ABOX42 to show new M12 IPTV and OTT STB at TV Connect 2013

Thursday, March 14th, 2013 
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ABOX42 Showcases its Leading OTT and IPTV Set-top Box together with extended software platform and SaaS services at TV Connect; ABOX42 M12 Set-top Box for Operators Delivers new Over-the-Top, Interactive and IPTV and Content and Services Worldwide

LONDON — ABOX42, a leading provider of Over-the-Top (OTT) set-top boxes (STB) and services, showcases its new M12 IPTV and OTT STB at TV Connect, Booth 57. The M12 enables service providers to deliver new IP-based TV content and services, upgrade existing customers and create new business models. The M12 is powered by Broadcom Corporation’s BCM7231 IP STB platform and delivers a full suite of Internet-based frameworks and applications to support the delivery of OTT content and IPTV services.

The ABOX42 extensive software platform supports out of the box all major OTT/IPTV standards. The browsers support HTML 4, HTML 5 with CSS3 and CE-HTML and the compatibility to industry leading application environments like HbbTV 1.1, HbbTV 1.5, OIPF (Open IPTV Forum) and Apps from the new Smart TV Alliance.

The media player supports all leading streaming formats like HTTP Progressive Download, HLS, Smooth Streaming, Bit band Streaming, DivX Plus Streaming, IPTV multicast combined with secure DRM system like DRM 10, Play Ready, Secure Media, DivX and Verimatrix (under development).

Among the new technologies and services shown on TV Connect are:

  • MPEG Dash streaming for most advanced applications.
  • Advanced error correction technology from Motama’s RelayCaster, which can significantly increase the quality of service in IPTV multicast environment by reducing the packet loss.
  • Fast Channel switching (<0,5 secs.) for OTT TV
  • SaaS services for software lifecycle management and monitoring devices deployed in the field.

ABOX42 products were designed for fast moving OTT/IPTV providers, Internet companies and cable operators, who want to roll out interactive services and new business models based on latest Internet technologies.

The M12 software platform is market proven and already runs over 100 OTT applications like VoD-Services, Catch-Up TV Services, Online Video Recording, IPTV/OTT Free TV as well as OTT Pay TV services and web-browser functionality. M12 offers short project cycles, short production lead times and includes lifecycle management, ongoing software maintenance and service updates.

ABOX42 provides an extensive developer support, to help it customers to quickly deploy their services or to develop completely new services on the platform. The software platform is based on open Internet standards and is easy to develop. ABOX42 does not use propriety middle ware and therefore the development is very cost-effective since web know-how is widely available in the market.

“Based on our three years experience in the consumer electronic market with set-top boxes and running more than 100 OTT applications on our STBs, M12 is our next generation, low-cost platform for the OEM market”, said Oliver Soellner, VP Business Development of ABOX42 GmbH. “The M12 platform is the ideal solution for all operators, who want to have their own STB product without any worry about technology and want to avoid project complexity at all. Our platform is retail and end user proven and extremely easy to develop.”

The M12 platform supports all major OTT, IPTV as well as Cloud TV concepts and runs all its advanced technologies “out of the box.” An easy to use Web Development Environment with an extensive SDK featuring the latest Internet technologies speeds up development of OTT applications up to 10 times compared to traditional STB platforms.

Development and evaluation units of M12 platform are already available on request. Development partners profit from ABOX42’s special Developer Program, which helps companies to easily move their OTT applications to the M12 platform or to quickly develop new applications based on latest Internet and web technologies.