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.
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.
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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.
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