Winner of the 2012 Communcation Technology Platinum Award for "Best Internet-Connected TV/Smart TV Solution"
Special Recognition from the Judges at the Broadband Technology Reports (BTR) 2012 Diamond Technology Review
Espial TV Browser (based on WebKit) accelerates the deployment of TV web browsing, interactive TV content and over-the-top web video to your customers. Espial TV Browser (formerly branded as the Espial Escape Browser) is an embedded web browser that is designed to support the challenging browsing requirements of Connected TV's, STBs and internet devices. It is easily ported across devices and offers the latest and most advanced W3C web standards support. End-users will enjoy a compelling internet web browsing experience with Espial TV Browser, while
manufacturers and developers can simply and quickly build customized user interfaces that deliver exciting, interactive applications and compelling content to consumers. It supports a range of end-user applications including web browsing, product menus, interactive advertising, email, chat, games and portal.
Espial TV Browser has been commercially deployed across a wide range of market segments and device categories including:
IP Set-Top Boxes
Advanced Browser Features
Open Web Browsing
Multiple Tabbbed Browsing and Navigation
History with Automatic Address Completion
Zoom in and Zoom Out
Home, Refresh and Internet Search
Webkit-based enabling rapid renedering of web sites
Fully customizable user interface - supports brand and user experience.
Portability Layer - enables easy porting to new platforms. Proven on variety of chipsets such as Intel, Sigma, STMicro, Broadcom, Toshiba and operating systems such as Linux, Wind River, and Microsoft.
Modular architecture - develop applications based on the performance capabilities of the device. Applications can be optimized for low-end resource-constrained devices and extended for more powerful devices.
WebKit-based core engine (used by both Google Chrome browser and Apple Safari) provides support for evolving web content.
Advanced Interface with History, Multiple Windows, Favorites, Zoom In, Zoom Out, Home, Refresh and Internet Search
Open SDK and API - extend scripting to expose device capabilities to 3rd party content developers.
Multimedia capable - includes Adobe Flash 10.1 plug-in.
International - support double-byte characters (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) and right-to-left characters (Arabic, Hebrew), as well as an input method framework.
Apple HLS: Http Live Streaming support for VoD and Live, subtitle support, H.264 video and AAC audio codecs
Microsoft Smooth Streaming: Microsoft IIS Smooth Streaming Transport Protocol v.1.0 for VoD (subset), H.264 video and AAC audio codecs
MPEG DASH: ISO/IEC FCD 23001-6, STD Version 2.1c2 M2TS Constrained Profile with VoD support and subtitles, H.264 video and AAC audio codecs.
Supported DRM formats: Microsoft PlayReady, Apple native DRM.
Internet / Web Video - YouTube
Social Networking - Facebook, MySpace
Video-On-Demand Portal - Movies, TV Shows
As a measure of HTML5 Standards Support, the website www.html5test.com indicates how much of the HTML5 standard is supported on the active browser. It then compiles a score, giving extra points for more complete areas of the standard.
The Espial TV Browser scores higher than most of the big name Desktop browsers, all Mobile and all Tablets browsers, and one of the highest scores in the TV Browser Segment.
Reference Development Kit (RDK) is an emerging cable industry initiative led by COMCAST which defines a set of software components for clients running on high performance STBs and home gateways. The intent is to speed the time to deployment of new devices through reference implementations on standard high performance chipsets.
As a leading supplier of HTML 5 browser technologies to the consumer electronics industry Espial’s TV browser is a licensable part of the RDK stack, offering users one of the most compliant HTML 5 implementations available. This browser is based on webkit technology, optimized by Espials specialist client development team and field proven through deployment on millions of ConnectedTVs and other devices in the consumer electronics market.
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Espial TV Browser
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