September 9, 2013 11.22 Europe/London By Julian Clover

IBC 2013: 1.B19. Pace is to show IBC visitors a pre-integrated, open platform for the multiscreen, connected home.
The ‘Whole Home’ solution enables service providers to distribute linear pay-TV services and on demand content to connected set-top boxes, tablets, smartphones, games consoles and connected TVs throughout the home.
“Subscribers want TV technology that simply works, is invisible and instant, with an intuitive and consistent user experience across multiple devices,” commented Shane McCarthy, President of Pace International. ”Discovery, playback, pause and resume should be effortless. Operators need technology platforms that are standards-based, flexible and free from vendor lock-in; that can quickly and easily be integrated into existing pay-TV headends with minimal disruption. The positive reaction of our customers to our ‘Whole Home’ solutions points to the fact that this delivers on both scores.”
Pace has both a pre-integrated hardware and software solution designed to reduce the cost and complexity of whole home deployments. Its Elements software platform then provides operators with a toolkit to deliver the services.