Motorola extends DreamGallery availability

motorola-dreamgalleryMotorola has announced the extension of its DreamGallery technology to an expanded range of devices following the addition of new virtualisation technology.

DreamGallery has begun to use virtualized cloud-rendering to bring the TV experience in line with the web on even entry-level set-tops.

DreamGallery traditionally requires set-tops capable of running an HTML5 browser, but the new virtual module renders HTML5 in the cloud, enabling service providers to offer advanced, dynamic and personalized entertainment experiences to more existing subscribers. The new module is described as flexible, scalable and low-latency.

CloudTV said Motorola was using its technology to solve the problem of reaching legacy devices and those that don’t have HTML5 browsers in the device.

“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.”

DreamGallery is the user navigation component of Motorola’s Medios+ platform for multi-screen video distribution. It was initially developed by DreamPark, prior to its acquisition by Motorola in May 2011.

European deployments have been followed by an expanding North American footprint. The latest being Verizon, which has announced plans to use DreamGallery to let its consumers navigate thousands of titles on FiOS Home in the United States.