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Comigo Unveils Strategic Partnerships at IBC 2012

Smart TV platform creator joins forces with chipsets vendors, Set-top-boxes manufacturers and OTT solution providers to enable operators and broadcasters ride quickly the smart TV wave and capture market share.
Yarkona, Israel(9/6/2012) -

Comigo, the creator of the most advanced multi-screen smart TV platform, with revolutionary social interactive capabilities, today announced a series of strategic partnerships.  

As part of Comigo’s strategy to bring its ground-breaking solution to OTT operators, Comigo is collaborating with Marvell (NSDQ: MRVL), a leading fabless semiconductor company, that provides original design manufacturers (ODMs) with the ability to empower their smart STBs with the Comigo smart TV software. Marvell’s ARMADA 1500 based platform is designed to deliver superior 3D video, impressively rich audio, striking 3D graphics and TV-friendly web content.

Comigo’s innovative smart TV platform can be integrated easily to the operator’s video headend, operational support systems (OSS) and business support systems (BSS), featuring personalized and social viewing experience on multiple screens. Alternatively, Comigo with its partners’ solutions can offer operators and broadcasters an integrated end-to-end solution, including content preparation, management and delivery, as well as subscriber management, devices monitoring and control, account management and billing. 

“It’s a great time to be part of the smart TV market and the race is on to capture market share with innovative and competitive solutions that provide brilliant TV experience on multiple screens,” commented Dov Moran, Founder and CEO, Comigo. “We’ve been working with our partners to strengthen Comigo’s smart TV platform and assist operators and broadcasters to gain competitive advantage by offering an integrated solution in a short time to market at very low investment and at the same time opening new type of revenue opportunities.”

Comigo platform is already integrated with partners’ solutions which specialize in content ingestion, management and delivery of live channels, VOD and time shifted TV. These partners include CastUP, RayV and Live Asia TV.

Comigo solution supports full device management abilities by implementing the TR-69 standard (and its derivatives) backed by Friendly-Technologies powerful TR-069 ACS solution. This allows operators to remotely control and monitor Comigo devices at customer premises, gain higher customer satisfaction and improve the quality of service while reducing operational costs.

Comigo applications and smart Set-Top-Box enable operators and broadcasters to deliver protected content using Comigo platform, thanks to the implementation of PlayReady by Discretix, which provides a security platform that are field proven and future-proof.

Comigo has also partnered with Philips Home Control, a global leader in remote control technology, to build a custom made dual-sided remote for Comigo’s STB.

To enrich the user experience on  TV, Comigo has integrated Playcast cloud gaming solution which delivers next-generation video games streaming as a Digital TV Service without the need for a console or downloads to OTT (over-the-top) subscribers.

With WiFi becoming the home networking technology of choice for IP-video streaming in the home, Comigo has partnered with Celeno, a provider of high performance Wi-Fi chips and software for reliable HD video home networking.

In order to enable Comigo Smart Set-top-box to use as means of control and monitoring the consumer’s home environment, Comigo and DSP Group have been jointly working towards a home automation (HA) and monitoring solution based on DECT Ultra Low Energy (ULE) technology, running on top of Comigo’s Set-Top-Box.

Upon request, Comigo will enable operators and broadcasters to accelerate video distribution, enabling smooth, buffering-free High Definition and Adaptive video streaming to any device, using Giraffic solution.

 

About Comigo

Comigo is the creator of a feature-rich smart TV platform. Comigo's solution considerably enhances the TV experience by uniquely extending viewing across all types of handheld devices, with revolutionary personal viewing experience and social interactive capabilities.

As part of its solution, Comigo offers content-sensitive applications and advertisement as a platform on top of the broadcasted stream, all to enrich the user experience and increase his engagement with the viewed content and with his friends.

Founded by Dov Moran, Comigo enables operators, broadcasters and other media companies to reach a leadership position in the smart TV arena and enjoy new revenue streams. A highly successful technology entrepreneur and the inventor of the USB flash drive, Dov was also Founder & CEO of msystems, which was acquired by SanDisk for $1.6 billion, and modu, which invented the concept of modular phones (its patents were acquired by Google).

Comigo Partners:

CastUP

CastUP Over the Top Platform enables service operators and content owners to ingest, manage, monetize and deliver live channels, VOD and time-shifted TV to multiple devices. CastUP solution currently delivers billions of video minutes per year for more than 100 customers.

Celano

Celeno provides high performance WiFi chips and software for HD multimedia and entertainment home networking applications. Celeno’s extensive chip portfolio and OptimizAIR™ technology enable the wireless distribution of multiple and simultaneous HD video streams throughout the home with the highest levels of performance and reliability while ensuring a superlative quality of service and user experience.

Giraffic

Giraffic enables Online Video Websites, IPTV operators and Over The Top video providers to accelerate video distribution, enabling smooth, buffering-free HD and Adaptive video streaming to any device: PC, MAC, TV, Set-Top-Box, Mobile handset or Tablet.

Giraffic’s fully distributed cloud streaming technology has already provided superior streaming performance to millions of end-users, while eliminating the majority of content provider’s bandwidth costs.

Friendly Technologies

Friendly Technologies provides optimized device and home management solutions for service operators around the world, enabling operators to gain higher customer satisfaction and improved quality of service while reducing operational costs.

Friendly solution is based on open platform approach designed to support multiple technologies (TR-069, OMA-DM, OSGi, SNMP) and various device types, including: xDSL Modems, Home Gateway, Set-top Box, WiFi Access Point, Femtocell, M2M, ONT and WiMAX/LTE device.

LiveAsia

Founded in 2009, Live Asia TV is the developer and operator of proprietary Over the Top Video solutions for streaming Live/Linear and On-Demand video content. Live Asia TV addresses the needs of telecommunications operator looking to add TV-Everywhere products to its existing offering together with unique content products.

Marvell

Marvell's high-definition digital entertainment processors are driving advancements in the connected home. By leveraging our established expertise in high-performance, power-efficient chip design, Marvell solutions enable rich multimedia, seamless connectivity and customized experiences on the next-generation of home entertainment devices.

Philips Home Control

Philips Home Control, a global leader in remote control technology, manufactures remotes for OEMs. As a technology pioneer, Philips has developed many of the industry standard protocols (IR and RF) and offers an extensive portfolio of patents that improve the performance, ease-of-use and functionality of remote controls.

Playcast

Playcast Media Systems brings AAA video games to the world’s largest media distribution platform – TV networks. The company’s solution distributes off-the-shelf next generation video games over cable, IPTV and “Over the Top” (OTT) TV

RayV Technologies

RayV provides a turnkey solution enabling TV (Live & VoD) Over The Top  anytime, anywhere through its proprietary and patented Optimized Cloud Streaming Technology

 

 

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