Barcelona, Spain, 14th February 2006 – Silicon & Software Systems Ltd. (S3), a leading provider of Mobile Digital TV Solutions, announced today that its onHandTV™ DVB-H software stack has been integrated with Philips' 2.5G and 3G phone platforms. In addition, S3 are using a Philips' SDIO DVB-H module to demonstrate onHandTV applications and DVB-H stack running on Windows Mobile powered phones and PDA's. Both companies will be demonstrating DVB-H solutions at the 3GSM World Congress this week in Barcelona.
Since 2004, onHandTV has delivered the key protocol stacks, middleware and applications required to rapidly deploy TV on Mobile products compliant with emerging IPDC over DVB-H standards. It combines a CBMS compliant feature set with Operator Adaptation Packages (OAPs) tuned to meet the requirements of upcoming commercial launches and trials.
"We continue to be impressed with the performance and ease of integration of onHandTV in our phone platforms," said Kees Joosse, Senior Director Business Development Personal Entertainment, Philips Semiconductors. "S3's DVB-H solution compliments Philips' compelling TV-on-mobile offering, enabling us to deliver CBMS compliant system solutions into existing and emerging DVB-H networks."
Speaking at the 3GSM World Congress, John Maguire, Business Manager, Mobile DTV Products at S3 said, "Philips is a key partner for S3. As a member of Philips' Nexperia Partner Program we see significant value in being offered the opportunity to show our onHandTV solution integrated into multiple Philips phone platforms. We see an increasing need for the DVB-H community to deliver pre-integrated turnkey solutions, facilitating a faster time-to-market and lower risk entry for handset manufacturers. S3 believes that proven interoperability with commercial networks and integration with all participants in the value chain is a key success factor for this emerging market."
About Silicon & Software Systems Ltd. (S3):
S3 has been designing solutions for the Digital Consumer market since 1990 and has exposure across the full breadth of the industry, ranging from broadcaster to consumer. Since 2004 S3 has been delivering leading-edge DVB-H/IPDC middleware and applications for Mobile TV.
In addition to software solutions, S3 designs ICs and full system solutions as well as reference boards and hardware designs for high-volume consumer electronics and mobile products.
S3 provides design solutions in four key areas: System IC, Digital Consumer, Network Infrastructure and Medical Systems. Approximately 50% of clients are U.S. based with the remainder based in Europe and the Asia/Pacific region. S3 was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1986 and has operations in six countries: Ireland, U.S., the Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic and the U.K.
For more information visit: http://www.s3group.com/onhandtv