Myriad to Provide JVM for Comcast tru2way Set-Top Boxes

Monday, January 9th, 2012
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  • Myriad to provide Java™ Virtual Machine for Comcast’s tru2way set-top software platform that powers the popular Comcast Xfinity TV service
  • Myriad Java™VM will be integrated into Comcast’s Device Software Reference Design Kit (RDK) to help deliver a consistent and high-performance application environment

ZURICH — Myriad Group AG (SIX: MYRN), the company powering billions of rich mobile social and web experiences on any connected device, today announced it will deliver its industry-leading Java™ technology for use in Comcast’s (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) tru2way set-top software platform to power the Xfinity TV service.

The Myriad CDCA Java™ Virtual Machine (JVM) will be integrated into Comcast’s Device Software Reference Design Kit to deliver a consistent operating environment and improved application performance for set-top boxes and other devices. 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, Myriad will integrate its CDCA JVM into Comcast’s tru2way set-top box technology to power a complete, high-performance solution.

“As leaders in our respective markets, we believe this will be a great collaboration,” said Simon Wilkinson, Chief Executive Officer, Myriad Group. “Our team will work with Comcast to help maintain its edge as a best-in-class video services provider by rapid deployment of Comcast’s RDK software enabling faster time-to-market for device OEMs. This new opportunity further expands our OCAP set-top market share and demonstrates Myriad’s leadership and commitment to the North American cable TV service provider market.”

“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, Customer Premise 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 is the global leading provider of Java™ solutions, delivering industry-leading Java™ platforms recognized for their superior performance, features, portability and development tools. Myriad Java solutions are designed to power applications on mobile handsets, set-top boxes, BluRay players, tablets, home gateways, as well as in-car systems, ensuring the ultimate user experiences on any connected device.