SERAPHIC launches new lightweight Sraf Lite browser at BroadcastAsia2017

SERAPHIC, a digital TV browser and “TV+ Internet” solution provider, has launched Sraf Lite browser, a brand new lightweight HTML5 browser, at Asia’s largest broadcasting exhibition BroadcastAsia2017 in Singapore.

According to Xinwen, Xue, VP Product Management at SERAPHIC, Sraf Lite browser is “optimized for DTV and STB products and able to run with quite low DDR memory consumption at very small flash space size”. It enables operators to provide amazing viewing experience on resource limited terminal devices at affordable cost and therefore is “best fit for operators in emerging markets, such as Southeast Asia, where DTV and OTT services are just booming up”, Xue adds.

Sraf Lite browser leverages the latest HTML5 technologies such as MSE(Media Source Extensions), EME(Encrypted Media Extensions), Web Storage, WebSocket and more to support the modern web applications, for example, YouTube TV certification application and etc. Meanwhile, it supports high-performance UIs on resource-limited devices, with lightning boot-up speed. Above all, with modern HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript capabilities and MSS, HLS, MPEG DASH adaptive streaming support, low-end devices are able to dance with modern OTT services in emerging markets armed with Sraf Lite browser.

The exciting demonstrations powered by Sraf Lite HTML5 browser were carried out through joint efforts with the leading chipset vendors, ALi Corporation and MStar Semiconductor as well as the world leading intelligent audio and video system integration solution provider, Cultraview.

“DTV transition has been sweeping around the world. However operators, especially those MSOs in emerging markets, are facing with ever more obstacles to provide hybrid broadcast and broadband viewing experience to their end users and in need of strong browser technology support from the industry. We are delighted to play a positive role during this transition together with industry partners including manufacturers, SoC vendors, content providers and even standard associations,” said Xue.

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