Espial Debuts J2ME Personal Basis Profile at JavaOne Developer Conference; Espial Ranks as First Company to Provide J2ME Application Software Designed for DVB-MHP.Business Editors & High Tech Writers
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 26, 2002
1. The act of watching or observing; observation.
2. A taking notice of something; a discovery.
3. The fact of being seen or noticed. , creator of software that powers the world of smart Internet devices, today demonstrated its Personal Basis Profile version of Espial Suite for TV(TM) at Sun's JavaOne(SM) Developer Conference. The Personal Basis Profile is the successor to the PersonalJava(TM) application environment. It provides support for Internet applets in consumer devices and serves as the migration path for applications based on PersonalJava technology into the Java(TM) 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) A version of Java 2 for cellphones, PDAs and consumer appliances. J2ME uses the K Virtual Machine (KVM), a specialized Java interpreter for devices with limited memory. (TM)). The Espial Personal Basis Profile is targeted for devices with the need of a high degree of Internet connectivity.
"The Espial J2ME Personal Basis Profile represents a significant leap forward in the quest to refine Java as lightweight, but robust enough to handle the increasingly complex software demands of Digital Video Broadcasting - Multimedia Home Platform (DVB-MHP (Digital Video Broadcast-Multimedia Home Platform) A Java-based platform for interactive TV over the Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) system. )," said Dr. Neale Foster, director of marketing for TV at Espial. "As broadcasters and equipment manufacturers rush to comply with new digital standards, a J2ME browser solution is crucial for success. Espial's work with Sun to refine the Personal Basis Profile will advance features and functionality of next generation devices that blend the Internet with digital video, broadcast, and broadband technologies."
As a member of Sun's Experts Group, Espial has worked extensively with developers and manufacturers to produce this enhanced software designed for DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting) An international digital television (DTV) standard that is the European and Far Eastern counterpart of the North American ATSC standard. and MHP MHP Multimedia Home Platform (consumer electronics)
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MHP Maximum Human Performance . Personal Basis Profile software with third party MHP middleware is specifically required to meet the emerging digital broadcast standards being built into set-top-boxes, multimedia, and wireless information products.
"Espial's commitment to develop the Personal Basis Profile for their Suite for TV, further demonstrates the pervasiveness of Java in emerging next generation digital broadcast applications," said Aisling Mac Runnels, Director, Market Solutions, Java & XML XML
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Markup language developed to be a simplified and more structural version of SGML. It incorporates features of HTML (e.g., hypertext linking), but is designed to overcome some of HTML's limitations. , Sun Microsystems, Inc. "As the first to develop Personal Basis Profile solutions, Espial continues its industry momentum in providing Java-powered technology solutions."
Designed to foster interoperability among operators and to combat fragmentation of the digital TV markets, the DVB-MHP application programming interface is recognized as the dominant digital TV standard in Europe. In addition to supporting the DVB-MHP platform, the Personal Basis Profile for the Espial Suite for TV also supports the North American OpenCable standard, known as OCAP OCAP Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (Canada)
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Personal Basis Profile for the Espial Suite for TV(TM) is being shown this week at the JavaOne Developer Conference, Moscone Center, and will be available June 2002. For more information, or for a demo of the Personal Basis Profile for the Espial Suite for TV, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Espial is the leading provider of software powering next generation Internet See Internet2. applications and devices including digital television, interactive multimedia, wireless, and telematics. Partners and customers such as Intel, Motorola, NEC (NEC Corporation, Tokyo, www.nec.com, www.necus.com) An electronics conglomerate known in the U.S. for its monitors. In Japan, it had the lion's share of the PC market until the late 1990s (see PC 98).
NEC was founded in Tokyo in 1899 as Nippon Electric Company, Ltd. , Philips, National Semiconductor and Sun rely upon Espial's Java technology to deliver comprehensive browser, middleware and infrastructure solutions for reliable and innovative connected devices. Portable across any platform, Espial software allows customers to quickly create services, deliver devices and manage infrastructure easily and cost-effectively. Pioneering Java software technology since 1997, Espial is headquartered in Ottawa Canada, with sales offices in the U.S., U.K., Germany, and Japan. Visit www.espial.com.
Espial products are supported on leading device operating systems and Java virtual machines This article provides non-exhaustive lists of J2SE Java virtual machines (JVMs). It does not include a large number of Java Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) vendors. Note that J2EE runs on the standard J2SE JVM but that some vendors specialize in providing a modified JVM optimized from companies such as Microsoft- WinCE, Linux - Redhat Symbian - EPOC A 32-bit operating system for handheld devices from Symbian Ltd., London, (www.symbian.com). Used in Psion and other handheld computers, it supports Java applications, e-mail, fax, infrared exchange, data synchronization with PCs and includes a suite of PIM and productivity applications. 32, Wind River- VxWorks and pSOS, QNX - QNX 4 and Neutrino, Microware- OS9, Be - BEOS, Sun Microsystems- Java platform, Tao Group -intent(TM) and Insignia- Jeode.
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