Thursday, August 29, 2013

Alticast: The Future of TV, Simplified

Alticast, a worldwide leader in open standards based software for video service delivery, announced today that they will present technology that promises to simplify the television experience for viewers and streamline the implementation process for operators, at IBC in Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 13-17.

In Hall 1, F36, Alticast will showcase various IP Migration Paths, Innovative HTML5 UI/UX designs, Cloud PVR, Companion Applications and several set-top boxes based on the Reference Development Kit (RDK) software developed by Comcast.

As one of the first licensees for the RDK, Alticast is an expert integrator working with major operators worldwide to leverage RDK as part of the transition to IP. Alticast will demonstrate its total DVB-RDK set-top box solution for operators, featuring Broadcom’s leading BCM7428 solution for high-performance, high-definition IP set-top box clients with integrated MoCA 2.0 and Alticast’s WindmillTM UI. The Broadcom BCM7428 represents one of many RDK-ready set-top box SoCs that can support Alticast’s DVB-RDK stack and Windmill UI, enabling operators to quickly develop complete gateway and client RDK solutions.

Alticast complements the RDK with Alticast components including support for critical DVB standards as well as media control, application lifecycle management and device administration.

Next Generation In User Interfaces. 
Partnering with MOVEA, Alticast provides a Gesture User Interface for your TV experience. Utilizing Alticast’s years of UI expertise with Movea's Smartmotion server and remote provides control literally at your fingertips. This is something you need to come experience.

Also being demonstrated is the next generation of Windmill.  This advanced navigation software extends a consumers choices providing access to content and applications from several sources.

Windmill Commercial Launch
Also being showcased is Korean MSO T-Broad’s newly deployed User Experience. This state of the art set-top includes Alticast’s full architecture from AltiPlatform to AltiView.  AltiPlatform provides easy access to standards-based TV functionality and innovative web and mobile services with the security and reliability that customers require.

Cloud PVR

As operators continue to shift toward All-IP, Network DVR or “Cloud DVR” becomes increasingly important.  Alticast will demonstrate Cloud DVR, which will increase subscriber satisfaction, speed up STB integration time and minimize CAPEX.

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