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October 18, 2013

Pace Demonstrates Helium Gateway Software and Multi-Screen TV Solutions

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor

Pace plc, a provider of digital TV and broadband technologies, recently showcased its Helium Gateway (News - Alert) software and other advanced media gateway solutions used for multi-screen TV at an industry event.

Some of the other solutions included in the demonstration were safe internet browsing, SmartHome services and Quality of Service management tools.

Helium is a hardware-agnostic software that can be utilized to install, connect and manage multiple hardware types from a range of vendors. It delivers advanced home networking capabilities via gateways or smartboxes, which lets subscribers connect a range of electronic equipment into the home network. It also provides operators with a scalable and flexible option to easily deploy home gateway services.

Shane McCarthy, president of Pace International said, “As the channels for home network delivery diversify, operators need a flexible toolkit to provide a consistently high user experience and ensure content is distributed securely to all devices. Pace’s gateways and Helium gateway software mean operators can deliver their subscribers experience, Pace's ECO Service Management solution means they can guarantee the quality of that experience.”

Service providers can deploy the software as an essential component to unify their xDSL, Fiber or DOCSIS networks with 802.11n/ac, HPNA, MoCA or PLC distribution technologies, while at the same time ensuring a high quality of service is delivered to all devices within the home.

Since Helium is open-standards software, it enables operators develop new revenue generating applications through the Helium software development kit (SDK) and also lets third-party party applications to be deployed and function on the gateway.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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