SEOUL, South Korea, Jan. 8 - Alticast, the global leader in deployed DVB-MHP and OpenCable(TM) Platform products, announced today that it will enable OpenCable platform solutions on future Intel system-on-a-chip (SoC) products for consumer electronics.
Alticast's OpenCable Platform middleware solution, AltiCaptor, is currently deployed in digital cable, satellite and broadcast receivers around the world, with over 5 million deployed devices in consumer's homes. The Globally Executable MHP (GEM)-based architecture of AltiCaptor provides a convenient roadmap to support multiple technologies based on GEM for digital media and high-definition video products beyond the cable set-top box.
"We are excited about Intel's commitment to support OpenCable through its collaboration with Alticast and the rest of the cable industry," said Jeffrey Bonin, General Manager and Vice President of Alticast. "As the OpenCable Platform continues to mature, we expect that our solution will accelerate the introduction of new device features for the cable operators, and ultimately the end users."
"Intel is strongly committed to providing leading-edge products that bolster continued innovation for cable TV," said William O. Leszinske, Jr., general manager, Intel's Consumer Electronics Group. "With the growing consumer demand for digitally delivered entertainment, Intel plans to support a wide range of technologies for digital media devices with our SoC products."
The Intel SoC design will incorporate many features and standards, in addition to the AltiCaptor middleware, that will dramatically reduce time-to-market for CE manufacturers targeting North American cable markets. The combined solution will equip digital media products with expanded entertainment experiences that will continue to attract more viewers.
Alticast is the most deployed MHP and OpenCable Platform solutions provider in the digital broadcasting industry. Alticast offers software solutions and services for the delivery, reception and playback of interactive television content based on the GEM-based standards of DVB-MHP, OpenCable Platform and Blu-ray Disc. A privately owned company, Alticast headquarters are located in Seoul, South Korea; a business and technology center in Broomfield, Colorado, USA; and sales offices in Beijing, China and Frankfurt, Germany. For more information on Alticast products and services, visit Alticast at www.alticast.com/.
CONTACT: Alticast Corporation, +1-720-887-1700, or fax, +1-720-887-1800
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