Oracle, a provider of complete, open and integrated business software and hardware systems, has announced that the JavaFX and Java Platforms are to be used as the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games' official rich client technology.
February 10, 2010
Oracle, a provider of complete, open and integrated business software and hardware systems, has announced that the JavaFX and Java Platforms are to be used as the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games’ official rich client technology.
JavaFX is an expressive client platform for creating and delivering rich Internet experiences across all screens of users’ life. It combines the best capabilities of the Java platform with comprehensive, immersive media functionality into an intuitive and comprehensive, one-stop development environment. It enables building applications for desktop, browser and mobile phones, TV set-top boxes, gaming consoles, Blu-ray players and other platforms.
For the 2010 Winter Olympics the Vancouver Organizing Committee has commissioned a new official Website, which is expected to be one of the world’s busiest Web destinations. This website will be attracting more than 1.5 billion hits. The site features a highly graphical user interface that encourages exploration of the history of the Olympic Winter Games by providing dynamic visualizations of medal results for countries, sport disciplines, and athletes. JavaFX Results Ticker widget which will be available on the site from February 12, 2010 will help users keep track of medal results in real-time with the comfort of a rich desktop experience.
David Marshall, director of Internet Systems at VANOC has said that the 2010 Winter Games is Canada’s time to shine, a time to show the world who they are and what they can do.
JavaFX technology has enabled their team to create a rich visual experience of the Winter Olympics medal results that’s truly immersive. When the games are over, the ability to present results through an innovative visual interface will be one of VANOC’s legacies.
Jeet Kaul, vice president of Client Software Group at Sun has stated that the JavaFX platform delivers a compelling mix of ubiquity, expressiveness and performance that enables web content developers to strongly differentiate their applications. VANOC’s use of JavaFX technology to create an unparalleled user experience confirms its position as a leading contender among rich client development platforms.
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Edited by Marisa Torrieri