Sigma Designs Pre-Integrates Reference Chipset Platform With Espial TV
Browser

Accelerates Time-To-Market For Device Manufacturers

OTTAWA, May 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Espial(R), a leader in On-Demand TV software and solutions, today announced a partnership with Sigma Designs (http://www.sigmadesigns.com). To allow device manufacturers to achieve rapid time-to-market, Espial and Sigma Designs have pre-integrated Espial TV Browser version 6.0 and Adobe Flash on Sigma Design chipset reference platforms.

News

    
    -   Espial TV Browser (http://www.espial.com/products/evo_browser) (based
        on WebKit) is pre-integrated with Sigma reference platforms and
        includes support for Adobe Flash, Flash video and HTML5 Video.

    -   The combined solution reduces project risk and shortens time to
        market for device manufactures with: out-of-box availability,
        unmatched performance, excellent stability, and rapid time-to-market.

    -   A demonstration of the WebKit-based Espial TV Browser running Flash
        video on the Sigma 8654 reference platform is available on YouTube at
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpbkHfBwv5c.

    -   Espial TV Browser features high-speed web rendering on Sigma
        chipsets. This enables fast HTML, SVG or JavaScript user interfaces,
        a PC-like web browsing experience and over-the-top video support for
        sites like YouTube and BBC iPlayer.
    

Quotes

"Espial TV Browser v6.0 is a high performance WebKit-based browser for a PC-like browsing experience, including video," said Dilshan De Silva, Director Product Management for TV Browser Products. "We have optimized and pre-integrated our browser with Sigma designs SMP865x reference platforms to help reduce integration timeline, cost and risk for device manufacturers to commercially deploy a WebKit-based browser solution on devices with these chipsets."

"Our chipsets support a full suite of content formats, hardware security along with best in class video processing," said Ken Lowe, VP Strategic Marketing. "Integrating multimedia with a fast and stable browser delivers a seamless TV user experience for over the top content expected with the latest multimedia players and set top boxes. Espial Browser v6.0 incorporates WebKit, the same engine used by Google Chrome and Apple Safari."

Tags/Keywords

Connected TV, WebTV, OTT, BML, HTML, W3C, IPTV, Cable TV, HbbTV, Adobe Flash, Open IPTV Forum, WebKit, AcTVila, NetTV.

Links

    
    -   WebKit Open Source Project (http://webkit.org)
    -   Espial TV Browser (http://www.espial.com/products/evo_browser)
    -   Sigma Designs (http://www.sigmadesigns.com)
    -   HbbTV (http://www.hbbtv.org)
    -   Open IPTV Forum (http://www.openiptvforum.org)
    

About Sigma (http://www.sigmadesigns.com)

Sigma Designs is a leading fabless semiconductor provider of highly integrated system-on-chip (SoC) solutions that are used to deliver entertainment and control throughout the home. SoC solutions include media processing, wired and wireless networking, video image processing, and home control along with system software to form the critical components of consumer electronic products that include Internet protocol TV (IPTV) set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, high definition televisions (HDTV), and media communication devices. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., Sigma Designs has direct sales representatives in the United States, Brazil, China, Europe (Denmark), Israel, Japan, Taiwan and distributors in Singapore, Korea, Russia and India. For more information, please visit Sigma Designs' web site at www.sigmadesigns.com.

About Espial (http://www.espial.com)

Espial is a leading supplier of on-demand TV software to the cable, telecommunications, and hospitality and consumer electronics industries. Its IPTV middleware, Video-on-Demand and TV browser solutions provide superior service delivery, advanced service innovation tools and flexible support for diverse pay-TV business models. Over 7 million licenses of its high performance, open and patented software are in use across the world. Espial is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada and has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information please call +1.613.230.4770 or visit www.espial.com.

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SOURCE Espial Group

For further information: For further information: Inquiries from press or analysts: Espial, Kirk Edwardson, Director, Marketing, e: kedwardson@espial.com, t: (613) 230-4770 x1145

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