Application (Interactive TV Application) - Applications are a type of software that's been installed in a computerized device, that the user directly utilizes and manipulates. The email function of a Web TV is an "application" of that Web TV. Application software is different from system software (such as middleware.) System software is involved in making the computer's various functions work together. The electronic program guide on your TV system is an application because it’s a task the user interacts with, or otherwise utilizes. PC software applications include Microsoft Word, Outlook Express and media players such as Windows Media player and Real Player.
Programs make up applications, not the opposite.
(2) This can make it confusing but sometimes the term “application” in the industry is used to imply types of things that can be done with Interactive TV. Interactive betting using the TV might be called "an Interactive TV application."
(3) A collection of computer files that could include several programs. The word “program” is often used interchangeably with "application", though technically programs make up applications not vice versa. Also see informitv.
Application Bar – The Application Bar is an electronic bar on the TV screen that aids in interactivity. Viewers are offered various options to choose from (on the application bar). Typically these options are activated via the use of a remote control, keypad or related device.
- (May be known as Application-specific)
– Oriented toward a specific and/or specialized application.
Servers – Application Servers can be
database servers and the end-user (client program). Various types of Middleware
associated with application servers.
Integrated Circuit -
(ASIC) - ASICs are computer chips
developed for a specific purpose. The demultiplexer
often use ASIC chips.