GS Group launches STB based on custom processor

Monday, December 1st, 2014 
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Russia’s GS Group has announced the launch of a new set-top box (STB) to support the upgrade of Tricolor TV customers to high definition (HD). The GS B211 features a new satellite tuner to improve reception reliability, and is based on a System-in-Package IC, SiP Amber S2, developed by sister company GS Nanotech.

GS B211 set-top box

Tricolor TV launched its trade-in program for old set-top boxes in May 2014, using an earlier generation set-top box from GS – the GS B210. To date 600,000 have taken part in the scheme. The B211 will be made available for exchange starting in December, with an expectation that 150,000 will be delivered in 2014 and 1.5 million in 2015.