Andina Link – Meet EKT in Bogotá!

January 23, 2015 Kategorie: News

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From 3-5 March 2015. EKT will be present to demonstrate the absolute latest in STB performance, form factor and software solutions.

Make sure to contact us for a time to meet!

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TV Connect – Meet EKT in London!

January 23, 2015 Kategorie: News

tvconnect-2015From 28-30 April 2015, Lond hosts the annual TV Connect. As they say: “The World’s Leading Event in Connected Entertainment“.
EKT will be present to demonstrate the absolute latest in STB performance, form factor and software solutions.

We look forward seeing you there on booth 49 (follow the steps).

CabSat – Meet EKT in Dubai!

January 23, 2015 Kategorie: News

cabsat-2015From 10-12 March 2015, Dubai is the centre for anything in content delivery. EKT will be showcasing and demonstrating its range of unique solutions.

Make sure to contact us for a time to meet!

CTSB – Meet EKT in Moscow!

January 23, 2015 Kategorie: News

SCTB-2015From 27-29 January 2015, Moscow hosts the biggest Russian trade fair for Cable, Satellite, Terrestrial and IPTV/OTT business.
EKT will show off its latest developments on Stand 560 in Hall 4.

We look forward meeting you there!

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Press release Eurostar

August 11, 2014 Kategorie: News

Eurostar Funding Success

 

Ocean blue software

 

A UK, South West based TV software specialist gained over €430,000 of EU funding with the support of Enterprise Europe Network South West.

Based in Bristol, Ocean Blue Software is an award winning digital TV software specialist, providing the most comprehensive support services to the digital TV industry. Ocean Blue Software contacted Enterprise Europe Network South West (EEN SW) in early 2013 to enquire about access to the European Research & Development fund, Eurostars. Eurostars is a programme that supports research-performing small and medium enterprises, which develop innovative products, processes and services, to gain international competitive advantage. Eurostars does this by providing funding for transnational innovation projects; the products of which are then rapidly commercialised. The project is aimed at creating and deploying a pan European Hybrid (Broadcast and IP) middleware stack for Connected TVs and set-top boxes. The project was successfully funded to the value of €430,840. Ocean Blue Software collaborated with a leading German software development company, iP4.tv GmbH and this successful collaboration has helped them to access new technologies and new markets.

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CABSAT & TV Connect 2014

March 27, 2014 Kategorie: News

In 2014, EKT has exhibited again at CABSAT in Dubai and just one week later on the TV Connect in London.

In Dubai we have exhibited together with MyHD and presented the MyHD-SMART-STB, a single tuner DVB-S hybrid STB with embedded cardless IRDETO and wifi support. The hybrid Set-Top-Box is powered on an Entropic SoC ARM Cortex A9 chip. The STB access in the IP range, in addition to YouTube contents from the Middle Eastern provider Selevision.

The simple well-designed housing in aluminum look with soft-touch-key sensors completes the picture.

On the TV Connect in London, we have presented the world our first version of a Power Plug Form Factor STB. In addition to the new Form Factor, which was very well received among the visitors, our solidTV middleware solution was focused.

Winker: Lateinamerika lockt

September 12, 2013 Kategorie: News

Von Axel Wolf

Furtwangen. Christof Winker darf sich berechtigte Hoffnungen machen, mit seiner Firma iP4.tv ein richtiger Global Player zu werden. Am gestrigen Dienstag hat er zwei Mustergeräte nach Madrid geschickt. Dort ist der Sitz des Telefongiganten Telefónica, bei dem Winker schon einen Fuß in der Tür hat.

Seit Juli bietet die Telefónica-Marke O2 ihren Kunden in Tschechien eine Box an, die zusätzliche Komfortmerkmale beim Fernsehen bietet. “Damit kann man das Fernsehprogramm übers Internet auch zeitversetzt sehen, also Beiträge, die bereits gesendet wurden”, sagt Winker. “Zudem können sich die Kunden Videos aktueller Filme ausleihen”, ergänzt er. Und zwar so, dass ein Kopierschutz garantiert ist. Möglich macht dies das Sicherungssystem DRM von Microsoft. “Jemand der diese Box nicht hat, kommt nicht dran”, sagt Winker.

Bleibt abschließend zu bemerken, dass diese Box von Winkers Firma iP4.tv entwickelt wurde. Das hat etwa ein Jahr gedauert, während dessen die 20 Furtwanger Mitarbeiter dieses Gerät bis zur Marktreife gebracht haben.

Nicht ohne Stolz bemerkt Winker, dass sich iP4.tv damit gegen einen Mitbewerber durchgesetzt hat. Im Rahmen der Ausschreibung habe man die Firma Motorola “aus dem Rennen geworfen”.

Wie kommt nun eine vergleichsweise kleine Firma aus dem oberen Bregtal mit einem weltweit tätigen Konzern ins Geschäft? Zum einen, sagt Winker, würden bei Messen Kontakte geknüpft. Im vorliegenden Fall war es so, dass Winker im Jahr 2010 ein Pilotprojekt für die Swisscom (Schweiz) übernommen habe. Auf diesem Weg sei ein Dialog mit Telefónica entstanden.

Und mit dieser Konzern hofft Christof Winker, nun noch größer ins Geschäft zu kommen. Am Dienstag hat er zwei Muster der Box, wie sie in Tschechien bereits auf dem Markt ist, auf den Weg in die Konzernzentrale gebracht. Es geht um nichts weniger als darum, dass sich iP4.tv damit eine gewisse Hoffnung macht, dieses Gerät in absehbarer Zeit auch für Argentinien, Brasilien, Chile und Peru produzieren zu dürfen, wo Telefónica groß im Geschäft ist.

Quelle: Schwarzwälder Bote

EKT and iP4.tv merge to bring Hybrid, IPTV and OTT to a broader market

April 25, 2013 Kategorie: News

DID5206_EKTApril 23th 2013 – Shenzhen China / Furtwangen Germany: EKT (Eagle Kingdom Technologies), a leading supplier of advanced STB solutions and iP4 (iP4.tv GmbH), a developer of highly advanced Set Top Box middleware called solidTVTM have joined forced in a merge that sees a seamless integration of the iP4.tv STB middleware and the Advanced Hardware solutions from EKT.

The merger allows EKT to offer cost effective solutions ranging from Zappers through to highly complex interactive models. All EKT Set Top Boxes are easily customisable and suitable for both the Operator and Retail Markets.

“EKT and iP4 have already been working closely together for the last 24 months and a merge was the logical next step to further integrate software and hardware for our customers,” says Richard Smith, CEO of EKT. “We have always been about delivering innovative STB solutions and in line with today’s trends of interactivity, Hybrid, OTT and IPTV we want to offer a complete package to our customers.

The combination will continue to operate under the EKT brand name and be headquartered in Shenzhen China. All solidTVTM developments will continue to be run from the current iP4 office in Furtwangen, Germany.

“Working with the team from EKT over the last years has proven to us that 1 + 1 is really 3 in our business,” said Christof Winker, Managing director of iP4.tv. “iP4 has been on the forefront of SoC STB software and the solidTVTM solution has been in development for over 10 years. Combining our IP and knowledge with the fast experience in hardware design, CAS integration and manufacturing of EKT makes our combination a valuable contender for any operator that is looking for a feature rich STB solution.

Richard Smith continues, “Merging with iP4 allows us to deliver on our promise of Tier 1 STB solutions at market breaking price points. We combine the best of Asian engineering and manufacturing with Western high end software, sales/marketing support and management. The new and improved global EKT now make a serious partner for any operator looking for the latest in technology whilst keeping cost under control.

EKT and iP4 have not released any financial details of the merge.

IP4.TV GmbH will be launching their “Solid TV ” Middleware at TV Connect 2013

February 14, 2013 Kategorie: News

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Solid TV is fully modular solution covering IP and Hybrid STB and TV platforms. It is designed to work seamlessly with most IP client software solutions and in its Hybrid form covers all of the DVB Broadcast standards.

Solid TV can support all DRM solutions and is capable of integration with all CA solutions either directly or through CI+

Solid TV consists of:

  • Solid Starter
  • Solid Wrapper
  • Solid Player
  • Solid Browser
  • Solid UI
  • Solid DVB

For more information please visit us on Stand 191 at TV Connect 2013

IBC 2012 in Amsterdam

September 17, 2012 Kategorie: News

nullAt IBC 2012 in Amsterdam iP4.tv showed the result of the intensive cooperation work with Nangu.tv in Czech Republic.
This demonstrated a seamless integration of HLS streams from the nangu.tv head end into a DVB-S2 channel list giving a fully seamless Hybrid EPG.
This is based on our new wrapper with makes the complete middleware available from a high level API such as  JavaScript, and we have the same available for QML as well.
We were based on a Houseboat with our hardware partner Eagle Kingdom, where we made  presentations to a stream of interested customers. Entropic also showed our new solidUI DVB (C/T/T2/S2) Wrapper based on the latest version of QML with certain hardware accelerations at their IBC Suite.

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