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Motorola launches “virtualized” HTML5 browser

Motorola has made its DreamGallery middleware available on an expanded range of devices thanks to new “virtualised cloud-rendering” technology that removes the need for an integrated HTML5 browser in the set-top box.

According to Motorola, DreamGallery is using virtualised cloud-rendering to make TV experiences available on a variety of devices including low-cost, entry-level Motorola set-tops. The middleware previously required set-tops capable of running an HTML5 browser, but this new virtual module renders HTML5 in the cloud, enabling service providers to offer services to subscribers with legacy boxes.

The new module supports an advanced user experience on existing Motorola set-tops that would not otherwise have the memory or processing power to deliver DreamGallery, according to the company.

DreamGallery is the user navigation component of Motorola’s Medios Plus platform for multiscreen video distribution.
“DreamGallery is extending its award-winning multi-screen navigation and entertainment experience to millions of Motorola set-tops in subscriber homes today,” said John Burke, senior vice-president and general manager, converged solutions, Motorola Mobility. “Consumers want to find content faster and enjoy it on any device. Our service provider customers are eager to address this demand with rich DreamGallery experiences, but are constrained by the cost and complexity of upgrading their set-top boxes. Now, this cloud-based virtual module lets them deliver this next-generation experience to more subscribers.”

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