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Ino Technologies, Inc., the creator of TVPC, has announced two new programs for developers: The new TVPC Platform, and the TVPC Developers Program. With the TVPC Develope...

Game Developer, Staff

May 9, 2001

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Ino Technologies, Inc., the creator of TVPC, has announced two new programs for developers: The new TVPC Platform, and the TVPC Developers Program. With the TVPC Developers Program, PC developers can bring their existing software programs to the TVPC Platform. TVPC connects directly to a regular television or HDTV, and uses the basic PC platform as a building block, utilizing Microsoft Windows and Intel (INTC) processors. With only minor changes, or none at all depending on the software, PC developers can make their software ready for the living room. This is particularly true for game developers who have to support multiple platforms such as Microsoft's (MSFT) Xbox or Sony's (MOJI) PlayStation 2. Secondly, key ISV's such as Intuit can make their programs ready for the living room. "With TVPC, developers can take their existing investment in the PC environment, and transfer that investment to the living room with very little effort," said Mary Cavanaugh, founder of TVPC. In addition to playing thousands of PC titles, families will be able to use add-on devices designed for PC use, including wireless hubs, MP3 players, printers and other peripherals from third party vendors. As TVPC connects to a home audio system, downloaded music can be played directly through external speakers without having to use any transfer devices. Added Mary Cavanaugh, "We are also looking for third party developers who understand the PC platform to write for the TVPC Platform with products such as MP3 players, Video Phone, and Online Banking. If they know PC, they know TVPC. All developers have to do is make sure it is readable in a TV format. Our Couchclick software will do the rest. We are also looking forward to Windows XP as we believe it will further enhance TVPC."

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