DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Related Content Database (RCDb) unveiled today at the CableLabs Winter Conference an integration of its web services and metadata software platform with a tru2way enabled cable set-top-box.
The integration brings popular web services powered by the RCDb platform in Blu-ray environments to another Java, GEM based environment such as tru2way. This means that service providers can now leverage the same software platform, content and vendor ecosystem that Hollywood studios use for Blu-ray disc and BD Live feature development. Hollywood studios and other content providers can now quickly and easily bring their content and network services to both Blu-ray and cable simultaneously with the same technical solution.
Featured today in Denver as part of CableLabs “Innovation Showcase,” the live demonstration shows integration of the RCDb Client and Server platform to a Panasonic tru2way cable host set top. It connects the cable device to web services via the RCDb server.
The RCDb solution demonstration includes live e-commerce purchasing of related soft and hard goods, live movie database interaction with IMDb and Gracenote, and live interaction with social media networks Twitter and Facebook. In addition to rapid web services integration, RCDb also provides scene-by-scene content metadata that enables tru2way application developers to quickly and efficiently create compelling value added services.
“The RCDb platform bridges the gap between the world of web services, whose APIs, data formats and business logic are always changing very fast, and the world of connected devices, which are governed by rules of software stability, longer product development cycles and harsh computing environment constraints,” said Zane Vella, CEO of RCDb.
“Panasonic is excited to be working with RCDb and to have the opportunity to showcase the technology in our tru2way set-top box,” said Yasushi Nishimura, Director, Panasonic iDCR Software Center. “Panasonic’s cable industry customers are always looking at ways to leverage innovations to enhance their platforms and services. At a time when the web is advancing rapidly, the fast integration of services is critical for cable operators - and the RCDb platform helps accelerate the delivery of that innovation,” he added.
The demonstration is available to service providers and members of the technical press by appointment at RCDb San Francisco or Los Angeles, CA offices.
Related Content Database (RCDb) provides software and network services that integrate and extend a broad range of public and private Internet web services to consumer electronics devices. Founded in 2006, RCDb provides fundamental infrastructure, products and services upon which Blu-ray content owners, web services developers and connected devices manufacturers can rapidly and efficiently build compelling value added services. RCDb software powers hundreds of Blu-ray titles and enterprise class network services for leading Hollywood studios and record labels, as well as the Netflix streaming disc to the PS3.
Panasonic is a registered trademark of Panasonic Corporation of North America. Netflix is a registered trademark of Netflix, Inc. RCDb is a trademark of Related Content Database, Inc. PlayStation and PS3 are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. tru2way is a registered trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.