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Zodiac claims 2 more customers for HTML5 platform

Thu, 01/19/2012 - 3:04pm
Brian Santo

Zodiac Interactive said that it has signed two more cable customers for its PowerUp HTML5 platform within their respective service environments.

The two operators were identified only as Tier 1 North American MSOs. The company previously announced that it has been working with Cablevision and with Videotron.

PowerUp HTML5 has been developed as a service-based, layered architecture, providing either a thin- or full-client front end supported by a service layer that separates the presentation layer from the underlying business logic and middleware.

The value of HTML5 is that it can provide a common element supporting applications that run on the Web, on mobile networks and in cable networks. MSOs with tru2way-based boxes will be able to host HTML5 applications that will run across PCs, set-tops and mobile devices.

Given its provenance in the Web world, however, HTML5 stands to provide a far more popular authoring environment than cable's tru2way.

The company said it provides full browser control of all systems and subsystems for IPTV infrastructures – not only tru2way, but for other set-top box application platforms such as PowerTV, Linux and GITV, as well.

"The goal of our clients is to enable a universal, advanced look, feel and navigation during the multi-screen user experience that not only meets, but also exceeds consumer expectations," said Zodiac CEO Brandon Brown.

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