Ekioh launches the world’s first multithreaded embedded browser

Ekioh today unveiled Flow, a multithreaded HTML browser specifically designed for multi-core processors that delivers a vastly improved user experience. Flow’s layout and animation performance is more than double the speed of other browsers on multi-core silicon. With TV user interfaces increasingly looking towards 4K, Flow overcomes the performance issues of HTML UIs on multi-core processors enabling products to meet consumers’ increasingly high expectations.

Third Queen’s Award for Ekioh

Ekioh, the rendering engine technology provider to many of the world’s fastest growing TV services, has been named as a winner of a 2017 Queen’s Award for International Trade. This is the third time Ekioh has been honoured with a Queen’s Award, the UK’s highest accolade for business success.

Ekioh joins Frog by Wyplay increasing operators’ choice of browser to support high value HTML5 OTT applications.

Wyplay today welcomes Ekioh as new Licensee, joining more than 125 companies in the Frog by Wyplay Community. Ekioh is specialising in enhanced browser provision for TV and embedded devices, and brings its expertise and product offering to the Frog by Wyplay community in order to offer more choice beyond Frog’s built-in Qt-based Webkit browser for operators wanting to add high value HTML5 applications to their Frog deployments.

Third Year of Successful YouTube Certifications with Ekioh

Cambridge, UK, 16th March 2016,

Ekioh announced today that one of its leading European set top box partners has gained YouTube 2016 certification. Meeting the stringent YouTube 2016 requirements, including 4K support, marks the third successive year in which Ekioh has enabled its partners to achieve certification for YouTube on TV.

“In order to ensure that end users get a good overall experience, YouTube has set some very challenging criteria over the years”, said Piers Wombwell, CEO at Ekioh. “We are proud to have helped our set top box partners surpass these criteria and deliver a really compelling product offer.”

“Each year our customers are delighted that Ekioh’s superior performance and careful management of system resources have enabled them to achieve certification on cost effective hardware”, said Stephen Reeder, Commercial Director at Ekioh. “We’re already working on the certification requirements for YouTube 2017.”

 

About Ekioh

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 Arris, Beenius, Ericsson, Nagravision, Sagem, Technotrend, Vestel, Zebra Technologies, Zenterio and ZTE.

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. Ekioh has been recognised with Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in both Innovation and International Trade categories.

For more information email: info@ekioh.com

Altech Multimedia Selects Ekioh’s Twin Engine UI Browser

Cambridge, UK, 8th September 2015,

Ekioh and Altech Multimedia announced today that Altech Multimedia has selected Ekioh’s Twin Engine UI Browser for their high end DTR9401 IPTV set top box. The set top box, which successfully blends operator managed programming with OTT content has already been selected by a rapidly expanding Middle Eastern network operator.

Ekioh’s Twin Engine UI Browser combines the UI performance of SVG with the ubiquity of HTML5 providing the ideal solution for operators wanting to add OTT content to their existing service offering. The highly compact Twin Engine solution makes extremely economical use of system resources enabling the successful fusion of operator sourced and OTT content within a cost effective set top box solution.

“Altech Multimedia is a high-technology organisation, focused on providing innovative products, professional and competitive services”, said Marco Caputo, Business Development Executive at Altech Multimedia. “Ekioh shares our focus; their innovative browser technology and first rate support made them an ideal partner to work with.”

“Ekioh’s rich browser product portfolio is an ideal fit with Altech Multimedia’s wide ranging product and service offer”, said Stephen Reeder, Commercial Director at Ekioh. “Our Twin Engine Browser is an excellent foundation for Altech Multimedia’s systems integration and application development expertise and I am confident that together our two companies will be able grow this relationship across many multimedia platforms.

Altech Multimedia product portfolio incorporates satellite, terrestrial, cable, and IP transmission modes and spans the range from value-engineered entry-level devices to high-end hybrid home gateway solutions.

The DTR9401 IPTV set top box will be demonstrated at IBC on the Altech Multimedia stand (1.D40).

 

About Ekioh

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 Arris, Beenius, Ericsson, Nagravision, Sagem, Technotrend, Vestel, Zebra Technologies, Zenterio and ZTE.

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. Ekioh has been recognised with Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in both Innovation and International Trade categories.

For more information email: info@ekioh.com

 

About Altech Multimedia

Altech Multimedia is one of the world leading providers of products, professional services and competitive solutions to the digital multimedia Broadcast and Broadband Industries. Altech Multimedia solutions include a number of innovative world-first applications that are currently deployed in several digital television networks around the world and in addition to being device independent, Altech Multimedia offerings are available as either stand-alone or complementary solutions that integrate seamlessly with existing systems.

Through its operating companies and sales offices worldwide Altech Multimedia has a global footprint. Technical development and support centres exist in South Africa, India, China and Australia with sales support offices in South Africa, Australia, Singapore, Europe, South America and the Middle East. Altech Multimedia boasts a Blue-Chip client base and an award winning product portfolio as well as an enviable reputation amongst its partners and peers as one of the most technologically capable businesses in the industry (http://www.altech-multimedia.com).

DTVKit Increases Choice with Ekioh’s Browser

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.

 

About DTVKit

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.

 

About Ekioh

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.

 

Ekioh receives a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Cambridge, UK, 21st April 2015,

Ekioh has been named as a winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category – the UK’s highest accolade for business success.

Ekioh, an acknowledged leader in Scalable Vector Graphics and TV Browser technology, has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation for successfully enabling the delivery of visually compelling user interfaces on cost effective set top box technology.

“Being recognised with a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise is a great honour”, said Piers Wombwell, CEO at Ekioh. “Innovation is at the very heart of the products Ekioh creates. We are proud that our technology drives the user experience for millions of people.”

With the growth of new ways to consume TV content, it has never been more important for TV operators to provide a visually compelling and easy to use service. Ekioh’s innovative technology helps achieve this goal with cost effective hardware. It is not surprising therefore to find Ekioh technology is a fundamental part of many of the world’s fastest growing TV networks.

“We would like to extend our thanks to all our customers and partners”, said Stephen Reeder, Commercial Director at Ekioh. “Their continued trust in Ekioh as an innovative technology partner continues to drive our mutual business success.”

About Ekioh

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.

For more information email: info@ekioh.com

About Queen’s Awards

Approximately 150 Queen’s Awards have been announced this year for outstanding business achievement in the fields of International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. The awards are made annually by HM The Queen, and are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category.

To find out more about the Queen’s Awards visit www.queensawards.org.uk

ZTE Selects Ekioh’s Twin Engine UI Browser

Cambridge, UK, 14th April 2015,

Ekioh is pleased to announce that ZTE has selected its Twin Engine UI Browser for their next generation cost-effective IPTV set top boxes. The joint solution has already been successful in securing the next phase of a rapidly expanding European network operator’s rollout.

By combining the UI performance of SVG with the ubiquity of HTML5, Ekioh’s Twin Engine UI Browser is able to deliver excellent rendering performance and feature availability in one highly compact package. Its economical use of system resources enables ZTE to deliver a flexible cost-effective solution to its customers.

“ZTE has a strong reputation for meeting customer needs with flexible, reliable and cost effective products”, said Wei Tang, Chief Engineer of home multimedia devices at ZTE. “Ekioh’s innovative browser technology and excellent customer support made them an ideal partner for us to work with.”

“Operators are keen to ensure a good return on their set top box investment”, said Stephen Reeder, Commercial Director at Ekioh. “Combining the scale of ZTE with the flexibility of Ekioh’s Twin Engine technology provides the ideal foundation to ensure that their investment will deliver.”

Ekioh’s Twin Engine technology has chalked up a number of licence wins in recent months as operators and middleware providers are recognising that HTML5 alone lacks the performance to deliver responsive and feature rich user interfaces on commercially viable set top box hardware.

 

About Ekioh

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. In April 2014, Ekioh was recognised with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

For more information email: info@ekioh.com

About ZTE

ZTE has been engaging in R&D of the IP STB for many years to devote itself to providing effective and stable STB products for its customers all the time. ZTE Corporation is a globally-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions. With operations in 160 countries, the company is a leader in technology innovation, delivering superior products and business solutions to clients all over the world. Founded in 1985, ZTE is listed on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges and is China’s largest listed telecoms equipment company.

For more information email: dhome@zte.com.cn

Infomir Selects Ekioh’s Twin Engine UI Browser

Cambridge, UK, 10th March 2015,

Ekioh is pleased to announce that Infomir has selected its Twin Engine UI Browser for their popular range of MAG set top boxes.

Ekioh’s Twin Engine UI Browser combines the UI performance of SVG with the ubiquity of HTML5 to deliver an unrivalled combination of rendering performance, feature availability and compact size. Beautiful and functional UIs can seamlessly guide the user between operator and online content delivering the immersive entertainment experience that underpins the TV’s success.

Infomir has firmly established itself as a stable, reliable and cost effective solution provider to the IPTV industry. Infomir selected Ekioh because its extensive product features and excellent support made them the ideal partner to help further their progress.

“In both our home and emerging markets such as LATAM and Africa, customers want flexible solutions at economically viable prices”, said Traian Triboi at Infomir. “Ekioh’s twin engine technology helps us provide solutions to support sustainable growth as the industry evolves in these markets.”

“We’re delighted to be working with Infomir”, said Stephen Reeder, Commercial Director at Ekioh. “Our companies share the common goal of providing our customers with excellent products at competitive prices and I am sure we’ll enjoy considerable success together.”

Ekioh’sTwin Engine UI Browser also includes a number of built-in content development tools enabling remote access, debugging and content performance optimisation which will speed the time to market for Infomir’s customers and middleware partners.”

 

About Ekioh

Ekioh designs and develops user interface software for embedded systems. Ekioh’s products include the Ekioh UI Engine whichdelivers 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. In April 2014, Ekioh was recognised with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

About Infomir

Infomir is a European manufacturer of equipment and software for the IPTV/OTT/VOD market specialising in design, engineering, manufacturing and maintenance of equipment and end-user devices for the modern broadband digital services.

Infomir offers the best cost effective solutions for starting an IPTV/OTT/VOD business with its flagship products: MAG series of high quality modern set-top boxes and free Middleware Stalker. The solution is suitable for large providers with large subscriber base as well as smaller local ones with smaller budgets.

For more information visit http://www.infomir.eu

Zenterio implements Ekioh’s HTML5 browser for improved user experience

Stockholm, Sweden, 20th November 2014

Zenterio, which develops an independent software platform for interactive TV, announces that the company has added Ekioh’s HTML5 TV Browser to the range of products integrated within Zenterio OS.

Ekioh’s TV Browser provides Zenterio with a wide range of HTML5 features including the ability to support HTML5 middleware and render the latest OTT portals from within their TV operating system UI. Its extremely compact footprint and excellent rendering performance ensure that valuable system resources are carefully managed.

“Our long standing partnership with Ekioh has been extremely successful and this new agreement is a logical extension”, said Marco Frattolin, VP Product Management, Zenterio, “The joint solution has recently been deployed by Magyar Telekom in Hungary.”

“The Zenterio OS enables operators to independently choose their hardware and middleware solutions”, said Stephen Reeder, Commercial Director at Ekioh, “Ekioh’s features and performance extend that independence and our minimal use of resources helps ensure tight cost management of the overall solution.”

Ekioh’s TV Browser uses the same porting layer as its UI Engine and advanced Twin Engine Browser. The collaboration enables Zenterio to offer the full range of Ekioh browser options to their customers without additional engineering expense.

 

About Ekioh

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, Motorola Solutions, Nagravision, Sagem, Technotrend 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. In April 2014, Ekioh was recognised with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

About Zenterio

Zenterio develops Zenterio OS, an independent software platform for interactive TV that is positioned to become a global standard. Zenterio’s software can be used on any new and existing hardware. With Zenterio OS, operators can quickly and cost-effectively provide new interactive services and applications. Zenterio partners with global system integrators, set-top box suppliers, CA/DRM providers, and chipset manufacturers. Zenterio has more than 150 employees (24 nationalities). Its headquarters are in Stockholm and its R&D center is in Linköping, Sweden. The company has sales offices in Prague and Milan. Zenterio is mainly owned by private and institutional investors. The largest single shareholder is Scope, a Swedish private equity firm. Zenterio’s board chairman is Mr. Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, former Nokia CEO. Visit www.zenterio.com

 

Ekioh Receives a Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Cambridge, UK, 21st April 2014

Ekioh, best known as the provider of the most widely deployed TV-centric Scalable Vector Graphics engine, wins the Queen’s Award for International Trade having grown overseas earnings by 216% over the last three years. The company was recognised for its unique products, technical excellence and effective business relationships.

“We’re delighted to have been given this prestigious award”, said Piers Wombwell, CEO at Ekioh, “It is a wonderful recognition of the hard work and dedication of everyone here at Ekioh.”

Ekioh’s user interface software is at the heart of many of the world’s fastest growing TV networks. Its efficient design enables operators to deliver visually compelling user interfaces on competitively priced consumer electronic products.

“We’d like to send a heartfelt thanks to all our customers and partners, as it is their successful use of our products which underpins our business growth”, said Stephen Reeder, Commercial Director at Ekioh.

Ekioh was also praised for its considered, long term approach to exporting and, its export expansion from Western Europe, into Asia Pacific, North and South America.

About Ekioh

Ekioh designs and develops user interface software for embedded systems. The Ekioh SVG UI Engine delivers fast, responsive user interfaces based on the SVG standard. Ekioh’s partners include ADB, Albis, Amino, Arris, Beenius, Dune, Ericsson, HubTech, HwaCom, Nagravision OpenTV, Motorola Solutions, Sagem, Technotrend, Vestel 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.

About Queen’s Awards

Approximately 160 Queen’s Awards have been announced this year for outstanding business achievement in the fields of International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. The awards are made annually by HM The Queen, and are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category.

To find out more about the Queen’s Awards visit www.queensawards.org.uk

Dune HD Partners with Ekioh for High End User Interface Performance

Cambridge, UK, 21st January 2014

Ekioh is pleased to announce that Dune HD has deployed its twin rendering engine technology on their most popular TV series set top boxes, opening the market for advanced middleware implementations featuring high graphics performance.

Dune HD selected Ekioh’s twin engine solution because it allows middleware providers to exploit the optimal performance of Ekioh SVG for user interface display in combination with Ekioh’s WebKit based HTML5 engine for third party web content. The resulting performance and flexibility provides Dune HD customers with an unparalleled rendering solution based upon open standards.

“Providing operators with an aggressively priced, premium quality solution has always been core to our success”, said Dr. Konstantin Dyshlevoy, CEO, Dune HD. “Our customers seek superior graphical performance and partnering with Ekioh has helped us deliver on the request.”

“The demand for responsive and appealing user interfaces has never been greater”, said Stephen Reeder, Commercial Director at Ekioh. “Our twin engine solution brings the performance required to meet that demand and we’re delighted to be working with Dune HD to deliver it to their customers.”

Ekioh’s SVG engine also includes a number of built-in content development tools enabling remote access, debugging and content performance optimisation which will speed the time to market for Dune HD’s customers and middleware partners.”

About Ekioh

Ekioh designs and develops user interface software for embedded systems. The Ekioh SVG UI Engine delivers fast, responsive user interfaces based on the SVG standard. Ekioh’s partners include ADB, Albis, Amino, Arris, Beenius, DuneHD, Ericsson, HubTech, HwaCom, Nagravision, Sagem, Technotrend, Vestel and Zenterio.

About Dune HD

Dune HD offers an array of high-quality digital media players for both consumer and commercial markets. The product line ranges from low-cost, compact set-top box (STB) designs to professional-grade universal media players with internal hard drive bays, optical drives and full internet and content connectivity. Dune HD is headquartered in Taiwan, with engineering teams in Moscow, Russia, and Kiev, Ukraine. The company also has offices in the United States, and a distribution network that covers more than 60 countries.

Ekioh Adds Selenium Support to SVG

Cambridge, UK, 15th April 2013

Ekioh announced today that it has added support for the Selenium WebDriver framework to its most widely deployed TV compliant Scalable Vector Graphics engine. This allows the Ekioh SVG engine to be remotely controlled and queried for information from a variety of different client languages which enables middleware providers and content authors to conduct automated content testing.

Currently supported Selenium features include getting and setting of the page location, key event injection, the querying of elements and attributes, grabbing screenshots, and the execution of JavaScript.

“Adapting the Selenium WebDriver framework to embrace SVG forms the foundation for a number of ‘on device’ test capabilities”, said Piers Wombwell, Ekioh’s CEO. “Over time, we plan to further increase the number of supported Selenium features and introduce new test and development tools based upon the underlying Selenium WebDriver capabilities.”

“Our middleware partners have welcomed the addition of Selenium support”, said Stephen Reeder, Commercial Director at Ekioh, “we’re delighted to be able to extend the significant investment made we have already made in our automated product testing to include the wider middleware environment our partners provide”.

About Ekioh

Ekioh designs and develops user interface software for embedded systems. The Ekioh SVG UI Engine delivers fast, responsive user interfaces based on the SVG standard. Ekioh’s partners include ADB, Albis, Amino, Arris, Beenius, DuneHD, Ericsson, HubTech, HwaCom, MitraStar, Nagravision, Sagem, Technotrend, Vestel 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.

RiksTV Uses Ekioh Engines to Launch OTT Services in Norway

Cambridge, UK, 20th November 2012

Ekioh, providers of the most widely deployed TV compliant Scalable Vector Graphics engine, today announced that RiksTV have launched a range of new services in Norway using Ekioh’s SVG & HTML engines. The Ekioh engines are at the heart of two new digital hybrid set-top boxes manufactured by Strong which are being sold to Norwegian customers through the retail market.

By offering two rendering technologies, SVG & HTML, RiksTV have been able to provide the best possible scope for their content partners. Visually rich and highly animated applications are written in SVG; whereas, more static applications are authored in HTML.

“Our new service offering, which includes access to YouTube, VGTV, TV 2 Sumo, Beat and Film on demand from SF Anytime, ensures RiksTV maintains its leadership”, said Christian Birkeland, CEO at RiksTV.

“Customers expect good looking, easy to use services and using Ekioh’s engines, our content partners have delivered some stunning results”, Mr Birkeland said.

“RiksTV have launched one of the most application rich services available in Europe today”, said Stephen Reeder, Commercial Director at Ekioh. “The combination of broadcast media, graphically rich movie and catch up portal services together with open standards, internet based OTT applications really resonate with customer expectations.”

At launch, the RiksTV service includes broadcast services, Film on demand from SF Anytime,YouTube and TV 2 Sumo Basis, an 8 day catch up service from TV 2. Services to be launched shortly include Beat – a streaming music service and VGTV, an on demand news and entertainment service.

About Ekioh

Ekioh designs and develops user interface software for embedded systems. The Ekioh SVG UI Engine delivers fast, responsive user interfaces based on the SVG standard. Ekioh’s partners include ADB, Albis, Amino, Beenius, Ericsson, HwaCom, MitraStar, Motorola Mobility, Nagravision, Sagem, Technotrend 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.

About RiksTV

RiksTV is the second largest TV-distributor in Norway, reaching a financial turnover exceeding 1 billion NOK in 2011. The EBITDA for 2011 was 70.7 mill, almost double-up from 2010, leading to a positive result for the second year in a row. RiksTV conventionally delivers its TV services through the Norwegian terrestrial network but did in September 2012 launch its first services over the internet including catch-up TV and movie rental services.

For more information email Ekioh: info@ekioh.com; RiksTV: christian.birkeland@rikstv.no

HwaCom Systems Inc selects Ekioh for large scale Taiwanese IPTV deployment

Cambridge, UK, 6th November 2012

Ekioh, providers of the most widely deployed TV compliant Scalable Vector Graphics engine, today announced that HwaCom Systems Inc., the leading broadband system integrator in Taiwan has licensed its UI engine technology for use in the Chunghwa Telecom deployment.

The agreement, which covers both Ekioh’s SVG and HTML5 engines follows HwaCom’s successful competition of Chunghwa Telecom’s open tendering process for extending their IPTV network which currently serves over 1 million customers. Within the Chunghwa deployment, a Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) based user interface is used for time crticial functions such as rendering the programme guide and HTML is used for “off-net” third party applications such as Google’s YouTube.

HwaCom selected Ekioh because of the company’s experience and the rich feature set of their engines. “Ekioh’s knowledge and long standing relationship with Ericsson who provide the CHT middleware was very important to us”, said Alex Huang, VP HwaCom, “we are also very happy with the on going support they provide.”

“The performance of our engines was also a key factor in winning this contract”, said Stephen Reeder, Commercial Director at Ekioh, “Chunghwa have a large number of older set tops which can be upgraded to use the Ericsson middleware thanks to the performance advantage our engines provide.”

This HwaCom agreement is the latest in a growing number of deployments where SVG technology has been used alongside HTML to deliver superior performance and visual impact in the delivery of high quality user interfaces.

About Ekioh

Ekioh designs and develops user interface software for embedded systems. The Ekioh SVG UI Engine delivers fast, responsive user interfaces based on the SVG standard. Ekioh’s partners include Albis, Amino, Beenius, Ericsson, HubTech, MitraStar, Motorola Mobility, Nagravision, Sagem, Technotrend 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.

About HwaCom

HwaCom is the leading broadband system integrator and supplier of mobile, fixed and IP networks related services as well as multimedia applications. In addition, with the partnerships of major international leading IT companies, HwaCom provides the most comprehensive broadband application integration service covered Datacom, Telecom and Media industries from infrastructure to application to fulfil the requirement of enterprises and residential services in the whole Taiwan island.

NAGRA Confirms Ekioh for Next Generation OpenTV 5 Multi-Service Client Platform

Cambridge, UK, 30th October 2012

Ekioh, providers of the most widely deployed TV compliant Scalable Vector Graphics engine, today announced that NAGRA has extended their partnership to include the next generation OpenTV 5 multi-service client platform.

OpenTV 5 re-defines the role of TV middleware to embrace multi-screen, multi-device and multi-network environments under a single offering. An open development environment using HTML5 and SVG is at the heart of this new approach enabling accelerated innovation and rapid application development.

The agreement, which builds upon the long standing relationship between the two companies, covers both Ekioh’s SVG and HTML5 engines.

“There is a huge momentum behind HTML5”, said Stephen Reeder, Commercial Director at Ekioh, “but HTML still struggles on low powered devices like set top boxes. The combination of SVG & HTML5 delivers a highly responsive customer experience at the same time as being able to support third party web based applications.”

“We’re delighted to extend our relationship with Ekioh”, said Olivier Wellmann, VP Product Development at NAGRA, “their technology lead and market focus make them an ideal partner in this uniquely demanding environment. The flexibility that this technology partnership brings is key to OpenTV 5’s mission to deliver a secure and yet open platform for customer innovation.”

About Ekioh

Ekioh designs and develops user interface software for embedded systems. The Ekioh SVG UI Engine delivers fast, responsive user interfaces based on the SVG standard. Ekioh’s partners include Albis, Amino, Beenius, Ericsson, HubTech, MitraStar, Motorola Mobility, NAGRA, Sagem, Technotrend 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.
For more information email: info@ekioh.com

About NAGRA

NAGRA, the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), provides security and multiscreen user experience solutions for the monetization of digital media. It offers content providers and DTV operators worldwide with secure, open, integrated platforms and applications over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms, enabling compelling and personalized viewing experiences. Please visit www.nagra.com/dtv for more information and follow us on Twitter at @nagrakudelski.

AirTies partners with Ekioh to deliver optimal User experience

Istanbul, 22nd March 2011 – AirTies, the innovative wireless networking vendor, is announcing a strategic partnership with Ekioh who design innovative user interfaces (UIs) and browsers for embedded systems like set-top boxes. AirTies will be previewing set-top boxes running the Ekioh UIs and browsers, designed to offer ease of use and a better interactive experience for graphics and animation, on stand number 27 at this year’s IPTV World Forum event.

AirTies chose to add Ekioh to its list of supported browsers in response to customer demand and in order to penetrate new markets – particularly those in Eastern and Central Europe where Ekioh is widely deployed. The Ekioh browser and UI is based on the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) standard, reknown for its ability to render graphics in a superior manner to HTML. One key advantage of the new UI is its ability to scale up or down between SD and HD resolutions seamlessly and its ability to deliver the optimal resolution based on the resolution and dimensions of the screen available. The SVG Engine also requires minimal memory and processor resources, also driving down the cost of the STB and making it more affordable.

Another important feature of the partnership is the freedom it offers for customisation of the UI according to different operator requirements, and the ease with which designers can export their designs out of third party applications such as Adobe Illustrator onto the STB to see the effect, thereby maintaining the integrity of the original design concept, resulting in a better design for the consumer. With full support for AJAX and XMLHttpRequest, content can also be modified on-the-fly from remote servers, for uses such as television guides (EPGs), video-on-demand menus and shopping carts, on your IPTV STB.

According to Jim Lomax, EVP Sales of AirTies, “Ease of use and quality of the user experience are key watch words for the IPTV and OTT market. We believe that Ekioh’s SVG based flexible UI engine and browser combined with our own cutting edge STB design will set the bar for the STB of the future.”

Stephen Reeder, Commercial Director of Ekioh added, “Our two organisations share a determination to provide a user experience second to none and AirTies innovation in the delivery of wireless IPTV set top boxes combined with their Air Touch technology for simple set up offers a compelling solution for both the retail and operator market place.”

Additional information contact:

Maria Muller / Kim Smith / Holly Forrest (éclat Marketing)
: tel. +44 1276 486 000; http://www.airties.com

Stephen Reeder: info@ekioh.com; http://www.ekioh.com

About AirTies

AirTies develops and markets consumer electronics products which provide 4 fundamental services (high speed internet access/ADSL, Wireless LANs, internet based telephony/VoIP, and internet based television/IPTV) for service providers, small businesses and consumers.
AirTies was formed in February 2004 by a management and technical team from the Silicon Valley, USA, with the strategic intent to become the leader in emerging markets. AirTies has more than 4 million installed base world-wide and is aiming to expand into additional broadband markets. In contrast to its competitors which are dependent on chip companies and ODMs to develop their products, AirTies designs and develops its own hardware and the embedded firmware. Technology innovations include wireless video distribution to multiple TV’s, wireless coverage range extension, and network setup at a touch of a button. AirTies believes in exceptional customer service such as 7/24 technical support in English, Turkish, Greek and Russian and no questions asked defective unit replacement. More information is available on their website at www.airties.com

About Ekioh

Ekioh designs and develops user interface software for embedded systems. The Ekioh UI Engine delivers fast, responsive user interfaces based on the SVG standard, and the Ekioh Browser is an advanced web browser supporting the latest HTML standards.
Based in Cambridge, UK, Ekioh 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.

Accedo Broadband and Ekioh introduce the world’s first 3D games for IPTV

London, March 21 2011 – Accedo Broadband, the leading provider of IPTV and Connected TV applications, and Ekioh, the cutting-edge provider of browsers and SVG engines have announced the availability of casual games in 3D using Ekioh’s latest SVG software.

“We are thrilled about the new possibilities of 3D applications.” commented Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo Broadband. “The innovative Ekioh team has added some astounding features by allowing for stereoscopic 3D effects in the application layer. Games are great examples of applications that benefit from this functionality”.

Accedo’s Funspot game service is the most widely deployed IPTV game service in the world and contains more than 100 casual games in various categories. The 3D games will be available for all Ekioh customers from Q3 2011.
“We’re happy to work with an application leader like Accedo to illustrate the powers of our new engine” said Piers Wombwell, CEO, Ekioh. “Games were the logical starting point but we’re looking forward to a wave of application & UI innovation from Accedo and other industry players”.

Ekioh’s stereoscopic 3D engine has been released to a closed set of customers and partners and will be widely available on the market from Q2 2011. The Ekioh engine is flexible and allows for integration into most middlewares and devices

Accedo is showcasing games and applications at IPTV World Forum in London March 22-24 2011.

Additional information contact:
Helen Weedon: tel. +44 7733 231922; http://www.accedobroadband.com
Stephen Reeder: info@ekioh.com; http://www.ekioh.com

About Accedo Broadband

Accedo Broadband is the leading provider of applications for IPTV and Connected TV. Accedo Broadband provides the largest available application store for IPTV and Connected TV containing, for example, IPTV games, quizzes, puzzles, VOD, live TV, music, karaoke, lifestyle, sports, weather, social media and communication services. Accedo’s Funspot gaming service is the most widely deployed IPTV gaming service in the world.

Accedo is a privately held company founded by telecom and media entrepreneurs Michael Lantz and Fredrik Andersson primarily backed by Swedish VC Industrifonden. Accedo Broadband is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with branch offices in London, Sunnyvale, Hong Kong and Sydney.

About Ekioh

Ekioh designs and develops user interface software for embedded systems. The Ekioh UI Engine delivers fast, responsive user interfaces based on the SVG standard, and the Ekioh Browser is an advanced web browser supporting the latest HTML standards.

Based in Cambridge, UK, Ekioh 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.

Ekioh Puts User Interface Development Into Perspective

Ekioh, providers of the most widely deployed TV compliant Scalable Vector Graphics engine, today announced the launch of stereoscopic 3D SVG functionality allowing user interfaces to exploit the full potential of 3D TV.

Ekioh’s stereoscopic 3D SVG retains the speed and memory efficiency that has earned the company its premiere status. In addition to the latest 3D TV models and leading edge set top boxes, Ekioh’s 3D SVG engine also enables stereoscopic user interfaces to be supported on many legacy set top boxes, including those without 3D hardware acceleration. This allows operators to provide an enhanced viewing experience without having to deploy new hardware. User interfaces can also be implemented which support both 2D and 3D viewing from a single content base enabling significant content development savings.

“Until now, anyone wanting to implement a 3D user interface either had to hard code it, or use restrictive post rendering techniques”, said Ekioh CEO, Piers Wombwell. “By adding stereoscopic 3D capabilities into our SVG engine, interface developers are able switch between 2D and 3D views of their UIs to match the accompanying video content. This provides a seamless experience for customers scanning through the mixed dimension channel line up that many operators have today.”

Building the 3D rendering capabilities into the engine itself, has also enabled Ekioh to support visually compelling effects such as depth rotation and planar skewing which cannot be achieved with post rendering techniques.

“Since 3D transmissions first began, operators have been aware of problems of combining 2D and 3D elements together on the same screen”, said Stephen Reeder, Commercial Director, Ekioh. “Closed Captioning in particular has highlighted the issue of maintaining depth perception when dealing with multiple sources and we are delighted to have been able to demonstrate once again that using Scalable Vector Graphics provides the most cost effective and future proof rendering solution available”.

Additional information contact:
Stephen Reeder: info@ekioh.com; http://www.ekioh.com

About Ekioh

Ekioh designs and develops user interface software for embedded systems. Our products cover the wide range of UIs needed on consumer devices. Based in Cambridge, UK, Ekioh 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 and has used this experience to develop the most advanced user interface rendering engine yet, the Ekioh SVG Engine.

BeeSmart achieves a 300% customer growth in just 12 months

BeeSmart, the acknowledged interactive TV solution provider for service operators and Ekioh, a leading developer of compelling end user interface engines, are proud to announce a fast growing number of IPTV users on SVG based client technology. The companies report that there are already over 130,000 end-users running BeeSmart middleware clients and the Ekioh SVG UI Engine.

This outstanding achievement represents more than 300% growth over last year’s figures, which is a result of excellent team performance, modern software design and the right mix of partners involved in IPTV projects.

A significant number of customers select BeeSmart because of its ease of use and compelling visual experience. BeeSmart client software is driven by Ekioh’s SVG engine, which is rapidly becoming the de-facto standard TV UI rendering technology. BeeSmart was the first middleware company to recognize the benefits of SVG and particularly Ekioh’s compact and high performance implementation. This partnership yielded a solution which is delivering huge satisfaction to end customers and TV operators alike.

“BeeSmart’s early confidence in our SVG UI Engine has been very helpful in driving our technology to telcos, and has helped us tailor the product for their needs.” said Piers Wombwell, CEO at Ekioh, “We are delighted that BeeSmart has benefitted from the fast and attractive user interface design they deliver to their customers.”

“The Ekioh SVG UI engine provides us a very flexible environment in which we are able to design responsive and visually attractive user interfaces for the end-client.” said Marko Hiti, CTO at BeeSmart, “Since our solution comes with a complete set of tools for development of custom applications, the same level of flexibility can be achieved by our partners who use BeeSmart Software Development Kit for designing their own tailored TV applications.”

BeeSmart will be demonstrating their compelling middleware technology incorporating the Ekioh SVG Engine at the IPTV World Forum in London from 22nd-24th March.

Additional information contact:
Matjaž Bevk: tel. +386 1 5308 347; http://www.beesmart.tv
Stephen Reeder: info@ekioh.com; http://www.ekioh.com

About Ekioh

Ekioh is the market leading provider of SVG rendering technology to the television industry. Based in Cambridge, England, Ekioh team members each have an average of over ten years embedded software experience from the television, telecommunications and silicon industries. The resulting Ekioh SVG engine is the smallest, fastest implementation available and supports a wide range of television extensions. Ekioh’s extensive TV silicon experience has also led to a series of optimisations enabling the very best user interfaces to be supported across both new and legacy devices.

About BeeSmart

BeeSmart is an acknowledged interactive TV solution provider for service operators and hospitality market. It sets new standards for interactive TV by converging TV, phone and internet services on a single, telco-grade, multiservice delivery platform. BeeSmart combines an exceptionally fast user interface, intelligent content recommendation system, VoIP on TV, web TV support and ability to host multiple operators on a single service delivery platform. Enabling a higher return on service operator’s investments, it also delivers the best TV experience to their subscribers. The company’s preferred way of working in the global market is developing strong business relationships with local partners through a comprehensive partner program, where the synergies for development of new services are harnessed.

Dreampark and Ekioh Partner to Deliver 3D User Interfaces

AMSTERDAM, IBC 2009 (September 11, 2009)

Dreampark, one of the leading IPTV middleware providers in the European market and Ekioh, a leading developer of compelling end user interface engines, announced today a partnership that will bring 3D user interfaces to consumers.

Both companies have built their core product offering on future proof technology including Web 2.0 standards and flexible and open user interfaces. Dreampark’s flagship middleware product Dreamgallery, their SVG client and Ekioh’s user interface (UI) solutions for embedded systems together create a platform that enables operators to easily customize their user interface to the specifications they need for their target demographic.

Dreampark is showcasing Dreamgallery at IBC 2009 in Amsterdam, booth 4.B70. Ekioh will also showcase its UI Engine at the Accedo Broadband booth, # IP621 in the IPTV Zone.

“Dreampark is committed to the ongoing maturity and market adoption of SVG and Ekioh is at the forefront of creating advanced user interfaces based on Web 2.0 standards,” said Bjorn Lang, CTO Dreampark. “Together, both Ekioh and Dreampark will develop the next generation of SVG UIs that includes 3D so that we can provide operators with the tools they need to give customers the user interfaces they have come to expect today in their TV experience”

“Dreamgallery already makes impressive use of the speed and SVG functionality that our UI engine offers,” said Piers Wombwell, CEO, Ekioh. “Dreampark together with Ekioh will enable operators to offer fast, compelling UIs with the minimum of effort.”

Dreamgallery is a software suite for operators aiming at providing services over IP networks. It sets a new standard when it comes to user friendliness and “TV feel” and it provides a true “What‐You‐See‐Is‐What‐You‐Get” graphical user interface. Dreamgallery is installed in several large‐scale commercial operations and is committed to the SVG standard because of its ability to optimise the speed and performance of IPTV services for operators.

The Ekioh UI Engine is the most advanced user interface engine, available for any embedded device such as a television, Set Top Box (STB), mobile phone or portable media player. Utilising the latest Web 2.0 standards from the W3C, the Ekioh UI Engine can provide a user experience second‐to‐none, with a completely customizable user interface and comprehensive integration with media controls. The Ekioh UI Engine is built upon existing Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) standards, allowing simple generation of content using well‐established tools.

About Ekioh

Ekioh designs and develops user interface software for embedded systems. The Ekioh UI Engine delivers fast, responsive user interfaces based on the SVG standard, and the Ekioh Browser is an advanced web browser supporting the latest HTML standards.

Based in Cambridge, UK, Ekioh 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.

About Dreampark

Dreampark’s Dreamgallery is the most deployed IPTV middleware in Europe. Dreamgallery is a robust and revenue‐generating solution delivered to some of the world’s first commercial IPTV deployments. Clients include Boxer, Canal Digital, Dansk Bredbånd, Magnet Networks, Next Gen Tel, Teracom and ViaSat.

Ekioh version 3 offers Advanced 3D and Mobile UIs at IBC2009

Cambridge, UK, 10th September 2009

Ekioh today announced Ekioh SVG UI Engine version 3, the latest release of the standards-compliant UI engine. New functionality includes 3D support, three-screen content delivery, and a powerful debugger. Significant speed optimisations have also been made, together with increased SVG compliance.

“With 3D acceleration finally on the horizon for STBs, it is the ideal time to make use of its potential,” said Piers Wombwell, CEO of Ekioh. “We’ve listened to our partners’ suggestions and have enhanced our solution to work across an increased range of devices, including Macs, PCs and Symbian phones.”

The latest version of the Ekioh SVG UI Engine can make use of APIs such as OpenGL ES to render compelling UIs enriched with high-speed 3D effects, utilising the very latest generation of set-top box chipsets. Authors can create animated 3D effects using either SVG animations (SMIL) or ECMAScript based on the current W3C SVG Transforms working draft.

Three-screen support, together with SVG’s scalable technology, enables operators to deliver UIs and video with a consistent appearance and with minimal effort across TVs, desktops, and mobile phones. SVG is perfectly suited to the challenge of high quality rendering across a large variety of device screen sizes.

The new Ekioh debugger is ideal for working with dynamic content created using AJAX technologies and tracking down complex errors. It even allows on-the-fly modifications of the DOM tree to try out new ideas. Additionally, authors can run built-in DOM methods and the application’s own methods using a fully interactive ECMAScript console.

Ekioh UI Engine version 3 will be showcased at IBC 2009 powering numerous middleware stacks, plus a range of games and Web 2.0 applications on the Accedo booth, IP621.

About Ekioh

Ekioh designs and develops user interface software for embedded systems. The Ekioh UI Engine delivers fast, responsive user interfaces based on the SVG standard, and the Ekioh Browser is an advanced web browser supporting the latest HTML standards.

Based in Cambridge, UK, Ekioh 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.

Media Contact:

Ekioh Ltd
Piers Wombwell, CEO
+44 1223 858031
piers@ekioh.com
www.ekioh.com

Accedo adopt SVG and creates next generation TV experience

Stockholm, Sweden, 5 September 2008

Accedo Broadband today announced that the company has teamed up with Ekioh, an embedded UI engine developer based in the UK. As a result of the new partnership, the leading Accedo Application Portfolio will support the new and exciting SVG technology that by many industry professionals is seen as the natural successor to current browser technologies.

“Ekioh has managed to build a high performance SVG engine that renders visually stunning and responsive UIs and graphics at impressive speeds. This new engine is outperforming current browser based technology by far”, commented Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo Broadband.

Due to the power of SVG, it is able to finally solve the challenge of creating HD user services for IPTV where guaranteeing a good user experience in terms of performance and responsiveness is usually a problem.

“Partnering with Accedo Broadband will give our customers access to the leading interactive application portfolio for IPTV”, commented Piers Wombwell, CEO, Ekioh. “We are happy as this will reduce the time to market for them to deploy attractive SVG content and applications”.

A number of new application using SVG technology will be presented on Accedo’s stand in the IPTV Zone at the IBC (#126) from 12th- 16th September.

About Accedo Broadband

Accedo Broadband is a leading provider of interactive content and applications for IPTV and broadband enabled consumer electronics. Accedo Broadband provides the largest available multi-platform portfolio of IPTV content and applications, Accedo Application Portfolio™, containing, for example, IPTV games, quizzes, puzzles, video art, comics, karaoke, lifestyle, niche sports, weather, user-generated content and communication services. Accedo offers a turnkey solution compatible with most IPTV platforms including a provisioning solution managed and run by Accedo Broadband, which saves resources and reduces investment needs for the service provider.

Accedo is a privately held company founded by telecom and media entrepreneurs Michael Lantz and Fredrik Andersson primarily backed by Swedish VC Industrifonden. Accedo Broadband is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with branch offices in London, San Francisco and Hong Kong.

For more information, visit www.accedobroadband.com.

About Ekioh

Ekioh designs and develops user interface software for embedded systems. The Ekioh UI Engine delivers fast, responsive user interfaces, and the Ekioh Browser is an advanced web browser supporting the latest HTML standards.

Based in Cambridge, UK, Ekioh 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.

For more information, visit www.ekioh.com

Ekioh UI Engine integral part of latest Freewire IPTV STB service

Cambridge, UK, 3rd September 2008

Ekioh today announced that the Inuk Networks Freewire IPTV service, running on STBs using the Ekioh UI Engine, has been rolled out in several locations across the UK. The Ekioh UI Engine utilises the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) open standard from the W3C, to provide a fast, flexible and customisable user experience.

The nationwide Freewire service available to students across the UK has so far largely concentrated on offering its IPTV service via a PC or Mac client. The service is also now available on STBs using Industria’s Zignal 2.0 middleware and the Ekioh UI Engine. The STB solution is now in operation at four university campuses across the UK. As Inuk expands its Freewire student IPTV service off-campus over the Cable & Wireless national LLU network, this Ekioh solution will be provided as an integral element of the STB solution for every customer on the platform.

“We have been looking to deliver a true next generation TV experience on a set-top box for over two years and SVG seems to be the missing link when it comes to rendering really fast graphics and a responsive interface,” said Marcus Liassides, Chief Executive Officer at Inuk Networks Ltd. “Using Ekioh’s SVG browser together with Zignal 2.0 has enabled us to take a huge leap forward with a user interface which not only looks fantastic but is also the fastest I have ever seen on a set-top box.”

Piers Wombwell, CEO of Ekioh commented: “The Ekioh UI Engine has been specifically designed for set-top boxes and combines flexibility and performance giving a superior user experience. This is the first live deployment of the Ekioh UI Engine and as the Freewire service expands, we are delighted that our software will be used by every set-top box customer on the Freewire platform.”

About Ekioh

Ekioh designs and develops user interface software for embedded systems. The Ekioh UI Engine delivers fast, responsive user interfaces, and the Ekioh Browser is an advanced web browser supporting the latest HTML standards.

Based in Cambridge, UK, Ekioh 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.

About Inuk Networks

Inuk Networks is a triple-play service provider which has capitalised on the rapid growth of broadband technologies by developing a platform for the distribution of broadcast quality TV and carrier-class telephony over closed IP-based networks.

Freewire (www.freewiretv.com) is the company’s branded platform for the delivery of video, voice and data services to consumer customers, with an initial direct focus on the student market.

Inuk’s Freewire platform can be customised and delivered as a wholesale solution, offering broadband providers and network operators the ultimate flexibility in how they provision their TV, voice and converged entertainment service offerings.

Please visit http://www.inuknetworks.com for more information about Inuk Networks.

Media Contacts:

Ekioh Ltd
Piers Wombwell, CEO
+44 1223 858031
piers@ekioh.com
www.ekioh.com

Zignal UI Speed Increases Tenfold with Ekioh’s SVG Browser

London, UK, 8th May 2008

Industria announced today that the company has teamed up with Ekioh, a leading browser developer based in the UK, to further streamline and improve the efficiency of the Zignal client. Ekioh will provide an SVG browser on top of which Industria’s IPTV Zignal client will run, a combination that first debuted at the IPTV World Forum this spring.

Zignal is a software platform for screen-based entertainment and information services on fixed, mobile and converged networks. The platform’s user interface significantly improves interactivity with users, and enables operators to deliver new revenue streams on fixed, mobile and converged networks.

Ekioh’s SVG browser has been designed specifically for set top boxes and uses the latest web 2.0 standards. It outperforms existing STB UI browsers by concentrating on features required for user interfaces. Integrated JavaScript allows Zignal to be seamlessly transferred from running on an HTML browser to SVG.

“Industria has been investigating alternative browser technology since realising that browser-based IPTV portal solutions would suffer on HD devices.” says Industria CTO, Stefan Baxter. “Based upon Ekioh’s expert knowledge of devices used in the IPTV space and browser technology, they have managed to build a unique browser that renders SVG [Scalable Vector Graphics] faster than anything we have previously experienced. We now have the tools required to deliver a fast and intuitive user interface that is ‘true to the TV experience.’”

“The Zignal client is a great example of how a fast, clean user interface should be designed. The Industria team have used open standards to create a visually impressive, high-definition layout with blistering performance,” says Ekioh CEO Piers Wombwell.

About Industria

Industria, a leading specialist in IPTV solutions, is a 2006 Red Herring 100 Europe award winner. Its Zignal services management platform has revolutionised the convergence of rich media content with many common consumer devices, including PCs, mobile phones, handheld computers and television sets.

The company’s products include Industria Digital Living, a highly successful and proven end-to-end solution designed to efficiently and effectively provide new operators, investors and property developers with the full range of services, equipment and solutions necessary to build a network from scratch.

With global offices based in Iceland, Ireland, China, Bulgaria and the UK, the company’s extensive partner base and membership in several global technology and business forums make Industria an indispensible provider of carrier-grade solutions.

About Ekioh

Ekioh designs and develops user interface software for embedded systems. The Ekioh UI Engine delivers fast, responsive user interfaces, and the Ekioh Browser is an advanced web browser supporting the latest HTML standards.

Based in Cambridge, UK, Ekioh 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.

Media contacts

Industria
Corporate Communications
media@industria.com
+354 559 2000

Ekioh Ltd
Piers Wombwell, CEO
piers@ekioh.com
+44 1223 858031

Ekioh launches fastest Open-Standard User Interface for Set Top Boxes

Cambridge, UK, 5th September 2007

Ekioh will be premièring the fastest open standards based User Interface for Set Top Boxes at IBC 2007. Based on the W3C Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) open standard, the Ekioh User Interface (UI) Engine offers a remarkable 25 frames per second ensuring exceptional user experiences.

The Ekioh UI Engine combines flexibility and performance in a way never before seen in the set top box market. The SVG animation features and JavaScript controls ensure that the user interface display runs smoothly and reliably, minimising user frustration with the all too commonly slow, clunky and unreliable set top box interfaces.

The Ekioh software will be shown as part of the Quative next generation IPTV solution on the Nagravision – Kudelski Group stand #1.461 at the IBC2007 trade show in Amsterdam 2007. Sebastian Kramer, CEO Quative comments: “The Ekioh UI Engine allows for many design possibilities that are just not achievable using current UI solutions. Being based on open industry standards facilitates application development and therefore ensures flexibility and interoperability.”

The Ekioh UI Engine offers a completely customisable front end, optimised for the delivery of digital media. With full support for AJAX and XMLHttpRequest, content can be modified on-the-fly from remote servers making it the most advanced user interface engine available for set top boxes.

Piers Wombwell, CEO of Ekioh, remarks: “The SVG standard has been designed for vector graphics and user interfaces whereas HTML was designed for flowing text on desktop browsers. We have achieved huge performance improvements without losing any of the flexibility associated with HTML.”

About Ekioh

Ekioh designs and develops user interface solutions for embedded systems. Our products cover the range of UIs needed on consumer devices by combining both an advanced user interface solution, the Ekioh UI Engine, paired closely with our advanced web browser, the Ekioh Browser.

Our team has many years’ experience of developing user interface engines for embedded systems. From Java engines for the Oracle NC, through HTML browsers, we have now developed the most advanced engine yet, the Ekioh UI Engine.

Media Contacts:

Ekioh Ltd
Piers Wombwell, CEO
+44 1223 858031
piers@ekioh.com
www.ekioh.com

Quative Limited (Kudelski Group Company)
Sebastian Kramer, CEO
+44 7920 111810
sebastian.kramer@quative.tv
www.quative.tv