TELE System adopts iWedia Linux-based software for HEVC Hybrid STB

Saturday, September 12th, 2015 
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iWedia Integrates Its Linux-Based Teatro-3.0 STB Software Solution On Top Of The Next-Gen HEVC Hybrid STB Of TELE System

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — iWedia, a leading provider of software solutions for TV devices to service operators and Consumer Electronics manufacturers, today announced that it has integrated its Linux-based Teatro-3.0 Set-Top Box (STB) software solution for IP-connected zappers on top of the next-gen hybrid STB of TELE System Communications.

The announcement was made at IBC 2015, which is being held in Amsterdam from Friday, September 11th through to Tuesday, September 15th. iWedia exhibits at the show (hall 5, booth B40) where it will demonstrate the integrated solution.

The next-gen HEVC hybrid (DVB + IP) STB of TELE System is based on the MStar Semi K5 family of system-on-chip. It supports a range of front-end options (S2/C/T2), a smartcard reader (two as an option), as well as HDMI, RCA, S/PDIF, USB, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Teatro-3.0, a STB software solution for IP-connected zappers, is based on Linux with a User Interface built in HTML/CSS which uses specific JavaScript APIs allowing access to digital pay-TV functions. The solution features DLNA (player and renderer), access to “walled garden” Web and OTT video services (CE-HTML portals, HbbTV applications), as well as Personal Video Recorder and Time Shift Buffer.

Teatro-3.0 is pre-integrated with main security solutions (DRM and CA systems) as well as with major services delivery platforms.

“Teatro-3.0 is ideally suited at entry level hybrid STB,” said Sunghoon Kim, VP Sales at iWedia. “However, it does not compromise on connectivity features as it gives full support to both home networking – through DLNA, and Web and OTT video services – through HbbTV,” he added. “There is thus a perfect fit between this solution and the next-gen HEVC hybrid box designed by TELE System and we are delighted to have performed this integration”.

“Integrating our next-gen cost efficient HEVC hybrid STB with iWedia Teatro-3.0 software brings a strong value proposition to the market,” says Stefano Piovesan, Sales and Marketing Manager at TELE System. “Combining an iWedia software solution plus their integration services capabilities with our latest HEVC hybrid STB design definitely enhances the Time-To-Market for our pay-TV operator customers”.