Espial , a leading provider of IPTV middleware and applications, today announced that RealPage, a leading provider of on-demand software and services to the multifamily industry, has licensed Espial's Evo IPTV Service Platform. RealPage provides products and services to more than 20,000 apartment communities across the United States, representing over four million dwelling units. Its on-demand product lines include property management systems, sales and marketing systems, revenue management systems, and billing and payment services that help real estate professionals automate and enhance key business processes.
Espial's flagship Evo IPTV Service Platform, which includes the carrier-grade Evo Server, Evo Client middleware, the open Evo Future-Proof Framework, and various applications including Evo EPG and Evo VOD, was designed as a more open, modular, scalable and faster alternative to other more monolithic solutions on the market.
"We were very impressed with the Evo IPTV Service Platform and selected Espial after evaluating several other middleware choices," said Steve Winn, RealPage CEO. "While we are not ready to announce any specific plans in the IPTV arena, we expect Espial to be a strategic partner moving forward."
Selection criteria for RealPage included ease of use for creating new applications and customizing Evo user interface SkinTones, the ability to manage multiple domains and channel line-ups separately from one service node, and overall system performance, scalability, and reliability.
"Being selected by the leader in the real estate software industry is strong validation of our full client-server Evo IPTV Service Platform," said Jaison Dolvane, CEO of Espial Group. "And we will be working hard during the integration and development phase to make the RealPage project a success."
With its advanced data-driven architecture and non-proprietary applications platform, Evo Client combines service creation flexibility with a fast and compelling subscriber experience to attract and keep subscribers. Espial's Evo Server is a carrier-grade IPTV service node developed from the ground up to optimize scalability, performance, ecosystem integration flexibility, and total cost of ownership.