ADB Introduces Innovative, Tru2way Certified Product For MSOs at The Cable Show 2008

Sunday, May 18th, 2008 
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GENEVA, Switzerland and CHICAGO, USA — Advanced Digital Broadcast (SWX: ADBN), a leading supplier of digital TV systems and software solutions for interactive television, announced today the introduction of its latest advanced, high definition (HD) cable set-top box (STB) for the US digital television market the ADB-4820C.The unique product has been specifically designed to operate with new flat panel television sets and has an innovative space saving design which mounts to the back of a TV. The ADB-4820C is the first STB solution to receive full tru2way™ certification and is now available for commercial deployment. The unit is fully integrated with OCAP™ software from Vidiom and Osmosys ensuring compatibility with the new generation of digital cable networks and features DOCSIS technology to enable a high level of interactivity to drive advanced services into and around the home.

“ADB is dedicated to innovation and this latest product is testament to our commitment to innovation within the digital cable television market”, commented Tim Schermerhorn, Senior Vice President and General Manager, ADB Americas Cable Business Unit. “The fully featured 4820C has been designed specifically to assist cable MSOs in the conversion to advanced tru2way networks, as more consumers take advantage of flat panel, HD television sets, the unit has been designed to provide innovative, space-saving storage. We believe that it will prove to be a hit with MSOs”.

ADB has been supporting the tru2way development community for a number of years with powerful platforms for the creation and testing of tru2way applications to OCAP™ as the US cable industry moves to more open, interactive networks. This new unit is ADB’s first commercially available product and the unique and fully interactive STB is optimized for the next generation cable networks incorporating tru2way technology. The unit is amongst of the first to be fully tru2way certified and features a high-speed DOCSIS® return channel to support high-bandwidth two-way communications for Video on Demand (VoD), secure application download, and delivery of current and future advanced applications and services. The 4820C supports HD and SD reception for MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (H.264) and SMPTE-421M (WM9-AP).

ADB Certified and Ready for tru2way Technology

The company will present a full range of products for MSOs including, fully featured, high definition (HD), home networking enabled set-top boxes (STBs) and digital video recorders (DVRs) incorporating tru2way technology. ADB will also present its latest solution for the tru2way development community, the ADB-7822C, a high performance unit providing software developers and MSOs with a flexible and powerful suite of tools for the development and testing of OCAP software applications. Developed in close collaboration with leaders in OCAP software development Vidiom Systems and Osmosys, the developer kit is already acting as a catalyst in the drive to creating fully interactive and flexible tru2way cable networks.

The following LIVE demonstrations will be available at ADB’s booth no. 841:

ADB-4820C HD: A fully interactive, unique set-top box optimized for the next generation cable networks incorporating tru2way technology. The unit is the first to be fully tru2way certified and features a high-speed DOCSIS® return channel to support high-bandwidth two-way communications for Video on Demand (VoD), secure application download and delivery of current and future advanced applications and services.

ADB-6882CX HD: A powerful and fully interactive media center with DVR functionality optimized for US cable networks. The unit supports high-quality digital recording and playback, allowing users to be in complete control of their television experience and benefits from advanced features such as watch one program & record up to three programs simultaneously. The product is DLNA certified™, ensuring that it can act as a home networking server or client over Ethernet and MoCA™ interfaces.

ADB-6822 HD: Originating from the same powerful platform as the ADB-6882CX, the ADB-6822C is a fully interactive STB optimized for next generation cable networks. The fashionable HD unit supports multiple tru2way applications and multi-room home networking allowing it to share content throughout the home.

ADB-7822C HD: A STB designed specifically for the software development community incorporating tru2way technology. The high-performance unit can be used both for application software testing and for end-to-end tru2way lab testing.

All products are fully integrated with OCAP software from Vidiom and Osmosys ensuring compatibility with the new generation of digital cable networks and feature DOCSIS technology to enable a high level of interactivity to drive advanced services into and around the home.