mPhase to Use Triveni GuideBuilder

mPhase Technologies has selected Triveni Digital's's GuideBuilder metadata management system for its "IPTV in a Box" system.

IPTV in a Box is a self-contained mPhase TV+ System built around HP ProLiant servers, incorporating pre-configured and enabling technology to manage the delivery and provisioning of video on demand and digital television services to subscribers' set-top boxes. The GuideBuilder software creates the electronic program guide (EPG) within the IPTV in a Box system.

The GuideBuilder EPG management software allows IPTV service providers to protect and preserve channel identities for use in on-screen program guides. Its features include program summaries, search by subject or channel, immediate access to the selected program, reminders, and parental control functions.

"The GuideBuilder software adds another competitive advantage for service providers by offering a wide range of options, especially for the local programming of metadata," said Michael Devlin, mPhase executive vice president, sales and business development.

mPhase introduced the IPTV in a Box system at this week's TelecomNEXT show in Las Vegas. The company is offering pre-packaged, complete starter kit to telecommunications providers to help jumpstart the market for video services. The system can be used by small operators to launch video services for up to 1,000 customers, or by large operators interested in setting up a single or multiple central office IPTV pilot.

Triveni Digital is a subsidiary of LG Electronics.