SeaChange software selected for Panasonic tru2way set-top box

MUMBAI: Panasonic Solutions has selected SeaChange International’s VividLogic tru2way software stack for its tru2way set-top box for the North American cable market.

This standards-based integration places SeaChange VividLogic OCAP RI in Panasonic set-top boxes, featuring dual tuner, DVR and MoCA support, enabling North American cable operators to leverage tru2way for advanced subscriber services and interactive applications.

The VividLogic OCAP RI is a commercialised version of CableLabs®’ OCAP Reference Implementation (OCAP-RI), which is publicly available as an open source software project.

Panasonic Solutions VP cable products group David Nicholas said, “Tru2way represents a solid proposition for consumer products openness in cable and Panasonic 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. SeaChange has maintained a highly productive long-term strategy of tru2way enablement, so Panasonic fully anticipates this partnership will expedite our ability to bring a new range of options to cable operators.”

SeaChange GM, In-Home Products Shiva Patibanda said, “The CE community can help cable television operators realise 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, 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.”

SeaChange International provides VividLogic software to cable television operators, set-top box and chip manufacturers and other consumer electronics suppliers.

In 2010, SeaChange delivered the first commercially available tru2way software solution – fully integrated with an optimised version of the OCAP Reference Implementation – to include all of the software components necessary for a tru2way set-top.

In addition to tru2way software, SeaChange VividLogic
products include a DLNA-based multi-tuner gateway, which provides video and supports whole-home DVR to CE devices.

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