Folsom, Calif.-base Rainjul LLC today introduced Aizai, which it bills as an “Internet Television System.” Aizai runs on Mac OS X 10.2, “Jaguar.”
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Aizai provides the ability to view, create and distribute digital photos, movies, music, Web pages, documents and other content through “virtual television channels,” according to the developer. The system includes a “Global Tuner” application that enables users to navigate channel service networks. Aizai itself is a channel service network, which doesn’t store data itself, but instead points to it elsewhere using deep links.
The other major component of Aizai is the Global Broadcaster, which enables Aizai users to share their content worldwide, either by placing it on their own servers or by pointing to another location. Rainjul said that Aizai works seamlessly with Apple’s own subscription-based .Mac service, WebDAV servers and standalone as well.
Aizai’s creator, Steven W. Schuldt, likens the service to cable television systems. “We plan to open this technology for others to let them build their own network services. Providers can extend the platform to add things like subscription and pay-per-view,” he said.
Aizai can be downloaded as a demo version. Single user licenses are available for US$29.95; registered users get five starter channels on the Aizai Channel Service Network. The software requires Mac OS X 10.2 or higher.