LONDON Texas Instruments is working with IPTV technology providers ANT Software and Orca Interactive to provide interoperability for manufacturers looking for low-risk solutions that will hasten the design cycle of IP set-top-box products and services.
By bringing the core software together on TI silicon – soon including the new DaVinci technology, to provide an integrated offering of processors, software, and tools – the three companies are aiming to deliver an end-to-end solution for IPTV and Video on Demand (VoD) capabilities today.
ANT (Cambridge, U.K.) is a provider of advanced embedded solutions for digital TV and supplies a highly dynamic browser-based solution that, when coupled with the TI silicon, gives service providers interactive content applications with feature-rich digital TV programming. ANT's software controls everything from VoD interfaces to dynamic news, information and communication applications.
Orca Interactive (Israel) is a IPTV middleware provider for broadband network operators and service providers. It use its telco-quality platform, RiGHTv, to enable operators to deliver and manage enhanced entertainment services such as VoD, broadcast television, EPG (electronic program guide), NVoD (near video-on-demand), pay-per-view, PVR and e-commerce for related merchandise.