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Implementation of an Interactive Digital TV Java Environment



Robert D. Snelick, Wayne J. Salamon, Alan Mink


The emergence of interactive digital television (DTV) brings about a host of exciting opportunities for broadcasters, content providers, tool developers, and equipment manufacturers. Interactive DTV combines aspects of traditional television and the Internet that inspire applications in e-commerce, targeted advertising, video-on-demand, education and other enhanced viewing services. An enabling technology for applying interactive DTV is being developed by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) Digital TV Application Software Environment (DASE) specialist group. This middleware standard environment fosters the interoperability concept of write once, run anywhere applications. An important part in development and deployment of the DASE standard is the existence and availability of an open reference implementation. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is constructing this reference implementation. In addition, NIST is building a set-top box (STB) simulation platform for the implementation to run on. Together these components constitute the NIST/DASE reference platform. We present the design, implementation, and use of the NIST/DASE reference platform that provides a software development environment of the DASE standard for designers, implementers, and content providers.
Proceedings Title
4th Annual IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications (SEA 2000)
Conference Dates
November 6-9, 2000
Conference Title
International Conference on Software Engineering


applications, Interactive Digital TV, Java, Multimedia Systems, Reference Implementation, Software Development environment


Snelick, R. , Salamon, W. and Mink, A. (2000), Implementation of an Interactive Digital TV Java Environment, 4th Annual IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications (SEA 2000) (Accessed May 27, 2024)


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Created January 1, 2000, Updated February 17, 2017