Wyplay has given further details on the integration of its Frog Client pay-TV middleware with V-Nova’s PERSEUS compression technology on the set-top box platform of a leading European operator.
The announcement ahead of the TV Connect expo in London this week did not name the operator in question.
The integration of PERSEUS was made possible through the publication of the full source code to licensees of the middleware.
Teams from both companies were able to integrate PERSEUS video playback support into an existing Frog-powered set-top-box without the involvement of the chipset vendor or the hardware manufacturer.
“We are very pleased with the seamless level of integration that was achieved for our PERSEUS compression technology into the STB ecosystem of this major European TV operator,” said Guido Meardi, CEO & Co-Founder, V-Nova. “It’s gratifying to anticipate the improvement to the end-user experience made possible by the fast deployment of our technology with Wplay’s Frog Client middleware. The adaptable nature of PERSEUS with exiting infrastructures is proven by the full integration into the operator’s STB stack that was achieved in a matter of weeks.”
”V-Nova’s PERSEUS technology has the potential to revolutionize TV service delivery on all devices,” added Jacques Bourgninaud, CEO, Wyplay. “We are delighted to have this ground-breaking technology intrinsically integrated with our open source Frog Client Middleware. The seamless way in which V-Nova was able to integrate PERSEUS proves its compatibility with the wider TV ecosystem, and will enable faster time-to-market deployments for operators and system integrators.”
Earlier this month V-Nova demonstrated average compression gains of between 2x and 3x across all video quality levels.