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Motorola extends reach of DreamGallery cloud

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 2:43pm
Mike Robuck

Motorola has tweaked its DreamGallery technology to render a more Internet-like user experience across a range of companion devices and legacy set-top boxes.

DreamGallery, which is the user navigation component of Motorola’s end-to-end Medios+ multi-screen platform, is now hooked up with ActiveVideo Networks’ virtualized cloud-rendering technology to provide a more unified user experience across various screens and services. DreamGallery, which was launched last year by Shaw Communications, previously required newer set-top boxes that were capable of running an HTML5 browser, but the new virtual mode puts HTML5 into the cloud.

"DreamGallery is extending its award-winning multi-screen navigation and entertainment experience to millions of Motorola set-tops in subscriber homes today," said John Burke , senior vice president and general manager, converged solutions, Motorola Mobility. "Consumers want to find content faster and enjoy it on any device. Our service provider customers are eager to address this demand with rich DreamGallery experiences, but are constrained by the cost and complexity of upgrading their set-top boxes. Now, this cloud-based virtual module lets them deliver this next-generation experience to more subscribers."

The newest version of DreamGallery leans on the HTML5 cloud rendering capabilities of ActiveVideo Networks' CloudTV H5 platform for low-latency H.264 or MPEG-2 delivery and content navigation and consumption. It works with all HTML5 browser-based devices such as set-tops, tablets, smartphones and other connected devices.

In addition to Shaw, Verizon Communications and MCTV (formerly Massillon Cable) are also using Medios+.

Motorola executives discussed the company’s approach to multi-screen services during a CED webcast last week.

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