OTTAWA, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ - The Netherlands (IBC, Stand IP103 "IPTV Zone") - Espial(R) Group Inc. (TSX: "ESP"), a leading provider of IPTV middleware and applications, today announced it has enhanced Evo(R) DVR with updates to features including Evo(R) StartOver TV, the ability to record multiple programs simultaneously, and an advanced conflict resolution engine. Also at IBC this week, Espial will be launching a new HD user interface and demonstrating new services including Evo(R) Timeshift TV and mobile convergence capabilities. Evo DVR allows IPTV operators to offer exceptional viewing freedom for their customers. Subscribers can schedule recurring recordings and play them back at anytime with full control to pause, rewind, fast-forward and bookmark. Evo DVR's advanced conflict resolution engine ensures subscriber recordings are handled without delay. "We've significantly improved our DVR capabilities in a way that makes the service much more compelling for IPTV subscribers and more manageable for operators," said Brian Mahony, Espial Vice President of Marketing. "By leveraging the Evo Future-Proof Framework(TM), Evo DVR provides the customization capabilities to create an advanced, competitive DVR offering for any IPTV service, at a lower total cost of ownership." Espial's Evo IPTV Service Platform is an award-winning product that includes both IPTV client and server middleware and software applications to provide an exceptional quality of experience for IPTV subscribers. Current applications include Live TV, EPG, VOD, PPV, DVR, Radio TV, Web TV, and Caller ID. The Evo platform offers a robust, carrier-grade IPTV solution that has been designed with open standards and modularity as key features. This allows service providers the flexibility and ability to quickly add new services such as Evo DVR, develop new HD SkinTones(TM), provide mobile convergence capabilities and provide advanced controls to subscribers, such as StartOver TV. Also at IBC, Espial's Brian Mahony will be delivering a free workshop on Saturday, September 7th at 9:30 in Room A in the IPTV Zone. Mahony will detail how Espial's Evo IPTV Service Platform can save IPTV service providers the equivalent of 33%, or $195 million over a 5-year deployment to one million subscribers. Espial will be in the IPTV Zone in stand IP103 from September 7 - 11, 2007. ABOUT ESPIAL (www.espial.com) Espial provides IPTV middleware and applications that enable superior quality of experience, fast application performance, carrier-grade scalability, and open extensibility, all at a lower total cost of ownership. Espial's Evo(R) IPTV Service Platform, which can be purchased as modular components or as part of a pre-integrated client-server solution, includes Evo Client, Evo Server, Evo Browser, Evo BML Browser, Evo Future-Proof Framework(TM) (FPF), Evo SkinTones(TM) and applications such as Electronic Program Guide, Video on Demand, Digital Video Recorder, Content Portal, Games, and Triple Play.
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