Bluestreak Network, Inc., has signed an agreement with one of China's leading IPTV equipment and service providers, Hansun Technologies. The deal will further expand Bluestreak's footprint in the Chinese television and digital multimedia market by bringing its MachBlue technology to additional operators, OEMs, and software developers.
Based in Beijing, Hansun Technologies is funded by Alcatel and Gobi Ventures, a VC firm whose investors include IBM and NTT DoCoMo. Hansun develops and produces software platforms for products that include IPTV, DVB/IPTV, Internet PVR, Video Pod (VPod), and total solutions for home entertainment and communications.
The company's president, Charlie Qin, hailed the agreement as a significant step forward in Hansun's plans to bring next-generation products and services to its customers throughout China. "We have been tremendously impressed by MachBlue's technical performance in terms of memory usage, processor speed, and flexibility of implementation. Adding Bluestreak's platform to our new hardware and our software stack—it's just an unbeatable package for our customers."
"Bluestreak's Asian presence is growing rapidly, with network operators looking to MachBlue to power rich-media applications, navigators, and convergent TV services," noted Bluestreak Asia President Tom Peters. "Hansun Technologies has a proven track record in sales and service, and their expertise will be invaluable as we expand MachBlue's market share throughout the region."