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June 15, 2011

Panasonic Opts for SeaChange OCAP RI-Based Software

By Deepika Mala, TMCnet Contributor

SeaChange International’s (News - Alert) VividLogic tru2way software stack has been selected by Panasonic Solutions Company for its tru2way set-top box for the North American cable market.


At The Cable Show in Chicago this week, the companies will demonstrate the fully-integrated Open Cable Application Platform Reference Implementation solution.


“Tru2way represents a solid proposition for consumer products openness in cable and Panasonic (News - Alert) is very pleased to show a complete solution to cable operators at The Cable Show as we prepare to go to market with the SeaChange software,” said David Nicholas, Vice President, Cable Products Group, Panasonic Solutions Company, in a press release.


SeaChange has maintained a highly productive long-term strategy of tru2way enablement. This partnership will help Panasonic to expedite its ability to bring a new range of options to cable operators.


This standards-based integration places SeaChange VividLogic OCAP RI in Panasonic set-top boxes, featuring dual tuner, DVR and MoCA support.


North American cable operators are enabled to leverage tru2way for advanced subscriber services and interactive applications. The VividLogic OCAP RI is a commercialized version of CableLabs’ (News - Alert) OCAP Reference Implementation. It is also publicly available as an open source software project.


“The CE community can help cable television operators realize the tremendous value of tru2way with new set-top options that immediately advance the subscriber experience on a wide scale with greater interactivity and openness,” said Shiva Patibanda, General Manager, In-Home Products, SeaChange.


 “Our partnership with Panasonic to deliver its tru2way products will ensure volume for the marketplace with our industry’s first certified and market-tested software stack.”


In related news, SeaChange International unveiled the SeaChange Express multi-screen cloud video service providing video operators with a low-risk, fast to market multi-device video offering


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Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by John Lahtinen