Pace unveils Helium Software for gateways and smartbox devices

Pace announced the launch of its Helium Unified Gateway
Software for broadband network providers.

Helium enables operators to manage their services through
any gateway or smartbox system, regardless of vendor, and provides advanced
home networking services to the consumer in a simple, operator-defined

Helium, a new addition to Pace’s Elements platform, is
hardware-agnostic software that allows operators to install, connect and manage
multiple hardware types from a range of vendors.

The software provides advanced home networking
capabilities via gateways or smartboxes, allowing subscribers to connect a
range of electronic equipment into the home network – from printers and digital
photo frames to set-top boxes and laptop computers – without needing to replace
their in-home devices.

In recent years we’ve witnessed a platform effect take
place as consumer devices become the foundations for delivery of a vast range
of apps and capabilities from a host of different sources. This explosion has
already happened across PCs, set-top boxes, mobile phones and tablets, and
we’re now seeing it across gateways and smartbox devices,” said Mark Loughran,
regional president, Pace.

Helium enables this shift, establishing a consistent
environment that empowers operators to innovate, support subscribers from
within the home or business network, and harness the latest applications and
cloud content for new digital home services.

Helium Unified Gateway Software features a central
control system, enabling operators to update and manage subscribers’ home
networks remotely. Operators can install Helium onto gateways in the field, and
upgrade software and firmware remotely, easing the introduction of modifications
and additional services for subscribers.

Helium includes an SDK, giving operators the tools to
independently develop and launch in-house applications and new
revenue-generating services. At the same time, the platform’s core
functionality is maintained and continually enhanced by Pace, so that operators
can concentrate on adapting their service to best serve their subscribers’

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