Silicon provider Sunplus Technology and UK-based digital TV software specialist Ocean Blue Software have collaborated to develop a portable Freeview DVB-T platform with full interactive features. The new development will provide "red button" functions such as text services and access to alternative video streams in Freeview DVB-T TVs, for use in cars and trains.
Sunplus worked with Ocean Blue to port its MHEG-5 software onto Sunplus' SPHE1002 series chipset, which has the low power consumption essential in mobile devices. The chipset, with both backend MPEG decode SPHE1002 and front-end Demodulator SPDC210/230, also features fast channel scan and good echo performance, also critical factors for mobile devices.
"We welcome the strategic alliance with Sunplus, to further increase the distribution of our products and expertise," commented Ken Helps CEO of Ocean Blue. "The portable platform is particularly exciting, offering new ways to enjoy digital TV."
"Ocean Blue's well-proven MHEG-5 software with Sunplus' cost-effective DVB-T turnkey solution offers a very competitive DVB-T solution for UK market. We appreciate Ocean Blue's effort to achieve DTG MHEG-5 v1.06 Specification compliance. The relationship between Sunplus and Ocean Blue is good for now and the future," said C.C. Huang, the CEO and Chairman of Sunplus Technology, Corp.
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