SOURCE: Flashlight Engineering and Consulting, LLC

Flashlight Engineering and Consulting, LLC

August 09, 2011 19:00 ET

Flashlight Engineering Releases DiCE™, a PC-Based Mini-Headend for EBIF & tru2way™ Application Development and Testing

An Affordable Solution for Developers to Build, Launch, Test and Demonstrate EBIF and tru2way™ Applications on a Cable Set-Top Box

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - Aug 9, 2011) - Flashlight Engineering and Consulting announced today the availability of the DiCE (Digital Cable Emulator) Mini-Headend, a PC-based solution that allows developers to build and test iTV applications quickly, conveniently and inexpensively.

DiCE can be used in 3 modes:

  • As a streamer, DiCE will deliver several channels of QAM-modulated SD or HD video multiplexed in real-time from file or streaming sources. Individual sources may be started or stopped without interrupting the transmission of all other sources.
  • With an Ethernet connection to the set-top, DiCE will also add up to 5 simultaneous VOD sessions to any of the transport streams. In addition, it supports an HTTP file server for downloading application data to the set-top.
  • With the addition of a CMTS, DiCE will deliver a complete set of SI Tables (NIT, VCT, etc) over an OOB channel.

"With EBIF available in over 20 million homes, developers need a way to quickly and easily build and test interactive applications," said CEO, Eric Miller. "DiCE provides that capability at an affordable price."

DiCE is portable, durable, and affordable for desktop development of cable applications as well as taking on the road for tradeshows or customer demos. DiCE can be either rack mounted or it can be used in a cubicle, office environment, trade show floor, or test lab.

In addition, Flashlight also offers a full set of engineering services, from staff augmentation, to full development teams dedicated to designing and building custom solutions for our clients.

CableLabs EBIF™, OCAP™ and tru2way™ are marks of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

About Flashlight Engineering and Consulting
Flashlight delivers professional services and technology solutions to cable operators, consumer electronics and content providers. The company has expertise in the design, development, testing, integration and support of legacy, EBIF, OCAP and tru2way middleware and application frameworks. Flashlight ( is headquartered in Portland, OR.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Mark Malinak
    VP of Business Development
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    Flashlight Engineering and Consulting, LLC
    1200 NW Naito Parkway Suite 210
    Portland, OR 97209
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