Opera and Dune Cut Deal on Browsers for HD hybrid media players

written by: Richard Kastelein

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Opera Software and Dune HD, a leading hybrid media player producer, today announced that the companies will work together to deliver the Opera Devices Software Development toolkit (SDK) on Dune HD set-top boxes and advanced hybrid media players. Dune HD devices powered by Opera’s web experience will soon be shipping in 60 countries around the world.

“With the Opera Devices SDK, Opera provides fast browsing, HTML5 apps, social networking and much more on millions of devices shipped by over 50 manufacturers around the world,” says Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. “With this collaboration, we bring all these benefits to Dune HD users, while retaining our leading position in web solutions for TVs and set-top boxes.”

Dune HD players combine a home media player with a set-top box, giving users seamless content delivery while optimizing service monetization for operators. The Dune HD media players provide users with a VoD experience, broadcast reception and Digital Media Adapter functionality. With the Opera Devices SDK on board, all Dune HD models will bring optimized web browsing for TV. Opera’s HTML5 engine, enhancing operator’s graphical user interfaces, will also make them ready to run Smart TV apps.

“The web now has a leading role in products for home entertainment,” says Konstantin Dyshlevoy, CEO, Dune HD. “By combining our best-in-class media playback experience with the best performing Opera browser, wecan now offer many new entertainment options on your Dune HD media player.”

 

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