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Moto dreams up cloud-based navigation on more devices

Motorola Mobility has extended its DreamGallery TV user navigation software to more devices, including low-cost Motorola set-top boxes, via an implementation of new virtualisation technology.

While DreamGallery previously required higher-powered set-tops capable of running an HTML5 browser, the new virtual module renders HTML5 in the cloud, enabling service providers to offer advanced, dynamic and personalised entertainment experiences to more existing subscribers.

DreamGallery is the user navigation component of Motorola’s Medios+ platform for multi-screen video distribution, offering quick and personalised searches, customised media, and smart recommendations on a range of devices.

“DreamGallery is extending its award-winning multi-screen navigation and entertainment experience to millions of Motorola set-tops in subscriber homes today,” said John Burke, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Converged Solutions, Motorola Mobility.

“Consumers want to find content faster and enjoy it on any device. Our service provider customers are eager to address this demand with rich DreamGallery experiences, but are constrained by the cost and complexity of upgrading their set-top boxes. Now, this cloud-based virtual module lets them deliver this next-generation experience to more subscribers.”

Verizon recently became the latest service provider to announce plans to use DreamGallery to let its consumers navigate thousands of titles on FiOS Home in the US.

Motorola Mobility was sold to Google last year for US$ 12.5bn, and more recently sold off its set-top box business Motorola Home to US firm ARRIS for US$ 2.35bn.

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