Espial's Evo IPTV Middleware Surpasses One Million Subscriber Units; Highlights 2006 Banner Year

Mar 05, 2007, 00:00 ET from Espial Group

    London, UK (Booth #57, IPTV World Forum), March 5 /PRNewswire/ -
 Espial(R) IPTV (, a leading provider of IPTV middleware and
 applications, has achieved an important company milestone by surpassing one
 million subscriber unit shipments for its Evo(R) family of IPTV products.
 This milestone, which re-enforces the company's leadership in the IPTV
 market, was achieved during a break-out year for Espial in 2006, which saw
 the company ship over 750,000 Evo subscriber licenses to operator customers
 and partners around the globe.
     Espial's flagship Evo IPTV Service Platform product family, which
 includes Evo Client middleware, various data-driven applications including
 Evo EPG, Evo VOD, Evo DVR, Evo Browser and Evo BML, the carrier-grade Evo
 Server, and the open Evo Future-Proof Framework(TM), has enjoyed widespread
 acceptance as a more open, modular, scalable and faster alternative to the
 first-generation and more monolithic solutions on the market.
     Espial's IPTV deployments build on the company's expertise in the
 hospitality and interactive video markets, where the company has another
 two million units in use by customers such as LodgeNet and On Command, and
 global automotive and consumer electronics manufacturers. Over the years,
 Espial has become a trusted partner for understanding embedded devices,
 interactive applications, user interfaces and EPGs, open ecosystems, and
 various other video technologies that constitute an extremely scalable,
 carrier-grade IPTV service platform. Espial's Evo has also been ported to
 over twenty different set-top box platforms, making it one of the most
 ported and flexible middleware solutions available today.
     "We are very proud of the one million IPTV subscriber milestone for our
 Evo IPTV middleware and applications. This truly demonstrates Espial's
 leadership in the IPTV market and is a testament to the scalable
 technologies and ease of integration of Espial's modular IPTV solutions,"
 said Jaison Dolvane, Espial's Founder, President and CEO. "Working together
 with our ecosystem and channel partners, we have created integrated
 carrier-grade IPTV solutions to help our customers worldwide successfully
 deploy differentiated video & converged services to their subscribers."
     Other 2006 Espial highlights include:
     - Recognized by ABI Research as the #1 IPTV Client Middleware
     - Named Internet Telephony's "Product of the Year"
     - Listed with the "Deloitte Fast 500" fastest growing companies
     - Launched Evo Server, the carrier-grade head-end IPTV middleware
       platform that was adopted by UPC Sweden (acquired by Com Hem) and
       Auroras Entertainment (now Avail Media)
     - Added to a world-class management team by hiring Dave Williamson as
       VP Sales, Bob Daly as CFO, and Brian Mahony as VP Marketing
     At the IPTV World Forum in London this week, Espial is showcasing Evo
 and promoting a new white paper on IPTV Total Cost of Ownership that
 explains the role middleware plays in reducing the CAPEX and OPEX of IPTV
 service deployments. This paper will be sent to qualified professionals by
 emailing Espial is also promoting the newly launched
 "IPTV Channel", in partnership with other leading IPTV vendors and hosted
 by technology media leader TMC. This news and analysis portal on topics of
 importance to the IPTV industry is located at
     Espial provides IPTV middleware and applications that are modular,
 fully skinnable, turbo-fast, and truly open. Espial's Evo(R) IPTV Service
 Platform, which can be purchased as best-of-breed components or as part of
 a pre-integrated client-server solution, includes Evo(R) Client, Evo(R)
 Server, Evo Future-Proof Framework(TM) (FPF), Evo SkinTones(TM) and
 applications such as Electronic Program Guide, Video on Demand, Content
 Portal, Games, Triple Play, and Evo Browser. Espial products have been
 integrated with or deployed by more than 100 vendors and operators
 including UPC Sweden/Comhem, Avail Media, Siemens/Myrio, Dasan, Belgacom,
 Motorola, Sumitomo, Amino, Thomson, Philips, Tilgin, LodgeNet, On Command
 and S-Net Systems.

SOURCE Espial Group