swiftclass (swift for short) comes out of more than 10 years of R&D and experience in embedded software, which indicated that a hybrid
software platform is what is needed: merging all the embedded efficiency and reliability required of broadcast TV features with the flexibility and fast time-to-market benefits of web standards.
swift Application Middleware platform was designed and developed by talented software architects and engineers, with decades of experience in software platforms design. This experience has resulted in an environment that is revolutionary, enabling simple application development coupled with stability and portability. In the last 2 years, with a major project done with British Telecom, swift moved from R&D status to a mature product fully tested by a large number of developers and friendly trial users. swift is now ready for mass deployment in several markets.
swift delivers the rich, high performance user experiences across a wide range of platforms. Based on a powerful animation engine, operators can customize, brand and extend their services to deliver a differentiated experience. The open interfaces and development kit provide full user interface and application portability and free the operator from set-top-box and ecosystem vendor lock-in.
Main Features and Benefits of the swift Middleware
swift has an open architecture, enabling third party software to be easily integrated. It provides the ability to integrate ‘best of breed’ components, avoiding any single vendor controlling the service provider’s future.
Advanced User Interface
The user experience is the main differentiator for service providers. To be competitive on the market the user interface needs to stand out and swift provides service providers with just the tools and environment to make that difference. The users will love the experience offered by applications which run with fluidity and reliability.
Built for speed and efficiency, swift consumes little processing power and has a small footprint. Advanced EPG, Games and other 3D UI apps leverage hardware assistance and require significantly lower processor and memory resources than other middleware. It provides hardware accelerated graphics and smooth animations - no dropped frames, no blocking or stalling. It supports hardware accelerated anti-aliased, alpha blended TrueType font rendering and 50fps animation sequencing entirely from an Animation Virtual Machine dedicated to the job. Images are cached directly within graphics memory.
Selecting swift can considerably cut on middleware costs as well as hardware costs by extending the lifetime of the current estate. New CPE’s can be low cost and low power without impacting the performance of the apps.
Applications are re-usable on STBs, PCs, tablets and phones with no need for expensive porting activities.
Developers benefit from the simplicity of creating fully animated applications at very low cost using well known web standards to get productive quickly.
The software life-cycle is managed with the highest level of security. swift supports securely signed and encrypted packages, ensuring web apps cannot be compromised by hackers. Even after install swift apps are checked every time they are run.
swift supports securely managed application life cycle from the cloud. Managed by intelligently cached remote protocols such as TR.69.
Our products include:
swift for STB and TV
swift is ideal for your current and next generation TV applications
swift for Tablets
A highly functional tablet Application Environment
swift for Smartphone
We provide swift port for Windows Mobile, Android, Symbian OS or any open mobile operating system
We have our own EPG and other TV applications, which will enable you to have your STB or TV to get to market quickly at low cost. We work with Industry partners to deliver exciting and innovative applications (including games) suitable for different markets and devices.
Home Networking and DLNA Clients
We also offer Home Networking Applications and DLNA clients for different devices. This enables you to deliver future convergent content services today at minimum risk by integrating broadband over the top and broadcast content seamlessly.
A high performance and the fastest Dashboard Application and Display Environment
High Performance Application Environment requiring minimum resources