ZyXEL Selects Dreampark's Middleware for New IP Set-Top Box

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008
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NORRKÖPING, Sweden — Dreampark, a leading IPTV middleware provider, today announced the integration with ZyXEL Communications (TSE: 2391), a worldwide supplier of DSL routers and IP networking-based solutions. Dreampark’s Dreamgallery™ IPTV middleware is now integrated into the ZyXEL STB-1003 IP set-top box for broadcast and video-on-demand (VOD) applications. With Dreamgallery, ZyXEL will offer operators a more flexible, scalable solution for providing a truly rich IPTV experience to end users.

“This integration extends the extraordinary range of benefits that can be realized by an IP-based television solution to our operator customers,” said Dr. Herman Chen, assistant vice president of IPAV product division at ZyXEL. “It has optimized our STB-1003 as a more powerful tool for operators looking to provide customers the best viewing experience possible.”

The integration of Dreampark’s Dreamgallery IPTV middleware into the ZyXEL STB-1003 adds to the benefits of a truly flexible and scalable IP client for ZyXEL and its customers. Along with the ability to download new applications to the set-top box “on the fly,” these benefits include graphics rendering for customized graphical user interfaces; a feature portfolio enabling VOD, picture-in-graphics, email, electronic program guides, personal channel lists and more; and such administration features as automatic customer provisioning, EPG data and VOD metadata import and video file distribution.

“The ZyXEL STB-1003 is the perfect complement to the Dreamgallery middleware,” said Per Skyttvall, CEO, Dreampark. “Its advanced combination of software and hardware enables operators to reach wider audiences and offer the highest picture quality possible, while the scalability of Dreamgallery provides ZyXEL with complete flexibility in regards to current and future formats and technologies. We are pleased ZyXEL has chosen us for this collaboration.”