13 September 2014
Amsterdam - September 13, 2014 – SoftAtHome (Hall 4A51), a provider of home operating platforms enabling convergent services for the digital home, is proud to announce its Universal Cast Dongle has won the 2014 CSI Award for Best Interactive TV technology. Distributed by a jury of independent industry experts, this prestigious award acknowledges SoftAtHome’s solution as a major innovation for the TV industry.
Michel Degland, SoftAtHome’s CEO, said: “We are very happy and proud to have been chosen by the jury and to receive this prestigious industry award that is an industry acknowledgement of our ability to innovate. Our universal Cast Dongle creates a new consumption paradigm by eliminating barriers between different content sources, such as user generated content and live TV. It keeps the big screen at the center stage to access premium live content while opening the world of OTT.”
Powered by SoftAtHome’s next-generation SOP product and using a future-proof secure multicast enabled chipset, the Universal “cast” dongle represents a radically new class of device that unites multicast and unicast within the home via casting. With a tablet/smartphone app, it is now possible to cast any content onto any TV set that has the SoftAtHome dongle attached. This content can be a live IPTV stream (full HD H264 or H265 with CAS/DRM protection), VOD (RTSP, Adaptive streaming, progressive download), an OTT service such as YouTube, Deezer, or online games, using Apple, Google or Wi-Fi Alliance cast protocols, or user generated content cast through DLNA.
The CSI Awards are one of the most comprehensive and competitive technology awards anywhere in the world, designed to reward technical and product marketing excellence in the cable, satellite, terrestrial broadcasting, mobile and IPTV sectors. This year’s CSI Awards winners were announced during IBC in Amsterdam, on September 12, 2014.
Meet SoftAtHome in Hall 4 - Stand 4A51, RAI Amsterdam during IBC until 16th of September 2014.
SoftAtHome is an operator-backed software company delivering the best of connectivity, Pay TV and digital services to the home. Through its SOP product SoftAtHome empowers operators to compete against local competition and global players alike by leveraging the ecosystem to deliver outstanding services. SOP is central to delivering standard based cost-effective solutions that are simple and long lasting. SoftAtHome solutions are already deployed on over 20 million Home Gateways and Set Top Box throughout the world in multiple broadband and broadcast deployments. The company is headquartered in France with development and sales teams also in Belgium and the UAE. For more information, visit our website at www.softathome.com or follow us @SoftAtHome.
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Marta Twardowska for SoftAtHome
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