Alticast's AltiCaptor™ Blu-ray Disc Selected to Power Samsung's BD-UP5000 Duo HD Player

Monday, January 7th, 2008 
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SEOUL, South Korea — Alticast, the worldwide leader in embedded, interactive technologies, today announced its AltiCaptor Blu-ray™ Disc Java (BDJ) solution was selected by Samsung for its BD-UP5000 Duo HD Player. The player will be on display in the Samsung booth at the International CES in Las Vegas, January 7-10, 2008.

AltiCaptor BDJ, based on the same core software that powers over 4 million television receiver boxes around the world, has been developed to run on industry-leading hardware platforms. These powerful hardware and software combinations provide high performance, turnkey solutions for developing Blu-ray Disc devices quickly, assuring a time-to-market advantage.

“We are very excited to be selected by Samsung for use in their next-generation DVD products,” said Jeffrey Bonin, Vice President and General Manager of Alticast. “Our software has been deployed in millions of digital television devices around the world, and with this announcement, we add Blu-ray Disc players to our growing list of commercial products. Samsung’s selection of Alticast indicates the maturity and dependability of our solution.”

BD-UP5000 Duo HD Player

Samsung introduces its first dual-format High-Definition (HD) optical disc player, the BD-UP5000 Duo HD Player. This player is positioned as the flagship in the company’s growing line of high definition players. The BD-UP5000 supports both Blu-ray and HD-DVD formats as well as their interactive technologies, BD Java and HDi. Consumers can now enjoy additional studio content such as trailers, director’s comments, more elaborate interactive menus and behind the scene footage.

“Together with Alticast, Samsung Electronics has now created the world’s best performing dual format high definition DVD player available in the market today,” said Dr. D.H. Shin, Senior Vice President of the Digital AV Division at Samsung Electronics. “Using Alticast’s AltiCaptor BDJ solution delivers superior compatibility and performance for the ultimate high definition experience.”