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: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.ekioh.com
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
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.