|ANT Joins High-Definition
Audio-Video Network Alliance
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ANT Software PLC
January 10, 2007
Las Vegas, NV, CES 2007 -- ANT Software PLC, the global leading
provider of digital TV client and consumer electronic solutions and
services, has joined the High-Definition Audio-Video Network
Alliance (HANA) to advance the commercialization of connected
products and services for premier, high-definition (HD) content. The
announcement was made this week at the 2007 International Consumer
Electronics Show (CES) by Dr. Heemin Kwon, HANA Chairman and Samsung
Executive Vice President.
together with IBM and CableVision, joins a host of HANA member
organisations, including Warner Bros, Texas Instruments, Sun
Microsystems, Samsung, NDS, NBC Universal, Mitsubishi, JVC, ARM and
AMD. HANA's vision is a trusted HD entertainment network where
consumers can enjoy a wide range of new HD products and services
with full HDTV quality-of-service networking and where TV service
providers and content owners can be assured that commercial
entertainment is used only as licensed.
HANA member companies plan to introduce a wide range of secure HANA
consumer audio-video (AV) devices, including HANA TVs, Audio
Systems, Network Interface Units, Digital Video Recorders and
Portable Media Players. HANA AV systems will be simple to install –
requiring no new home wiring and with typical set up in less than 15
"We are very pleased to announce ANT Software PLC as a HANA member.
ANT's experience and strength in providing client software and
browser solutions is unparalleled. They are pioneers in delivering
industry leading solutions, based upon open standards, that enable
low risk, cost effective rollout of services critical to the
delivery of HANA end-to-end entertainment services," said Dr. Kwon.
"ANT is a driving force in the management, delivery and exploitation
of digital media content to a range of media organizations across
the globe. As the leading client software and services provider, we
are committed to efforts like HANA to help grow the global digital
media market in an open standards environment," said Simon Woodward,
CEO of ANT Software PLC.
About ANT Software PLC
ANT plc (www.antplc.com) is a leading provider of digital TV client
and consumer electronic software solutions and services. ANT's
unique client solutions allow robust and consistent delivery of
digital-media, user interfaces, interactive services and
applications to the TV and portable media devices. ANT enables
service providers to efficiently create and deploy successful
solutions to the market that deliver high value and clear
differentiation. ANT software has been extensively deployed by
customers throughout the world including Chunghwa Telecom, Foxconn,
France Telecom, Humax, LG/Nortel, Philips, Sagem, Samsung, SaskTel,
Telecom Italia and Thomson.
Launched in December 2005, HANA (www.HanaAlliance.org) is a
cross-industry Alliance of leading content and service providers, CE
and IT companies to address the end-to-end needs of connected, HD
home entertainment products and services. HANA membership is open to
all companies involved in the digital entertainment industry and
offers an invaluable exchange of HD information and opportunity.
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