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Monday, July 27, 2009

SmartLabs LLC joined Open IPTV Forum

Press Release
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SmartLabs LLC committed to Open Standards with Membership in the Open IPTV Forum

User interface and IPTV SDP specialist to contribute to end-to-end specifications for interactive IPTV interoperability and technology advancement

Moscow, Russia— 28 July 2009 — SmartLabs LLC, a leader in SDP for interactive digital television, innovative client applications and user interfaces for STBs, today announced that is has been accepted as a member in the Open IPTV Forum (www.oipf.tv), the pan-industry initiative that was established to take IPTV to the mass market.

Founded in 2007, the Open IPTV Forum’s goal is to develop and promote an open, end-to-end specification for IPTV based upon existing technologies and open standards that could help to streamline and accelerate deployments of IPTV technologies and help to maximize the benefits of IPTV for consumers, network operators, content providers, service providers, consumer electronics manufacturers and home and network infrastructure providers.

The Forum Chairman, Mr. Yun Chao Hu stated: “The Open IPTV Forum leadership is very happy to extend its membership to Russia and it hopes to be considered instrumental in the facilitation of future major Eastern European IPTV deployments. SmartLabs has expressed its support for the direction that the Forum has taken and this is received as a stimulating message by the current membership”.

“It is an honor for SmartLabs LLC to be accepted as a member in the Open IPTV Forum and to bring our interactive SDP and UI application expertise to this cross industry initiative,” said Mikhail Grachev, CEO of SmartLabs LLC. “Using our practical experience in creating open IPTV software solutions, we are excited to collaborate with others to accelerate truly interactive, easy-to-use entertainment experiences across IPTV solution components all based on open standards.”

About Open IPTV Forum
The Open IPTV Forum is a cross-industry initiative, within the telecom sector, working toward producing IPTV standards that will take the technology to next-generation and mass market use. The organization consists of telecom companies collaborating to provide an IPTV solution that enables a “plug and play” experience for the end-users. The Open IPTV Forum founding companies include Ericsson, France Telecom, Nokia Siemens, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sony Corporation and Telecom Italia. For more information about the Forum, visit the organization’s Web site at
http://www.oipf.tv.

About SmartLabs LLC
SmartLabs LLC is a leader in service delivery platform (SDP) for interactive digital television (IPTV, DVB, hybrid, satellite, Internet TV), innovative client applications and user interfaces for STBs. SmartLabs LLC is a part of ITG (Inline Technologies Group) holding group of companies. For additional information, please contact
pr@smartlabs.tv.
Visit SmartLabs LLC on stand 332 in IPTV Zone at IBC2009 for more information.

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