Telecom Lead America: In a bid to address the challenges
faced by IPTV service providers looking to be more agile in the market with
enhanced functionality and improved user experiences, Motorola Mobility has
announced Motorola KreaTV version 4.4, a latest version of open operating
system for IP set-tops.
The company said that the latest release enables service
providers to easily add new functionality and services, allowing the system to
grow according to network operator business needs and upcoming customer
Over 100 operators worldwide offer IPTV services to
their customers using our flexible and cost efficient open IPTV operating
system. With these latest enhancements to KreaTV we’re driving the evolution of
TV and making it easier and more intuitive for consumers to enjoy more of the
content they want,” said Keith Kelley, vice president, home devices, Motorola
The company added that the KreaTV ecosystem is a key
contributor to Motorola’s leadership position in the global IPTV set-top
The latest release of KreaTV 4.4 offers web browsing, as
well as HTTP Live streaming, including support for Motorola’s SecureMedia HLS+
content encryption that enables service providers to expand their footprint
with over-the-top (OTT) services.
Furthermore, the USB time-shift feature enables Operators
to add new time-shift features such as pause live TV to the set-top, using a
USB memory stick as storage, so simple for consumer’s to install.
These new features compliment an already robust and
powerful KreaTV platform that includes a webkit browser based on HTML5, picture
in picture support and scalable vector graphics (SVG) used by many service
providers and middleware companies for fast user interface and graphics support
in high definition quality.
Motorola KreaTV version 4.4 is now available for operator
trials and is expected to be released for general availability in the second
half of 2012.
Motorola Mobility revenues up 2% to $3.1 billion in first
Recently, Motorola Mobility posted net revenues of $3.1
billion in the first quarter of 2012, up 2 percent compared to Q1 2011.