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.”
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.
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