Commscope has unveiled a new portfolio that includes technologies from both Android TV and RDK. HomeVista is designed for operators to offer streaming services and live TV with personalization for the customer.
HomeVista uses open-source software, including AndroidTV and RDK to deliver pre-integrated streaming applications from the market’s most popular streaming platforms. The announcement was made to coincide with the SCTE CableTec Expo in Philadelphia.
The RDK-based HomeVista solution includes AppCloud from ActiveVideo, which provides operators the ability to deliver the latest, most up to date OTT content and applications. As opposed to traditional native app ports that can be resource intensive, time consuming and difficult to maintain, AppCloud runs standard OTT apps in the cloud and facilitates state-of-the-art virtualisation. This modern approach allows app providers to deliver app-based entertainment quickly and cost-effectively to operators at scale and makes it simple for service providers to deliver and maintain an evergreen OTT consumer experience.
“Our service provider customers are looking to us to offer next-generation solutions that combine top tier OTT applications with their streamed TV services to take their subscribers’ viewing experience to the next level,” said Joe Chow, President, Home Networks, CommScope. “Our HomeVista portfolio enables our service provider customers to bring streaming video services to market faster than ever before.”
The HomeVista suite of market-ready 4K UHD, Wi-Fi 6/Ethernet-connected streamers utilize high-performance hardware with a variety of form-factors including dongle and compact set-top. Voice-enabled services are supported via optional push-to-talk remote controls.