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iTV design win: Telsey Selects Opera for the WAVES Product Family

April 5, 2004

Treviso, Italy and Oslo, Norway - April 5, 2004

Telsey, a leading manufacturer of IP Set Top Boxes, has selected the Opera 7 browserfor its WAVES product family. Utilizing Opera's unique solution, WAVES can offer bothIP Video Streaming and IP Video Telephony applications integrated in the same modularIP set-top box (STB) platform. Opera 7 provides WAVES with a complete set of new browsingfeatures to enable the customers to enjoy the most appealing and powerful user interfacesfor interactive IP TV applications.

Telsey's decision to use Opera 7 came after a detailed review of the availableoptions in the browser arena. Telsey's main reason for choosing Opera was based onits complete set of features, small footprint and suitability for even the mostdemanding IP TV applications. For Telsey, the integration of Opera 7 in the WAVESplatform represents a further step to implement the expansion strategy of its WAVESsolutions.

"A key requirement to be a leader in the IP STB market is the capability to developin the shortest time the browser-based IP TV applications that enable STBs to beintegrated in different network infrastructures with different middleware. Opera hasprovided us with both a powerful development environment and a highly respondingsupport service that guarantee Telsey to be able to fulfill that requirement," saidRoberto Mestriner, CTO and Products Marketing Manager of Telsey.

"We"ve been impressed by the capability of Telsey asking all the right questions intheir browser selection process. They"ve shown a deep knowledge of the IP TV marketand I think we can learn a lot by working with Telsey," said Christen Krogh, VPEngineering of Opera Software ASA.

About Tesley

Telsey ( is a worldwide leaderin the design and production of Access Gateway, IP-Video Station and Networking solutionsfor the distribution of broadband interactive services in the next generationaccess networks for both IP and DSL technologies. Telsey is an Italian company foundedin 1993 and with headquarters in Treviso. In 2003, Telsey generated 32 Million Eurosin revenues and increased its staff to 90 employees. Telsey has delivered more 270.000access gateways and 70.000 IP-Video Station.


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