Opera Software to power KATHREIN TechnoTrend set-top boxes

Over-the-top services for more interactive user experience

(PresseBox) ( Rohrdorf-Thansau, Germany/Oslo, Norway, )
Opera Software and German set-top-box manufacturer KATHREIN TechnoTrend today announced that the Opera Devices Software Development Kit (SDK) will launch on a variety of KATHREIN TechnoTrend set-top box models. The Opera Devices SDK will be used to render exciting over-the-top services including video-ondemand and Smart TV portals for KATHREIN TechnoTrend, delivering a more interactive experience for viewers. Opera Software brings standards support and superior performance to the rendering of HbbTV services.

An industry-leading toolkit for developing Smart TV solutions for original equipment manufacturers, the Opera Devices SDK takes connected devices including TVs and set-top boxes to the next level, with superior performance on streaming and web-content rendering. The Opera Devices SDK features advanced support for web standards, such as HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, SVG, 2D Canvas and WebGL.

"Today's viewers are rightly demanding more from their home entertainment", says Aneesh Rajaram, Senior Vice-President for TV & Devices, Opera Software. "The Opera Devices SDK helps set-top-box and other device manufacturers to bring a more interactive and entertaining experience to their customers, and KATHREIN TechnoTrend users are set to enjoy what they have in store."

Ralf Exler, CTO of KATHREIN TechnoTrend, explained: "Opera's leading HTML5 browser gives us a great flexibility to provide a variety of new hybrid receiver solutions based on our open API middleware. We are delighted about the commitment and support Opera has shown to accomplish this task in such a swift period."

The Opera Devices SDK will power all hybrid models of set-top boxes with KATHREIN TechnoTrend's own middleware solutions, with integration to third-party content-aggregation middleware. These set-top boxes will ship internationally later in 2013.

The new set-top boxes will be previewed at the ANGA COM exhibition and congress on 4-6 June in Cologne, Germany. Stop by at the KATHREIN TechnoTrend stand in Hall 10.2, Booth B19, to see the set-top boxes powered by Opera in action.

About Opera Software ASA

The worldwide World Wide Web - any device, any platform, any bandwidth, absolutely anywhere in the world. Opera Software was founded in 1994, based on the idea that access to the web should be a universal right. 300 million people (and counting) use the Opera web browsers for computers, mobile phones, TVs and other connected devices. Opera also delivers tools, distribution, engagement, monetization and market insights to developers, publishers and brands around the world. We are passionate about breaking down barriers, so everyone can share in the power of the internet. Our vision of one web for all remains at the heart of what we do, because we believe that participation changes everything. Opera Software ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. 'Opera', 'Opera Software', 'Opera Mini' and the 'O' logo are trademarks of Opera Software ASA. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.

Visit KATHREIN TechnoTrend from June 4-6 at the ANGA COM 2013:
Booth B19, Hall 10.2. To arrange an interview or personal meeting at the booth, please contact Nadja Keßler.
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