INTEK Digital selects SERAPHIC browser for global STB markets

Monday, October 31st, 2016

INTEK Digital cooperates with SERAPHIC in global STB markets

  • SERAPHIC Sraf® HTML5 browser chosen by INTEK Digital to power HbbTV-capable and Pay TV operator STBs

INTEK Digital, a renowned set-top box (STB) manufacturer from Korea, and SERAPHIC, a leading digital TV browser and “TV + Internet” solution provider, announced their cooperation firstly on HbbTV 1.5 and later HbbTV 2.0 compliant products, targeting at global STB markets in Germany, Portugal, etc.

INTEK Digital is renowned as a hardware manufacturer that not only delivers quality devices but also excels at servicing operators. It has forged cooperative relationships with various mainstream STB chipset vendors including Mstar Semiconductor.

To extend its overseas markets, INTEK Digital selects SERAPHIC, who has gained high reputation in DTV industry for its unique Sraf® HTML5 browser’s wonderful performance.

Sraf HTML5 browser, based on the world leading Google Blink engine, is able to power the latest specs for HbbTV 2.0, Freeview Play, YouTube TV 2016, etc. It has passed the official test suits from HbbTV organization with the commercial test framework from Eurofins, the authorized international group providing testing and support services.

In early October 2016, Jack Kim, CTO at INTEK Digital, and his group visited SERAPHIC’s headquarter in Shanghai. Commenting on the cooperation, he said, “We are pleased to partner with SERAPHIC, whose strong R&D ability will help INTEK Digital gain leverage in market penetration. Pre-integrated, lighting-fast, low memory required and stable, its Sraf HTML5 browser shows incomparable strength with strong and seamless support for our HbbTV-capable and Pay TV operator STBs.”

“We also feel excited about SERAPHIC’s Web-based UI solution, which well matches our Web-based STB product planning strategy. I am pretty sure the cooperation will generate significant achievements for both of us.” Jack Kim added.

Ye Wang, CEO of SERAPHIC said, “We are very proud that INTEK Digital, a key player in the STB field, has selected our solutions. Our Sraf HTML5 browser has been ported and deployed on various digital TVs and STB chipsets, ready to go for nearly all global markets. It will significantly accelerate the device manufacturers’ time-to-market. For years, we have been providing high value-added, internet-related software and web-based solutions in Europe, South America, Latin America, etc. Korea-based STB manufacturers and middleware suppliers are characterized by technological innovations, quality-centered and proactive strategy, and we look forward to providing Korean customers with professional engineering support side-by-side in a very timely manner thanks to geographically adjacent access and same time zone.”