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Opera browser chosen by Industria for advanced IPTV solution

January 5, 2006

Oslo, Norway - January 05, 2006

 

Opera Software, a global leader in Web browsertechnologies, today announced its partnership with Industria, a leading broadbandcommunication solutions provider and IPTV systems integrator. Iceland-based Industriawill use the fast and feature-rich Opera 8.5 for Devices for its new IPTV softwaresolution, called Zignal. Zignal, with Opera as a part of its package, will provide awide range of revenue-generating IPTV services on set-top boxes (STBs).

 

Opera enhances Industria's Zignal solution by enabling the rapid development of Web-based solutions for IPTV. Zignal's IPTV services include digital broadcast TV, video-on-demand (VoD), personal video recording (PVR), digital radio and on-line gaming.Using open Web standards, Opera allows for easy portability and accelerates the pacefor developing dynamic user interfaces and cutting-edge Web applications. Opera alsooffers Zignal the fastest rendering and JavaScript engines available on the markettoday.

 

"We have chosen Opera because of its superior performance and its support for theopen Web standards on which Zignal is based," says Gudjon Mar Gudjonsson, CEO,Industria. "Like Zignal, Opera runs on most types of STBs, and proved itself to befaster than any other browser we tested."

 

"The combination of the Opera browser and Industria's Zignal IPTV creates a powerfulsolution for the rapid deployment of next generation, Web-based TV," says ScottHedrick, Executive Vice President, Opera Software. "We are excited about our expandedpartnership with Industria and believe that our solution will accelerate theindustry's move toward the use of open Web technology in TV."

 

Opera 8.5 is available for the IPTV, consumer electronics, other device types. Torequest an Opera evaluation kit, visit www.opera.com/products/devices/

 

About Opera for Devices

Opera provides an optimized implementation of Internet technologies for digital TVand other devices, with innovative and powerful features that seamlessly adapt theInternet experience to suit varying screen sizes and input devices. In addition tobeing a full Internet browser, Opera is an execution environment for Web applicationsand dynamic user interfaces based on interoperable open Web technologies such asAJAX.

About Industria

Industria is a leading total broadband solutions provider and systems integrator involved in the design, implementation and operation of multi play broadband networks for investment companies, utilities, property developers and telecommunication companies. The Industria range of turnkey products and services enables network owners to connect to a range of broadband services including IPTV, video-on-demand, internet, telephony, security and to other broadband services from varying service providers. Through its next-generation network management and billing platform, Industria provides the software systems to manage and drive network revenue. The company currently operates in Iceland, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Bulgaria and the UK. For further information on Industria and the company's activities, visit www.industria.com

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.