SmartLabs to provide IPTV set-top boxes to Russia's MTS

Saturday, November 5th, 2011 
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The latest IPTV set-top boxes from SmartLabs will enhance the quality of digital television services offered by MTS

Following an open tender process, Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (NYSE:MBT), a leading telecommunications operator in Russia and the CIS, has chosen SmartLabs as a provider of IPTV set-top boxes for the MTS Home TV service.

MTS, a leader in the telecommunications market in Russia and CIS, is gradually developing its interactive digital TV offering under the MTS Home TV brand. As a result of an open tender, the operator has chosen SML-292 set-top boxes produced by SmartLabs, as they fully meet the MTS requirements in terms of functionality, reliability and quality.

Earlier in the spring of this year, SmartLabs has successfully implemented a contract for the supply to MTS of IPTV set-top boxes SML-282 Base.

The SmartLabs SML-292 Premium IPTV set-top box supports Full HD (1920×1080) and enables enhanced connectivity of external devices via two USB ports, optical SPDIF, HDMI with HDCP, and other interfaces. Moreover, the set-top boxes are fully compatible with HDTV and 3D TVs and projectors. Support of the smart Adaptive Streaming technology makes the set-top box compatible with the OTT solutions.

With SML-292, you will be able to offer to your customers a wider range of IPTV services. This is possible because SML-292 Premium has an embedded hard drive to enable even more value-added services (Local PVR, PushVoD, PauseLiveTV).

The subscribers of MTS Home TV can purchase or lease the set-top boxes.

“We are happy that MTS subscribers will be able to enjoy the benefits of the SmartLabs new gen set-top boxes. Versatility, simplicity and ease of operation, stylish and discreet design and high image quality are the key drivers that attract users to SML-292 Premium, making these STBs an effective tool for marketing and promotion of IPTV services. SML-292 Premium are future-proof to support upcoming 3D digital TV capabilities and ensure high quality of the operator’s services in the long run”, says Mikhail Grachev, CEO of SmartLabs.