Marvell and SoftAtHome Collaborate to Deliver Ultra HD, Android TV & Linux Solutions for Global PayTV Operators
SoftAtHome’s SOP7 software and Marvell’s ARMADA 1500 Ultra SoC enable a complete platform solution bringing PayTV, Over-the-Top (OTT), and Android application convergence in the living room
TV Connect, London ExCel, UK – April 29, 2015 – SoftAtHome, a software provider of home operating platforms enabling convergent services for the digital home and Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), a worldwide leader in providing complete silicon solutions, today announced their collaboration for integrating SoftAtHome’s SOP7 software with Marvell’s ARMADA® 1500 Ultra SoC Android and Linux SDKs. The powerful combination of the two companies’ technologies enables PayTV operators to deliver a compelling 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) experience to their subscribers. With its quad-core ARM A53 CPU, 8-core 51 GFLOP GPU and advanced power management techniques, Marvell’s best-in-class architecture brings impressive processing power to the digital entertainment market.
“We are proud to collaborate with a proven, market-leading PayTV ecosystem partner such as SoftAtHome to deliver complete solutions for CE devices for operators across the globe,” said Philip Poulidis, Vice President and General Manager, Mobile and Internet of Things Business Units at Marvell. “Together with SoftAtHome’s SOP7 software, our ARMADA 1500 Ultra platform provides a comprehensive solution that addresses service providers’ needs for deploying multi-screen Ultra HD, PayTV and over-the-top services to their subscribers.”
“4K Ultra High Definition, OTT and Android TV are hot trends in PayTV and there is no doubt this will continue in the coming years,” said Michel Degland, CEO of SoftAtHome. “With Marvell’s latest multimedia processor integrating our SOP7 software solution in both Android and Linux environments, we can help operators bring optimum performance to the multi-screen OS to unleash powerful UHD services and a new world of applications for a truly immersive user experience.”
Together with Marvell’s ARMADA 1500 Ultra, SoftAtHome’s SOP7 software platform enables high-performing and cost-optimized solutions that are designed to simplify both the development and operator deployment of home gateways, set-top boxes, and media servers.
To find out more about SOP7, please visit http://www.softathome.com/pages/sop-platform.
For more information about the ARMADA 1500 Ultra, please visit http://www.marvell.com/multimedia-solutions/armada-1500-ultra/
Marvell and SoftAtHome will demonstrate their joint Android TV-based UHD solutions at TV Connect 2015, April 28-30 in London. Visit SoftAtHome’s booth 79 to enjoy our latest innovations.
SoftAtHome is an operator-backed software company delivering the best of connectivity, Pay TV and digital services to the home. Through its SOP product SoftAtHome empowers operators to compete against local competition and global players alike by leveraging the ecosystem to deliver outstanding services. SOP is central to delivering standard based cost-effective solutions that are simple and long lasting. SoftAtHome solutions are already deployed on over 20 million Home Gateways and Set Top Box throughout the world in multiple broadband and broadcast deployments. The company is headquartered in France with development and sales teams also in Belgium and the UAE. For more information, visit our website at www.softathome.com or follow us @SoftAtHome.
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a global leader in providing complete silicon solutions and Kinoma® software enabling the “Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle.” From mobile communications to storage, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content delivery, Marvell’s diverse product portfolio aligns complete platform designs with industry-leading performance, security, reliability and efficiency. At the core of the world’s most powerful consumer, network and enterprise systems, Marvell empowers partners and their customers to always stand at the forefront of innovation, performance and mass appeal. By providing people around the world with mobility and ease of access to services adding value to their social, private and work lives, Marvell is committed to enhancing the human experience.
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