Symbio & Axel partner to offer next gen multiscreen platform

Joint offering enables rapid service launch time, lifetime cost savings and reliable support on global scale for TV and video service providers.

San Jose, USA, 11 January 2013 – Symbio, a leading software foundry, providing software product engineering and R&D co-creation services to the world technology innovators today announced it has partnered with Axel Technologies, a TV and video software specialist, to globally offer a next generation Fuugo® multiscreen video platform with client specific customization combined with fast time to market.

This partnership enables Symbio to provide a compelling video product offering across an expanded range of iOS and Android smart devices, and Android Set-Top-Boxes. The platform enables a customized user experience for streaming video making it fast and easy for any organization to provide their content to their client base. Market proven platform also reduces service provider’s development and maintenance costs significantly.

“Combining the Symbio global reach and integration power and Axel innovations are a natural fit,” said Petri Kalske, CEO of Axel Technologies. “Our Fuugo® streaming video platform provides high class usability for all major multiscreen use cases and coherence with device variety. That in combination with the co-creation and integration services from Symbio makes customization, modification and integration very fast and easy. This is perfect offering for OTT and Catch-Up services, but will enable also totally new client segments like training organizations and enterprise clients to provide their video content to their target audiences much easier than ever before. ”

“Symbio is very excited to have the Fuugo as a key part of our product accelerator solutions. Most of our current clientele are already using Youtube and their websites to provide their target audiences video based content and with Fuugo we can offer them branded, customized, and fast way to provide that on mobile devices.” said Jacob Hsu, CEO of Symbio. “Combined with our wide integration experience this offering is very tempting to video or TV service providers.

Fuugo™ is template based platform for video distribution and multiscreen applications. It provides readymade and fully customizable components and functionalities for all major TV and Video use cases, such as live video, catch-up, and video-on-demand. Application is remote managed providing flexibility, reliability and fastest time to market with lowest life-time costs for service provider. Fuugo™ has been designed with the end-user in mind making it the most user-friendly TV and Video application in the market.