Evolution Digital and OpenSync Partner on First Android TV Set-Top Box Integration

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  • Announcing the integration of the OpenSync® open-source framework onto EVO FORCE 1™ set-top box (STB), powered by Android TV™
  • The first phase of the integration also makes Wi-Fi information, diagnostics and telemetry available via Plume’s Frontline™ proactive support tools, enabling optimal insight into the health and performance of the STB and streaming apps 
  • Subsequent stages of expanded OpenSync availability on EVO FORCE 1 will include enabling the STB to act as a mesh extender in the network, as well as enhanced security and parental controls

Today at the OpenSync Summit, Evolution Digital announced that its EVO FORCE 1 set-top box (STB), powered by Android TV, has been integrated with OpenSync®, the fastest growing open-source framework for the home network. This integration  brings intelligent Wi-Fi statistics, network insights and diagnostics from Plume’s Frontline™ back-office tool. EVO FORCE 1 is the first Android TV STB to make the OpenSync framework available.

Through Evolution Digital’s eDM™ Android TV management platform, Communications Service Providers (CSPs) can take advantage of device management, analytics and control actions. Now, via OpenSync, operators can get deeper, real-time insight into the wireless access network and how the box and applications perform from a streaming perspective. With Plume’s SaaS Experience Platform that leverages OpenSync, service providers have access to intelligent and remote support tools that enable them to reduce unnecessary OPEX costs spent via truck rolls and customer care center calls.

The marriage of EVO FORCE 1 and future Android TV roadmap devices with the OpenSync framework delivers a truly optimized experience for the end customer, and offers best-in-breed cloud intelligence to CSPs worldwide that are looking to deliver high-quality IPTV video offerings. We feel very confident that OpenSync presents the right solution having already been adopted by a significant number of service providers. The combination of OpenSync, Plume’s state-of-the-art services, and our top-of-the-line hardware is a powerful proposition. Said Marc Cohen, Chief Revenue Officer, Evolution Digital.

“With in-home 4K UHD multi-streaming putting increased loads on home networks, service providers must turn to intelligent cloud-managed solutions to ensure optimal set-top box connectivity and an impeccable customer experience,” said Liem Vo, Chief OpenSync Officer at Plume. “By opting for OpenSync and Plume’s SaaS Experience Platform—including whole-home adaptive WiFi—Evolution Digital has taken an important step in providing a future-proofed and highly scalable platform that will fulfill the consumers’ streaming needs into the future.”

In the coming months, EVO FORCE 1 will undergo further OpenSync enhancements and expansion of capabilities to unlock further features including mesh extender functionalities to reduce the amount of customer premise equipment in the home, zero-touch onboarding for seamless network self-install, as well as advanced functionalities including Plume’s Guard™ cyber security service and advanced user and parental controls. 

To learn more about Evolution Digital’s EVO FORCE 1, powered by Android TV, please visit https://evolutiondigital.com/android-tv/

Android TV is a trademark of Google LLC.

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