DCI News

Saturday, October 07, 2006

ioko, Sun Microsystems and Vignette join forces to launch converged digital content delivery platform

ioko, a specialist in digital and on-demand media, Sun Microsystems, a leading global provider of hardware, software and services, and [Austin's own] Vignette, the enterprise content management software provider, today announced a partnership agreement to provide a consolidated solution that will enable telco operators, internet service providers, and media and entertainment companies in Northern Europe to exploit digital convergence across a number of channels, via a single comprehensive delivery platform.

Until now, companies looking to take advantage of emerging convergence technologies to create and deliver multimedia content to customers have done so in a piecemeal fashion and crucially, have not been able to use their existing website infrastructures. The ioko, Vignette and Sun Microsystems partnership will allow the transformation of multimedia content so that it can be distributed via multiple channels and devices such as PC, digital set-top boxes, mobile phones and other portable devices. Full story at Streamingmedia.com.

The Digital Convergence Initiative of the Texas Technology Corridor –

An opportunity to be a leader in establishing Central Texas as the world center of innovation for Digital Convergence.

As more intelligent, smaller digital machines are developed, as digital circuits evolve, and as digital communications becomes ever-more pervasive, they will continue to converge with computers, televisions, security systems, electric appliances, and many other devices, to provide new and useful functions for both the home and work environments.

This is Digital Convergence, and is the tip of the iceberg - the symbiotic coalescence of technologies, markets, and functions forming the foundation for present and future innovation and growth.

Download and read the DCI's report, Digital Convergence Initiative: Creating Sustainable Advantage in Texas. 3.5MB pdf file. Click here to download.