Pace plc has announced the launch of its Helium Unified Gateway Software for broadband network providers. It enables operators to manage their services through any gateway or next generation smartbox system, regardless of vendor, and provides advanced home networking services to the consumer in a simple, operator-defined environment.
Helium, a new addition to Pace’s Elements platform, is hardware-agnostic software that allows operators to install, connect and manage multiple hardware types from a range of vendors.
The software provides advanced home networking capabilities via gateways or smartboxes, allowing subscribers to connect a range of electronic equipment into the home network – from printers and digital photo frames to set-top boxes and laptop computers – without needing to replace their in-home devices.
According to the company, Helium includes an SDK, giving operators the tools to independently develop and launch in-house applications and new revenue-generating services.
At the same time, the platform’s core functionality is maintained and continually enhanced by Pace, so that operators can concentrate on adapting their service to best serve their subscribers’ needs.
This allows service providers to move quickly to continually evolve and differentiate their offerings in the connected home or business, says the company. The announcement was made today, Sept. 26.
Headquartered in the UK, Pace operates in markets across the world, and employs around 2300 people in locations that also include the USA, France, India and China.