Sun has joined the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) and will promote the inclusion of the JavaTM platform within the Blu-ray Disc platform.
The BDA is responsible for establishing format standards, promoting and further developing business opportunities for Blu-ray Disc, which is a next-generation optical disc format being developed for high-definition video and high-capacity software applications. This disc format was developed to enable recording, rewriting and playback of high-definition video (HD), as well as storing large amounts of data.
A single-layer Blu-ray Disc can hold 25 GB, which can be used to record over 2 hours of HDTV or more than 13 hours of standard-definition TV. There are also dual-layer versions of the discs that can hold 50 GB.