Oslo, Norway and Tokyo, Japan – January 31, 2007
Opera Software today announced that Opera 9 for Devices will be deployed on the new Tranzasset-top box, the TRZ-8300. Tranzas Inc. is the Japan-based leader inoffering a complete solution for Video on Demand streaming and helpingcustomers to find IP solutions for devices. Tranzas will use the Operabrowser to deliver Web content and the user interface to the TRZ-8300,which is designed for deployment in hospitality market, including hotels,hospitals, and spas.
By including Opera on this device, hotel guests, for example, will haveaccess to important hotel messages and news, as well as all their favoriteWeb sites. This line of Tranzas set-top boxes is also equipped with a harddrive. Users will be able to access the contents of the hard drive from anOpera Widget. Opera Widgets are small Web applications that can be viewedoutside the browser window.
“We selected Opera for our set-top box because it delivers the most valueto our device and helps us get our product to the market faster, whilestill providing the best user experience,” says Hidehiko Fujiyoshi, ChiefExecutive Officer, Tranzas, Inc. “Opera’s proven track record of highperformance, compatibility with popular Websites and delivery of Webapplications to devices make it the ideal browser for creating a superiorWeb experience from the comfort of a hotel room.”
“Tranzas shows a clear focus on innovation by taking advantage of Opera 9for Devices’ capability to deliver Widgets to any device,” says ScottHedrick, Executive Vice President for Devices at Opera Software. “Operaserves as a powerful tool on the TRZ-8300 that allows Tranzas to customizetheir devices for different deployments using Web technology, a more costefficient solution than developing applications natively. We are excited tobe working with Tranzas and look forward to seeing Opera and Opera Widgetsin hotel rooms around the world.”
The Tranzas TRZ-8300 will be initially deployed in Japan, followed byEuropean deployment through Echovision Ltd. in Greece. This set-top box isexpected on the market in April 2007.
TRZ-8300 is an h.264 set-top box featuring SigmaDesign SMP8634 SecureMedia Processor. With the addition of customized software offered by theTranzas software team, this STB can be used for a wide range of IPsolutions beyond Video on Demand streaming.
Tranzas Inc., Japan, is a pioneering company involved in almost all phasesof software and hardware development for IP digital equipment. With ahighly skilled software development team located in Yokohama, Japan, andin Europe (its subsidiary, Echovision Ltd, Greece), Tranzas offers aone-stop solution in the field of Video on Demand streaming and other IPtechnologies.