have partnered to offer a new SVG-based user interface across Industria’s Zignal entertainment delivery suite for set-top box, PC and mobile TV services. The partnership will enhance the user experience of the Zignal media-services software suite, enabling Zignal to run faster and smoother across devices ranging from set-top boxes to mobile phones. The partnership includes licensing of Ikivo technology to be used in Industria’s Zignal solutions, and complements the TV set-top box and web browser platforms already supported by Zignal.
Ikivo’s solutions provide Zignal with a powerful, lightweight and standard-compliant SVG user-interface platform. For Zignal, SVG technology provides a more elaborate way of applying animations and complex graphical representation across a wide range of user devices. This approach allows for easy authoring of compelling user interfaces that are truly scalable between devices with different capabilities.
“When broadcast entertainment is no longer just a TV experience but needs to scale to devices like mobile handsets and PC computers, it is important to identify best-of-breed partners like Ikivo for the important building blocks that really add value to our vision for experience design,” commented Gudjon Mar Gudjonsson, Industria’s CEO. “Boosting Zignal’s capabilities, especially in the world of Mobile TV, delivers on Industria’s promise of a coherent branding in a world of converging networks and services.”
“Following the success of scalable vector graphics in the mobile industry, and with SVG being the platform for standardised rich media application in mobile, it is only natural to leverage the technology and meet the increased demand in the segment of IPTV and set-top boxes. Ikivo is pleased to work with Industria to enable a better user experience in this growing market segment,” said Håkan Engman, Ikivo’s VP.
“The relationship with Ikivo allows us to remain true to our support of open standards and continue to build feature-rich applications on top of browser technology, to deliver a true TV experience on even limited end-user devices. The user interface to our-easy-to-integrate entertainment control platform, which is available for PCs, TVs and mobile devices, is now taken to the next level with the introduction of scalable vector graphics,” added CTO Stefan Baxter, Industria’s CTO.