Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Companies show DTV service with 3D user interface for IP-hybrid networks

The world’s first end-to-end, 3D TV solution was demonstrated at IBC2009. The solution is based on a technology partnership between Orca Interactive, SoftAtHome and Viaccess.

The combined technology enables service providers to quickly deliver a new TV offering with a 3D HD user interface on broadcast, IPTV or hybrid networks (DVB-S/C/T+IP).

The user interface is one of the key differentiators to help service providers maximize customer retention and increase VOD and revenues. To help service providers meet this challenge, the partners have developed a fully integrated, ready-to-deploy TV solution for the next-generation TV user experience. This end-to-end solution blends the core IPTV components: Orca’s service delivery platform including the COMPASS content discovery solution; a set-top-box from Pace; SoftAtHome’s operating platform; and card and cardless conditional access from Viaccess.

In addition to the 3D HD user interface, the solution gives service providers a complete solution to quickly deploy live TV, VOD, PVR, personalization and DLNA content-sharing functionality with optimal performance and content protection. It leverages the standard Open Graphics Libraries API combined with hardware accelerators to deliver a high-performance HD 3D experience.

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