NAGRA OpenTV5 Now Supports Set-top Box and Gateway Platforms

  • Posted on: 11 October 2012
  • By: chw staff

Service providers will welcome the news that NAGRA OpenTV 5 is supported on Set-Top Box, Gateway Platforms and other client devices. In partnership with IC manufacturer Broadcom NAGRA has developed a reference design for the NAGRA HomeCruise platform. The “off-the-shelf” solution now provides an accelerated path for service providers to get their product to market. At last month’s IBC 2012 show, NAGRA showcased the NAGRA HomeCruise microGateway, a solution that will allow service providers to extend their broadcast services in the home.

According to NAGRA the HomeCruise microGateway platform removes the need for a high-end home media gateway and enables service providers to distribute live linear channels to wired or wireless IP-enabled devices within the home, such as tablets, smartphones, IP set-top boxes and personal computers.

The NAGRA HomeCruise reference platform will scale from IP-only set-tops to broadcast-to-IP gateways, hybrid personal video recorders and full home media gateways. It supports any network type – cable, satellite, terrestrial or IP - as well as a wide range of functionalities, from internal and external hard disks for PVR/DVR to gateway transcoding.

Powered by OpenTV 5, HomeCruise can be bundled with a wide range of user experiences, including NAGRA or third-party guides and applications to deliver solutions that leverage a unique suite of capabilities including the delivery of content over-the-top, and rapid application authoring in Web-based environments such as HTML5.

NAGRA OpenTV 5 features an open architecture that offers support for advanced user interfaces. It securely opens up television devices to the Internet, over-the-top services and a higher degree of innovation, while maintaining the robustness of traditional broadcast services for television providers to fully leverage and monetize their services.