Content security and interactive TV specialist Nagra has used IBC to launch HomeCruise, a platform that provides what the company describes as an “off-the-shelf” reference design for accelerated time-to-market of multiscreen television services
According to Nagra, the design leverages the full suite of capabilities offered by Nagra OpenTV 5, the company’s media convergence solution. The reference platform gives device partners the opportunity to build and deploy a range of media streaming devices based on OpenTV 5, Nagra’s middleware platform.
HomeCruise microGateway is the reference platform’s first implementation, enabling service providers to extend their broadcast services including live TV signal to wired or wirelessly IP connected devices within a home. It enables service providers to distribute live linear channels in a secure environment to a variety of IP-enabled devices within the home, such as tablets, smartphones, IP set-top boxes and personal computers.
“The ability to leverage existing broadcast infrastructure to monetise IP connected devices like tablets and smart phones in a home is a clear differentiator for service providers,” said Samir Mehta, senior vice-president digital TV solutions for Nagra. “Nagra HomeCruise takes full advantage of the multi-service capabilities of OpenTV 5 and is immediately available to our device partners. It will allow service providers to accelerate the launch of revenue-generating services while providing them with the freedom to work with a variety of innovative device vendors.”
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