|[January 06, 2014]
RVU Alliance Advances to Next Generation with Cloud UI Support
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
The RVU Alliance, which develops and promotes the RVU® Remote
User Interface (RUI) standard, announced today the expansion of the RVU
standard into the cloud.
The first products supporting the new RVU 2.0 specification will roll
out in the first quarter of 2014 and will be demonstrated at CES (News - Alert) 2014.
The RVU 2.0 specification builds on the success of the original RVU 1.0
standard by adding support for the HTML5 Canvas APIs, further enhancing
the performance and capabilities of RVU clients. RVU 1.0 is supported in
millions of consumer electronics devices that are already in customers'
At CES 2014, JetHead Development will demonstrate the enhanced
capabilities of RVU 2.0, showcasing an RVU 2.0 client at the show
sourcing its graphical User Interface from a cloud-based server. In
addition to JetHead, RVU Alliance members Broadcom, DIRECTV, Entropic (News - Alert),
MStar and Samsung will hold demonstrations of RVU compliant products at
CES. Please contact member companies directly to arrange a demonstration
and overview of the technology.
"RVU 1.0 has been extremely successful in launching the Remote User
Interface concept to a mass market," said Henry Derovanessian, president
of the RVU Alliance Board of Directors and senior vice president of
Engineering at DIRECTV. "The members of the RVU Alliance continue to
innovate and drive the technology roadmap for UI delivery, which is
based on a eployed standard with a base of millions of clients and
servers. By building on this foundation, RVU 2.0 will enable advanced
user interfaces directly on CE platforms from either local in-home or
RVU is based on the foundations of DLNA, is part of the DLNA guidelines,
and allows streaming of video via secured connections from a central
server to compatible CE devices. RVU also allows the server to export
the same consistent User Interface (UI) and DVR features across all
connected client platforms, effectively providing a DVR set-top box
experience directly on a TV, but without the need for a set-top box. For
a list of all compliant devices please visit www.rvualliance.org/products.
About RVU Alliance
RVU is a client/server-based technology that allows the television
viewer to experience a consistent, pixel accurate server-generated user
interface on various consumer electronics devices. The RVU specification
uses widely implemented UPnP and DLNA technologies to enable a gateway
device such as an advanced set-top box to work with non-proprietary
client devices such as connected TVs, Blu-ray players, and set-top
boxes. The specification is maintained by the RVU Alliance, founded by
Broadcom, Cisco, DIRECTV, Samsung and Verizon (News - Alert), which facilitates the
adoption of an open standard technology that allows service providers to
expand their unique UI and user experience onto standard consumer
devices without the need for proprietary equipment. Based on the
foundations of UPnP and DLNA, RVU is also available via the DLNA premium
For more information on the RVU Alliance please visit www.rvualliance.org.
The RVU Alliance is an Oregon-based non-profit mutual benefit
corporation formed to develop a specification for the RVU technology
including a full-featured "pixel accurate" Remote User Interface (RUI).
For more information about the RVU Alliance, please visit www.rvualliance.org.
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