Espial Demonstrates TV Everywhere and Smart TV Solutions at CES 2012

OTTAWA, Jan. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced it will demonstrate its latest sophisticated, high performance head-end and browser technologies at the 2012 International CES, to be held Jan. 10 to 13 in Las Vegas. Visitors to the Espial suite at the Las Vegas Hilton will see a powerful TV Everywhere demo — showcasing the Espial Media Service Platform and Espial MediaBase solutions — for operators managing and adding value-added services for subscribers. Also featured will be the high performance Espial TV Browser, an advanced WebKit and HTML5 browser for connected devices and the increasingly popular Smart TVs.

"The consumer electronics market represents an important and growing focus area for Espial," said Jaison Dolvane, CEO, Espial. "Our powerful Espial TV Browser delivers a compelling Smart TV experience with desktop-like browser performance, full support for today's most popular and graphically demanding websites, and simple remote control navigation. For service providers, our powerful Espial Media Service Platform and Espial MediaBase platforms fill a critical gap — they provide a full range of HTTP-adaptive bit-rate video services to Smart TVs, tablets, smart phones, and PCs. Our product portfolio is exactly tuned to the needs of our customers — including electronics manufacturers, integrators, and operators — looking to provide a superior video experience to consumers on the device of their choice."

The Espial Media Service Platform allows carriers to easily introduce, manage, and monetize a unified video experience across multiscreen devices. Enabling delivery of a wide range of compelling video applications from the cloud, the platform capabilities include system administration, unified authentication and authorization across devices, business model flexibility, and an application toolkit. Equipped with these features, the Espial Media Service Platform simplifies introduction of TV Everywhere services for video providers. Operators can turn to this solution to introduce live TV, time-shift TV services, and video-on-demand services across the constellation of consumer devices including tablets, mobile phone, desktops, and Smart TVs.

Also on display at the Espial suite will be the high performance Espial MediaBase on-demand video platform. It supports today's essential TV Everywhere services including live TV streaming, time-shift TV services, remote storage DVR services, and video-on-demand services. With its recently introduced HTTP-adaptive streaming capabilities, Espial MediaBase is now available in several new configurations including origin servers, internet servers, and unified servers. Its powerful content delivery networking engine, configurable using the Espial MediaBase Manager, allows operators to optimize system design to achieve optimal utilization of their network resources. With best-in-class performance on COTS hardware, operators can also achieve the lowest total cost of ownership for TV Everywhere services.

For CE manufacturers attending the show, Espial will demonstrate the Espial TV Browser (based on WebKit and HTML5), which is designed to support the demanding browsing requirements of current and future Connected TVs, set-top boxes, and Internet devices. The Espial TV Browser accelerates the deployment of TV Web browsing, interactive TV content (including social media), over-the-top Web video, and immersive gaming web content. The Browser is easily ported across devices and offers the latest and most advanced W3C Web standards available today, supporting HbbTV, Adobe® Flash®, and full HTML5 video support for YouTube, BBC iPlayer, and other Web-based media aggregators. The powerful system comes complete with remote control navigation, a TV-optimized user interface, and a virtual keyboard.

Espial will be exhibiting at the Hilton Hotel Hospitality Suites, booth 323. More information on Espial is available at www.espial.com.

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 10 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.

SOURCE ESPIAL GROUP

For further information:

          Meet Espial at CES 2012, Booth: Hilton 323
           
Agency Contact:
Netra Ghosh
202 Communications
Tel: +1 801 349 2840
Email: netra@202comms.com
          Espial Contact:
Kirk Edwardson
Tel: +1 613 301 3423
Email: kedwardson@espial.com

Photo Link: www.202comms.com/Espial/MediaBase.zip
Photo Link: www.202comms.com/Espial/MediaServicePlatform.zip

 

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