Canadian mobile search and text input company Zi Corporation (ZICA) says UTStarcom (UTSI) has begun shipping IPTV set-top-boxes in China featuring predictive text input solution eZiText in English and Chinese.

Milos Djokovic, president and CEO of Zi Corporation stated, "We are very pleased that UTStarcom continues to use our award-winning products to succeed in the global marketplace. This deal demonstrates the versatility of our input products and the opportunity we have as a company to tap into other similar markets."

The licensing agreement signed last November solidifies Zi Corporation's relationship with UTStarcom and opens the door to other potential applications for Zi's input products within the UTStarcom family of products and solutions. Zi is to receive fixed royalties under this agreement, however no specifics have been forthcoming.

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