OTTAWA, Sept. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software
and solutions, today announced that the Espial TV Browser has been
selected to power Toshiba's next-generation LED TVs in North America.
The sophisticated, high-speed Espial TV Browser enables television
providers to easily deploy personalized, interactive applications that
offer a more engaging viewing experience to consumers.
Using the comprehensive Espial TV Brower software development kit (SDK),
the graphical user interface for Toshiba TVs is completely customized
to include advanced features such as multiple browser windows and
visual thumbnails for recent and favorite websites. The new unique
multi-tabbed design provides users with the same ease of use currently
available on desktop, tablet, and smartphone browsers — an
industry-first for TV Web browsers.
Utilizing Espial TV Browser's screen navigation and comprehensive open
Web browsing capabilities — including support of HTML5 content — users
can access a variety of customized applications including product
menus, social media, interactive advertising, email, chat, and video
games. In addition, the intuitive user interface can be tailored
according to the needs of a specific geographical market and easily
integrated with Toshiba tablet applications to extend consumers' media
experience beyond the traditional TV screen.
"Toshiba's selection of the Espial TV Browser is a clear indication of
the growing momentum of large Smart TV manufacturers across the world
to adopt HTML5-ready browsers," said Yukio Kanemori, Japan country
manager, Espial. "Espial TV Browser has the capability to leverage the
latest industry standards, including HTML5, CSS 3D, and Canvas, with
Espial TV Browser features a comprehensive SDK that enables rapid
integration with middleware media players, video plug-ins, and
"We are thrilled to see the Espial TV Browser deployed by one of the
leading manufacturers of consumer electronics," said Jaison Dolvane,
CEO of Espial. "Espial TV Browser's user-friendly interface delivers a
rich, personalized television experience for today's anytime, anywhere
More information about the Espial TV Browser and other Espial products
is available at www.espial.com.
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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 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
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