Espial Products Honored by BTR Technology Reviews

Company's UX and RDK Application Framework receive 4.0 Diamond Technology Review Ranking

OTTAWA, Sept. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that the Espial STB Client, including its RDK Application Framework and user experience products, has been named to the 2014 Diamond Technology Reviews Elite by Broadband Technology Report (BTR). The Espial STB Client was recognized by the judging panel for defining a product that delivers efficient development and customization of the user experience. It was also recognized for giving operators an advanced alternative to the currently deployed set-top box user interfaces.

"The Diamond Technology Reviews bring out the 'best in class' products for our industry, said Tom Gorman, Diamond Technology Review Program." Once again, we had a strong panel of judges, who recognized the great effort that Espial has made to improve the consumer user experience. These are the solutions that keep us on the leading edge."

The 10th annual "Diamonds" recognize the industry's top products and solutions available to the cable industry as determined by a panel of cable telecommunications engineering experts from the cable MSOs and vendors.

The Espial STB Client - based on HTML5 and RDK - extends the capabilities of RDK with an application framework and user experience framework to provide a common application engine for MSOs.  This ensures that MSOs can achieve Web speed designing and deploying the richest, highest performance user experiences possible across a wide range of set-top-box platforms—from legacy platforms to home gateways.

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About Espial (www.espial.com)
Espial is a leading supplier of digital TV and IPTV software and solutions to cable MSOs and telecommunications operators as well as consumer electronics manufacturers. Espial's middleware, video-on-demand, and browser products power a diverse range of pay-TV and Internet TV business models. Over 35 million licenses of its patented software are in use across the world. Espial is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada and has offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Visit www.espial.com or contact via phone at +1 613 230 4770.

About Broadband Technology Report
Broadband Technology Report (BTR), celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2014, is the cable and telecom industry's premier source for product and technology news, and is the most successful and fastest growing online outlet for product information and deployments; reviews and rankings; technology expertise; and buyer/seller facilitation. BTR's portfolio includes online, print and video assets, all designed to help network operators build, upgrade and maintain high performance communications networks. BTR, backed by more than 70 years of combined industry experience, delivers its email, online, print and video production services to more than 18,500 subscribers. If you are interested in subscribing, consult http://www.btreport.net/subscribe.html.

About the Diamond Technology Review program
The BTR Diamond Technology Reviews ("the Diamonds") is a renowned industry program - now in its 9th year - that was developed to recognize some of the top products and solutions available to the cable industry as determined by a stellar panel of cable telecommunications engineering experts. Engineering executives from Bright House, Buckeye, Comcast, Boyer Broadband, Suddenlink, and Time Warner Cable were among the third-party judges for the 2014 Diamonds. Every year, BTR invites vendors to submit written information about products/solutions that have been released or upgraded since the previous year's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo (October 2013). Criteria used in the Diamonds rankings include, first and foremost, unique technology or application thereof, innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability.

SOURCE: Espial Group

For further information:

Stacy Mitchell
JLM Partners for Espial
Tel: +1 206 381 3600
Email: stacy@jlmpartners.com

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