Bristol, UK, 4th June 2015,
DTVKit, providers of the core building blocks of a royalty free broadcast DVB and HbbTV solution, today announced that their HbbTV 1.5 solution is now available on the Ekioh TV Browser. This provides the industry with a commercially sourced browser and the availability of the first turn-key HbbTV solution together with Ekioh. The joint solution offers enhanced performance and size advantages over the Qt based browser, which is typically used with the DTVKit HbbTV solution.
“Our customers have been asking for the option of a commercially sourced browser for some time”, said Phil Evans, CEO of DTVKit. “They value the engineering support, additional features and product roadmap for such a complex and core part of the overall solution. By combining the DTVKit HbbTV solution and the Ekioh browser, we have been able to make available a high quality turn-key product that can be taken straight into production.”
“The HbbTV receiver market is one of the most cost aggressive environments in the industry”, said Stephen Reeder, Commercial Director at Ekioh. “The performance and memory usage benefits of the Ekioh TV Browser have helped drive down the overall bill of materials, more than accounting for the cost of the browser itself.”
Paul Martin, CEO of Ocean Blue Software Ltd, commented “We have had a long relationship with Ekioh and both as a founding member of DTVKit and the leading provider of services to companies making DTVKit based solutions, Ocean Blue Software were delighted to be asked to integrate the two solutions. We believe this is another significant step in expanding the DTVKit ecosystem.”
The joint solution will be demonstrated by Broadcom Corporation at the ANGA COM exhibition in Cologne, Germany 9-11 June 215 running on Broadcom’s cost-effective BCM7362 silicon.
DTVKit is a UK not-for-profit organisation providing the core building blocks of a broadcast DVB stack in source code form. The organisation is supported by members who provide subscription fees and expert software engineers to accelerate software development for the Digital Television market. The efforts of the DTVKit community will further enhance the development of the four main software components; DVB Core, MHEG Engine, HbbTV Plug-In and CI+ Engine. DTVKit is controlled by its members and run for the benefits of its members. It aims to provide the best software foundations giving the highest ROI to members.
For more information, please visit dtvkit.org or follow us on Twitter @DTVKit.
Ekioh designs and develops user interface software for embedded systems. Ekioh’s products include the Ekioh UI Engine which delivers fast, responsive user interfaces based upon the SVG standard; the Ekioh TV Browser which supports the latest HTML5 features in a highly compact footprint; and the Ekioh Twin Engine Browser which fuses UI performance and HTML5 features to create the ideal embedded browser. Ekioh’s partners include Albis, Amino, Arris, Beenius, Dune HD, Ericsson, Nagravision, Sagem, Technotrend, Zebra Technologies and Zenterio.
Based in Cambridge, UK, Ekioh (www.ekioh.com) makes it easy to develop compelling user interfaces for consumer devices. The Ekioh team has many years of experience developing user interface software for embedded systems, including JVMs and JavaTV, HTML and SVG.