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The Static Platform is part operating system, part browser, combining a server and client into a single download smaller than most MP3's. It brings users to a single location where they launch different internet "applets" (plugin-like applications) and it ties these applets together in a seamless environment. With this integrated approach, each applet benefits from key built-in features such as security and optimized bandwidth management.
For example, when a Static-enabled PC is struggling to stream video to its users, the technology reroutes some of streams to other PCs the network isnít exploiting to capacity. To make money static will sell its software to ISPs, which in return will offer piecemeal bandwidth and caching for their users.
Date Listed: 10/14/2000