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Access and Zenterio team up for media sharing

Access and Zenterio will use IBC to demonstrate how the integration of Access’s solutions in Zenterio’s independent operating system for TV client devices enables operators and content providers to deliver media sharing experiences, including LiveTV streams and Personal Video Recorder content via managed set-top boxes or unmanaged connected devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones. Access’s solutions can also be integrated with operator Conditional Access systems for additional features such as enhanced reporting and ‘studio confident’ content protection.

“Our solutions provide an extra layer of ‘studio-confident’ security that offers a safer approach to seamlessly share content throughout the home, and are supported by robust multi-screen technologies such as DLNA, HTML5, and OTT/social TV platforms to ensure that desirable experiences can be delivered and monetized on all screens” says Kiyo Oishi, chairman, Access Europe.

In addition to the demonstrations, Access will provide complementary versions of a Parks Associates whitepaper examining the ways in which security and multi-screen interact for operators, the content industry and the consumer.

The whitepaper emphasises the importance of usability, which plays an increasingly big part in the User Experience as consumers expect to view the content of their choice on any device at any time, and anywhere, which adds more complexity for operators and content providers looking for ways to monitor media sharing habits and better monetise them.

Access solutions on show include NetFront Living Connect, a DLNA technology component which has been integrated with conditional access to provide media-sharing and also enables operators to deploy DLNA Premium Video Guidelines, NetFront Browser NX, a WebKit-based HTML5 browser that provides a UI and application development platform for advanced TV services, and Access MediaPilot, a software solution for Microsoft Windows PC, iOS and Android that enables end-consumers to access, share and control digital media between any local network connected device in their home network.

Access will exhibit at IBC on stand 14.101 and Zenterio will exhibit on stand 14.117