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.

The Espial TV Browser supports HTML5 and the latest W3C Web and interactive TV standards, comes pre-integrated with Adobe Flash 11, and can be easily integrated to various chipsets via a comprehensive software development kit (SDK). Leveraging all of the latest industry standards, including HTML5, CSS 3D, and Canvas, with a high-speed JavaScript engine, the Espial TV Browser delivers compelling content both quickly and efficiently. The browser's SDK can be integrated seamlessly with middleware media players, video plug-ins, and JavaScript extensions to further enhance the user experience.