Pace to use Rovi’s set-top tools
Pace said it is using Rovi’s Connected Platform in its next-generation set-top boxes for cable operators and service providers throughout the Americas.
Rovi’s Connected Platform includes a package of standards-based development tools and reference designs, enabling CE manufacturers to customize advanced digital home entertainment products. It consists of a source code development kit (SDK), player and server software applications, and a customizable user interface.
The Connected Platform system operates with any silicon and any operating system, Rovi said.
The two companies have been collaborating for a while. In 2007, Pace and Rovi (then Macrovision) demonstrated a multi-room digital home experience using Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) specifications.
Pace added DLNA capabilities to its set-top box and server products by integrating Rovi's media player and media server software with Pace software to show how digital content could be accessed and viewed from any room in the home.