Wyplay, which provides the Frog by Wyplay open source middleware, has integrated V-Novaâ€™s PERSEUS video compression technology into the existing set-top-box platform of a Tier 1 European TV operator, which had been upgraded to run Frog Client middleware by Wyplay. â€œThis achievement demonstrates the time-to-market advantage for the introduction of new technologies afforded by the open innovation approach advocated by both companies,â€ Wyplay says.
The integration of PERSEUS was helped by the open source nature of Wyplayâ€™s Frog Client. Leveraging the full source code and documentation available to all Frog Licensees, the two teams were able to integrate PERSEUS video playback support into an existing Frog-powered set-top-box without the involvement of the chipset vendor or the hardware manufacturer, Wyplay reports.
â€œWe are very pleased with the seamless level of integration that was achieved for our PERSEUS compression technology into the STB ecosystem of this major European TV operator,â€ comments Guido Meardi, CEO & Co-Founder, V-Nova. â€œItâ€™s gratifying to anticipate the improvement to the end-user experience made possible by the fast deployment of our technology with Wyplayâ€™s Frog Client middleware. The adaptable nature of PERSEUS with existing infrastructures is proven by the full integration into the operatorâ€™s STB stack that was achieved in a matter of weeks.â€
Jacques Bourgninaud, CEO at Wyplay says: â€œV-Novaâ€™s PERSEUS technology has the potential to revolutionize TV service delivery on all devices. We are delighted to have this ground-breaking technology intrinsically integrated with our open source Frog Client Middleware. The seamless way in which V-Nova was able to integrate PERSEUS proves its compatibility with the wider TV ecosystem, and will enable faster time-to-market deployments for operators and system integrators.â€