Entropic, Opera Develop HTML5-Compliant Browser for Advanced Client Set-Top
Collaboration Enables Service Providers to Deploy a Cost-Effective, High
Performance HTML5 Experience
WASHINGTON, June 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (The Cable Show 2013 – Booth
#2807) - Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions 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®
Cortex™-A9 processor with NEON™ 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
"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 experience."
"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 are the
property of their respective owners. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.
Entropic™ (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: www.entropic.com.
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