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Opera to power KATHREIN TechnoTrend set-top boxes

Oslo, Norway, and Rohrdorf-Thansau, Germany - June 4, 2013

Opera Software and German set-top-box manufacturer KATHREIN TechnoTrend today announced that the Opera Devices Software Development Kit (SDK) will launch on a variety of KATHREIN TechnoTrend set-top box models.

The Opera Devices SDK will be used to render exciting over-the-top services including video-on-demand and Smart TV portals for KATHREIN TechnoTrend, delivering a more interactive experience for viewers. Opera Software brings standards support and superior performance to the rendering of HbbTV services.

An industry-leading toolkit for developing Smart TV solutions for original equipment manufacturers, the Opera Devices SDK takes connected devices including TVs and set-top boxes to the next level, with superior performance on streaming and web-content rendering. The Opera Devices SDK features advanced support for web standards, such as HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, SVG, 2D Canvas and WebGL.

“Today’s viewers are rightly demanding more from their home entertainment,” said Aneesh Rajaram, Senior Vice-President for TV & Devices, Opera Software. “The Opera Devices SDK helps set-top-box and other device manufacturers to bring a more interactive and entertaining experience to their customers, and KATHREIN TechnoTrend users are set to enjoy what they have in store.”

Ralf Exler, CTO of KATHREIN TechnoTrend, explained: “Opera’s leading HTML5 browser gives us great flexibility to provide a variety of new hybrid receiver solutions based on our open API middleware. We are delighted about the commitment and support Opera has shown to accomplish this task in such a swift period.”

The Opera Devices SDK will power all hybrid models of set-top boxes with KATHREIN TechnoTrend’s own middleware solutions, with integration to third-party content-aggregation middleware. These set-top boxes will ship internationally later in 2013.

The new set-top boxes will be previewed at the ANGA COM exhibition and congress on 4-6 June in Cologne, Germany. Stop by Hall 10.2, Booth B19, to see the set-top boxes powered by Opera in action.

About KATHREIN TechnoTrend

KATHREIN TechnoTrend GmbH, a company of the KATHREIN Group with headquarters in Germany, is one of the world's leading developers and providers of innovative digital technology. Due to its over 20 years of experience, KATHREIN TechnoTrend is able to offer network operators and their customers custom-tailored digital television and value-added services, combined with the specific know-how of local partners. The company's offers cover the full range of energy-efficient digital receivers – delivered either factory-configured or according on the customer's specifications. KATHREIN TechnoTrend addresses Cable, Satellite and IPTV operators especially in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, Middle East, Latin America North and South Africa. Further information is available at www.ttgoerler.de or www.kathrein-technotrend.de.

Visit KATHREIN TechnoTrend from June 4–6 at the ANGA COM 2013: Booth B19, Hall 10.2. To arrange an interview or personal meeting at the booth, please contact Nadja Kessler.

Press contact:
KATHREIN TechnoTrend GmbH
Nadja Kessler
Marketing and Communication

Tel: +49 (89) 99 01 63 -226
E-mail: nadja.kessler@kathreintechnotrend.de
Further information is available at www.ttgoerler.de or
www.kathreintechnotrend.de.

About Opera

Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.

Opera is a trademark of Opera Software AS.