Daewoo Electronics Select ANT Galio Browser

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Daewoo Electronics licenses ANT Galio Browser for HD IPTV set-top box

Daewoo Electronics, a world leader in the home electronics market, has signed a contract with digital TV solutions provider ANT plc (London: ANTP) to license ANT Galio Browser for its new range of IPTV set-top boxes. The new DIS – E100 model, based on the Sigma Designs (Nasdaq: SIGM) chipset, enables delivery of full HD quality videos in a compact modern design. Daewoo Electronics has a strong history of global set-top box deployments and has recently seen particularly high demand for ANT Galio in the Russian markets.

Daewoo Electronics selected ANT Galio Browser because of its ability to transform user interface design. ANT’s robust, W3C standards-based browser uses a dynamic software engine which provides advanced presentation and control for next generation TV applications. Ultimately, the browser also delivers much faster and responsive user experiences to consumers.

Richard Baker, VP of Sales and Marketing at ANT, said: “Daewoo Electronics has chosen ANT Galio Browser because it provides a flexible environment for content developers whilst delivering robust and feature rich IPTV services for consumers. We’ve deployed our software with many of the world’s leading set-top box manufacturers and service providers, and this announcement proves that ANT Galio continues to be the solution of choice for next-generation set-top box deployments. We’ve invested significant resources into building a solution that is based on W3C standards and remain focused on enabling dynamic user experiences.”

Heung Sang Jung, Director of Digital Media Lab at Daewoo Electronics, said: “We chose ANT Galio Browser because it can allow us to apply flexible user interface designs and provides us with the highest quality of web browsing standards. We plan to integrate ANT Galio Browser to our entire current IP Set-top Box line-up and to our new IP Set-top box coming early next year with DVR and DLNA media sharing features. We also intend to integrate it with our hotel TV line-up in the future.”