STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor expert serving customers, has released what it claims is the industry’s first validated drivers for OpenTV 5, the most advanced set-top box middleware from NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company and independent provider of content protection and multi-screen television solutions.
The validated drivers provide a rapid porting platform enabling significantly shorter time to market for operators or OEMs deploying OpenTV 5 on any class of set-top box featuring ST’s current STi7105 andSTi7108 and also imminently on Orly, the latest-generation most-powerful broadband system-on-chip IC. Fast and customised network integration can be achieved easily with minimal customisation, enabling rapid project completion taking advantage of OpenTV’s open architecture and ecosystem plus support for advanced user interfaces.
The OpenTV 5 set-top box middleware provides the core functions needed to support services from basic television to on-demand content and over-the-top (OTT) Internet video. Functions include support for standard television services, video/audio controls, PVR (Personal Video Recorder), security, home networking, advanced program guides and IP based services. Middlewares such as OpenTV 5, which fully leverages Linux, open standards and the latest chipset developments, reduce time to market while allowing service providers to control and rapidly customize the look and feel of their services and so remain independent of their equipment vendors.