IBC 2010 – Hall. 4 Stand B51. Belgian interactive specialist Zappware has announced its first cloud-based thin client application. The new Flux Lite is being aimed at operators looking to deploy new services on across an installed base of older set-top boxes – a little like the EBIF applications that have emerged alongside tru2way in the United States – or those with HTML browser capabilities.
The Flux Lite platform maintains the bulk of its processing power in the operator’s headend servers, leaving little processing in the set-top box itself. Software installed in the STB runs the application from the server and provides the viewer access to services such as video on demand, personal video recording and advanced electronic programming guides.
“The introduction of a cloud-based application like Flux Lite increases the range of options operators have in deploying interactive TV services to their subscribers,” said Patrick Vos, Zappware’s CEO. “Now, Zappware can offer next-generation services and iDTV options to operators and allow the operator to also deploy essential parts of those new services to an already installed base of older STBs, allowing for a smoother migration to a new range of advanced STBs.”
During IBC Zappware will be demonstrating the Flux Lite EPG on both connected TVs and set-top boxes.