Tilgin in the Mood for Opera

Tilgin, the premiere IP customer premises equipment (CPE) provider for the triple play market, has added the Opera 9 browser for Devices for its Mood 300 and Mood 400 IP set-top boxes (STB). Opera enables Tilgin customers to create user interfaces, widgets and dynamic Ajax-applications, in addition to providing a pre-installed Web browser.

Tilgin helps operators and Internet service providers to provide an expanded portfolio of IP-based services for the broadband market. Opera gives Tilgin IPTV customers customization options with easy-to-use and cost efficient Web technology. For example, customers deploying Tilgin IP set-top boxes can use Web technology to quickly and easily customize the
user interface to reflect their branding or use the Opera browser to create new and innovative value-added services.

“Opera enhances our rich customer experience and provides the level of customization and support that our customers demand,” says Jan Werne, Tilgin CEO. “Opera adds value to the Mood-series STBs by delivering fully interactive Web content and browsing, which allows our customers to offer innovative content and services to their subscribers.”

“Opera provides Tilgin with an optimized and full-featured browser that is always up-to-date with the latest Web standards,” says Scott Hedrick, executive vice president at Opera Software. “As a leader in IP CPE, Tilgin makes it a priority to give their customers control. Together, Opera and Tilgin reinforce this goal by empowering customers with reliable technology that helps them improve time-to-market.”

About Mood 300 and Mood 400
The Mood 300 and Mood 400 IP set-top boxes are designed to meet the demanding requirements and expectations of a new era of media consumers. The Mood portfolio offers an unparalleled IPTV viewing and entertainment experience that engineers quality standard- and high-definition IPTV capabilities to an operator’s digital TV offering. Tilgin STBs provide integrated and feature-rich Personal Video Recorder (PVR), full MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding (AVC), DVB-Terrestial support for free-to-air channel viewing, Trick-play, metadata storage, time stamped FF, Smartcard reader, and SDK for quick and reliable integrations.

About Tilgin
Tilgin designs and delivers premier IP customer premises equipment (CPE) for advanced Triple Play and IMS-based services. Supporting the full convergence of voice, video and data, Tilgin takes a network systems approach to CPE that enables service providers to offer a broad range portfolio of dynamic and differentiated next-generation broadband services. Tilgin’s comprehensive product portfolio of IP residential gateways, set-top boxes and related management applications, offers service providers unprecedented return on investment – delivering new service revenues and impressive cost savings over the lifetime of the product. Tilgin was founded in 1997 under the name i3 micro technology and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange on the Nordic List as of December 2006. It is headquartered in Kista, Sweden, with southern European sales representation in France and in Germany as well as a U.S. subsidiary in Seattle.

About Opera for Devices
Opera provides an optimized implementation of Internet technologies for handheld devices, digital TV and other devices, with innovative and powerful features that seamlessly adapt the Internet experience to suit varying screen sizes and input devices. In addition to being a full Internet browser, Opera is a high performance execution environment for Web applications and dynamic user interfaces based on interoperable open Web technologies such as AJAX.

About Opera Software ASA
Opera Software ASA has redefined Web browsing for PCs, mobile phones and other networked devices. Opera’s cross-platform Web browser technology is renowned for its performance, standards compliance and small size, while giving users a faster, safer and more dynamic online experience. Opera Software is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices around the world. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA.