October 6, 2001
Japan looks to claim home ground with e-platform
Author: JT Smith
From EETimes: "Japanese consumer electronics manufacturers are hoping a set-top-box architecture they are calling an "e-platform" will be the recipe for the rebirth of digital TV. A half-dozen of the biggest names in an industry groping for new business models, services and platforms lifted the lid this past week on "ep," with the lofty goal of ultimately turning the box into a platform for home gateway systems and home servers."