POWERING THE ON-DEMAND TV GENERATION
Espial - Powering the On-Demand World
Founded in 1997, Espial Group Inc. is a leading provider of on-demand TV software and software services including programming and technical support to telco, cable and hospitality operators as well as to consumer electronics manufacturers. Espial's intelligent and open standards software is used across the world by cable operators (MSO), telco IPTV operators, hospitality operators and consumer electronic manufacturers. Its middleware, browser and video-on-demand solutions provide superior service delivery, advanced service innovation tools and the ability to serve a wide range of market segments - including over-the-top, IPTV, hybrid IP, multi-dwelling unit and enterprise. With over 2.5 million licenses of its patented technology in use, Espial is a leading supplier of TV software. Its browser products are also deployed in automobiles, mobile devices, TVs and a wide range of other devices.
Espial® formed in 1997 to serve the internet appliance market. It successfully established market leadership in the consumer electronics market segment including global brands in sectors such as automotive - Audi, BMW and Porsche - and in TV manufacturing - Sony, Philips, Hitachi, Toshiba, Sharp, and Samsung. In 2001, Espial broadened its target market to include hospitality and secured a leadership position with customers such as LodgeNet. Espial software now serves TV & web portal services to over 2 million hotel rooms. In 2003, Espial expanded its market focus and software capabilities to address the IPTV market. It now has IPTV deployments with over 40 services providers across Asia, Europe and North America. In 2008, Espial acquired Kasenna to extend its TV Software portfolio with an industry leading video-on-demand solution.
OTTAWA, June 11, 2013 - At The Cable Show 2013, June 10-12 in Washington D.C., Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, and Cisco will demonstrate Espial's advanced multiscreen companion app integrated with Cisco's Videoscape 9800 Series Multiscreen Gateway. Showcased on an Apple® iPad® tablet, the demonstration at the Cisco booth 1819 will highlight an advanced set of multiscreen use cases, including metadata sharing, channel changing, tuner streaming, and DVR streaming.
June 10, 2013: Espial and Pace to Demonstrate RDK Based Set-Top Box and User Experience at The Cable Show
OTTAWA, June 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, and Pace, a leading global developer of advanced technologies for service providers, today announced that the two companies will demonstrate an advanced Reference Design Kit (RDK) set-top box (STB) experience at The Cable Show 2013, June 10-12, in Washington, D.C. The demonstration will showcase the Espial RDK-based user experience running on Pace's ultra-fast, high-performance IP STB using the Espial STB Client. Key highlights of the RDK demonstration will include an HTML5 user interface, video-on-demand storefront, popular video applications, and social media integrations all wrapped in a rich media experience.
Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, announced that it will demonstrate its cutting-edge TV user experience (UX) RDK solutions at The Cable Show 2013, June 10-12, in Washington, D.C. A RDK licensee since early 2012, Espial will showcase high performance applications including EPG, VOD, and VOD favorites as well as seamless access to popular Web applications.
May 21, 2013: Espial Participates in Panel Discussion on WebRTC - Event Examines Potential to Redefine Personal Communications
Espial, today announced that Dilshan De Silva, head of Espial browser products, will participate in the panel discussion "WebRTC: Transforming Enterprise Communication," May 23 from 7:30-10:30 a.m., at the University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management. Hosted by user-experience design and software-development firm Macadamian, in collaboration with the Ottawa Product Management Association, the event explores the potential impact of Web Real-Time Communication Technology (WebRTC) on browser-to-browser communications.
Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that global device manufacturer Harvard International Ltd. (Harvard) has shipped its View21® and Goodmans set-top boxes (STBs) throughout the U.K. powered by Espial STB client and multiscreen software solutions.
May 09, 2013: Espial Reports 2013 First Quarter Results
Espial Highlights * Completed acquisition of ANT, which further advances Espial's market leadership in HTML5 user experience across set-top boxes and multi-screen devices. * Secured new customers including Cisco, Samsung and Humax through the acquisition of ANT. * Signed a partnership agreement with WiLAN to pursue licensing of certain Espial's patents related to video-over-IP technology. * Received grant of patent by the USPTO for fast channel change technology
May 02, 2013: Espial Granted Patent for Fast Channel Change
OTTAWA, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that it has been granted U.S. Patent No. 8,286,217 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
March 07, 2013: Espial Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Results
Ottawa, Ontario – March 7, 2013 - Espial® Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"), (TSX:ESP), a leader in the delivery of on-demand TV software and services, today announced its fourth quarter and fiscal year financial results for the three and twelve month periods ended December 31, 2012. Espial Highlights • Acquisition of ANT plc, extending Espial’s leadership in HTML5 and TV Everywhere. • Signed partnership agreement with WiLAN to assist Espial in licensing certain of Espial’s patents related to video-over-IP technology. • Secured 2 new service provider wins for Espial MediaBase in Western Europe and Baltics. • In 2012, shipped the Espial TV browser – based on WebKit and HTML5 - across numerous TV brands including Toshiba, Sharp, Hitachi and Hisense. • In 2012, started shipping Espial products with KBRO, Taiwan's largest cable operator, and major Japanese operators NTT and KDDI. • The Espial TV Browser won recognition with Broadband Technology Report's 2012 Diamond Technology Reviews and the “Best Internet Smart TV Solution” in Communications Technology magazine. • Expanded Espial’s HTML5 application ecosystem for Espial TV Browser with major OTT providers such as You Tube, Vimeo and BBC iPlayer.
January 11, 2013: ANT plc Shareholders Approve Acquisition
OTTAWA, Jan. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Espial(R) Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"), (TSX: ESP), a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that the shareholders of ANT plc ("ANT") approved the acquisition of Ant by Espial. Closing of the transaction remains conditional on the satisfaction or waiver of certain remaining regulatory conditions including the sanction of the acquisition by the Court. The dates of the Court hearings to sanction the acquisition are expected to be January 30, 2013 and February 1, 2013. If approved by the Court, the transaction is expected to become effective on February 4, 2013.
November 30, 2012: Espial Signs Agreement to Acquire ANT plc
Espial(R) Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"), (TSX: ESP), Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that it has entered into a co-operation agreement pursuant to which Espial has offered to acquire all of the outstanding shares of ANT plc ("ANT") in exchange for all cash consideration of GBP0.205 per outstanding share.
November 30, 2012: Espial Group Inc. Signs Agreement to Acquire ANT plc - Call and Dial-In Information
OTTAWA, Nov. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Espial Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"), (TSX: ESP), a leader in the delivery of on-demand TV software and solutions, is pleased to announce the date, time and dial-in phone number for a discussion on our announcement to acquire ANT plc. The call is scheduled for Monday, December 3 at 11:00 AM EST and the phone number to join the results discussion is: Toll Free line (Canada/US) +1-888-231-8191 Toll line (International/Local) +1-647-427-7450
November 15, 2012: Espial to Address Video Delivery Strategies at IP Cable World Summit 2012
Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that Robert Hopkins, the company's vice president of sales and managing director for EMEA, is a panelist for an interactive discussion at the IP Cable World Summit 2012, Nov. 27-28 in Berlin.
November 12, 2012: Espial Reports 2012 Third Quarter Results
Espial Group Inc. a leader in the delivery of on-demand TV software and services, today announced its third quarter financial results for the three-month period ended September 30, 2012.
October 31, 2012: Leading Asian TV Manufacturer Hisense Deploys Espial TV Browser in Japan
Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that the Espial TV Browser has been integrated with Hisense TVs. Hisense, the most popular TV brand in China, has recently been gaining traction in markets across the Asia-Pacific region.
October 23, 2012: Espial TV Browser Wins Communications Technology Magazine Platinum Award for "Best Internet-Connected TV/Smart TV Solution"
Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that the Espial TV Browser was awarded 'Best Internet-Connected TV/Smart TV Solution' in Communications Technology magazine's Platinum Awards contest,
Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that the Espial TV Browser was recently awarded a 3.5 rating in Broadband Technology Report's (BTR) 2012 Diamond Technology Reviews, a renowned industry program that recognizes the most innovative cable industry products and solutions.
October 09, 2012: Espial MediaBase Powers VOD Services for Taiwan's Largest CATV Operator
Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced the installation of the Espial MediaBase on-demand video platform at KBRO, one of Taiwan's largest cable television operators.
October 02, 2012: Espial Joins DASH Industry Forum, Optimizes Espial MediaBase for MPEG-DASH Streaming
Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that the company's Espial MediaBase on-demand video platform now supports MPEG-DASH, a new adaptive streaming protocol that is being rapidly adopted across the pay-TV industry.
September 25, 2012: Espial TV Browser Powers Mitsubishi STB for NTT Plala's IPTV Service
Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that the Espial TV Browser has been selected to power Mitsubishi Electric's latest set-top boxes (STBs) deployed by NTT Plala, a leader in the Japanese IPTV market, to deliver a more compelling IPTV service to its customers.
September 18, 2012: Espial TV Browser Powers Toshiba Connected TVs in North America
Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that the Espial TV Browser has been selected to power Toshiba's next-generation LED TVs in North America. The sophisticated, high-speed Espial TV Browser enables television providers to easily deploy personalized, interactive applications that offer a more engaging viewing experience to consumers.
Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that it has joined the Open IPTV Forum (OIPF), an industry organization dedicated to creating a mass market for IPTV by defining and publishing free-of-charge, standards-based specifications for end-to-end IPTV services
August 27, 2012: Espial TV Browser Pre-Integrated on Panasonic Semiconductor's Connected TV Platform
Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that the Espial TV Browser will be pre-integrated on Panasonic Corporation's Semiconductor Business Group chipset technology.
Espial Group Inc. a leader in the delivery of on-demand TV software and services, today announced its second quarter financial results for the three-month period ended June 30, 2012.
Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that the company is hosting an invitation-only technology seminar titled "HTML5 Apps: The Smart TV Evolution." Taking place July 25 in Tokyo, the event will explore how HTML5 applications have the power to deliver a more compelling and immersive experience using the next generation of Smart TVs.
June 26, 2012: Espial Appoints New Vice President of Smart TV
Espial today announced that the company has appointed Philip Poulidis as its new vice president of Smart TV. In his new role, Poulidis will lead Espial's Smart TV initiatives, enabling consumer electronics vendors to add TV Web browsing, interactive TV content and applications, as well as over-the-top web video to devices such as connected TVs, Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, and digital media adapters.
June 20, 2012: Espial TV Browser Powers the Sharp Smart TV Experience
Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that the Espial TV Browser has been selected to power new Sharp AQUOS LED TVs in Japan, China, and North America, offering consumers the most advanced Smart TV Web experience based on the open source momentum of WebKit and HTML5.
OTTAWA, Ontario -May 14, 2012 -Espial,a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced its Head of Browser Products, Dilshan De Silva, and Espial TV Browser Product Marketer, Peter Hutchins, will present and moderate a panel discussion, respectively, at the 2012 Smart TV Summit June 6-7 in San Francisco.
OTTAWA, May 2, 2012 - Espial Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"), (TSX: ESP), a leader in the delivery of on-demand TV software and services, is pleased to announce the date, time and dial-in phone number for our Q1 2012 financial results.
April 30, 2012: Espial Executive to Present at Montreal Web Video Conference
OTTAWA, Ontario-April 30, 2012-Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that Dilshan De Silva, the company's Head of Browser Products, will present a session during the Montreal Web Video 2012 Conference on May 17 at the International Civil Aviation Organization head office in Montreal. De Silva's presentation, titled "Standards That Will Drive Video Applications and Cloud Services on Connected TVs," will discuss the challenges that exist for content creators and TV manufacturers as they deploy over-the-top (OTT) video services on smart TVs, as well as throw light on the standards that are helping to resolve those issues.
OTTAWA, Ontario - March 20, 2012 - Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced the newest enhancements to its Espial MediaBase, a high-performance, on-demand video platform that supports both HTTP and RTSP streaming from a single platform, allowing operators to efficiently manage, deliver, and stream video content to any viewing device.
OTTAWA, Ontario - March 20, 2012 - Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced the latest enhancements to its Espial Media Service Platform, a TV service management and delivery solution that enables operators to deliver TV services over managed and OTT networks. The Espial Media Service Platform provides operators with a single platform to manage and deliver TV services across multiple networks and multiple devices including TVs, tablets, mobiles, and PCs.
OTTAWA, Ontario - March 15, 2012 - Espial, a leader in on-demand TV solutions, today announced KDDI's launch of a new generation on-demand TV user experience powered by the Espial TV Browser and its HTML5 capabilities. KDDI will use the Mitsubishi Electric ST1100R and Espial TV Browser to provide its subscribers with a world-leading user experience for a wide range of video-on-demand and IPTV services. KDDI is one of the largest operators in Japan.
March 05, 2012: Espial Reports 2011 Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Results
OTTAWA, March 1, 2012- Espial Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"), (TSX: ESP), a leader in the delivery of on-demand TV software and services, today announced its fourth quarter and fiscal year financial results for the three and twelve month periods ended December 31, 2011.
January 30, 2012: Espial Demonstrates TV Everywhere Solutions at CSTB 2012
OTTAWA, Jan. 30, 2012 - Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced it will demonstrate its latest sophisticated and high-performance end-to-end solution at CSTB 2012 on Feb.7-9 in Moscow. Visitors to the Espial booth will see a powerful TV Everywhere demonstration - showcasing the Espial Media Service Platform and Espial MediaBase solutions - for operators managing and increasing value-added services for subscribers.
January 04, 2012: Espial Demonstrates TV Everywhere and Smart TV Solutions at CES 2012
OTTAWA, Jan. 4,2012-Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced it will demonstrate its latest sophisticated, high performance head-end and browser technologies at the 2012 International CES, to be held Jan. 10 to 13 in Las Vegas. Visitors to the Espial suite at the Las Vegas Hilton will see a powerful TV Everywhere demo showcasing the Espial Media Service Platform and Espial MediaBase solutions for operators managing and adding value-added services for subscribers. Also featured will be the high performance Espial TV Browser, an advanced WebKit and HTML5 browser for connected devices and the increasingly popular Smart TVs.
December 23, 2011: Espial Reports Changes To Board of Directors
OTTAWA, Dec. 23, 2011- Espial Group Inc. ("Espial"), (TSX:ESP), a leader in the delivery of digital and IP TV software and solutions, today announced that Jim Meenan and Ted Mocarski have resigned from the Board.
November 18, 2011: Espial announces completion of strategic alternatives process
OTTAWA, Nov. 18, 2011- Espial Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company") (TSX:ESP) today announced the completion of its previously announced exploration of strategic alternatives. As previously announced, the Company's strategic review was conducted under the leadership of the Independent Special Committee of the Board of Directors and undertaken with this committee's financial advisor, Morgan Keegan. After careful consideration of alternatives, the Company has determined that shareholders' interests will be best served by continuing to operate as a stand-alone entity.
November 03, 2011: Espial Reports 2011 Third Quarter Results Second Consecutive Quarter of Positive EBITDA
Ottawa, Ontario - November 3rd, 2011 - Espial Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"), (TSX:ESP), a leader in the delivery of digital and IP TV software and solutions, today announced its third quarter financial results for the three month period ended September 30, 2011.
OTTAWA,Oct. 31, 2011 -Espial Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"), (TSX: ESP), a leader in the delivery of on-demand TV software and services, is pleased to announce the date, time and dial-in phone number for our Q3 2011 financial results.
September 09, 2011: Espial MediaBase 10.0 Introduces TV Everywhere 2.0 Services
Ottawa, Ontario-Sep 09, 2011 - Espial, a leader in On-Demand TV software and solutions, today announced the upcoming fall release of Espial MediaBase 10.0. The latest version of Espial's on-demand video platform provides high performance servers for streaming, capturing and distributing adaptive bit-rate (ABR) content. Service providers can provide a full range of pay-TV services to multiscreen devices including Live TV, Network Personal Video Recording (PVR), Time-shift TV and Video-on-demand (VOD) services.
August 31, 2011: Espial Selected To Power Vodafone Iceland IPTV Services
OTTAWA, Aug. 31, 2011 - Espial, a leader in On-Demand TV software and solutions, today announced they've been selected to provide an IPTV solution for Vodafone Iceland. As part of the IPTV solution, Espial is providing the following products: the Evo TV Service Platform, the Evo STB Client and the Espial MediaBase VOD platform. The Espial solution will power Vodafone Iceland's IPTV service which provides broadcast TV, TV on-demand (TVOD), Catch-up TV and video-on-demand to over 25,000 customers. Vodafone Iceland offers mobile, fixed-line, and ADSL/ IPTV services to both consumers and companies.
August 29, 2011: Espial Powers KPU Telecommunications On-Demand Video Services
OTTAWA, Aug. 29, 2011- Espial, a leader in On-Demand TV solutions, announces today that KPU Telcommunications is now delivering premium on-demand video services to its IPTV subscribers in Ketchikan, Alaska using Espial MediaBase and Nokia Siemens Networks IPTV Middleware. KPU Telecommunications is one of three divisions of Ketchikan Public Utilities. KPU delivers some of the most advanced communications products available in the marketplace, including high-definition digital television, video on demand, extensive local television content, broadband internet, business communication systems and local phone service. KPU offers services over an active fiber to the home network capable of up to 1 Gigabit per second speeds in addition to it's copper based network.
August 24, 2011: OTE Powers Conn-x TV On-Demand Services With Espial MediaBase
OTTAWA, Aug. 24, 2011- Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that OTE, Greece's largest telecom operator with over 3.5 million fixed lines subscribers, is powering their on-demand TV services with Espial MediaBase. OTE has implemented the most advanced features of Espial MediaBase including multi-tier video streaming, content delivery networking and automated asset transfer based on popularity.
August 22, 2011: Espial TV Browser Powers Smart TV Experience Across the Globe
Ottawa,Ontario-Aug 22, 2011 - Espial today announced that the Espial TV Browser is now powering a wide range of consumer devices including Smart TVs, set-top boxes and digital media players. The Espial TV Browser is now commercially shipping in more than 25 languages across the world. To support this global reach, the Espial TV Browser has been optimized to support more than two dozen languages as well as the most popular search, news, video, photo, social and sports sites in dozens of countries.
August 12, 2011: Espial Reports 2011 Second Quarter Results
OTTAWA, Aug. 12, 2011, Espial Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"), (TSX:ESP), a leader in the delivery of digital and IP TV software and solutions, today announced its second quarter financial results for the three month period ended June 30, 2011.
August 02, 2011: Espial Group Inc. Announces Director Change
OTTAWA,Aug 2,2011 - Espial Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"), (TSX:ESP), a leader in the delivery of on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that Tawfiq Arafat, a partner with JLA Ventures, has joined Espial's board of directors.Mr. Arafat replaces Pierre Donaldson, who has resigned from JLA Ventures and from the board of Espial. Both changes are effective on July 29, 2011. The Board and Management wish to welcome Mr. Arafat and to thank Mr. Donaldson for his service as a director.
OTTAWA,July 11,2011-Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced it will expand its current European operations by establishing a formal operation in Russia for local sales and support. The plan for Espial to open the new office and to hire additional in-country resources is to support existing customers and to take advantage of new opportunities emerging in the pay-TV market which is forecast for continued significant growth.
OTTAWA, May 17, 2011- Espial, a leader in On-Demand TV solutions, today announced that RomTelecom has now surpassed 35,000 IPTV subscribers with access to on-demand TV services powered by Espial MediaBase. These include timeshift-TV and video-on-demand services. RomTelecom is the incumbent telecom provider in Romania with more than 2,7 million landlines.
May 12, 2011: Espial Reports 2011 First Quarter Results
Ottawa,Ontario-May 12, 2011 - Espial Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"), (TSX:ESP), a leader in the delivery of TV software, today announced its first quarter financial results for the three month period ended March 31, 2011.
March 22, 2011: Espial TV Browser Powers Hitachi Connected TV Experience
Ottawa, Ontario-March 22, 2011 - Espial, a leader in On-Demand TV solutions, today announced Hitachi ( http://www.hitachi.com/ ) is shipping their latest Connected TV models into the Japanese market powered by the Espial TV Browser. To assist with their goal of being one of the premium TV suppliers to the Japanese Market, Hitachi has incorporated the Espial TV Browser which is included in the following Connected TV models shipped to only Japanese market: Hitachi P42-XP07(PDP), P46-XP07(PDP), P50-XP07(PDP), L32-XP07(LCD), L37-XP07(LCD), and L42-XP07(LCD).
February 24, 2011: Espial Reports 2010 Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Results
OTTAWA, Feb. 24 -Espial(R) Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"), (TSX:ESP), a leader in the delivery of on-demand TV software and services, today announced its fourth quarter and fiscal year financial results for the three and twelve month periods ended December 31, 2010.
February 22, 2011: Espial Group Inc. - Q4 2010 and Fiscal 2010 Financial Results Call and Dial-In Information
OTTAWA, Feb. 22 - Espial Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"), (TSX: ESP), a leader in the delivery of on-demand TV software and services, is pleased to announce the date, time and dial-in phone number for our Q4 and fiscal year 2010 financial results.The call is scheduled for Thursday, February 24 at 5:00PM EST and the phone number to join the results discussion is: Toll Free line (Canada/US) 888-231-8191 Toll line (International/Local) 647-427-7450
December 30, 2010: Espial Group Inc. Closes Loan Facility Agreement with JLA Ventures, Grants Warrants to Purchase Common Shares
OTTAWA,Dec 30- Espial. Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"),(TSX:ESP), a leader in the delivery of on-demand TV software and solutions,today announced that it has closed the previously announced $3.5 million secured term loan facility agreement with J.L. Albright Ventures group of funds. The participating funds are J.L. Albright IV Venture Fund L.P., J.L. Albright IV Venture Parallel Fund L.P. and J.L. Albright IV Venture Parallel II Fund L.P. (collectively, "JLA Ventures").
December 09, 2010: Espial Partners with Conklin-Intracom to Upgrade IPTV Service for Oneida Telephone Exchange
OTTAWA, Dec.9,2010-Espial, a leader in On-Demand TV solutions, today announced they have partnered with Conklin-Intracom to upgrade the IPTV system for Oneida Telephone Exchange. Conklin-Intracom addresses the North American IPTV service provider customer base with fs|cdn, an integrated middleware and conditional access solution. Oneida Telephone Exchange is an independent telephone company serving triple play services to the City of Oneida, Illinois and its rural areas as part of the Western Illinois Video (WIV) consortium of eight rural telephone service providers.
December 03, 2010: Espial Group Inc. Announces Director Resignation
OTTAWA, Dec. 3- Espial Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"), (TSX:ESP), a leader in the delivery of on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that Peter Carrescia advised the Company that he has resigned from the Board of Directors of Espial effective on December 2, 2010 for personal reasons. Mr. Carrescia also served as a member of the Company's Audit Committee and a member of the Company's Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee. The Board and Management wish to thank Mr. Carrescia for his service as a director.
November 10, 2010: Otelco Powers VOD Services With Espial MediaBase Sees Rapid Growth in VOD Services After Launch
OTTAWA, Nov. 10 /CNW/ - Espial, a leader in On-Demand TV solutions, announces today that Otelco Inc. has launched premium VOD services for its IPTV subscribers in Alabama using Espial MediaBase. Otelco operates ten incumbent telephone companies and provides competitive telephone services in six states, making it one of the top 25 largest local exchange carriers in the United States. Using Espial MediaBase and premium content from Comcast Media Center and iN DEMAND, Otelco is quickly attracting new subscribers and driving revenue for their IPTV service.
November 08, 2010: Espial Group Inc. Secures $3.5 Million Loan Facility from JLA Ventures
OTTAWA, Nov. 8 /CNW/ - Espial Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"), (TSX:ESP), a leader in the delivery of on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that it has entered into a $3.5 million secured term loan facility agreement with J.L. Albright Ventures group of funds. The participating funds are J.L. Albright IV Venture Fund L.P., J.L. Albright IV Venture Parallel Fund L.P. and J.L. Albright IV Venture Parallel II Fund L.P. (collectively, "JLA Ventures").
November 04, 2010: Espial Group Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2010 Results
Q3 HIGHLIGHTS: * Secured new design wins for our Espial Browser v6 product with major TV and Consumer Electronic manufacturers * Espial MediaBase Video-On-Demand (VOD) platform becomes first to support bandwidth reservation and is integrated with Cisco's aggregation and access solutions. * Announced small footprint, low power network Edge Server Appliance for multi-tier and CDN video-on-demand streaming and capture services, in partnership with BTI. * Hosted an OTT (Web Video) industry event in Japan with speakers from Netflix, Sonic Solutions, NTT Communications and several Consumer Electronic manufacturers. In conjunction with this, we released a new whitepaper in support of an open browser, like Espial's WebKit based Browser, as the way forward to better scale video content and apps on Connected TVs. * In early Q4, announced availability of Espial's WebKit based Browser with Flash 10.1 support for Intel 4100 and 4200 reference chipsets for Smart TV.
November 03, 2010: Espial TV Browser Powers the Smart TV Experience - Now Available on Intel CE Media Processor Reference Platform
OTTAWA, Nov. 3 /CNW/ - Espial, a leader in On-Demand TV solutions, today announced the availability of Espial TV Browser powered by Intel set-top box reference platforms based on the Intel Atom processor CE4100 and the recently announced Intel Atom processor CE4200. With the Espial TV Browser, consumers will enjoy the power of interactive, connected and searchable TVs. For Connected TV and set-top box manufacturers, this high performance solution will accelerate their time-to-market.
November 02, 2010: Espial Group Inc. - Q3 2010 Financial Results Call and Dial-In Information
OTTAWA, Nov. 1 /CNW/ - Espial Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"), (TSX: ESP), a leader in the delivery of TV software, is pleased to announce the date, time and dial-in phone number for our Q3 2010 financial results. The call is scheduled for Friday, November 5th 2010 at 10:00AM EST and the phone number to join the results discussion is: Toll Free line (Canada/US) - 888-231-8191 Local/International - 647-427-7450
September 28, 2010: Espial MediaBase Becomes First VOD Platform To Support Bandwidth Reservation - Helps Service Providers To Ensure Video Quality With RSVP
OTTAWA,Sept. 28,2010-Espial(R), a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced the availability of Espial MediaBase 9.1.The newest version of Espial's flagship video-on-demand (VOD) delivery platform, Espial MediaBase 9.1 helps provide improved video quality, extends cable MSO support and dramatically increases storage capacity with COTS technology.
September 13, 2010: Espial Extends VOD Hardware Portfolio With Network Edge Server - Collaborates With BTI Systems For Edge Delivery Of On-Demand Video Services
Ottawa, Ontario- September 13, 2010 - Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that it has joined forces with BTI Systems to bring Espial MediaBase to the far edge of the network. The recently announced BTI Systems WideCast 200 & 300 Series are carrier-grade, field serviceable, open standards edge servers that can deliver up to 30Gbps of video streaming and 8TB of storage in a small form factor edge server. To find out more, visit Espial at IBC, booth 5.A18.
August 24, 2010: New Espial Whitepaper: Powering the Over-the-Top Future with Open Browser Technology
Espial(R), a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced the availability of a new whitepaper. This paper argues that an open browser, such as Espial TV Browser, ensures the widest, fastest adoption of Over-The-Top (OTT) services by best addressing the requirements of both content service providers and Connected TV manufacturers.
August 12, 2010: Espial Group Inc Reports 2010 Second Quarter Results
For the three-month period ended June 30, 2010, the Company reported revenues of $3.1 million compared to revenues of $3.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2009. Earnings before interest, foreign exchange, taxes, stock compensation, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for the second quarter of fiscal 2010 was a loss of $0.2 million compared to a loss of $0.5 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2009. Net loss for the quarter was $0.8 million or $0.06 per share, compared to a net loss of $1.1 million last year, or $0.08 per share.
June 22, 2010: Optimus Clix Achieves 100% Time-Shift TV Services Increase in 5 Months With Espial MediaBase
Ottawa,Ontario-June 22,2010-Espial,a leader in on-demand TV solutions and services announced that Optimus Clix has doubled the usage of its Time-Shift TV Services in the first 5 months of 2010. Optimus Clix is a fixed and mobile telecom operator in Portugal with a national DSL network reaching 1.6 million homes and a FTTH deployment already covering more than 200,000 households. As part of their triple-play service, customers can subscribe to Optimus Clix TV, its IPTV solution.
Broadcast Asia 2010,Singapore-June 17, 2010 - Espial, a leader in on-demand TV solutions and services, and Conax, the global content security specialist, today introduced a Hybrid-IP TV solution for cable, satellite, terrestrial and telecom operators.
May 19, 2010: Sigma Designs Pre-Integrates Reference Chipset Platform With Espial TV Browser Accelerates Time-To-Market For Device Manufacturers
Ottawa,Ontario May 19, 2010 - Espial,a leader in On-Demand TV software and solutions, today announced a partnership with Sigma Designs. To allow device manufacturers to achieve rapid to time-to-market, Espial and Sigma Designs have pre-integrated Espial TV Browser version 6.0 and Adobe Flash on Sigma Design chipset reference platforms.
May 17, 2010: Espial Reports 2010 First Quarter Results
OTTAWA, May 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Espial(R) Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"), (TSX:ESP), a leader in the delivery of TV software, today announced its first quarter financial results for the three month period ended March 31, 2010. HIGHLIGHTS: - First quarter revenue of $3.8 million, an increase of 23% from last year and a record for the Company - EBITDA income of $0.1 million compare to a loss of $0.8 million last year - Introduced Espial TV Browser product to enable Internet video on Connected TVs and Set-Top Boxes, a market that is expected to grow to nearly 243 million units annually by 2013 - Announced that Jilin Cable Network, a major Chinese cable operator providing analog and digital TV services to 3 million subscribers selected Espial MediaBase Video-on-Demand Platform to power their Video-On-Demand (VOD), Network Personal Video Recorder (NPVR) and Timeshift-TV (TSTV) services
Ottawa,Ontario April 15, 2010- Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that BH Telecom has successfully launched video-on-demand services using Espial MediaBase. BH Telecom is the largest quad-play service provider in Bosnia & Herzegovina with 2 million subscribers.
February 25, 2010: Espial Reports 2009 Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Results
OTTAWA, Feb. 25 /CNW Telbec/ - Espial(R) Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"), (TSX:ESP), a leader in the delivery of on-demand TV software and services, today announced its fourth quarter and fiscal year financial results for the three and twelve month periods ended December 31, 2009.
February 23, 2010: Espial(R) Group Inc. Responds to Stock Trading Activity
OTTAWA, Feb. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Espial(R) Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"), (TSX:ESP), a leader in the delivery of digital TV software, is responding to a request from the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) following recent trading activity in our stock. We are not aware of any current corporate developments to account for this activity.
February 23, 2010: Espial(R) Group Inc. - Q4 2009 and Fiscal 2009 Financial Results Call and Dial-In Information
OTTAWA, Feb. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Espial(R) Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"), (TSX: ESP), a leader in the delivery of on-demand TV software and services, is pleased to announce the date, time and dial-in phone number for our Q4 and fiscal year 2009 financial results. The call is scheduled for Thursday, February 25 at 5:00PM EST and the phone number to join the results discussion is: - Toll Free line (Canada/US) - 888-231-8191 - Toll line (International/Local) - 647-427-7450
February 09, 2010: Espial Announces High Performance Browser for Connected TVs - Delivers Unmatched Performance, PC-like Experience and Over-The-Top Video
OTTAWA, Feb. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Espial(R), a leader in TV On-Demand software and solutions, today announced the latest version of its TV Browser product for Connected TVs and Set-Top Boxes. The Connected TV market is poised for high growth as consumers increasingly demand access to their favourite websites and web video content from their TV. According to the research firm iSuppli Corporation, total flat-panel TV (LCD and plasma) shipments will grow to nearly 243 million units annually in 2013. As more of these TV require web connectivity, the Espial TV Browser is an ideal platform for Connected TVs with excellent graphic performance, unmatched response times and a great web video experience.
February 03, 2010: Major Chinese Cable Operator Launches On-Demand Services With Espial MediaBase - Jilin Cable Network Plans Expansion to 3 Million Subscribers
OTTAWA, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - Espial(R) a leading provider of digital TV software and solutions, announced that Jilin Cable Network has selected Espial MediaBase to power their on-demand services. Jilin Cable Network is located in the central part of northeast China and serves three million TV subscribers. Using Espial MediaBase, they already offer Video-On-Demand (VOD), TV On-Demand (TVOD), Network Personal Video Recorder (NPVR) and Timeshift-TV (TSTV) services to hundreds of thousands of subscribers using more than 60 Time-Shift TV channel captures.
December 03, 2009: Espial Announces Newest Release of IPTV Middleware
OTTAWA, Dec. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - Espial(R) (TSX:ESP), a leader in the delivery of digital TV software, today announced the newest release of the Evo TV Service Platform. Espial IPTV middleware is designed to serve millions of subscribers with a minimal capex investment, to provide a highly responsive user experience and to offer a powerful service creation environment. Field proven, highly scalable, based on open standards and supporting the interactive IP applications demanded by consumers - it is an ideal choice for IPTV and IP Cable operators.
November 12, 2009: Tele2 Netherlands selects Espial's IPTV middleware
OTTAWA, Nov. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Espial(R) (TSX:ESP), a leader in the delivery of digital and IP TV (Internet Protocol Television) software, today announced that Tele2 Netherlands has selected Espial's IPTV middleware for its IPTV service. Tele2 Netherlands will use the Evo TV Service Platform to launch its next generation television platform. With this platform Tele2 provides advanced services including linear TV, Video-on-demand, High Definition, PVR (Personal Video Recorder) and interactive services. Tele2 Netherlands has emerged as one of the largest telecommunications operators in the Netherlands since they began business 12 years ago. They started their business with fixed telephony services and over time have become a multi-play provider with the addition of mobile services, Internet services and television services. As the first operator to offer IPTV services in the Netherlands, they have gained deep knowledge and experience in pay TV services.
November 12, 2009: Espial Announces Four New Telco Customers for Espial MediaBase Video-On-Demand (VOD) Platform
OTTAWA, Nov. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Espial(R) Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"), a leader in the delivery of IPTV software, today announced that - through it's reseller agreement with Power & Telephone Supply Co. (Power & Tel) - it has installed Espial MediaBase at four new US customer locations. LeRu Telephone, Granby Telephone, Seneca Telephone and McDonald County Telephone are each using the Espial MediaBase Video-on-Demand (VOD) platform to provide on demand TV services to their subscribers.
November 10, 2009: Espial Switches On IPTV Services for Sogetel
OTTAWA, Nov. 10 - Espial (TSX:ESP), a leader in the delivery of digital TV software, today announced that Sogetel, the largest independent telephone company in Quebec, Canada is preparing to deliver IP-based television and video on-demand services using Evo TV Service Platform and Espial MediaBase. In its initial launch to 1,000 customers, Sogetel will provide standard- and high-definition TV services including Video on Demand (VoD) and Time-Shift TV (TSTV).
November 05, 2009: Espial Group Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results
October 06, 2009: Tier 1 Chinese Cable Operator Launches On-Demand TV Services With Espial MediaBase
Espial(R) (http://www.espial.com/) (TSX: ESP) a leading provider of digital TV software and solutions, announced that Chongqing Cable TV Network has selected Espial MediaBase (http://www.espial.com/products/media_base/) to power their on-demand services. Chongqing Cable TV Network (http://www.jl96633.com/site/NumberTV.aspx) is located in the southwest of China and provides analog and digital TV services to 4.2 million subscribers. With this launch, they establish themselves as one of the most innovative cable operators in the world. Using Espial MediaBase, they can now offer Video-On-Demand (VOD), TV On-Demand (TVOD), Network PVR (NPVR) and Timeshift-TV (TSTV) services. With this line-up of on-demand services now launched, Chongqing Cable TV Network will begin converting their entire subscriber base to digital TV services over the next few years.
September 22, 2009: Espial Showcases Video-On-Demand Performance Benefits With Intel Solid State Drivers and the Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor 5500 Series
Espial(R) (TSX:ESP), a leader in the delivery of digital TV software, today announced improved performance and power benchmark results for its Espial MediaBase (http://www.espial.com/products/media_base/) video-on-demand products, with Intel Solid State Drives and the Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor 5500 series. Espial continues to extend its leadership in commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) based video-on-demand solutions. The latest results tested with next generation Intel processor and SSD technologies are captured in a new whitepaper written in collaboration with Intel (http://www.intel.com/). The whitepaper (http://www.espial.com/index.php?action=resources,download_asset&form=asset&aid=615) concludes the use of Intel Xeon Processors and Intel Solid State Drives dramatically reduces power consumption and equipment footprint for video-on-demand (VOD) applications. Espial has continued a long-standing relationship with Intel that includes close collaboration on Intel product design, testing and commercialization. This cooperation allows Espial to maintain a laser focus on optimizing its video-on-demand software while leveraging the innovation cycle of Intel and commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) servers and storage. Espial MediaBase is a carrier grade, high performance video-on-demand solution that incorporates patented high performance IO and networking technologies, optimized for COTS hardware - ensuring power and cost effective products for its customers.
September 11, 2009: Amino ports Espial's IPTV Middleware to its HD set-top box range
Amino Communications, the world leading independent IPTV specialist, announce today that they have ported Espial's IPTV Middleware, the Evo TV Service Platform, to its HD range of set-top boxes (STBs) including the recent new models, hybrid compatible A532 and A132.
September 08, 2009: Espial IPTV Middleware Powers Next Generation VOD, Digital And Interactive TV Services For Com Hem
Ottawa, Ontario - August 31, 2009 - Espial (TSX:ESP), a leader in the delivery of TV software, today announced that Com Hem AB, Sweden's largest cable operator, has choosen Espial IPTV middleware for its next generation digital TV and VOD services, named Com Hem On Demand. The Evo TV Service Platform powers the Swedish operator's recently launched on-demand TV services. These advanced, interactive services include movies on demand (Videobutik), several catch-up TV programmes (Play) and a music on-demand service (Musik). Com Hem will be actively rolling out and marketing these services and, by December 2009, 500,000 Swedish households are expected to be able to use the services.
August 06, 2009: Espial Group Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results
OTTAWA, Aug. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Espial(R) Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"), (TSX:ESP), a leader in the delivery of TV software, today announced its second quarter financial results for the three-month period ended June 30, 2009. Q2 HIGHLIGHTS: - Strong expansion orders from current customers increasing live subscriber and set-top box deployments - Announced that Buffalo Inc. has licensed Evo Client middleware as their set-top box (STB) middleware for their recently launched hybrid set-top box providing digital TV and on-demand services. - Announced the release of the Espial MediaBase version 9.0 Video-On-Demand (VOD) platform that provides a 400% performance increase with up to 37.5 Gbps streaming from a single next-generation HP or IBM server and extends support for cable - Major Espial customer recently launched their commercial service and will be announced shortly.
Espial(R) (TSX:ESP), a leader in the delivery of digital TV software, today announced that Invitel Hungary (previously Vivendi Telecom) has successfully launched and is now expanding its on-demand services using Espial MediaBase VOD servers. Espial MediaBase provides Invitel's customers with on-demand TV services such as Video on Demand, Network-based Personal Video Recording (NPVR) and TimeshiftTV (TSTV). Invitel is the second largest service provider in Hungary and offers telephony, Internet and data services to residential and business customers
Espial(R) (http://www.espial.com/) Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"), (TSX:ESP), a leader in the delivery of IPTV software, today announced a reseller agreement with Power & Tel (http://www.powerandtel.com/)
June 24, 2009: Espial MediaBase Achieves Breakthrough VOD Performance - Sets New Benchmarks for VOD, Timeshift TV and Network DVR Performance
Espial(R) (http://www.espial.com), (TSX:ESP), a leader in the delivery of TV software, today announced the release of the Espial MediaBase (http://www.espial.com/products/media_base/) version 9.0 Video-On-Demand (VOD) platform. Building on proven capabilities serving millions of live IPTV (http://www.espial.com/solutions/large_telco/) and cable subscribers (http://www.espial.com/solutions/cable_companies/), Espial MediaBase 9.0 achieves breakthrough performance and extends support for cable operators.
Espial will be exhibiting at the Japan Cable TV & Telecommunications Show 2009 on the INTER-TEC booth. INTER-TEC has recently integrated Espial MediaBase with their own software which is available for domestic cable operators. On the booth, we will showcase two brand new solutions for small to mid range cable operators which are based on Espial MediaBase.
June 09, 2009: Buffalo Powers Hybrid Set-Top Box with Evo Client - Launches IP, Satellite & Terrestrial Digital TV Service In Japan
Espial, a leading provider of TV software and solutions, announced that Buffalo Inc. has licensed Evo Client middleware as their set-top box (STB) middleware for their recently launched hybrid set-top box providing digital TV and on-demand services. Espial also contributed to the success of Buffalo's STB launch with support, development and integration services.
May 07, 2009: Espial Reports 2009 First Quarter Results
HIGHLIGHTS - First quarter revenue of $3.1 million, an increase of 142% from last year - EBITDA loss of $809 thousand compare to a loss of $2.0 million last year - Demonstrated Espial solutions at CCBN in Beijing, China, IPTV World Forum in London, UK.
The call is scheduled for Thursday, May 7 at 5:30PM EST and the phone number to join the results discussion is: o Toll line - 416-646-3095 o Toll free line - 800-814-4853
February 26, 2009: Espial Reports 2008 Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Results
Espial Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"), (TSX:ESP), a leader in the delivery of TV software, today announced its fourth quarter and fiscal year financial results for the three and twelve month periods ended December 31, 2008.
June 08, 2007: Espial Announces Closing of its Initial Public Offering
Espial Group Inc (“Espial”) (TSX – "ESP") announced today the completion of its initial public offering of 3,571,000 common shares at a price of $7.00 per share, for gross proceeds of approximately $25.0 million. GMP Securities L.P. and Genuity Capital Markets acted as co-lead underwriters for the offering.
August 12, 2008: Espial Group Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results
For the three-month period ended June 30, 2008 the Company reported revenues of $1,827,475 compared to revenues of $2,007,947 for the three months ended June 30, 2007. For the three-month period, net loss was $1,365,135, or $0.15 per share, compared to a net loss of $4,758,508 last year, or $1.79 per share.
August 12, 2008: Espial Group Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results
For the three-month period ended June 30, 2008 the Company reported revenues of $1,827,475 compared to revenues of $2,007,947 for the three months ended June 30, 2007. For the three-month period, net loss was $1,365,135, or $0.15 per share, compared to a net loss of $4,758,508 last year, or $1.79 per share.
July 29, 2008: Espial Appoints Cable Executive, Michael Lee of Rogers Communications, to its Board of Directors
Espial today announced that, effective immediately, it has appointed Michael Lee to its board of directors. Michael Lee is Chief Strategy Officer for Rogers Communications Inc .
June 15, 2007: Espial Announces Exercise of Over-Allotment Option in IPO
Espial announced today that GMP Securities L.P. and Genuity Capital Markets G.P., co-lead underwriters for the Company’s initial public offering, have exercised in full their over-allotment option to purchase an additional 535,650 common shares at the initial public offering price of $7.00 per share. The sale of the over-allotment shares to the underwriters was completed today.
July 10, 2008: Espial Completes Acquisition of Kasenna
Espial® Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"), (TSX: ESP), a leader in the delivery of TV middleware and applications, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Kasenna, Inc. This acquisition positions Espial as a global market leader to operators offering video services.
June 30, 2008: Espial Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Kasenna
Espial today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Espial will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Kasenna, Inc. (“Kasenna”). “Video services are critical for service providers’ success worldwide. The combination of Espial and Kasenna strengthens the leadership position of Espial in the IPTV, hybrid IP-DVB and hospitality segments”, noted Jaison Dolvane, CEO of Espial.
Espial, a leading provider of TV middleware and applications, today announced it has signed a software license and distribution agreement with Motorola.
May 13, 2008: Espial Group Inc. Reports First Quarter 2008 Results
Espial Group Inc. (“Espial” or the “Company”), (TSX: ESP) today announced its financial results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2008. The Company will host a conference call to discuss these financial results on May 13, 2008 at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST).
May 12, 2008 – Ottawa, Ontario – Espial® Group Inc. (“Espial” or the “Company”), (TSX: ESP), a leader in the delivery of IPTV middleware and applications, is pleased to announce the date, time and dial-in phone number for our Q1 2008 financial results. The call is scheduled for Tuesday, May 13 at 5:00PM EST and the phone number to join the results discussion is: o Toll line - 416-646-3095 o Toll-free line - 800-814-4859.
September 07, 2007: Espial® Showcases Enhanced Evo® DVR Capabilities at IBC 07
Espial® today announced it has enhanced Evo® DVR with updates to features including Evo® StartOver TV, the ability to record multiple programs simultaneously, and an advanced conflict resolution engine. Also at IBC this week, Espial will be launching a new HD user interface and demonstrating new services including Evo® Timeshift TV and mobile convergence capabilities.
August 08, 2007: Espial Group Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results
Espial today announced its second quarter financial results for the three-month and six-month periods ended June 30, 2007.
• An Evo IPTV Service Platform design win, for our carrier grade server and client products, with a new US-based service provider looking to offer an IPTV service to the multiple dwelling unit (MDU) market;
• Two new Evo Client design wins with Asian set-top box vendors, as potential channels into various Asian markets;
• Received Frost and Sullivan award as the Most Entrepreneurial IPTV Company in North America; and
• Successful IPO raising net proceeds (after commissions) of $26.9 million closed in June.
August 07, 2007: Sumitomo Electric Networks Licenses Additional Espial® Evo® IPTV Application for Next Generation Set-Top Box
Units Shipped with Espial IPTV Software Surpass 250,000
Espial® today announced that Sumitomo Electric Networks, Inc., has licensed an additional application of Espial's Evo IPTV Service Platform for use with Sumitomo's IPTV set-top boxes (STBs). This add-on client functionality builds on previously licensed modules including Evo Browser and Adobe FlashTM Plug-In. Shipments of Sumitomo set-top boxes with licensed Espial software have already exceeded 250,000 units to leading Japanese service providers, widely known to include NTT Group.
August 01, 2007: Espial Group Inc. Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results Release & Conference Call Notification
Espial Group Inc. (“Espial” or the “Company”), (TSX: ESP), a Canadian leader in the delivery of IPTV middleware and applications today announced that it will report its second quarter financial results for the period ended June 30, 2007, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Wednesday, August 8, 2007. The Company will also hold a conference call to discuss the financial results on the same day at 10:00 a.m. EST.
May 18, 2007: Frost & Sullivan Commends Espial’s Product Innovations and Market Growth in the IPTV Market
Frost & Sullivan selected Espial® IPTV as the recipient of the 2007 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for IPTV Entrepreneurial Company for its outstanding efforts and innovation to become a dominant participant in the IPTV market.
Espial® Group Inc. -(“Espial”) today announced that it has filed a preliminary prospectus with securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada in connection with an initial public offering of its common shares. This offering will be underwritten by a syndicate of underwriters led by GMP Securities L.P. and Genuity Capital Markets G.P.
April 16, 2007: SecureMedia and Espial Announce Integration of Encryptonite ONE System Release 2 with Evo
SecureMedia and Espial IPTV announced today at the 2007 National Association of Broadcasters convention (April 16-19, Las Vegas) that SecureMedia's new release of the Encryptonite ONE(TM) CA/DRM System has been seamlessly integrated with Espial's award-winning Evo(R) IPTV middleware and applications, offering telcos and service providers an advanced, secure delivery platform for viewing broadcast and Video- On-Demand content.
March 07, 2007: Espial's Evo IPTV Middleware Surpasses One Million Subscriber Units; Highlights 2006 Banner Year
Espial has achieved an important company milestone by surpassing one million subscriber unit shipments for its Evo(R) family of IPTV products. This milestone, which re-enforces the company's leadership in the IPTV market, was achieved during a break-out year for Espial in 2006, which saw the company ship over 750,000 Evo subscriber licenses to operator customers and partners around the globe.
March 05, 2007: BitBand, Espial and Tilgin Announce the Successful Integration of a Full-featured IPTV Solution
Espial® IPTV, BitBand and Tilgin have integrated technologies to create a feature-rich, scalable solution targeted at telcos and service providers rolling out IPTV services. Components seamlessly integrated include BitBand's Video Delivery Network (VDN), Espial's Evo® IPTV Service Platform, and Tilgin's product line of SD and HD IP Set-top Boxes. The integrated solution offered by the companies introduces a comprehensive IPTV system for Telcos that can support interactive services for millions of subscribers. The advanced integrated solution reflects the extensive successful commercial deployment experience of the companies worldwide.
March 05, 2007: Espial IPTV and BEE MediaSoft Announce IPTV Middleware Alliance
BEE MediaSoft Limited (“BEE”), a subsidiary of DMX Technologies and Espial, a leading provider of IPTV middleware and applications, today announced a collaboration to offer IPTV middleware, which combines the advanced features of BEE’s Vision TV and Espial’s Evo® IPTV Service Platform. The collaboration results in a full-featured, pre-integrated IPTV middleware solution which enables IPTV service providers to deliver a differentiated IPTV offering with a catalogue of innovative value-added services.
February 07, 2007: Espial’s Evo IPTV Service Platform Wins INTERNET TELEPHONY 2006 Product of the Year Award
Espial has been awarded the prestigious 2006 Product of the Year Award from Technology Marketing Corporation's (TMC®) INTERNET TELEPHONY® magazine (www.itmag.com).
November 13, 2006: Espial’s Brian Mahony Named “Top 100 Voice” for IP Communications Over the Past Decade
Espial today announced that Brian Mahony, Vice President of Marketing, was named one of the Top 100 Voices of IP Communications by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. The honor recognizes telecom industry leaders who over the past decade drove the development and adoption of the IP communications industry.
November 08, 2006: Espial IPTV Announces Successful Evo Server Pilot with UPC Sweden
Espial today announced the successful completion of an IPTV pilot deployment at UPC Sweden. UPC and its partners integrated and deployed Espial’s Evo® IPTV Service Platform, including the newly launched Evo® Server, in less than four months from project initiation to commercial launch. UPC Sweden was recently integrated into Com Hem, the leading Swedish provider of Triple Play services with 1.7 million customers covering all of Sweden.
November 08, 2006: Evo® Future-Proof Framework™ Provides Freedom and Independence to Customize, Extend and Evolve IPTV Services
Espial® IPTV today unveiled the Evo® Future-Proof Framework™ (FPF) to provide an unparalleled level of openness to customize, extend and evolve the Evo IPTV Service Platform. The Evo Future-Proof Framework is a set of tools, methodologies, and application programming interfaces (APIs) that ensure truly open, portable, integrated and service-rich offerings.
November 06, 2006: Espial® IPTV Launches Carrier-Grade Evo® Server
Espial today announced the launch of Evo® Server, a carrier-grade middleware platform for IPTV service management. Evo Server, together with Espial’s market-leading Evo® Client set-top box software, make up the industry’s first modular and open IPTV middleware system— the Evo® IPTV Service Platform. Evo is the only IPTV platform available that allows operators to purchase best-of-breed components separately or as part of a pre-integrated client-server middleware solution.
November 06, 2006: Espial’s Evo IPTV Service Platform Added to Auroras Entertainment’s IPTV Service Suite
Espial ® IPTV today announced that IPTV service provider Auroras Entertainment has added Espial's Evo® IPTV Service Platform as supported middleware for its IPTV service. Auroras will be offering a complete end-to-end solution for telcos based on Espial's pre-integrated solution that includes both Espial's market-leading Evo® Client and Espial's newly launched Evo® Server.
November 03, 2006: Espial IPTV Continues to Strengthen its Executive Team with the Addition of Dave Williamson, VP Sales
Espial today announced that Dave Williamson has joined Espial to lead the company’s worldwide sales team. With more than 23 years of high-tech experience and a background in telecom software, Williamson’s leadership and industry knowledge will help Espial drive growing sales for Espial’s flagship Evo® IPTV Service Platform with service providers worldwide.
October 26, 2006: Espial IPTV Hires Telecom Veteran Brian Mahony as VP Marketing
Espial today announced the addition of VP Marketing Brian Mahony to the Espial management team. Mr. Mahony is a 15-year veteran of the telecom industry, most recently with Netcentrex, and will lead Espial’s marketing and product management organizations.
October 12, 2006: Espial Appoints Bob Daly CFO
Espial today announced the appointment of Bob Daly as CFO. Mr. Daly has more than 20 years experience in senior positions with both public and private companies. He joins Espial at a time of accelerating growth and will be responsible for ensuring strong financial controls and accounting best practices at the company
October 11, 2006: Espial’s Evo IPTV Service Platform Drives Customization Options for mPhase IPTV Deployments
Espial announced today that the modular, flexible and open architecture of its Evo platform has strengthened the ability of mPhase Technologies [OTCBB:XDSL] to offer a range of IPTV customization options with the mPhase TV+™ System.
Espial has been ranked at the top of the latest Vendor Matrix released by ABI Research.
September 11, 2006: Espial IPTV debuts new version of Evo service platform, raising the bar for IPTV performance and QoE
September 08, 2006: Espial IPTV Announces High Definition Set-Top Box Support
Espial announces support for the first wave of High Definition (HD) set-top boxes. On display at the Tilgin booth (4.299), Espial’s Evo™ service platform is running on Tilgin’s new High Definition IP STB, the Mood 400.
April 25, 2006: Accedo Broadband and Espial Partner to Bring Value Added Services to the IPTV Market
Accedo Broadband, a leading aggregator of TV-centric applications distributed over broadband, and Espial®, a leading provider of client IPTV middleware and applications have collaborated to deliver Accedo’s Application Portfolio™ to Espial’s software solutions including the Espial Escape® browser and Espial Evo™ middleware and applications.
March 20, 2006: Yuxing Selects Espial Evo To Complete High Definition IP-STB
Espial is pleased to announce that Yuxing, a STB solution provider based in Beijing, China, has integrated Espial Evo into its H.264 set-top box.
Espial is pleased to announce that Sunniwell Broadband Digital Science & Technology has selected the Espial Escape browser to power its new STBs.
Espial will be highlighting strategic IPTV solutions available to telcos during panel discussions and booth demonstrations at IPTV World Forum in London, UK next week. At Stand 3 in the exhibition hall, Espial will demonstrate how Espial Evo will ensure telcos and system integrators can tap into this new revenue stream and provide compelling IPTV services that help “Own Their IPTV Subscribers” and provide a long-lasting and crucial competitive edge.
January 31, 2006: Amino and Espial partner to provide an innovative IPTV set-top box solution for Allin Interactive’s newest ITV system
Espial and Amino today announced they have partnered to provide innovative IPTV set-top box technology for Allin Interactive. This combined IPTV solution includes Espial Evo running on top of the underlying Amino’s IntAct IPTV software platform to provide a seamless operating system and middleware environment enabling a rich and highly responsive user experience.
November 09, 2005: Exciting Design Win: WEGENER Integrates Espial Escape into new Set Top Box
Espial® announced today that Wegener® Corporation, has integrated Espial Escape® into its IP set top, SMD 515. This new IPTV set-top box will include new Web services, powered by Espial Escape that will help operators Own their IPTV Subscribers and create an IPTV experience that keeps viewers captivated.
November 06, 2005: Conexant, Espial and Tematic Join Forces to Deliver Complete Telco TV Client Solution
Conexant Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in semiconductor solutions for broadband communications and the digital home, today announced that it has teamed with Espial and Tematic to deliver a complete platform for telecommunications operators looking to quickly deploy low-cost, high-performance set-top boxes (STBs) for IPTV networks.
September 30, 2005: Espial Named One of Canada's Fastest Growing Technology Companies in 2005 Deloitte Canadian Technology Fast 50 Program
Espial®, a leading provider of client middleware and applications for set-top boxes and consumer electronic devices has been named to Deloitte's prestigious Canadian Technology Fast 50, the annual program which recognizes excellence, innovation and the fastest growing tech companies in Canada.
September 12, 2005: Espial Teams with STMicroelectronics to Reduce Time-To-Market for Delivery of IPTV Applications and Interactive Services
Espial today announced the integration of Espial Evo client middleware and applications with the STMicroelectronics family of Set Top Box Decoder chips , providing a turnkey, IPTV service delivery platform to reduce operator time-to-market.
September 12, 2005: Orca Interactive Integrates Espial Escape To Provide Next Generation Middleware Offering
Espial® announced today that Orca Interactive (LSE: ORCA) has integrated Espial Escape® in its RiGHTv™ SUI SDK for Flash. This partnership enables Orca to leverage a graphically-rich browser environment that showcases its next generation middleware offering. This integration will also allow telco customers to leverage a standards-based browser environment to create engaging content services that increase consumer loyalty and allow them to Own their IPTV Subscribers.
September 09, 2005: Espial Escape Browser Integrated into STB810 IPTV Reference Platform
Espial® announced today that Philips has integrated Espial Escape® to add valuable browser features in its STB810 semiconductor reference design. This new IPTV set-top box (STB) will offer a compelling environment for deploying Walled Garden applications and a dynamic Internet on TV experience to help operators Own their IPTV Subscriber.
September 09, 2005: Kasenna Partners to Showcase IPTV Solutions at IBC 2005
Kasenna will showcase its full range of IPTV and video-on-demand (VOD) solutions with Espial at the IBC show in Amsterdam on September 9-13, 2005.
September 08, 2005: i3 and Espial join forces to provide the most cost-optimized and high performance IPTV solution on the market
i3 and Espial have integrated the Espial Evo client middleware (EPG, VOD, Portal, etc) in i3 IP set-top boxes. Together they can now provide a fully integrated and interoperable middleware set-top solution for low-cost IPTV-applications. The solution is ready-to-deploy and designed to highly reduce operators’ time-to-market. i3 and Espial cooperation has been formalized in a signed strategic partnership agreement.
September 02, 2005: Kreatel Licenses Espial Escape To Accelerate Portal Content Service Development
Espial today announced that Kreatel, a market leader in set-top box solutions, has licensed Espial Escape.
Espial® today announced the availability of the Espial Portal Content Development Kit , a PC-based tool that complements the Espial® Escape® browser for developing interactive content services for IPTV subscribers.
July 20, 2005: Comtrend Selects Espial Escape to Power New IPTV Set-Top Box
Espial® today announced that Comtrend Corporation, a global manufacturer of telecommunications solutions, has selected Espial Escape™ for its new IPTV Triple Play box. The new set-top box will be demonstrated at Espial’s stand (A8) at the China Broadband Triple Play & IPTV conference July 20-22, 2005.
Espial®, a leading provider of client IPTV applications and middleware today announced that Allen Technologies, a US healthcare technology leader, has chosen the Espial® Escape™ browser framework and Espial Espresso graphical user interface components, to deliver Walled Garden and Web content to patient hospital rooms as an IPTV solution.
May 24, 2005: Pace Micro Licenses Espial® Evo™ For Delivery Of Interactive Services In Innovative New Set-Top Box
Espial®, a leading provider of set-top box software and IPTV applications, and Pace Micro Technology (LSE:PIC), the world’s largest developer of digital set-top box technology, today announced an agreement to embed the Espial Evo™ TV middleware and applications in the new Pace IP215 set-top box (STB).
April 26, 2005: mPhase Technologies Selects Espial Evo TV Middleware and Applications for Accelerated Time-to-Market of Telco IPTV Services
mPhase Technologies [OTC: XDSL] today announced that it has reached an agreement with Espial® to embed Espial Evo™ as part of its leading-edge Internet Protocol television (IPTV) service creation platform and applications.
April 18, 2005: Scientific-Atlanta to Demonstrate Espial TV Middleware and Applications at NAB 2005 in Las Vegas 2005
Espial today announced the demonstration of its client TV Middleware and Applications with Scientific-Atlanta’s set-top boxes, targeting operators looking for highly-performant, revenue-generating video applications.
February 15, 2005: Sentivision KK Licences Espial Escape For IPTV Deployment
Sentivision KK has licensed Espial Escape and Espial Espresso for the Sentivision IP STB set-top box. Sentivision chose Espial’s browser framework and UI SDK for their maturity and reliability in rendering the latest Internet content.
Espial and A2i today announced that A2i will deploy the LX-200 IP set-top box to customers in Korea and Japan, effective immediately. This STB is designed to meet the needs of the hotel and hospital market, but will also drive IPTV revenue for retail stores and IP-based VOD systems in Korea.
January 17, 2005: S-Net Systems Selects Espial Escape For its Advanced Adherence To DOM1 Standards, For Their IPTV Set-Top Box Z
S-Net Systems Selects Espial Escape For its Advanced Adherence To DOM1 Standards, For Their IPTV Set-Top Box Z.
January 06, 2005: Espial Announces Integrated Interactive IPTV Solutions With Broadcom Using the BCM97038 Reference Platform
Espial today announced the integration between Espial Evo applications and the Broadcom® BCM97038 reference platform, reducing time-to-market for IP STB and DTV OEMs.
Espial and Toshiba today announced that Toshiba has licensed the Espial Escape browser framework and Espial Espresso graphical user interface components as the preferred solution for the AVM49R Toshiba Reference Platform.
January 04, 2005: Espial Browser Running on Intel® Architecture-Based IP-Digital Set Top Box Platforms Delivers Advanced IPTV Capabilities To Telcos
Espial Escape browser and Espial Espresso GUI toolkit have been optimized for IP digital set top box (DSTB) platforms based on the Intel ® 830M4 chipset, resulting in a powerful get-to-market solution for international set top box OEMs and telcos.
December 14, 2004: Espial Announces Right-To-Left Rendering Capabilities
This capability enables international consumer electronics manufacturers to create or render RTL-based UIs that display both the text and UI components accurately on the television screen or mobile phone.
November 15, 2004: Entone Licences Espial Escape, Enabling Telco IPTV Triple Play
Espial, today announced that Entone Technologies, a global leader Residential Gateway and VOD technology, has licenced Espial Escape for the Hydra IP Video Gateway line
November 10, 2004: Sumitomo Electric Networks Selects Espial To Deliver Walled Garden
Espial today announced that Sumitomo Electric Networks, Inc. has selected Espial Escape for advanced capabilities in rendering walled garden and Web content for their IPTV set-top boxes.
November 09, 2004: Siemens SURPASS Home Entertainment Licences Espial Escape Browser For IPTV Set-Top Boxes
Espial today announced Siemens SURPASS Home Entertainment has chosen Espial Escape as the defacto browser for the SURPASS HE End-to-End solution.
November 04, 2004: Espial Expands Sales And Technical Support In Asia
Espial today announced an increased focus on Asia, with new offices opening in Singapore and Hong Kong and a extended website in the Japanese language.
November 02, 2004: Belgacom Deploys Espial Escape Browser As HTML Rendering Engine For IPTV set-top-box Launch
Espial Escape will be deployed by Belgacom, Belgium’s leading telecommunications company, to provide HTML rendering capabilities to deliver Wall-Garden and Web content for their IPTV set-top boxes.
October 27, 2004: C&S Technology Selects Highly Customizable Espial Software For Their Video And Multimedia Broadband IP Phones
Espial today announced that C&S Technology has licensed Espial Escape browser and Espial Espresso lightweight GUI toolkit for their series of Video and Multimedia Internet Protocol phones. C&S selected Espial software because they needed a UI and browser framework with a portable architecture that allowed application and UI development even before hardware development was completed.
October 07, 2004: Espial Named One of Canada's Fastest Growing Technology Companies in 2004 Deloitte and Touche Canadian Technology Fast 50 Program
Growth attributed to clearly defined sales strategy and innovative products targeted at rapidly growing telco triple play IPTV and mobile markets.
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September 12, 2004: Espial, Myrio and nCUBE to Demonstrate End-to-End IPTV Solution at IBC
The Espial-Myrio-nCUBE demonstration combines the core components of an end-to-end Internet Protocol (IP) television solution with the Espial Escape browser software, enabling Web browsing and Internet on TV.
September 10, 2004: Pace And Espial Develop Full-Featured IPTV Set Top Box For The Hospitality Industry
The Pace IP420, embedded with the Espial Escape browser, will offer hotel viewers a full range of services such as pay-per-view, video-on-demand, interactive shopping and community or service information.
September 09, 2004: Espial and ICT Embedded Deliver Convergent DVB-MHP Plug-In to IPTV/MHP Combo Boxes
Espial, the leading provider of set top box software and IPTV applications today announced that the Espial Escape browser has been chosen by ICT Embedded for their IPTV targeted DVB-MHP plug-in.
September 03, 2004: i3 Micro Licenses Espial Software For Set Top Box Software and IPTV Application
Espial, the leading provider of set top box software and IPTV applications today announced that i3 micro technology has chosen the Espial Escape browser to integrate with its line of Mood™ set top boxes to deliver a full range of IPTV capabilities.
Integration of the Espial Web browser to the DVB software stack will allow Access Devices’ customers to leverage the free to air services currently available in Europe, completely future-proofed by the jointly DVB-IP enabled architecture.
State of the art capabilities brings sizzling game-like UI to mass market TVs.
New Product Delivers Critical Applications that meet the Requirements of Digital TV Market.
May 05, 2004: Newest version of Escape™ 5.1 Outpaces Competitors
Broadened DOM Support and Integration of Multimedia Plug-ins like Macromedia Flash, Real Player and MP3
April 27, 2004: DigiSoft and Espial Bridge the Digital Divide – Enabling Customizable T-commerce Solutions for OCAP and MHP-based Broadcasters
Partnership brings traditional computer applications to the average television.
Licensing Deal Enables Use of Open Service Gateway (OSGi) Service Platform Technology in Wireless Handset Market
November 12, 2003: Amino Selects Espial Technology for DSL/IPTV Set-Top Boxes
Espial Suite for TV Provides Quick Time To Market to Deliver Video and Services via DSL
October 20, 2003: Espial Named to the Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 500
Espial Ranked 205 Among 500 of the Fastest Growing Technology Companies in North America
October 06, 2003: Espial Named One of Canada’s Fastest Growing Technology Companies in 2003 Deloitte & Touche Canadian Technology Fast 50 Program
Dramatic Growth Attributed to Adoption of Technology in Broadband Consumer Electronics
September 16, 2003: Espial Suite for TV Now Available for Native Platforms
Suite Features Latest Components, Espial Escape 5.0 and Espial Espresso 5.0, and Broader Support for Native and Java Platforms
September 15, 2003: Espial Suite for TV Integrated Into WIND RIVER PLATFORM for Consumer Devices
Complete Embedded Platform Speeds Time to Market for TV Designs
September 15, 2003: Espial Extends Capabilities with Macromedia Flash Support
Integration with Espial Escape Browser Provides Richer User Experience for TV, Wireless, and Consumer Devices
September 12, 2003: ADB Selects Espial Escape XLET for I-CAN(tm) Set-Top Box
Espial Scaleable HTML Content Rendering Engine Fuels Advanced Set of Features And Services for ADB DVB-MHP box
September 11, 2003: NEC Announces Complete PVR Design Solution for Cable, Satellite, DTT and Consumer Set-Top Boxes
NEC demonstrates Latest Hardware and Software Features from Espial, Skelmir, and DiscVision
September 11, 2003: BSkyB Selects Espial to Create Portable Content Format Browser for DVB-MHP
IBC Demonstration Brings Popular Sky Content to MHP World
September 09, 2003: ADB, ATI, BSkyB, ICT, NEC and Wind River Systems Select Espial Scalable Solutions
Espial Demonstrates Latest Capabilities With Customers and Partners at IBC
September 09, 2003: ADB, ATI, BSkyB, ICT, NEC and Wind River Systems Select Espial Scalable Solutions
Espial Demonstrates Latest Capabilities With Customers and Partners at IBC
July 10, 2003: Kyocera Chooses Espial Suite for PocketCosmo PDA
Kyocera Alliance With Espial Brings Web Browsing and Email to Latest Wireless PDA
June 05, 2003: Myrio Selects Espial Suite for TV for Next-Generation Set-Top Box Application Environment
Video-on-Demand, Personal-Video-Recording and Internet Browsing Leverage DSL, Using Myrio and Espial Technology
Preview Featured at Embedded Systems Conference April 22-26
New and Innovative Applications Provide Scalability with Standards Compliance
March 10, 2003: Espial Drives Full Speed Ahead to Deliver Insights on Telematics
Free Web Seminars Roll On Providing Critical Expertise for Automotive and Commercial Telematics Developers and Designers
February 14, 2003: Espial and Devicetop.com Announce DVB-MHP Xlet Contest Winners
Four Winners Selected After Judging User Interaction, Business Model, and Key TV Features
February 03, 2003: Espial Names Martin Leamy as CEO
Former COO of OpenTV brings Leadership Track Record for Continued Growth
January 20, 2003: Fleetwood Electronics Selects Espial Technology for Commercial Telematics Platform
Espial Suite for Telematics Utilized in Mobile Network Terminal for Transport, Freight, and Logistics Applications
January 13, 2003: LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation Deploys Espial Technology for Interactive Services for the Lodging Industry
Largest Deployment Places Espial in Dominant Position for Interactive Services in North American Hotel Rooms
December 16, 2002: Motion Media Technology Utilizes Espial Technology for Next Generation Videophones
Espial Suite for Devices Brings Cost-Effective Video Conferencing to New Device
November 27, 2002: Espial Shares Telematics Insight Via Web Seminar Series
Successful Solutions for Telematics Design - Eight Web Seminars Provide Practical Expertise for the Telematics Industry
November 12, 2002: Espial Unlocks Keys to iTV Success With Free Web Seminar Series
Eight Web Seminars Provide Real World Solutions for STB, DVD, PVR, and Integrated Digital Television to Reduce Risk and Speed Development
October 22, 2002: Espial Corporation Nominated for New Telematics Award
Espial Suite for Telematics in the Running for the First Major Awards Focused on Advances in the Automotive Telemetric Industry
October 10, 2002: Prodac Media Selects Espial Browser For Hospitality In-Room Internet and Entertainment Systems
Espial Market Leadership Continues as Escape is Deployed in Europe
September 26, 2002: Clarion Selects Espial Components for New Telematics Projects
Espial Technology Will Power Java-based Vehicle Applications
September 25, 2002: Espial Co-Sponsors JavaOne Japan
Espial Provides Escape Browser to Power Special Edition Sharp Zaurus PDA to be Offered Only at JavaOne
September 12, 2002: Techsan I&C Co. Ltd. Selects Espial Escape Browser for Latest MHP 1.02 Set-Top Box
Espial Xlet Technology Powers Next Wave of Revenue Generating Interactive Services
September 11, 2002: Espial Showcases DTV and iTV Solutions at IBC
Espial Demonstrates Capabilities with Alticast, IBM, IRT, NEC, Tality, and Wind River Systems
September 10, 2002: Alticast Selects Espial Escape Browser Bringing MHP AND OCAP Functionality to Terrestrial, Cable, and Satellite Operators
Cost-Effective MHP Platform Speeds Ability of Operators to Generate Revenue Through Reuse of Existing Walled-Garden and Interactive Content, Browser-Based Email, and Internet Access
September 05, 2002: Espial to Provide Digital TV Solutions for MHP and iTV Developers on STMicroelectronics’ Advanced Silicon Devices
Espial Suite for TV Now Proven on ST40GX1 System on Chip for Set Top Box Applications
September 03, 2002: Espial and Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT) Collaborate to Advance HTML Rendering for Multimedia Home Platform (MHP) Solutions
Industry Leaders Partner to Integrate HTML Rendering IRT’s MHP Reference Implementation
August 07, 2002: Nine Global Players Achieve OSGi Certification
4DHomeNet, Acunia, Connected Systems, Espial, Gatespace, IBM, ProSyst, Samsung and Sun Microsystems Announce OSGi-Certified Products Within Three Months of Compliance Program Launch
May 22, 2002: Araneo Ltd. Selects Espial Escape Browser to Power New Digital Video Receiver with Full Internet Access
New Device Provides Full Browsing of the Internet on Standard TV Screen
May 21, 2002: Espial Enables Java Technologies for Next Generation Set-Top Box Platforms On IBM Set-Top Box Chipsets
Total Java Browser from Espial Critical For Future Deployments
May 15, 2002: NEC and Espial Introduce HTML Rendering and Digital TV Processing Solution for MHP and iTV Developers
NEC’s EMMArchitecture2 Solution for Digital TV and Espial Technology Provides Ready-to-go Functionality for Interactive Television
May 08, 2002: Siemens VDO Automotive Selects Espial As Development Partner For Open Automotive Information Platform
Espial Java Technologies Selected to Power New High- Performance Telematics Applications
Espial Suite for Telematics Designed to Shorten Time to Market and Reduce Development Risks for Vehicle Systems
May 06, 2002: Espial Names Thomas Siegel VP of Sales
Building on Growing Momentum, Espial Recruits Top Talent
Espial Ranks as First Company to Provide J2ME Application Software Designed for DVB- MHP
March 25, 2002: Kada Systems and Espial Enter Into Strategic Alliance
Agreement Powers Espial's Java Browser and Applications via Kada Mobile Ready to Optimize Implementations (ROI) to Maximize Functionality for PDAs, Mobile Phones and Internet Appliances
February 25, 2002: Espial and Devicetop.com Announce Developer Contest Focused on DVB-MHP XLETS
Developers Compete to Build Compelling Interactive TV applications for Multimedia Home Platform (MHP)
February 19, 2002: On Command Corporation Partners With Espial to Launch New Java Browser for Hotel Rooms
Improved Speed and Usability Found in the First Java Browser Deployed for In-Room Internet and Information Systems
January 29, 2002: Espial Escape Browser Selected for CiaoLAB HomeStation
Espial Functionality Selected to Power All-In-One Home Entertainment, Communication and Security Internet Device
January 08, 2002: Leading Digital Graphics Analyst, Jon Peddie Takes a Look Behind the Scenes of Multimedia During CES
Panel of Experts to Discuss Convergence Trends During Special Press Breakfast
December 05, 2001: Espial Introduces Espial Suite for TV: Reduces Time to Market for Set Top Box OEMs
Open, Integrated Suite of Java iTV Software Applications Transforms Today’s Set-Top Box into Tomorrow’s Residential Services Gateway
December 04, 2001: SavaJe Technologies Selects Espial Escape for Newly Launched Java Operating System for Smart Handhelds
Combination of Fast, Secure, Scalable Java Browser and High-Performance Java OS Gives Enterprise and OEM Customers a Mobile Platform for Mission-Critical Java Applications
November 26, 2001: Espial Announces Escape Browser Now Available as Downloadable Xlet
Espial Further Demonstrates Commitment to DVB-MHP Through Demonstration of Xlet Technology Running on Third-Party DVB-MHP Middleware
October 29, 2001: Espial Licenses Slangsoft iTID Platform to Simplify User Experience in Multiple Languages
Integration of Slangsoft’s Intelligent Text Input and Display Platform with Espial’s Advanced UI Tools Enables Internet Appliance Manufacturers to Address Global Markets Faster and with Less Risk
October 02, 2001: Espial Launches DeviceTop 3.0 To Power Smart Internet Devices
Designed to Comply with the OSGi Open Specification, DeviceTop 3.0 Offers the First Rich-GUI OSGi Client Implementation
September 24, 2001: Espial secures financing to accelerate adoption of smart Internet devices
Financial Partners Invest $11 million US in the catalyst for the Pervasive Internet
September 06, 2001: Espial and Skelmir validate first Java platform
Proven interoperability and performance between Espial DeviceTop Suite and Skelmir’s JVM reduces risk and time-to market
August 27, 2001: Espial delivers first scalable Java browser
Espial Escape 4.8 allows developers to configure functionality to fit memory requirements
June 27, 2001: Espial, Tao Group and Justsystem announce alliance for deployment of Java-based smart device solutions for Japanese market
Translated from Japanese. The original version can be found at http://www.justsystem.co.jp/news/2001f/news/j06271.html.
June 19, 2001: Espial and devicetop.com Take Applications Out of the Basement and into the Real World
Devicetop.com delivers real world applications to industry leaders in third developer contest
June 07, 2001: Espial sends Java developer into outer space at JavaOne
Gene Myers wins second devicetop.com contest
May 29, 2001: Espial and NEC Partner to Provide First Standards-based Billing Solution for Smart Internet Devices
Carrier-grade service-delivery platform integrates with existing OSS systems
Carrier-class platform supports personalized content delivery to Internet appliances, interactive TVs and PDAs
Espial Escape, embedded Java browser, chosen for set-top box design
Program proves interoperability between OS, JVM and application-layer software for smart Internet devices
May 01, 2001: Devicetop.com gets delivered to wireless devices
New Release Fulfills Wish List of Thousands of Developers in Community
Espial DeviceTop Suite and Espial DeviceServer are now tailored to interactive Digital TV applications
Espial Escape enables enhanced browsing capabilities, extensive use of applications plug-ins
April 10, 2001: Espial Escape 4.7 Browser Enhances User Experience
100% Java™ browser provides improved performance and support for latest Internet standards
April 02, 2001: Espial Enters Japanese Market
Sales and Support Office established in Japan
March 12, 2001: Espial named EDN 2000 Innovation of the Year Finalist
February 27, 2001: Delphi selects Espial software suite for vehicle mobile multimedia systems
PointBase™ to provide its Embedded Server pure Java Database for In-vehicle Telematics Application
February 26, 2001: Intel selects Espial Software as open platform for Web Tablet applications
Platform-independent applications allow users access to remote Internet browsing with a regular PC interface
February 13, 2001: Espial to send Java developer to outer space…well, almost
Trip to 80,000 feet in a MiG and ZeroGravity flight, among prizes in 2nd devicetop.com developer contest
Platform-independent enterprise applications to standardize interface at Home Depot stores nationwide
January 24, 2001: DaimlerChrysler Taps Espial Software for Second Generation telematics system in Dodge Super8 Hemi concept car
DaimlerChrysler® has selected the Espial DeviceTop™ suite of products
January 22, 2001: And the winner is…
devicetop.com announces Jason Lawrie with his Car Angel application as the winner of the BMW Z3 Roadster
January 09, 2001: Finalists announced for devicetop.com Smart Device Developer Contest
Three developers jockey for BMW Roadster!
December 11, 2000: Samsung adopts Espial software for Webphone
Consumer Electronics Giant Uses Espial Solution to Deliver Next-Generation Webphone
December 11, 2000: Espial launches Espial DeviceServer service delivery and management software
Carriers can manage and customize delivery of revenue-building information services to smart Internet devices
December 06, 2000: Lineo and Espial Forge Strategic alliance for the internet appliance market
Lineo and Espial partner to enable “one–stop shopping” for Java & Linux-based Internet appliances
November 20, 2000: Espial goes back to University with devicetop.com
Software company opens development resources to Computer Engineering students and faculty across North America, to accelerate proliferation of smart device technology
October 24, 2000: Espial Launches Integrated Model for Smart Devices, Personalized Internet Services and Service Delivery
Pervasive Internet Ecosystem Enables Any User to Access "My Data, My Way"
October 03, 2000: Espial opens technical sales office in France
Espial broadens global presence by opening a Southern Europe office in Paris, France
September 26, 2000: Espial enhances 3rd Generation developer tools for smart devices and services to rave reviews of growing development community
Includes new features to simplify and shorten Java technology-based smart device development, includes FREE tools distribution license to enable developers to create services for specific device OEM platforms
September 26, 2000: Espial announces the industry’s first one-stop multimedia Linux & Java based smart device platform
Linux/x86 based platform comes complete with full Java support, a Java based service platform, multimedia support and core applications including a desktop functional web browser
September 13, 2000: Espial fuels the creation of Internet applications for smart devices by offering free software developer tools
Espial dedicates free developer versions of its Java-based software and development tools for smart devices on the www.devicetop.com developer portal
September 12, 2000: NEC and Espial join forces to offer Java technology and open standards-based platforms for Digital TV set-top boxes
NEC’s EMMA hardware architecture and Espial's Java-based deviceTop™ service platform integrated as one solution.
Espial, the market leader in infrastructure software for the pervasive internet, is taking part in a career event in Ottawa.
Funds to be used to expand operations and increase presence in core smart-device segments and service provider markets.
June 05, 2000: Motorola SPS and Espial sign technology, licensing, and distribution agreement for wireless internet devices
Espial's pervasive internet technology chosen by Motorola SPS as foundation for wireless service-management initiative
June 05, 2000: Espial joins with technology and media innovators to launch one of the first Java™ technology developer portals for Internet smart devices
Devicetop.com supported by Sun, Intel, Motorola, Amiga, Tao Group, IAN, Pointbase, Dr. Dobb's, Java Report, and JavaWorld™.com mark portal launch
Complete Wireless Smart-device Solutions Based on Sun's Java(TM) 2 Platform, Micro Edition
April 10, 2000: Internet Appliance Network (IAN) selects Espial™ technology for Virgin Entertainment's Webplayer™
Revolutionary web browser enables new e-commerce business model for Virgin Entertainment Group
March 31, 2000: Espial's Art Initiative Off To Colourful Start
March 13, 2000: Espial launches the first Telco & ISP solution for managed services to Internet smart devices
Espial's DeviceTop and DeviceServer is the only end-to-end universal service delivery platform for deployment of services to Internet appliances
February 29, 2000: Espial releases industry's only PersonalJava RAD environment for Internet smart devices
Espial Architect 2.0 development environment to significantly shorten time-to-market for Java based Internet appliances
February 15, 2000: Espial Escape 4.0 browser beats Netscape Gecko to market for Internet smart devices
Espial delivers first web browser with PC desktop-equivalent Internet browsing experience for smart devices of the Post-PC era.
February 07, 2000: Espial opens Sales office in the U.K.
"New team of technical specialists helps strengthen Espial's presence in the European telecom, consumer and industrial electronics markets."
Tadpole and Espial form alliance to offer Espial developer tools and Internet applications for J-Slate ruggedized industrial handheld
January 11, 2000: Espial and Tao Group announce Alliance for Java-based Smart Devices technology for the Interactive Entertainment Industry
Leaders in embedded Java ™ technology announce collaboration for interactive multimedia for wireless, digital TV, and network gaming Internet appliances.
January 05, 2000: @POS.COM: Tools of the Trade
January 05, 2000: END-TO-END ENTERPRISE SOLUTION: Extending the Reach of Retail Stores Through Point-of-Sale Web Technology
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With analysts predicting that Internet sales will at least double -- to $6 billion -- the 1999 holiday shopping season will long be remembered as the first embrace of online shopping by millions around the world. But a quiet in-store Internet revolution (you can also call it an in-store Internet solution) is about to bring the Internet to a check-out stand near you.
by Jane Christophersen
December 09, 1999: Espial Group has made the browser war Personal
Espial Group releases world's smallest full-featured PersonalJava web browser for consumer and industrial electronic devices
December 06, 1999: Industry Leaders Launch Initiative to Drive Proliferation of Enterprise Java Applications for Internet Appliances and Devices
Bluestone Software, Cyrus InterSoft™ , Espial Group, PointBase, and Psion, Unite to Accelerate Adoption of Java Applications on Mobile Appliances.
October 10, 1999: Microware Systems Corporation, Espial and Xaudio Demonstrate MP3 Audio Capability for OS-9 Real-Time Operating System
OS-9, PersonalJava, GUI and Xaudio MPEG Simplifies MP3 Embedded Development and Increases Internet Appliance Time to Market
September 14, 1999: Wind River, Espial Create Industry's Only One-Stop Software Solution for Building Next-Generation Java Technology-Based Internet Appliances
Personal JWorks Kits Offer Integrated Out-of-Box RTOS/Tools/Application Combination
August 23, 1999: Espial opens sales office in Los Angeles, California
August 23, 1999: ISI Offers Industry's First Freely-Distributed Internet Appliance Reference Design for Java-enabled Mobile Consumer Devices
ISI partners with Mitsubishi Electric, Sun Microsystems and Espial Group to deliver Wireless PDA development platform
June 15, 1999: Microware Systems Corporation, Espial Group Inc., and RADVision Inc., Technology Partner for Web Phone Development
Collective Technology Including PersonalJava for OS-9, GUI, Browser, and Voice Over IP Software Provides Complete Web Phone Software Solution
June 15, 1999: Espial Group announces the release of a powerful suite of PersonalJava applications for Internet appliances
May 11, 1999: Espial Group launches Espial Developer Connection for Java technology based Internet appliances
Provides developers with access to leading Internet appliance enabling technologies
April 19, 1999: Espial Group establishes sales headquarters in Dallas, Texas
February 10, 1999: Microware Systems Corporation Announces Alliance With Espial Group Inc.
Microware's PersonalJava, Espial Group's Espial and Portico, Combine to Provide Efficient Embedded Java Application Solutions
January 13, 1999: Patriot Scientific Announces Alliance with Espial Group Inc. to Provide Internet Embedded Application Solutions.
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