Dealerscope News Japan February 1999
¥ JVC, Sun Team For Java in CE
Victor Co. of Japan (JVC) and Sun Microsystems will work together to develop Java-based consumer electronics and audio/video equipment. Sun will license its Java OS for consumer technology, for controlling home appliances and electronics, which JVC will in turn sell to others and also incorporate into its consumer electronics products.
As its first project in this area, JVC will develop a board for online karaoke and a set-top box for receiving digital broadcasts. The products will be sold through a subsidiary, Victor Data Systems.