Espial to demo HTML5 UI at RDK User Conference

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
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Espial Brings HTML5 User Experience for RDK IP Set-Top Boxes at RDK User Conference

OTTAWA — Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced it will demonstrate a high performance HTML5 TV user experience demo on multiple RDK (Reference Design Kit) IP and hybrid set-top boxes (STB) for attendees of the upcoming RDK User Conference, February 11th in Denver, Colorado.

An early pioneer in developing innovative and advanced HTML5 TV user solutions for Smart TV manufacturers and cable operators, the Espial RDK solution demo will showcase HTML5 user experiences purpose-built to achieve the highest level of performance and usability on RDK set- top boxes. The Espial STB Client is designed to give operators maximum flexibility and is capable of bringing new applications to any RDK-based STB. Espial recently announced it was chosen by a tier one cable operator as the RDK integrator to deliver a RDK based set-top box complete with Espial’s application framework and out-of-the-box HTML5 user experience.”

“Espial is committed to delivering the best TV user experience across set-top boxes and smart TVs,” said Kirk Edwardson, Director of Marketing, Espial, “Leveraging the RDK platform with Espial’s HTML5 pedigree results in a high performance user experience that is interactive and responsive, as well as quick to develop and deploy.”

RDK is a pre-integrated software bundle developed and licensed to create a common framework for powering IP or hybrid Set-Top Boxes and gateway devices for CE manufacturers, system-on-a-chip (SoC) vendors, and other software developers, system integrators and TV service providers. RDK was developed to accelerate the deployment of next-generation video services and prevent software fragmentation by providing increased speed-to-market, collaboration and standardization. Supported by more than 120 licensees, RDK Management, LLC was formed as a joint venture between Comcast Cable and Time Warner Cable to administer the RDK.