Espial Goes Native with Suite for TV, Improves Scalability

9/18/2003 - Espial, the leaders in TV application software announced the availability of the latest version of Espial Suite for TV. Having gained a strong market position for Java platforms, Espial Suite for TV is now available for native platforms, and features further advancement of the Espial Escape and Espial Espresso components towards reducing time to market for revenue generating TV applications.

The latest version of Espial Suite for TV features advancements in three key areas:

This flexible configuration is an absolute requirement for TV designs, as set-top box OEMs must meet the demands of a diverse user population with unique functionality requirements. With the Espial Suite, applications can be configured for different features, then customized to meet look & feel requirements. For example, with no programming changes, the same core Espial Escape browser can be configured as a tiny broadcast XLET or to provide high-end browsing functionality including HTML 4.0, JavaScript, DOM, CSS, XML, and multimedia capabilities for other more powerful devices.

"Considerable time and engineering talent were assigned to assure the latest version of Espial Suite for TV met and exceeded the quickly progressing TV world," said Dr. Neale Foster, director of TV at Espial. "Working closely with our customers who have deployed previous versions of the software in millions of devices, we have been able to build the new features and functionality they need to remain competitive into the latest Suite."

Product Availability
Espial Suite for TV is now available. For more information or a demonstration, contact or visit

About Espial
Espial is the leader in providing scalable TV application software for next generation television products. Espial software allows the creation of TV user interface solutions that build revenue via email, chat, games, program guides, broadcaster-content browsers, photo viewers, and Internet, while maintaining look and feel of the user interface. With more than 90 consumer electronic wins with companies such as Motorola, On Command, LodgeNet, Philips, Sony and Samsung, Espial has deployed proven solutions which apply universally across sectors including TV, wireless, automotive, and other connected devices. For more information, visit

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