Hisense deploys Espial TV Browser in Japan
Louise Duffy | 01-11-2012
TV manufacturer Hisense has deployed Espial's TV Browser in Japan.
The Espial TV Browser will initially be deployed on a variety of Hisense TV models in Japan to provide, among other features, support for the country's Broadcast Markup Language (BML) standard, which enables a rich set of interactive applications and services bundled together with digital TV broadcasts over satellite, terrestrial, or cable networks.
Dilshan De Silva, Espial's head of browser products, said: "We are pleased that Hisense has joined the major consumer electronics brands that are deploying the Espial TV browser on their television sets. This latest customer win reinforces our product leadership across various global and regional markets for smart TVs."
The Espial TV browser supports dual mode — HTML and BML — from the same WebKit-based rendering engine also used by Google Chrome and Apple Safari. By lowering memory and device resource requirements, the browser's dual-mode capability can reduce material costs for smart TV manufacturers.