RVU Alliance Celebrates Successful Year With CES Demonstrations

Industry Alliance Showcases First Deployed Remote User Interface Products at CES 2012

LAS VEGAS - -(BUSINESS WIRE) - -The RVU Alliance is celebrating a successful year with a series of demonstrations at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The RVU Remote User Interface (RUI) technology is the first client/server RUI deployed by a major commercial broadcaster with DIRECTV releasing its HR34 RVU server in late 2011, and Samsung introducing RVU support via a software download in December 2011 for their LED D6000, LED D6400 and LED D6420 TVs.


Broadcom, DIRECTV, Entropic, JetHead Development, Pace and Samsung will be among the numerous Alliance members demonstrating products and solutions at CES.

The Samsung LED 6000 series models and the Pace C30 client for DIRECTV were certified using a full suite of development tools, test procedures and a fully independent certification process run by the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory. The RVU Alliance has also continued to attract new members to the organization, with French operator Bouygues Telecom and several leading silicon manufacturers in the WiFi space joining the expanding roster.

"We are delighted with the progress that the RVU Alliance has made throughout 2011," said Henry Derovanessian, president of the RVU Alliance Board of Directors and senior vice president of Engineering at DIRECTV. "The demonstration of certified products at CES is the culmination of the significant efforts of member companies throughout the year. We look forward to an equally successful 2012 and beyond as the ecosystem grows, the RVU 2.0 specification is released, and the continued expansion of new members into the RVU Alliance."

The publicly available RVU standard allows a single server in the home to interface to multiple clients simultaneously, providing every TV in a household the same consistent User Interface and experience. RVU servers provide a single, easily upgradable central point in the home that enables service providers to present their UI on compatible CE devices with no additional hardware required, providing DVR features directly on that CE device. Full details of the RVU solution are available at www.rvualliance.org

About RVU Alliance
RVU is a client/server -based technology that allows the television viewer to experience a consistent, pixel accurate server -generated user interface on various consumer electronics devices. The RVU specification uses widely implemented UPnP and DLNA technologies to enable a gateway device such as an advanced set -top box to work with non -proprietary client devices such as connected TVs, Blu -ray players, and set -top boxes. The specification is maintained by the RVU Alliance, founded by Broadcom, Cisco, DIRECTV, Samsung and Verizon, which facilitates the adoption of an open standard technology that allows service providers to expand their unique UI and user experience onto standard consumer devices without the need for proprietary equipment. For more information on the RVU Alliance please visit www.rvualliance.org.

The RVU Alliance is an Oregon -based non -profit mutual benefit corporation formed to develop a specification for the RVU technology including a full -featured "pixel accurate" Remote User Interface (RUI). Founding Promoter members are Broadcom, Cisco, DIRECTV, Samsung and Verizon. Other Promoter members are BSkyB, Cortina, Entropic, Huawei, Humax, JetHead Development Inc, LG, Morega, Pace PLC, Sigma Designs, Solekai Systems, ST Microelectronics, Technicolor, Trident Microsystems and Vixs. The RVU Alliance complements and benefits existing industry interoperability initiatives and underscores its founders' commitment to the sharing of digital content in the connected home. For more information about the RVU Alliance, please visit www.rvualliance.org.

Contacts
RVU Alliance
Robert Mercer
310 -964 -4683
PR@rvualliance.org

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