Software specialist Wyplay is making the source code of its middleware available free of charge for evaluation and deployment purposes.
The Frog by Wyplay intiative will see Wyplay’s set-top box middleware and backend add-ons – already being deployed to more than 10 million subscribers at Canal+, Belgacom, SFR, and Vodafone – made available. According to Wyplay, Frog by Wyplay is based on the philosophy that traditional “black-box” models prevent software reuse, restrict partnerships, stop independent innovation, and cause development resource bottlenecks that lead to increased costs and delays in the introduction of new devices and services.
Frog by Wyplay encompasses all of the elements needed to build a robust foundation for pay-TV products (satellite, cable, IPTV, over the top, and terrestrial), including development kits for TV client devices, reference hardware, optional backend add-ons, and companion apps for smartphones or tablets. Based on open-source technologies and open standards, the solution is agnostic with respect to chipset, delivery frontend, and existing TV operator backend.
Wyplay expects to release the source code of the core components incrementally — together with build and configuration tools and reference set-top box devices for development purposes — starting in the first quarter of 2014. Members of the community will also have access to extensive documentation and code samples, as well as a range of interactive channels such as forums and an issue tracker.
Wyplay will preview Frog by Wyplay at IBC.
Wyplay will exhibit at IBC on stand 5.A11
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