ALi Corporation, a leading set top box (STB) system on chip (SoC) solution provider, on Wednesday announced that its hybrid broadcast broadband TV (HbbTV) supported STB platform is ready for mass production.
ALi and Opera Software will work together to bring a better HbbTV experience to Ali based STBs.
The adoption of HbbTV is spreading in Europe. It is already implemented in retail STBs, connected TVs and other devices such as game players from many leading TV and STB manufacturers.
To create an optimal HbbTV experience, ALi and Opera offer a friendly interface to browse web content on TVs for traditional remote controls or their companion devices, as well as robust rendering engines for television with TV rendering (TVR) technology, supporting features such as adapting internet pages to suit TV screens, anti-flicker filtering, picture in picture viewing, etc.
ALi has pre ported Opera to its new STB SoC solution, optimizing the Opera Devices Software Development Kit (SDK) for specific middleware, which reduces time to market and development costs.
Tony Chang, General Manager of ALi’s International Business Unit, said, “ALi has gained a prestigious reputation for our cost and performance of STB SoCs. We are well prepared and glad to extend our proficiency in the STB industry to keep abreast with the new era of hybrid-TV devices.
ALi’s HbbTV supported STB platform now supports Opera, one of the most commonly used browsers in the consumer electronics industry, and it supports all the mainstream video streaming formats, thereby providing easy development of applications for interactive services. By putting forth the pioneering STB platform with HbbTV support, we again secure our leading position in the global dynamic TV service market.”
“Opera’s family of web browsers have been widely adopted by more than 250 million users worldwide,” said Lars Boilesen, CEO of Opera Software. “For years, Opera has continued to improve the web browsing technology in HbbTV and make it compliant with up to date industry standards.