DISH rolled out new integrations with Key Digital and Logitech, as well as partnerships with Middle Atlantic Products and D-Tools, the television service provider said in a statement on Wednesday. The new services were introduced as the company is exhibiting at the 2015 CEDIA Expo in Dallas this week at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.
“DISH’s Hopper DVR is the pre-eminent pay-TV platform for custom installers and their connected-home clients,” Frank DeFilippis, DISH manager of channel programs, said in a statement. “While we’re committed to the continued development of third-party control integration, we also recognize the importance of offering backend support and the needed tools that help installers perform their jobs and better serve their clients.”
Key Digital has added DISH to its Compass Alliance Partner program with the development of a new two-way driver for the Hopper. The driver will deliver real-time programming and metadata from the Hopper to mobile devices.
Logitech will integrate the Hopper into its Harmony ecosystem, allowing the device to connect with Harmony hub-based remotes for home entertainment and home control through direct IP integration. This development will speed up installation by using auto-discover tools to quickly identify the Hopper and Joey receivers within a customer's network, DISH explained.
Middle Atlantic Products announced that it will create custom racks for the Hopper platform. A complete set of custom rack shelves for DISH's Hopper products is now available, and they support the entire line of Hopper and Joey products.
Lastly, DISH has joined D-Tools' Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) program, which will provide D-Tools System Integrator licensees with access to detailed specifications for DISH's suite of products.