Imago Group has announced a new initiative for the IPTV market sector. Breeze Technologies, the MPEG and IPTV solutions developer, represented exclusively by Imago in Europe, has formed a new partnership with French IPTV middleware provider, Vianeos, which will allow the two companies to deliver an ‘IPTV in a box' solution.
The agreement was finalised at last month's IPTV World Forum in London and brings together Breeze Technologies' TVIUM DVB-T set-top box, which captures and distributes digital TV and radio across the IP network, with Vianeos's Octopus middleware solution that allows customers to manage all the multimedia content distributed across their IPTV network.
Imago has been working with Breeze Technologies for the last seven years distributing the TVium solution and will now broaden its relationship to help both Breeze and Vianeos bring the new package of products to market. Imago's breadth of product offering complements the new ‘IPTV in a box' solution, as it not only brings together content management middleware along with television channels via the TVium gateway, but in addition provides the ability to play out all of the multimedia created by utilising its Amino family of set top boxes.
"Customers running private networks, such as universities, schools, hospitals, hotels, oil rigs and of course business centres and offices, will be able to access a fully integrated package for IPTV video delivery using our new solution," said Kevin Crofts, Managing Director of Breeze Technologies.
The key benefit to customers will be ease of use, combined with the functionality afforded by two of the leading IPTV solutions on the market. Imago Group will introduce the ‘IPTV in a box' offer to its specialist channel of resellers and systems integrators.
Christopher Hude, CEO at Vianeos, said: "Bringing Octopus to the TVIUM platform offers both our own, and Breeze's customers a simple, self-contained, but highly effective package."
For Imago the ‘IPTV in a box' solution provides customers with a one-stop-shop for an economical but powerful application suite. Peter Nice Head of New Business at Imago was enthusiastic about the new agreement. He commented: "This type of solution will become more important, particularly here in the UK, as the introduction of digital television gains pace."
Vianeos is a leading IPTV Middleware provider towards multiple brands of Set-top boxes and PC's and Mac's. Vianeos' "Octopus" Middleware addresses both Network Operators and Enterprise markets and has been successfully deployed over several millions IPTV end users around the world. Octopus Middleware is simple, scalable, open, modular, evolutive and completely customizable: IPTV made simple! It is available as a stand alone appliance, software only or cloud access.
For more information visit www.vianeos.com
About Breeze Technologies Ltd
Breeze Technologies Limited is a leading provider of innovative MPEG encoders/ decoders and IPTV solutions for the corporate, government, education, hospitality and broadcast markets. Founded in 2003, it has built a reputation on delivering affordable quality products designed and built in the UK, which enable broadcast quality video distribution to desktops, signage devices, Set Top Boxes and VOD applications. For more information visit www.tvium.tv
About Imago Group plc Imago Group plc is the largest specialist distributor of video communications products in Europe, including video conferencing, digital signage, video streaming, audio conferencing, IPTV, projectors, LCD displays, and interactive whiteboards. The company has achieved certification under ISO9001 and Investors in People. Imago has been operating successfully in the French market since 2003 and has since established subsidiaries in Belgium, Holland, China, South Africa and Spain. Imago has also been included in The Sunday Times International Track 100, a league table ranking Britain's private companies according to the growth of their overseas sales - Imago is the only video communications company to be included in the list.
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Julie Kirby, 07956 955625, firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Nice, 01635 294300, email@example.com
Kevin Crofts, Breeze Technologies, 0845 6447 647, firstname.lastname@example.org