Skyviia partners with Ocean Blue on CI Plus

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
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UK and Taiwan — Skyviia, a global multimedia semiconductor company, partners with Ocean Blue Software, the leading innovator of digital TV software, to enable CI Plus on Skyviia SV8870 SoC.

Ocean Blue has a mature and proven CI Plus solution that is V1.3.1 ready and includes the CI+ browser module for use in host devices such as set top boxes and iDTVs. As well as the host software, the Ocean Blue CI+ suite includes Triton, a free application authoring tool designed to create CAM based subscriber applications such as EPG, Pay Per View and Video on Demand; plus test and performance tools to help ensure CI Plus compliance of the host.

“Partnering with Skyviia is an important step as it allows end customers easy access to the Ocean Blue software CI Plus solution, thus reducing time and cost to market,” says Ocean Blue’s Engineering Director, Pete Boyt.

Skyviia’s Director of Business Development, David S. Pan comments, “Skyviia is confident that Ocean Blue’s CI Plus technology combined with Skyviia’s powerful Cortex A9 Duo-Core SV8870 SoC platform, will enable Tier-1 ODMs and OEMs to bring high-quality solutions such as HbbTV Set Top Box to market, as well as supporting innovative Pay TV operators’ drive for subscriber growth and subscriber retention through Skyviia’s core competencies in enabling hybrid IP-DTV digital home applications.”

Ocean Blue Software produced the world’s first CI Plus application, launched at ANGA Cable show 2008, paving the way for highly interactive subscriber content on iDTVs. They have continued their support for CI+ and is part of the technical work group now implementing the new features for the DVB led V1.4 specification.