Adobe and Intel announce plans to work together to extend the Flash platform to TVs and other devices. The companies say they will port and optimize Adobe's Flash technology for the Intel Media Processor CE 3100. Intel plans to ship the first CE 3100 with support for an optimized implementation of Adobe Flash Lite before mid-2009.
announced plans on Jan. 5 to work together to extend the Flash
platform to TVs and other devices.
The two companies said they plan to work together to port and optimize
Adobe's Flash technology for the Intel Media Processor CE 3100. The goal is to
provide consumers with richer and more seamless Web-based and video viewing
experiences through advanced Intel-based cable set-top boxes, Blu-ray Disc
players, digital TVs and retail connected AV devices, the companies said.
Intel and Adobe have a long history of technical collaboration, including
being founding members of the Open Screen Project, announced by Adobe in May
2008. The Open Screen Project is designed to enable a consistent run-time
environment across screens. The initiative has 20 major industry partners and
is dedicated to enabling Web content, stand-alone applications and full Web
browsing across televisions, set-top boxes, mobile devices and other consumer
electronics that take advantage of Adobe's AIR
(Adobe Integrated Runtime) and Adobe Flash capabilities, Adobe officials said.
Click here to read more about Adobe AIR and its competitors.
"The Open Screen Project is striving to remove barriers for developers
and designers as they look to publish content and applications across desktops
and devices," said David Wadhwani, general manager and vice president of
the Platform Business Unit at Adobe. "The Intel Media Processor CE 3100
provides a powerful platform capable of delivering outstanding Flash
experiences to millions of homes as a new generation of televisions and set-top
boxes makes its way into the living room."
Moreover, Intel and Adobe are working together to optimize both the Adobe
Flash Player and Adobe Flash Lite for the CE 3100. Intel plans to ship the
first CE 3100 with support for an optimized implementation of Adobe Flash Lite
"The Intel Media Processor CE 3100 is a highly integrated solution that
provides a powerful, yet flexible technology foundation that will bring to life
the high-definition capabilities of Adobe Flash," William Leszinske Jr., general
manager of Intel's Digital Home Group, said in a statement. "Our effort
with Adobe is poised to accelerate a rich, yet relevant Internet experience on
the TV that will provide consumers with access to a growing number of Flash-based
applications that will ultimately be enjoyed across a number of screens
seamlessly, from the laptop to a MID [mobile Internet device] and now the
The company also said in a news release, "Adobe
and Intel are also working together to bring an optimized implementation of
Adobe AIR technology to Intel's digital home platform in the