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Alticast to launch home gateway, showcases Windmill

Alticast will use IBC to launch a hybrid home gateway solution. According to the company the solution, which enables operators to deliver home entertainment experiences securely to any screen in the home, has an HTML5 user experience enabling it to support tablets, PCs, phones, thin clients and other screens.

Alticast’s solution supports a range of chipsets including STMicroelectronics, Broadcom and Intel and is available on both new and legacy platforms, supporting satellite, cable, terrestrial, IPTV and hybrid environments. The solution supports HTML5, HbbTV and DLNA.

“Families across the globe are increasingly expecting every screen in their home to provide them with interactive entertainment at the click of a button – Alticast delivers innovative solutions that make this possible,” said Thomas Jung, chief marketing officer, Alticast. “By keeping a close eye on the market and anticipating the standards being adopted, we cover all bases in OTT, interactive TV and social TV to offer richer, more engaging experiences. For depth of solutions and flexibility Alticast is unrivalled as a provider of solutions for the home entertainment space and we look forward to showing how we provide multiple routes to giving viewers the exciting multiscreen interactive experiences they want and increasingly expect.”

Alticast will also use IBC to showcase Windmill, its new set of modular interactive TV solutions.

Windmill offers components that can combine to create a multiscreen experience and supports HTML5 and Android. Windmill is available for cable, satellite, DTT, IPTV, OTT, cloud-based delivery and hybrid environments.
The product encompasses a range of solutions. AltiView provides Windmill with a user interface allowing for content discovery across broadcast and OTT content, content recommendations and an integrated social experience. AltiPlatform is a middleware core that includes modular support for HTML5, Android, GEM, HbbTV, and Blu-ray and provides access to standards-based TV functionality and web and mobile services. AltiProtect provides CAS and DRM management solutions while AltiAd is an advertising platform that helps operators to generate revenue in the multiscreen environment. AltiMetrics provides insight into audience response for programs and interactive services.

Alticast is currently working with Korea’s KT to develop a next generation set-top-box for KT’s satellite and IPTV hybrid service.

Alticast will be exhibiting at IBC on Stand 1.F36