Wiztivi, Ekioh partner on Argentina STB
March 29, 2017
Colin Mann @ TV Connect
Wiztivi, a specialist in multiscreen TV solutions and Ekioh, a provider of embedded rendering engine technology to the TV industry, have both worked alongside Telecentro – Argentinian cable operator – for a new STB deployment in Argentina.
The two companies partnered in order to offer a best-in class high performance User Experience running on Set-Top-Box. TimlesUI, Wiztivi’s HTML5 UI Product was ported onto Ekioh’s TV browser, enabling Telecentro to get the best possible performance from their set top box and add YouTube support to their service portfolio.
TimelessUI’s is an off the shelf UI product designed to meet pay-TV operators’ TTM requirements. It provides a browser agnostic UI which helps unify the User Experience.
Wiztivi collaborated with Ekioh to integrate TimlessUI with their TV browser and create a turn-key solution. Wiztivi’s team optimised all the components of the UI, including the careful use of transitions and animations for a low memory environment. The very compact footprint and highly efficient CPU usage provided by Ekioh’s TV browser enabled Telecentro to benefit from the use of a very cost effective STB. The combination of the two companies technologies provides Pay-TV operators with an extremely responsive HTML5 based solution including an EPG for live TV, on demand services and 3rd party apps, all of which can be deployed a short period of time.
“The combination of the TimelessUI and the Ekioh TV Browser makes a very compelling market proposition”, said Stephen Reeder, Commercial Director at Ekioh. “The Wiztivi team share our passion for customer focus and we look forward to continuing to work together for Telecentro and other operators who want to take advantage of the joint solution.”