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.

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