In a recent press release, FourthWall Media declared that its cloud-based service AirCommand, is now available. AirCommand helps in connecting mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, to EBIF-enabled set-top boxes.
With this service, the user can link and control the mobile device and set-top box, making a new breed of applications possible. AirCommand accelerates an MSO's ability to deliver new, integrated, cross-platform experiences to their subscribers.
"Mobile devices open up a new frontier of innovative services, and the manner in which they are connected to cable set-top boxes will dictate how quickly operators can harness this new product category and associated new revenue," said Tim Peters, FourthWall CEO, in a press release.
He continued, "The significance of AirCommand is that it delivers common services, eliminating the need for custom development and integration for every mobile application, and allowing operators to better scale the business. And because it's an EBIF solution, it's deployable today."
AirCommand enables remote programming of DVRs; viewing and playing on-demand titles; social media and messaging applications between mobile devices and set-top boxes; and cross-platform widgets, merchandising and commerce. The application also supports an array of applications that can now appear on television without an over-the-top device or Internet connection.
"Critical to the success of AirCommand is FourthWall Media's long track record in delivering secure, reliable, and scalable EBIF products to the cable industry," said Ellen Dudar, FourthWall chief product officer, in a statement. "As the market-leading provider of EBIF platform and application solutions, FourthWall Media is uniquely qualified to provide this multi-device communications service to operators. We believe AirCommand is a game changer in this era of iTV and device proliferation."
This week AirCommand is being demonstrated at the CableLabs Winter Conference running on FourthWall's EBIF Platform including its User Agents for both Motorola and Cisco (News - Alert) set-top boxes.
FourthWall Media is an Emmy-nominated media company driving the creative revolution in interactive television through solutions that break through the “fourth wall” to engage audiences, extend subscriber loyalty and deliver detailed measurement and reporting.
The company recently announced that it has signed an agreement with CSG Systems (News - Alert) International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSGS), a provider of customer interaction management and billing solutions, to provide cable operators an application that will allow subscribers to view and pay their cable bills on TV. This application will work on deployed EBIF platforms.
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Edited by Janice McDuffee