Des Moines, IA--October 28, 1996--Microware Systems Corp. (Des Moines, IA) announced DiviCom Inc. (Milpitas, CA) has chosen Microware's OS-9-based DAVIDLite system software for use in their digital television decoders. The addition of DAVIDLite, together with their existing DAVID license, enables DiviCom to provide products for the complete spectrum of digital broadcast networks, including multichannel, multipoint distribution system (MMDS), hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC), switched digital video (SDV), and direct broadcast satellite (DBS).
DAVIDLite is a streamlined version of Microware's DAVID system software which is currently used in interactive television networks around the world. With DAVIDLite, Microware has taken advantage of OS-9's inherent scalability and modularity to optimize the DAVID system specifically for digital broadcast environments with one-way communications. In addition, DAVIDLite is upwards compatible with DAVID, which allows adaptability of products throughout the spectrum of networks, while also allowing programmers flexibility in offering subscribers a broad range of services.
DAVID (Digital Audio/Video Interactive Decoder) is an open operating system software standard for interactive digital television designed to enable content and network providers to author an application once, store it on a variety of servers, send it across different types of broadband networks, and run it on DAVID-based digital television devices. DAVID can be used in telephone, cable television, and wireless networks, and is licensed by manufacturers for use in early digital television trials and deployments, both in the U.S. and abroad.
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