UXP Systems, a provider of multi-screen software for cable and telecom operators, has released more details of the first integration of its software-based Multi-screen Interaction (Mint) platform.
The first major customer of Mint is Columbus Communications. The Barbados-based corporation has implemented Mint into its service, pending commercial launch for May.
Columbus’s Trinidad operation, Flow, uses Mint in its “Home Phone (News - Alert) To Go” product. The service marks the first deployment of Mint, and will let Flow’s VoIP subscribers make phone calls from a variety of devices on almost any network.
CED describes the multi-screen service as a way of adapting the “TV Everywhere” concept for VoIP. Part of the attraction for Flow is that it may encourage subscribers to retain their wired VoIP lines instead of cancelling and switching to a wireless account. Home Phone To Go “extends the value of the home phone,” said UXP CEO Gemini Waghmare.
Flow has a customer base of more than 200,000 households using its video, Internet and voice services.
Through the Mint platform, Columbus unified a number of its existing phone systems to offer its customers access to calling, voicemail, address book and calling history on smartphones, tablets and computers through Home Phone To Go. The implementation of Mint was completed in January, and Flow customers recently tested Home Phone To Go.
Mint brings together back office and delivery infrastructure, and connects to a provider’s business support system (BSS), VoIP switch and call server or any other application server.
Flow’s multi-screen service also features messaging and cable TV listings, while a future release will have access to live TV.
It was revealed back in November that Columbus had chosen Toronto-based UXP to enable its multi-screen entertainment and communications services.
Edited by Braden Becker