BitTorrent today announced the availability of its Software
Development Kit (SDK) for consumer electronics devices.
The ne SDk will enable hardware manufacturers to bundle,
optimize, embed or develop integrated content delivery
services for products such as Network-Attached Storage (NAS)
devices, set-top boxes, digital media adapters and routers.
Buffalo Inc. will integrate BitTorrent functionality into its
next generation of NAS devices, which will ship globally. As
part of the collaboration, Buffalo will also participate in
BitTorrent?s Device Certification Program, which provides
compatibility between hardware and the BitTorrent-based
consumer and commercial-grade services. BitTorrent has
already teamed with chipmakers Marvell Semiconductors and
iAdea/Star Semiconductor; and hardware manufacturers ASUSTeK,
Netgear, Planex Communications and QNAP Systems.
The BitTorrent Device Software business is one of three lines
of business being operated by BitTorrent, Inc. BitTorrent
launched its consumer entertainment network in February 2007
at www.bittorrent.com featuring titles from over 40 major
content partners such as 20th Century Fox, MGM, MTV Networks
and Paramount. BitTorrent will also soon be launching its
commercial content delivery platform, BitTorrent DNA.
The BitTorrent SDK is generally available now for hardware
developers to license.