TiVo subsidiary Cubiware, a provider of software for Digital TV devices and systems is partnering with set-top box system-on-chip specialist ALi Corporation in which it will integrate the full-featured CubiTV Hybrid Middleware on ALi STB chipsets, with the intention of bringing highly competitive solutions to operators around the world.
The joint solution will enable pay-TV providers and telecom operators to deliver enriched hybrid or IPTV services, bringing viewers diverse and compelling digital TV experiences. The pair say that service providers will benefit from a high-performing future-proof platform that ensures a quick time to market; end-users will have access to revolutionary value-added services. The Cubiware Middleware solution runs on ALi’s driver architecture, with the unified interface offering extremely flexible portability across set top box platforms and chipsets, thereby accelerating the development cycle and time-to-market.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with ALi Corporation to bring a feature-rich, competitive solution to service providers,” said Jakub Gorski, co-founder of Cubiware. “This collaboration will provide viewers with greater choice and content and an exceptional TV viewing experience.”
The ALi chipset features a smart solution that targets applications including hybrid set-top boxes, multimedia gateways, IPTV set-top boxes, OTT multimedia players and HDMI dongles, and embeds a dual-core ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-A9 processor delivering high performance application processing power, Mali-400 MP2 processor supporting 3D graphics and dedicated security processor enabling advanced security systems.
“Our partnership with Cubiware will move our business forward tremendously,” said Tony Chang, Chief Operating Officer of ALi Corporation. “The CubiTV Hybrid Middleware technology integrated on ALi’s high-performing chipset will enable operators to bring innovative digital TV experiences to viewers everywhere.”