Bij de itvt.com site http://www.itvt.com/story/5601/activ...-tv-ci-tvs-ibc
is er een bericht dat ciplus tvs bedoelt waren voor paytv diensten. Een stukje uit de tekst.
ActiveVideo, eventIS, Neotion to Demo Cloud-Based Interactive TV for CI+ TV's at IBC
Submitted by tracyswedlow
on September 8, 2009 - 5:51pm
--Solution Developed for Dutch Cable Operator, Ziggo
announced Tuesday that they will collaborate on a demo intended to show how cloud-based solutions can significantly increase the availability of interactive TV services on CI+-enabled television sets. (Note: the CI+--or Common Interface Plus--standard, which was developed by the CI+ Forum, whose participants include such CE giants as Panasonic, Philips, Samsung and Sony, is billed as enabling the secure delivery of pay-TV services to digital TV receivers, without using a set-top box. However, one drawback of the standard is that CI+ modules lack the interactive capabilities supported by set-top boxes. At the 2008 ANGA Cable Show, Ocean Blue Software and SmarDTV announced that they had developed the world's first CI+ application, paving the way, they claimed, for highly interactive applications to run inside conditional access modules on integrated digital television sets. At this year's show, Dutch interactive TV platform vendor, Avinity Systems, which has since been acquired by ActiveVideo--see the article published on itvt.com, May 26th
--and Neotion, a French company best known for its system-on-a-chip MPEG-4 solutions, announced that they had integrated technologies in order to enable advanced applications--such as VOD navigation, rich interactive ads and the ability to access Web video--on TV sets with CI+ capability, without the need for a separate two-way set-top box--see the article published on itvt.com, May 25th
. For more on CI+ and ActiveVideo's focus on enabling interactive TV on that technology, see the blog posting from ActiveVideo's SVP of marketing, Edgar Villalpando, published on itvt.com, August 17th
Vindt je het nu gek dat ik vraag naar deze mogelijkheden.