Digisoft.tv Wins Govt Contract
DigiSoft's iTVBox is a complete development solution that will enable Lombardia Servizi to rapidly design and develop interactive government applications so-called T-Government applications for free to air digital television in Italy. Lombardia Informatica, the technology division of the Regional Government of Lombardia have been involved in a number of T-Government projects as part of the Italian Governments drive to make government services available to Italian citizens via interactive Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT). By developing the applications using the iTVBox and the Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) standard of Multimedia Home Platform (MHP) a multitude of local government services can be made available on free to air TV in the form of interactive T-Government applications.
"The take up of DTT in Italy has been very strong; there are now over four million families in Italy watching free to air digital TV," said Fintan Mc Kiernan, Senior Vice President Sales at DigiSoft.tv. "As almost all of the DTT Set Top Boxes in Italy are MHP enabled it means that all of these families can utilise these new services from the comfort of their armchair at home."
"Interactive TV is changing the way people interact with their Government. The Digisoft Platform will help to make government services more accessible and more user friendly," said Antonio Lasi, General Manager of Lombardia Informatica. "It's easy to imagine, that people would much prefer to submit a government application from the comfort of their own home by simply using their remote control and their TV, rather than losing half a day crossing town to wait in line to perform the same operation."