Espial and Pace to Demonstrate RDK Based Set-Top Box and UI at The Cable Show 2013

Monday, June 10th, 2013 
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OTTAWA — Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, and Pace plc (LSE: PIC), a leading global developer of advanced technologies for service providers, today announced that the two companies will demonstrate an advanced Reference Design Kit (RDK) set-top box (STB) experience at The Cable Show 2013, June 10-12, in Washington, D.C. The demonstration will showcase the Espial RDK-based user experience running on Pace’s ultra-fast, high-performance IP STB using the Espial STB Client. Key highlights of the RDK demonstration will include an HTML5 user interface, video-on-demand storefront, popular video applications, and social media integrations all wrapped in a rich media experience.

“Partnering with one of the leading TV user experience vendors such as Espial allows us to deliver the next-generation services that the industry is seeking,” said Ashley Glover, VP of Marketing at Pace. “At The Cable Show, we’ll demonstrate the advanced applications and rich media experience that can be delivered via a combination of the Espial STB Client and Pace IP set-top box.”

The Espial STB Client is a high performance middleware, applications, and toolset solution that optimizes the development and deployment of compelling TV services on managed STB platforms. Leveraging recent innovations and technological developments, including open Web standards like HTML5 and CSS3 as well as RDK, the Espial STB Client helps operators deliver an exceptional user experience at a faster time-to-market and a significantly lower development cost.

Pace’s IP client STB features industry-leading processing speeds and advanced graphics acceleration. The STB integrates with home networks via Ethernet or MoCA technologies and includes support for a variety of video formats. The IP STB supports multiple software and content security configurations.

“Utilizing the Espial STB Client on Pace’s IP set-top box, cable operators can easily and efficiently deliver blended Web and TV services to customers,” said Jaison Dolvane, President and CEO, Espial. “We are excited to partner with Pace in demonstrating an advanced RDK user experience at The Cable Show 2013.”

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