12/17/2003 - ANT Limited announced that it is has extended its browser technologies for embedded devices to include Fresco Lite, a new super-lightweight version of the ANT Fresco browser. With many millions of browsers already deployed in TVs and set-top boxes, ANT is a clear leader in browsing technologies for consumer-electronics devices. ANT Limited is the partner of choice to consumer electronics manufacturers, set-top-box providers and silicon designers worldwide, for TV-interface software, content rendering solutions, and embedded browser technologies.
ANT Fresco Lite has been developed in response to the ever changing needs of Digital TV content providers and set-top-box manufacturers. Channel operators who provide operator-controlled services to customers increasingly wish to use HTML technologies, but have no desire to support general Internet browsing. Fresco Lite, a feature reduced and radically memory optimised version of the market leading ANT Fresco browser, provides essential HTML features without carrying the cost overhead of extended standards. This means that the Fresco Lite browser requires minimal platform resources and can reside in as little as 500Kb flash memory, while still delivering the features and robustness required by operators.
ANT Fresco Lite is targeted at service operators for displaying electronic programme guides (EPGs) and STB user interfaces on top of video, as well as operator-controlled services including Interactive-TV content and one-to-one communication with customers. Particular targets for Fresco Lite include cable TV operators and companies with a product requirement for a super-lightweight HTML browser for user interface display.
"ANT Fresco Lite offers the levels of reliability and speed required for consumer-electronics and embedded devices while placing minimal resource demands upon the set-top box ," said Stephen Reeder, Executive Director of Sales and Marketing at ANT Limited. "Keeping customer-satisfaction high and operator deployment costs low is a key factor, in the shift to next generation cable TV networks, ANT Fresco Lite will play a significant role is helping operators achieve this."
About ANT Limited
ANT Limited (www.antlimited.com) is a leading provider of browser-based content rendering solutions for TV, DVD and other consumer electronic devices. ANT's solution includes a browser, software architecture and user interface toolkit that enable OEMs, service providers and network operators to provide highly compelling interactive content and services to the consumer. ANT's software can be integrated quickly into any platform and operating system, and has been implemented into a wide range of interactive TV and digital entertainment devices around the world. Current customers include Pace Micro Technology, Sagem, Thomson multimedia, Philips Semiconductors, HUMAX and Samsung.
ANT, the ANT logo, PurePlay, Fresco and SimplEmail are all trademarks or registered trademarks of ANT Limited.
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