ACCESS Provides Operators with Blueprint for Multiscreen Success at IBC

This week sees ACCESS showcase its innovative solutions facilitating true TV Everywhere at IBC 2014 (stand 14.D14). We will demonstrate how we help operators and device manufacturers to conquer the growing complexities and technological fragmentation of delivering multiscreen services. We believe that visitors to our IBC stand will see solutions that address many of the most critical technical concerns of operators across the globe.

With over 52,000 professionals from 170 countries, the show aims to immerse visitors in the latest industry developments and acts as a place to trade, educate, debate and connect with the companies that are helping to shape the market, including content distributors, device manufacturers and solution vendors like ACCESS.
The industry has embarked on a new era of entertainment enabled by the proliferation of devices that consumers now expect to be able to watch content on. There are now thousands of devices running across a range of different platforms, and this expanding choice is causing headaches for operators that seek to provide multiscreen services that work perfectly across all devices.

In a response to this, IBC sees the first public demonstrations of our new multiscreen management platform, ACCESS Twine. This new multiscreen platform is designed to provide the simplest route for operators to deploy and control true TV Everywhere services. This solution enables consumers to access the existing operator portfolio and their personal content that is stored on their PVR on other devices even when they are out of the home. Visitors to our IBC booth will be able to discover how this solution provides a single point of content access control across multiple CA and DRM systems to manage video distribution from CDNs and PVRs whilst leveraging HTML5 to offer a seamless, unified TV experience.

Among other highlights at IBC 2014, we will also be hosting a series of on-stand demonstrations showing how operators can leverage standards to offer seamless experiences on all screens without compromising security. Including:

  • NetFront™ Browser BE: launched at IBC and demonstrated running on Broadcom silicon, this newest member of our browser family, based on Chromium Blink technology, is tailored for embedded platforms and ideally suited to higher end environments with multi-core CPUs and graphics acceleration (GPU) giving ACCESS a unique position in the worldwide broadcast-centric browser market.
  • NetFront™ Browser NX: the demonstrations of the WebKit-based embedded browser solution will include integrations with world leading chipsets for STB and TVs offering industry leading HTML5 performance, low memory requirements, JavaScript Extension Framework and an advanced Software Development Kit (SDK).
  • NetFront™ Living Connect: a multiscreen solution that provides the content and CE industries with the simplest and most powerful route to enable consumers to watch, listen, and share movies, music and TV programs inside and outside the home. The solution is a DLNA Technology Component supporting the latest CVP-2 specifications and integrated with leading security solutions, making it a key enabler for business models based on distributing paid and free content to STBs, TVs, tablets, mobile phones and in-car entertainment and navigation systems.  IBC 2014 will also see the full integration of NetFront Living Connect with Zenterio OS completing a cycle that started with the integration of NetFrontTM Browser NX with Zenterio OS, announced at IBC 2013.

We invite you to join us and discuss how our combination of standards and strong security solutions can help operators deploy and maintain efficient multiscreen services inside and outside of the home. I hope you will be able to visit us at IBC and see exactly how we are helping you to shape the multiscreen space to meet your business objectives and surpass consumer expectations.

About the author:

Neale Foster

Neale brings a wealth of broadcast, connected TV and consumer electronics industry experience to his role of spearheading ACCESS in Internet Connected Devices. ACCESS is one of the world’s leading software providers for connected mobile, Digital TV, set-top boxes and other electronic consumer devices. Neale ensures that ACCESS develops software solutions that enable broadcasters, operators and consumer electronics manufacturers to connect the broadcast world with the consumer electronic world to successfully launch new business models and consumer services. Follow him on Twitter / Linkedin

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