“Atos Origin Supplies Innovative Solution For Digital Television Market”
Las Vegas, USA – January 6, 2005
Existing software easily adaptable to home entertainment environment
Atos Origin, a leading international IT services provider, today announced a new solution for easy and price-competitive software migration from computer to television environments. The application will be presented at the UHAPI hospitality suite during the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 6-9.
The UHAPI Forum was founded last year to standardize, develop and maintain the Universal Home Application Programming Interface (UHAPI) for the world's home consumer electronics industry. The UHAPI is a hardware-independent technology that enables middleware and application software to be easily ported across multiple device layers.
"During CES 2005, Atos Origin will demo a product leveraging the UHAPI Forum's Universal Home API that speeds audio/video software development and product integration," said Pieter Noordam, Chairman of the UHAPI Forum. "The company's work illustrates the potential for UHAPI-based products and all related industries from software to consumer electronics."
This new Atos Origin solution provides independent software vendors with an easy and price-competitive alternative for migration of their applications and middleware to a UHAPI-compliant platform in the television environment, such as digital televisions, set-top boxes, DVD players, home media servers, personal video recorders and other consumer audio/video devices.
"With international project references, such as Open TV in Spain and digital television sets in the Netherlands, the solution developed by Atos Origin offers great value for the UHAPI platform and all players in the television market, from TV set manufacturers to independent software vendors," said Aad Vredenbregt, Director of Technical Automation at Atos Origin.
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology (IT) services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are more than EUR 5 billion and it employs 45,000 people in 50 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and its clients include ABN AMRO, Akzo Nobel, Alstom, BNP Paribas, Ericsson, EDF, Euronext, Fiat, France Telecom, ING, KPN, Philips, Renault, Royal Bank of Scotland, Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, Shell, Standard Chartered Bank,Telecom Italia, UK Department for Work and Pensions, Unilever, Vivendi Universal and Vodafone.
Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Euronext Premier Marché and trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
Founded in November 2004, the UHAPI Forum develops and maintains the universal home application programming interface (UHAPI) for the home consumer electronics (CE) industry. The UHAPI serves as a hardware independent bridge between the CE and middleware or application software industries and the semiconductor industry. The technology enables middleware and application software to be easily ported across multiple device layers. Deployment of the UHAPI also frees software developers to focus solely on application development, which reduces development costs and speeds a product's time-to-market. Current UHAPI Forum members include Samsung Electronics Co., Royal Philips Electronics, HP, the digital TV Industry Alliance of China and ACCESS Co. For more information about the UHAPI Forum or to become a member, visit www.uhapi.org
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