Digisoft S&T helps Digisoft.tv integrate MHEG software stack

December 7, 2012 08.40 Europe/London By Julian Clover

Set-top middleware supplier Digisoft.tv has integrated S&T’s RedKey MHEG-5 engine into its set-top box middleware stack Iris.

Cork-based Digisoft.tv will now offer MHEG as a standard part of its DVB offering.

This will include the interaction channel components for IP based return path including information, commerce and IP video delivery services and the DSM-CC object carousel that offers novel broadcast functionality.

“Adding the MHEG standard to our hybrid DVB/IPTV middleware is a natural evolution. By combining our Iris middleware product with S&T’s RedKey MHEG engine, we will offer operators more ways than ever before to deliver content to consumers’ TVs,” said Eoin Shanaghy, head of product development, Digisoft.

“Digisoft have a very interesting solution to set-top box software, based on Linux and using HTML5 as both the user interface and the mechanism for adding features which will make their offering very attractive to manufacturers and operators wanting to add IP services to their lineup,” added Paul Daly, operations director, S&T.

RedKey addresses all MHEG Markets including Freeview HD (UK), Freesat UK, Freeview Australia, Freeview New Zealand and South Africa and in addition can support any MHEG profile based on these or the ETSI MHEG standard.