23 October 2014
Amsterdam - October 23, 2014 – SoftAtHome, 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 Broadband Infovision Award for Best Customer Experience Innovation. Presented last night by a jury of industry experts comprising senior executives from the world’s leading operators, this prestigious award is further evidence that the industry recognizes SoftAtHome’s innovation and technology leadership. SoftAtHome’s Universal ‘Cast’ Dongle also won a CSI award last month during IBC 2014.
Michel Degland, SoftAtHome’s CEO, said: “We thank the jury for selecting our universal ‘Cast’ dongle solution. We believe that associated with gateways, it creates a new consumption paradigm for end-users. Dongles are natural companions of gateways as they allow end-users to access and share all content within the home, but also to carry, in their pocket, their experience outside their own home network.”
Powered by SoftAtHome’s next-generation SOP software platform 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. Associated to gateways, the universal “cast” dongle creates a new way of sharing content within the home, using a tablet/smartphone app. 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 Broadband Infovision Awards are the most prestigious and coveted in the industry as they are judged by the operators who actually deploy the technology. This year’s Infovision Awards winners were announced during Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam, on October 22, 2014.
Meet SoftAtHome in Stand D44, RAI Amsterdam during Broadband World Forum until 23rd of October 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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