SoftAtHome, Zappware and Kaonmedia to demo hybrid end-to-end cable solution at IBC 2013

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
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AMSTERDAM — SoftAtHome, provider of home operating platforms enabling convergent services for the Digital Home, interactive television (iTV) specialist Zappware and Set Top Box manufacturer Kaonmedia, have teamed up to demonstrate a hybrid end-to-end cable platform allowing viewers to zap between cable and OTT content. The companies have today released details of their collaboration and will offer demonstrations of their next generation end-to-end HEVC enabled platform for cable TV operators during IBC, September 13-17 2013.

This new offering, built in partnership between SoftAtHome, Zappware and Kaonmedia, will be demoed at IBC September 13-17, on the booths of all three companies. It will show the most advanced end-to-end unified cable solution and feature SoftAtHome’s Universal Player, which enables viewers to zap seamlessly between cable (DVB-C) channels and OTT content (HLS, DASH) including HEVC.

SoftAtHome’s SOP6 STB and home-gateway software has been combined with Zappware’s Nexx™ UI and Kaon Media Ultra HD 4k ready hardware to produce a hybrid IP/Cable DOCSIS 3 compliant HTML5 solution. This enables advanced features such as decoding Ultra HD 4k content, recording via up to 8 parallel tuners or building video libraries with PodcasTV™. It also supports the latest UI concepts including smooth animation and remote control from connected devices.

SoftAtHome, Zappware and Kaonmedia are opening their partnership to other key industry players that want to help tackle the challenges of migration for cable operators into the competitive IP multiscreen world.

“This partnership lets Zappware focus on delivering one of our core strengths: a unique best-of-breed user experience, while our partner SoftAtHome ensures all the other operator requirements are met without compromising time-to market,” said Patrick Vos, Zappware’s CEO.

“We are proud to bring SoftAtHome’s embedded software expertise in STBs and Home gateways to IBC this year. I’m also confident that once cable operators see our Universal Player and Zappware’s slick UI running on the very latest chipset generation for the cable market delivered by Kaonmedia, they will realize that the time has finally come for the Web and TV worlds to be brought together,” said Michel Degland, SoftAtHome’s CEO.

“SoftAtHome and Zappware’s complete software solution demonstrates all the value of the latest Kaonmedia cable product generation, putting the 8-tuner capability to work and transforming a mere Set Top Box into a high-end Media server in the home” said Hwa Seop, Lim, Kaonmedia CEO.

During IBC, from September 13th until 17th, you can find SoftAtHome in Hall 5 on Stand B30, Zappware in Hall 1 on stand A81 and Kaonmedia in Hall 1 Stand B16.