New York, July 15, 2010 - Luxoft, a leading global provider of advanced application and product development services, today announced the availability of free tutorials for Enhanced TV Binary Interchange Format (EBIF) developers. EBIF, developed under the OpenCable project from Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. (CableLabs), is a multimedia content format standard that defines how widgets can be used in television systems and enables interactive television on large scale.

The tutorials are designed to give easy, step-by-step instructions for developers that work on common EBIF applications. Topics that are covered in the tutorials include two-way communication, creating dynamic content, entering text from remote control and more.

“At Luxoft we believe that interactive television is the next phase of multimedia entertainment,” said Vasiliy Suvorov, vice president of technology strategy at Luxoft. “As with many emerging standards, a collaborative effort of global developers is necessary to ensure success for this relatively new innovation. We are happy to share our expertise in EBIF technology and thus contribute to this effort.”

The tutorials are available on the Luxoft website  or on OCAP/EBIF Developer Network’s (OEDN) community website.

Luxoft provides standards-based OCAP/tru2way and EBIF interactive television solutions and services to the cable, consumer, electronics, and content industries. Luxoft is a single source with a focus on application development for interactive television based on OCAP and EBIF technologies. 

About Luxoft

Luxoft, a member of the IBS Group is an emerging global leader in application and product engineering outsourcing services for enterprise IT organizations and software vendors. Luxoft builds lasting partnerships with its clients, such as Boeing, IBM, Harman, Avaya, Areva, Sabre and other global leaders, based on the culture of engineering excellence, innovation, and deep domain expertise. Luxoft offers global delivery capability through its network of state-of-the-art delivery centers in North America, Central & Eastern Europe, and Asia. Luxoft`s customers benefit from the right mix of technology skills, industry knowledge, best-of-breed processes and methodologies, and a choice of engagement models.

Luxoft has been awarded the #1 position in the “Emerging European Markets” category of the 2009 “Global Services 100” list. Company is also a recipient of the Applied Innovation Award from the IAOP and Wipro, ITAA and Forbes (together with Deutsche Bank).