Wiztivi, worldwide leader in multiscreen TV solutions and Ekioh, a leading provider of embedded rendering engine technology to the television industry, both worked alongside Telecentro – Argentinian cable operator – for a new STB deployment in Argentina.
The two companies partnered in order to offer a best-in class high performance User Experience running on a cost effective Set-Top-Box. TIMELESSUI, Wiztivi’s HTML5 UI Product was ported onto Ekioh’s TV browser, enabling Telecentro to get the best possible performance from their set top box and add YouTube support to their service portfolio.
TIMELESSUI’s is an off the shelf UI product designed to meet Pay-TV operators’ TTM requirements. It provides a browser agnostic UI which helps unify the User Experience. The Ekioh TV browser is a highly resource efficient WebKit based browser designed to deliver excellent results on the most cost effective hardware.
Wiztivi collaborated with Ekioh to integrate TIMELESSUI with their TV browser and create a turn-key solution. Wiztivi’s team optimised all the components of the UI, including the careful use of transitions and animations for a low memory environment. The very compact footprint and highly efficient CPU usage provided by Ekioh’s TV browser enabled Telecentro to benefit from the use of a very cost effective STB.
The combination of the two companies technologies provides Pay-TV operators with an extremely responsive HTML5 based solution including an EPG for live TV, on demand services and 3rd party apps, all of which can be deployed a short period of time in a cost constrained environment.
“The combination of the TIMELESSUI and the Ekioh TV Browser makes a very compelling market proposition”, said Stephen Reeder, Commercial Director at Ekioh. “The Wiztivi team share our passion for customer focus and we look forward to continuing to work together for Telecentro and other operators who want to take advantage of the joint solution.”
A demo set will be showcased at TV Connect 2017, London, at the Wiztivi Booth (D41). Come and experience this high performance UI solution on cost effective STB from March 28 until the 30th, 2017.
Wiztivi delivers applications and master User Interfaces for Set-top-boxes, TV sets, mobile devices (smartphones, tabs, watches…) and game consoles. The company is built on a strong technical background and gathers multicultural experts, both in design and development. For almost 10 years, Wiztivi has been designing and developing 300+ innovative services for major media & telco companies worldwide:
Internet Service Providers (SFR Group, Orange, Digiturk, Get Norway… and more to come)
- Broadcasters (Viacom US/UK, TF1, M6, Eurosport, Canal+…)
- TV and STB manufacturers worldwide (Sagemcom, Technicolor, Microsoft, Toshiba, Cisco, Samsung, LG, …)
In order to maintain its leadership and its agility, Wiztivi has been developing its own framework (SDK). Based on web-standards, the WIZTIVIFRAMEWORK solution delivers a single code to target various platforms at a fraction of the cost that would be required if a specific version had to be developed for each device.
This strong technological asset goes along with a high value in-house UI/UX Studio: The Wiztivi Creative Studio, is highly experienced in TV, Set-top-box and mobile interfaces, and creator of TIMELESSUI, Wiztivi’s HTML5 UI off-the-shelf product.
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Ekioh designs and develops rendering software for a wide range of consumer product and resource constrained platforms. The company’s products provide the high performance, flexibility and highly compact footprint necessary to address the wide range of application and UI rendering challenges presented by the consumer electronics and embedded systems industries. Best known for its TV and set top box solutions, Ekioh technology forms the basis of the fusion of traditional media and over the top content in many of the world’s most successful television networks. Ekioh’s partners include Altech Multimedia, Arris, Broadcom, Ericsson, HiSilicon, Nagravision, Sagem, Wiztivi, Zenterio and ZTE.
Ekioh’s engineering team brings together expertise in graphical systems, embedded software, set top box, TV silicon and robust software design. Using this combination of skills, fuelled by intense customer focus, Ekioh’s product quality and customer support are second to none.
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