Evolution Digital, OpenSync unveil Android TV set-top box integration

March 30, 2023
The partners have announced the integration of the OpenSync open-source framework onto Evo Force 1 set-top box (STB), powered by Android TV.
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At the OpenSync Summit (Mar. 28-29) in Taipei, Evolution Digital announced that its Evo Force 1 set-top box (STB), powered by Android TV, has been integrated with OpenSync, billed as the fastest growing open-source framework for home networks.

The platform integration brings intelligent Wi-Fi statistics, network insights and diagnostics from Plume’s Frontline back-office tool.

According to a press release, Evo Force 1 is the first Android TV STB to make the OpenSync framework available.

Through Evolution Digital’s eDM Android TV management platform, communications service providers (CSPs) can take advantage of device management, analytics and control actions.

Now, via OpenSync, operators can receive deeper, real-time insight into the wireless access network and how the box and applications perform from a streaming perspective.

With integration of Plume’s SaaS Experience Platform, which leverages the OpenSync open source software defined networking framework, a system designed to reliably and dynamically deliver and modify programmable services at scale in CPEs and consumer networking devices, service providers have access to intelligent and remote support tools that enable them to reduce unnecessary opex costs spent via truck rolls and customer care center calls.

Marc Cohen, chief revenue officer at Evolution Digital, remarked: 

“The marriage of Evo Force 1 and future Android TV roadmap devices with the OpenSync framework delivers a truly optimized experience for the end customer, and offers best-in-breed cloud intelligence to CSPs worldwide that are looking to deliver high-quality IPTV video offerings. We feel very confident that OpenSync presents the right solution having already been adopted by a significant number of service providers. The combination of OpenSync, Plume’s state-of-the-art services, and our top-of-the-line hardware is a powerful proposition.”

In coming months, the company said its Evo Force 1 will undergo further OpenSync enhancements and expansion of capabilities to unlock further features, including mesh extender functionalities to reduce the amount of customer premise equipment in the home; zero-touch onboarding for seamless network self-install; as well as advanced functionalities including Plume’s Guard cyber security service and advanced user and parental controls.

Liem Vo, chief OpenSync officer at Plume, commented:

“With in-home 4K UHD multi-streaming putting increased loads on home networks, service providers must turn to intelligent cloud-managed solutions to ensure optimal set-top box connectivity and an impeccable customer experience. By opting for OpenSync and Plume’s SaaS Experience Platform—including whole-home adaptive WiFi—Evolution Digital has taken an important step in providing a future-proofed and highly scalable platform that will fulfill the consumers’ streaming needs into the future.”

To learn more, visit https://evolutiondigital.com/android-tv/

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