TV Connect: ABOX42 announces innovative OTT DVB solution for its Smart STBs to deliver full "DVB-like" TV experience over the Internet
ABOX42's OTT DVB allows operators to deliver a full TV experience to Television Sets over unmanaged Internet
OTT technologies like HLS were developed mainly for mobile devices like Tablets, without having a complete TV experience in mind. Basic features like Teletext or advanced functions like HbbTV are not yet supported with traditional OTT implementations. ABOX42's OTT DVB solution technically combines for the first time features required for television using OTT protocols and market proven standard head end systems.
*** Key features of the ABOX42 OTT DVB solution are:
Adaptive BitRate Streaming via HLS to achieve the same high quality of service like multicast IPTV.
Multiple Audio Tracks with separate payload to reduce bandwidth.
Fast channel switching. HD channels can be switched in less than a second, giving the end user a similar or better experience than DVB-S/C.
Teletext and Teletext subtitle support. Providing the user with what he is used from traditional TV and while fulfilling the legal requirements for operators in many countries to support Teletext and subtitles.
Cardless CAS and DRM are supported to protect Pay TV content. ABOX42 supports Microsoft, Verimatrix and Marlin DRM for "Hollywood-grade" security.
HbbTV / RedButton support. As a further innovation, OTT DVB allows to use HbbTV and Red Button application like known from high end DVB solutions.
Local and network time shift and PVR support.
Fast browser based HTML5 user interface is available to give the operator the freedom in the GUI and the user experience.
In addition to the OTT DVB solution the ABOX42 Smart STBs provide the complete functionality of the ABOX42 Smart SDK like support of 3rd party VOD services and 3rd party Smart TV Apps. ABOX42 already supports a wide selection of the 3rd party middleware solutions to meet even the most demanding operator requirements.
The ABOX42 OTT DVB solution is suited for all operators who do not own a managed network and therefore can not deploy multicast IPTV. For operators with their own network, OTT DVB provides an alternative to traditional IPTV. TV services are easier to deploy with OTT DVB, since it works with the same technologies and head ends like multi screen services.
"The leading ABOX42's OTT DVB solution matches the current and upcoming requirements of operators and their customers and is the answer to our clients' explicit needs. We see more and more operators go for multi screen and therefore require OTT technologies in their head end. With our OTT DVB solution these operators are now able to use the same technologies for their main TV services using OTT DVB," said Matthias Greve, CEO of ABOX42 GmbH. "The first roll outs of our OTT DVB solution are in progress in Europe and Asia."
The ABOX42 OTT DVB works side by side with the ABOX42 3rd generation of IPTV solution to give IPTV operators the possibility to seamlessly integrate OTT TV streams into their multicast channel line up. This helps IPTV operators to add many more channels (e.g. foreign language) without increasing the bandwidth of their multicast backbone.
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ABOX42 (www.abox42.com) is a leading provider of IPTV & OTT DVB Smart STBs, with 5 years expertise and knowledge in end-user mass-market products and a deployment of over 120 OTT applications. ABOX42 developed a new generation of Smart STBs for the global market. The ABOX42 Smart STB platform is the ideal solution for any IPTV & OTT content and service provider, who are aiming to provide an own STB for its services to its customers. The ABOX42 Smart STB platform was designed for fast moving OTT providers, cable operators, IPTV providers and Internet service companies. With its powerful Smart SDK, the Smart SaaS Services and additional Smart Solutions, the ABOX42 platform offers its customers a short project cycle, short lead times in production and includes lifecycle management for ongoing software maintenance and service updates.
For further information about ABOX42's STB platforms and solutions visit www.abox42.com.