HILVERSUM, The Netherlands and SAN JOSE, Calif., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ActiveVideo Networks™, creators of CloudTV™, the cloud-based app platform for television, will show how a television app platform based entirely in the network cloud can enable unparalleled service velocity of next-generation navigation and other services at the Cable Congress March 7-9.
During the three-day event at The Square in Brussels, ActiveVideo will demonstrate how its new CloudTV H5™ platform combines the key standards in content creation and video delivery – HTML5, MPEG and H.264 – to provide fast and flexible development and deployment of rich, compelling HTML5 apps to any current or future digital set-top box, CI-Plus enabled television or connected CE device.
An ultra-thin or "zero client" solution, CloudTV places the user interface and the application platform in the network cloud to enable new apps and navigation tools – including voice-control – to be delivered even to the oldest digital set-top boxes, without the lengthy authoring and regression cycles required by legacy STBs.
"What sets ActiveVideo apart from other vendors that claim cloud solutions is that CloudTV H5 leverages the total power of the cloud," said Ronald Brockmann, managing director, Europe for ActiveVideo Networks. "CloudTV H5's ability to deliver content written once to any digital STB or CI-Plus device means that cable system operators can quickly roll out TV apps across their entire footprint, without investing in new equipment for consumers."
Designed to interface seamlessly with existing cable operator network infrastructure, CloudTV H5 executes and renders the complete application in the cloud. The application is delivered as a personalized, adaptive video stream to the STB or connected device, which simply passes remote control key clicks or keypad entries back through the network to the cloud with very low latency. Because CloudTV leverages processing in the cloud, not the device, it can be deployed without changing or adding a single device in the home; moreover, cloud-based processing enables rapid updating of applications, minimizing total cost of ownership or "application lifecycle cost."
CloudTV is available on nearly 10 million screens in the United States and abroad with Cablevision Systems, Oceanic Time Warner Cable and other operators, as well as on Philips-brand TVs.
About ActiveVideo Networks
ActiveVideo Networks™ has created CloudTV™, a cloud-based apps platform that enables the fast and flexible development and deployment of personalized navigation interfaces, such as iVOD, and other advanced user experiences for television service providers. Using the CloudTV platform, service providers can deliver iVOD experiences and navigational mosaics, as well as advanced advertising, TV apps, games and multi-screen pairing solutions to any set-top box, CI+ enabled television, mobile device, and broadband-connected CE device. ActiveVideo Networks is based in the heart of Silicon Valley, with offices in Los Angeles and Hilversum, the Netherlands. For more information, visit http://www.activevideo.com; find us at http://www.facebook.com/ActiveVideoNetworks; follow us at http://www.twitter.com/activevideo; view our videos at www.youtube.com/AVCloudTV.
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