Las Vegas, USA, 5th April 2006 – Today at CTIA Wireless, Silicon & Software Systems (S3) demonstrated interoperability between its Mobile DTV software stack, onHandTV™ and the live Modeo DVB-H broadcast.
onHandTV delivers handset manufacturers key protocol stacks, middleware and applications required to rapidly deploy Interactive Digital TV products compliant with emerging Mobile Broadcast standards. It combines core Mobile DTV features including a Personalized TV Guide, File download, Podcasting, and local and broadcast media management with proven Operator Adaptation Packages (OAPs) tuned to meet the specific requirements of leading commercial launches and trials.
"We are delighted to see S3's fully interoperable onHandTV stack demonstrating live reception of Modeo's broadcast on several leading mobile platforms," said Michael Schueppert, President of Modeo LLC. "We believe that S3 is a key part of our ecosystem and helps to demonstrate our commitment to an open-standards based broadcast network. This approach is expected to enable rapid deployment of our TV, Radio and Podcasting services later this year."
Speaking at CTIA Wireless, John Maguire, General Manager, Mobile DTV Products Group, S3 said, "We believe that Modeo is one of the key operators in the emerging mobile broadcast market. Their current strategy to target handheld devices and mobile phones is well positioned to capitalize on increasing consumer interest in TV and IP datacasting services in both the mobile and automotive consumer space.
"We are excited to support their Air Interface Profile Specification with a Modeo–specific Operator Adaptation Package (OAP). This compliments our existing onHandTV core features and gives us further opportunity to explore interesting interactive use-cases in a commercial network."
S3 will be demonstrating onHandTV in several locations at its customer and partner booths this week at CTIA Wireless. If you wish to have a private demonstration at the show, or would like more information about onHandTV, please contact S3.
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 Digital 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