The vision of Openivo is not to sell a hardware box, but rather to offer a managed network of dvr services. Let the subscribers purchase compatible hardware, and the Openivo service will automatically configure and maintain the software as a service system.
Characteristics of SaaS software include:
* network-based commercially available software
* managed from central locations rather than at each customer's site
* application delivery in a one-to-many model (including architecture, pricing, partnering, and management characteristics
* centralized feature updating
* frequent integration into a larger communicating network