Taipei, Taiwan----August 25, 2006----CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a world leader in digital home solutions, announced today that PowerDVD BD Edition incorporates Java™ technology, providing full BD-J advanced content support for Blu-ray Discs played via PowerDVD.
BD-J enables bonus content on Blu-ray Disc titles to support a wide range of compelling new features, including rich interactivity and advanced menus, movie-related gaming, and network access that supports features like the download of trailers or live events.
BD-J is based on the Java™ Micro Edition (JME) from Sun Microsystems, which is also found in over a billion mobile phones and millions of televisions, set-top boxes, automobiles, and other embedded devices. Sun worked closely with CyberLink to integrate Sun's Java CDC Hotspot Implementation into CyberLink PowerDVD BD Edition, ensuring best-in-class performance and compatibility.
"Blu-ray Disc not only provides incredible audio and video quality, through BD-J it also supports new bonus features which the studios will start incorporating on upcoming title releases," said Alan Brenner, Vice President, Mobility Group of Sun Microsystems. "Working with CyberLink readies PowerDVD BD Edition for support of a new generation of content innovation."
"As the inventors of Java™ technology, Sun is the perfect partner to work with to assist with full implementation of BD-J functionality," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. "By doing so, we can ensure compatibility with Blu-ray Discs incorporating Java-based applications, enabling PowerDVD to continue delivering the leading movie experience on the PC."
PowerDVD BD Edition has recently been certified by the Blu-ray Disc Association and will thus carry the Blu-ray Disc logo.
More information about CyberLink's support for next-generation disc formats,
and the complete range of CyberLink software, is available at www.cyberlink.com.
CyberLink Corp. is the maker of award-winning applications PowerDVD, PowerDirector, PowerCinema, and DVD Solution. CyberLink has built a solid reputation for delivering high-quality, competitive products that add value to OEM customers and end-users alike. Business partners include leaders in the PC hardware industry: drive manufacturers, graphics card makers, and top-5 desktop and notebook brands. CyberLink's digital multimedia range includes software for capturing and editing videos, authoring DVDs, and burning Blu-ray Discs and HD DVDs. CyberLink's digital entertainment products include playback solutions for accessing and enjoying media within the digital home, including instant-on applications for Linux and Windows XP Embedded platforms. CyberLink is also developing products for handheld platforms and streaming media content. CyberLink's training solutions provide tools for creating training content, managing employee performance, and delivering online training programs. CyberLink listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (5203.TW) in 2000 and has posted positive year-on-year results ever since. CyberLink has operations in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific including Japan, with its worldwide headquarters located in Taipei. For more information, please visit: http://www.cyberlink.com/ or visit our Press Room.
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