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Pace launches Elements cloud-based software platform

Set-top vendor Pace has launched Elements, a new software platform for the broadcast and broadband industries.

Elements supports the design, delivery and management of digital content and services into and around the home, enabling operators to provide services anywhere, anytime, across any device. Pace said the platform’s open, modular design gives operators the chance to add new features to their services quickly and cost effectively, and to integrate it with other parts of their infrastructure as needed.

The platform includes a cloud-based user interface, so that subscribers can personalise their video experience and access content in a consistent way across a broad range of connected devices, and it can link with Pace’s management systems for remote monitoring and control of operator and home networks.

Elements consists of three modular products, including Cobalt, a range of cloud-based software components that delivers customisable, visual and interactive services across all devices, and it attaches detailed metadata to content to support search and discovery. The other modules are the Oxygen user interface and Tungsten device software incorporating middleware, operating system and SDKs for set-top boxes, media gateways and other client devices around the home.

Mark Loughran, regional Pace president said, “Elements is an important leap forward.  It puts our customers in the driving seat, giving them complete power over how they develop their services. By taking control of their platform and the consumer experience it delivers, operators can grow their subscriber base, find new ways to monetise, and stay one step ahead of their market.”

Pace will be exhibiting at IBC on Stand 1.B19