Geniatech and Fuugo join forces to provide complete Android STB solution for OTT

Joint offering gives more options and flexibility for service providers to build premium OTT services

London, UK, 18 March 2013. Geniatech, OEM/ODM manufacturer specialized in providing Android based hardware and software solutions, and Axel Technologies, inventor of Fuugo Platform for OTT services announced today, a complete Android STB solution for OTT services. The combined solution will include several Android based Set-Top-Box alternatives from Geniatech and a flexible Fuugo Platform software for cloud managed LiveTV and VOD services.

This joint solution is the first complete and mature Android OTT STB solution providing an excellent user experience that can be easily re-branded and customized. Solution is targeted to OTT service providers who are looking for mature set-top-box solution with possibility to customize the user interface and features fast and economically. Same brand and user experience can be expanded also to iOS and Android mobile devices providing a comprehensive multiscreen solution.

This partnership combines, in a unique way, our world class experience of designing and manufacturing Android Set-Top-Boxes and almost unlimited possibilities of customized premium user interface for OTT services, Mr Fang, CEO of Geniatech states. Now we are able to provide, in addition to our high class STB portfolio, also a fully functional OTT solution customized and re-branded for our customer’s own services,

Geniatech demonstrates six different OTT Set-Top-Boxes at TV Connect event in London March 19th to 21st. Portfolio covers Dual Core HDMI sticks and variety of Dual Core Set-Top-Boxes running Android 4.1. Fuugo Platform based OTT Video service can be added to any of those devices either as the main user interface or as a stand-alone video application. Fuugo platform includes a unique User interface and an application framework, and a cloud based management tool. Fuugo platform enables fast creation of connected video applications and user interfaces. Joint combination will include several DRM options, starting with pre-integrated MS Playready DRM.

User Experience is crucial to all service providers and they require mature hardware, premium user interface with their own feature set and especially their own look and feel, said Petri Kalske, CEO of Axel Technologies. Together with Geniatech we are able to provide best in the class solutions for service providers. With our multiscreen platform we are able to expand the same user experience also to iOS and Android mobile devices. By using Fuugo Platform, all of this is available faster, easier and more cost efficiently for any video service provider in the market.

Axel Technologies is demonstrating Fuugo Platform solution at the TV Connect event in London from March 19th to 21st at booth #145 and Geniatech is at booth #65. A demo template application of the Fuugo Platform can be downloaded from:

About Geniatech
Geniatech Inc., Ltd is founded in 1997 in Beijing with over 15 years of experience in the video and TV industry. Geniatech has become one of the leading OEM/ODM manufacturer specialized in providing an open android based hardware and software platform for OTT Android boxes with embedded digital TV tuner in it, video capturing devices and video converter devices.

About Axel Technologies Oy
Axel Technologies is a forerunner of TV and video software and the inventor of Fuugo Platform. Axel has a 10 years’ experience of developing TV and Video software in complex multi device environments. Axel is specialized in creating easy and intuitive user interfaces for various TV and Video services in multiscreen devices. Axel’s main product is Fuugo Platform that includes template based user interface framework and cloud based management tool. Fuugo platform targets fast creation of fully customized TV and Video applications for anyone who utilize, use or distribute video content. Axel has headquartered in Turku, Finland.

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