Opera and Amino extend IPTV partnership - Embedded.com

Opera and Amino extend IPTV partnership

LONDON — Opera Software (Oslo, Norway) has extended its partnership with Amino (Cambridge, U.K.) making the Opera Browser available as an option for shipments of AmiNET110 set-top boxes and to work together to integrate the browser technology into next generation products.

The Opera 8.5 SDK browser is intended to provide a 'compelling' surfing experience for users of Amino's IPTV set-top boxes, while Opera's compliance with open Web standards enables the quick development of advanced, interoperable, cross-platform Web applications and dynamic user interfaces.

As a part of Opera and Amino's partnership, Amino can also provide application developers with the Amino Software Development Kit with the Opera browser option. Opera's browser technology has been ported on top of Amino's Intact IPTV Software Stack. As a result, Amino delivers a platform to support full Internet browsing, advanced Web-based user interfaces, and applications combining video and graphics.

Middleware vendors including Dreampark, Orca, Industria, Tandberg and Alcatel have solutions available for Amino set-top boxes running Opera.

Scott Hedrick, Executive Vice President, Opera Software, said, “With Opera, Amino is able to enhance its IPTV offerings to include advanced features that are only possible through a standards-based, advanced Web browser such as Opera.”

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