expertise in IPTV and is a natural partner with whom to launch the JavaFX TV platform. JavaFX TV delivers a caliber of user experience that supports and will benefit from Amino’s leadership in quality and innovation,” said Eric Klein, vice president of Java Marketing at Sun.

“JavaFX is a fantastic platform on which to develop community applications and we can offer a fully safe environment that protects the core functions of the device without restricting the creativity of the application developer. For the first time, we are able to offer our customers the chance to take advantage of a fast-growing community of third-party application developers,” said Dominique Le Foll, chief technical officer, Amino Communications.

JavaFX TV delivers the JavaFX platform’s support for development of rich and expressive interactive content to televisions and set-top boxes. It is built on the same family of Java™ technologies as the Blu-ray Disc standard BD-J, tru2way and other global TV standards, helping to enable developers and content authors to leverage existing skills and tools. Sun continues to strengthen the JavaFX ecosystem by enabling more people to create content across more device types and establishing a channel – the Java Store – for developers and ISVs to directly deploy JavaFX applications to hundreds of millions of worldwide Java technology users.