Digital home platform provider SoftAtHome is teaming up cwith interactive television specialist Zappware to build a next generation platform for cable TV operators. This will be created by integrating SoftAtHome’s SOP5 ubiquitous software for set-top boxes and home gateways with Zappware’s Nexx, its latest TV User Interface, which supports advanced features including animation and gesture control.
Through their new business partnership SoftAtHome and Zappware aim to tackle the challenges of IP migration for cable operators by creating a joint seamless solution based on HTML5, which is emerging as the dominant standard for accessing and navigating TV services in the multiscreen IP era. The new platform will help cable operators embrace IP with a best-of-breed UI combined with software running on service provider boxes to enable multiscreen deployments.
“By adding SoftAtHome’s embedded software expertise to our design capabilities, we are excited to bring the most innovative solutions for the TV User Experience to the cable market,” said Patrick Vos, Zappware’s CEO.
“Our new joint offering, with a pre-integration of our widely deployed SOP5 software platform and Zappware’s feature-rich Nexx, vastly reduces time-to-market for new cable TV deployments,” said Michel Degland, SoftAtHome’s CEO.