Advanced Television

ADB unveils UnifyTV Software

April 29, 2014

ADB has announced UnifyTV, an application environment that provides a ‘write once, run anywhere’ set of application programming interfaces (APIs) for the development of multi-screen services.  UnifyTV software underpins ADB and third-party user experiences/user interfaces (UX/UI) – including ADB Graphyne – and makes it easier for operators to offer a consistent look and feel across multiple screens for linear TV, OTT, DVR and on-demand content.

UnifyTV runs on ADB and third-party set-top boxes and media gateways as well as iOS/Android devices and PCs. ADB solutions including Multi-Screen, Multi-Room and Graphyne now have UnifyTV at their core.

UnifyTV’s multi-tier Software Development Kit (SDK) makes it easy for developers to build multi-screen applications and services. A single set of standards-based APIs in Javascript and C/C++ makes it easy for applications and third-party services to be written for one device and run on all platforms. Its modular design is ideal for custom software builds, while support for HTML5 gives operators the flexibility to develop new multi-screen services and easily move to a cloud-based model when required.  For chipset vendors, the SDK includes a proven hardware abstraction layer with a porting kit.

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