solution developer Solid
State Networks has made
available its DIRECT 3 digital delivery application platform.
DIRECT 3 is a technology designed for app developers,
content publishers and e-commerce providers to deliver digital products and
services online. It was created with rapid development top-of-mind, and features
a native client to incorporate the necessary functionality for most delivery
applications. It also offers support for extensive customization using standard
The platform supports various use cases for digital distribution
to both consumers and enterprise users, and it has already been employed by
some major names in digital content. Video game development company BioWare is
already using DIRECT 3 for game deliver and updates, while
Adobe has used the platform to deliver its Flash Player and Reader software
programs. Other notable users include Hasbro and DigitalRiver.
DIRECT 3 includes native clients for Windows and Mac
operating systems, publishing workflow tools and a reporting system. Additional capabilities required by digital delivery
applications include versioning, differencing, updating, advanced proxy
support, real-time delivery logistics, dynamic payload assembly and secure
integration with a publisher’s back-end system or third-party service.
New services for DIRECT 3, as well as support for other
operating systems, will be announced later this year.