Ocean Blue Softwarehas released a new version of its Sunrise DVB software to support multi-core CPUs and multi-tasking.
The move comes as the processing power built into TVs and PVRs reaches new levels. It will allow manufacturers to take full advantage of these new power levels, which make available faster, richer user interfaces.
The enhancement means Sunrise DVB is now capable of working as either the core of the system or as a plug-in module to a more complex, bus driven architecture, where there may be multiple presentation engines and other processes running alongside the DVB Core.
The new generation of Sunrise DVB software is in line with the expectations of next generation products. Ocean Blue has added the ability to link external graphical environments to Sunrise, to generate the User Interface. This means developers can replace the native UI with an interface built in QT, CSS3 or Adobe Flash, generating a richer user experience.
The development is key to embracing the hybrid market (driven by solutions such as Android, Google TV and YouView) where the primary focus is on IP technology, but the requirement for a stable and mature broadcast solution is essential.