Bluestreak Network has signed an agreement with one of China's leading IPTV equipment and service providers, Hansun Technologies.
The deal will further expand Bluestreak's footprint in the Chinese television and digital multimedia market by bringing its MachBlue technology to additional operators, OEMs, and software developers.
"Bluestreak's Asian presence is growing rapidly, with network operators looking to MachBlue to power rich-media applications, navigators, and convergent TV services," noted Bluestreak Asia President Tom Peters. "Hansun Technologies has a proven track record in sales and service, and their expertise will be invaluable as we expand MachBlue's market share throughout the region."
Based in Beijing, Hansun Technologies is funded by Alcatel and Gobi Ventures, a VC firm whose investors include IBM and NTT DoCoMo. Hansun develops and produces software platforms for products that include IPTV, DVB/IPTV, Internet PVR, Video Pod (VPod), and total solutions for home entertainment and communications.
The company's president Charlie Qin said, "We have been tremendously impressed by MachBlue's technical performance in terms of memory usage, processor speed, and flexibility of implementation. Adding Bluestreak's platform to our new hardware and our software stackâ€”it's just an unbeatable package for our customers."