Collaboration Enables Service Providers to Deploy a Cost- Effective, High Performance HTML5 Experience
WASHINGTON, June 10, 2013 -- (The Cable Show 2013 -- Booth
for the connected home, and Opera Software, (OSE:OPERA) the world leader in
cross-platform browsers and mobile advertising, announced today their
collaboration on a joint solution based on Opera's advanced HTML5 browser
running on Entropic's powerful set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC)
platform, the EN7588. While HTML5 browsers are available on PC, tablet and
other mobile devices, the Opera HTML5 capability on Entropic's EN7588
presents a breakthrough cost-effective IP-Client STB solution.
As Pay-TV service providers migrate in-home video delivery to an all-IP
format, HTML5 will increasingly become an optimal format to carry multimedia
content over IP, as the standard is already supported by a vast number of
online content providers. The joint Entropic/Opera HTML5 STB SoC solution
seeks to proactively meet original equipment manufacturer (OEM) needs while
aligning with service providers' content delivery strategies.
An advanced STB SoC solution, the EN7588 offers a dual-core 5000 DMIPS
ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-A9 processor with NEON(TM) SIMD extensions for high
performance operation. ARM ecosystem allows Entropic and its partners to
quickly develop and implement an efficient software solution, meeting OEM's
time-to-market (TTM) needs.
"Operators are increasingly looking to HTML5 as a standard for rich
multimedia over IP networks. As a pure-play platform semiconductor company
in connected home entertainment, we partnered with Opera to offer a
compelling, optimized HTML5 solution to our OEMs and operator customers,"
said Roger Gregory, vice president, Marketing, Set-top Box Products,
Entropic. "In particular, we see the U.S. cable market transitioning from
closed, proprietary video delivery mechanisms to open, standards-based
solutions. Our efficient and superior architecture is able to run Opera's
HTML5 browser with hardware acceleration to ensure the optimal browser
"Opera worked closely with Entropic to bring our advanced, high performance
HTML5 browser to the client set-top box platform," said Aneesh Rajaram,
senior vice president for TV & Devices, Opera Software.
"As browser experts having deployed our HTML5 engine on tens of millions of
STBs and TVs, we now have the opportunity to help operators embrace HTML5
and evolve their STB platforms to a format that is more IP-centric."
This new Entropic/Opera HTML5 experience is being demonstrated this week at
The Cable Show in Washington D.C., June 10-12, 2013, at Booth #2807. For
more information, please visit: www.entropic.com.
About Opera Software ASA
The worldwide World Wide Web -- any device, any platform, any bandwidth,
absolutely anywhere in the world. Opera Software was founded in 1994, based
on the idea that access to the web should be a universal right. 300 million
people (and counting) use the Opera web browsers for computers, mobile
phones, TVs and other connected devices. Opera also delivers tools,
distribution, engagement, monetization and market insights to developers,
publishers and brands around the world. We are passionate about breaking
down barriers, so everyone can share in the power of the internet. Our
vision of one web for all remains at the heart of what we do, because we
believe that participation changes everything. Opera Software ASA is listed
on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. 'Opera', 'Opera
Software', 'Opera Mini'
and the 'O' logo are trademarks of Opera Software ASA. All other trademarks
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Entropic(TM) (Nasdaq:ENTR) is a world leader in semiconductor solutions for
the connected home. The Company transforms how traditional HDTV broadcast
and IP-based streaming video content is seamlessly, reliably, and securely
delivered, processed, and distributed into and throughout the home.
Entropic's next-generation Set-top Box (STB) System-on-a-Chip
(SoC) and Connectivity solutions enable Pay-TV operators to offer consumers
more captivating whole-home entertainment experiences by transforming the
way digital entertainment is delivered, connected and consumed -- in the
home and on the go. For more information, visit Entropic at: