The Portuguese cable operator, Nos, which serves more than 1.6 million video households, is advancing its UMA personalized television experience to the next level with the deployment of Metrological’s application platform, WPE (Web Platform for Embedded) browser and WPE cloud architecture. With this platform, Nos plans to launch a cloud-based TV App Store for its subscribers. WPE offers pre-integrated software plugins to integrate premium OTT services, such as Netflix.
UMA is a personalized multi-screen video service on any device and using the application platform and WPE, UMA subscribers will gain access to the fully integrated cloud-based app store enabling subscribers to select OTT programming, as well as live and on-demand TV and an EPG.
The application platform and WPE consist of an open source browser and framework architecture with software plugins. WPE helps operators such as Liberty Global and Comcast to deploy high-performance rendering of HTML5 apps, next-generation integrated UX and third-party services on any STB. WPE brings popular plugins, offering pre-integrated and pre-certified software code by which new services can be easily launched.