SOURCE: Encirq

January 07, 2008 09:15 ET

Gemstar-TV Guide Selects Encirq DeviceSQL

Multi-Year Agreement Accelerates Gemstar-TV Guide's Ability to Deliver Responsive Interactive Program Guides Across Broad Spectrum of Digital TVs, DVRs and DVD Recorders

BURLINGAME, CA--(Marketwire - January 7, 2008) - Encirq® Corporation, a leading provider of software and services for high-performance embedded data processing and management, today announced that Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. has entered into a multi-year agreement to use DeviceSQL™ as a key software technology for its next generation of Interactive Program Guides (IPGs) for digital TVs, DVRs and DVD recorders in both the US and Europe; and which will be deployed under the TV Guide On Screen and GUIDE Plus+ brands in these respective regions. IPGs provide the user interface and metadata that allow users to navigate, search and sort through programs and channels, set reminders and record favorite shows.

"Our next-generation guides need to provide intuitive and responsive interfaces across a wide range of digital entertainment platforms," said Eric Shalkey, VP of Technology Strategy, TV Guide On Screen. "Efficiently managing the growing volumes of metadata that power these guides is challenging. We selected DeviceSQL for its superior data management performance, minimal memory requirements and the in-depth embedded expertise and services of Encirq's staff."

"Leading interactive program guide developers like Gemstar-TV Guide are tasked with managing an explosion of metadata from an increasing number of data sources," said Colin Dixon, Practice Manager, Broadband Media, The Diffusion Group. "Doing this efficiently and reliably on a wide variety of resource-constrained systems is critical to delivering a rich, interactive and responsive guide experience that allows consumers to quickly find what they want. With their advanced DeviceSQL technology and professional services, Encirq has proven they can help guide developers succeed in this challenging environment."

"We are very pleased that Gemstar-TV Guide has partnered with Encirq and selected DeviceSQL for their next-generation IPGs," said Deb Goslin, CEO of Encirq. "Our advanced technology and services are ideal for helping OEMs tackle the metadata management challenge. We look forward to helping them accelerate the delivery of enhanced guide experiences across an expanding array of digital video platforms."

About DeviceSQL

Encirq DeviceSQL is a next-generation software development kit (SDK) for building optimized embedded databases and high-performance code for manipulating data. It consists of the DeviceSQL programming language, the DeviceSQL Compiler for compiling SQL statements into optimized ANSI C source code, and modular runtime services that provide an ultra-efficient runtime environment for virtually any target operating system and CPU. DeviceSQL works together with most popular development environments and integrates easily with existing software applications via three different types of application programming interfaces (APIs).

About Encirq

Encirq Corporation is a leading provider of software and design services for ultra high-performance, low-latency event processing and embedded data management. For embedded device applications, Encirq helps leading OEMs build reliable software for efficient management and processing of data so they can deliver better products in less time. For enterprise applications, Encirq's ultra high-performance stream processing engine and Event Processing Language make it possible for customers to process, monitor and act on large volumes of real-time data and events faster than with competing solutions. Encirq is headquartered in Silicon Valley and partners with companies around the globe to help transform their businesses and industries.

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