|ANGA SEES ACCESS AND OCEAN BLUE SUPPORT HBBTV'S EUROPEAN VOYAGE|
Bristol, UK and Oberhausen, Germany - 12 June, 2012
ACCESS NetFront™ Browser DTV Profile HbbTV Edition and Ocean Blue’s Sunrise DVB
middleware combined to provide device manufacturers with an ‘out-of-the-box’ HbbTV solution.
ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, and Ocean Blue, a leading innovator of digital TV middleware software, today announced the commercial availability and public demonstration at ANGA (Ocean Blue Stand - Hall 10.2 / Stand H48) of the companies’ joint HbbTV solution, which is ready for commercial deployment.
Combining ACCESS’ NetFront™ Browser NX 2.0 DTV Profile and Ocean Blue’s Sunrise DVB middleware, the solution provides the industry with a fully compliant HbbTV solution, enabling CE manufacturers, SoC vendors and OEMs to offer a feature-rich, low-risk HbbTV solution with reduced time to market.
“ANGA sees the public demonstration of our powerful joint HbbTV solution which we believe is the fastest and most powerful way for CE and set-top box manufacturers to meet the increasing market demand for HbbTV compliant set-tops as the standard continues to spread its footprint throughout
HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) is a European digital TV standard that brings together elements of other standards and existing web technologies to harmonise the delivery of broadcast and broadband content to consumers.
IBC recently reported (see “HbbTV Sweeps Interactive TV Across Europe” http://bit.ly/Lvc6gb) that there will be 60 million HbbTV compliant TV sets in
“It is now time to look for other countries, both inside Europe and beyond to look at HbbTV. The ready-to-go joint HbbTV solution that consists of ACCESS’ NetFront Browser and Ocean Blue’s DVB Sunrise provides the industry with a platform agnostic and best-of-breed solution that enables CE manufacturers and SoC vendors to capture the rapid penetration of HbbTV and successfully venture into more and more markets by building HbbTV supporting devices quickly and easily,” said Dr. Neale Foster, VP of Global Sales IA, ACCESS.
Ocean Blue’s Sunrise™ DVB Middleware
ACCESS NetFront Browser DTV Profile HbbTV Edition
This is a market-proven, extremely compact, upgradeable and platform-independent HbbTV software solution that enables OEMs, middleware companies and operators to upgrade or launch HbbTV capable devices and services quickly, efficiently and affordably. The solution has been widely adopted in
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About Ocean Blue Software
Ocean Blue Software is a software technology company, based in Bristol and Hong Kong. Specialising in the development, distribution and support of award-winning world-class software solutions, which are incorporated into Digital TV consumer electronics products, present in the Connected Home.
Ocean Blue’s software products stand out in terms of maturity, usability, operability and adherence to international digital broadcast standards, notably DVB, DTG, HbbTV and ETSI. Ocean Blue is active in DTV standard groups, assisting in the development of industry software standards.
Ocean Blue’s new software developments include support for High Definition (HD) TV broadcasts, Advanced Text-to-Speech technology, CI Plus and Connected-TV solutions, such as HbbTV.
ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global provider of advanced software solutions and services to the mobile, embedded, Connected TV, Connected Home, automotive, digital publishing and networking markets. ACCESS' product portfolio including its NetFront™ Software Series provides customers with solutions that enable faster time-to-market, flexibility and customizability. The company, headquartered in
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