Motorola supplies du with latest IPTV Set-top Boxes

Sunday, October 18th, 2009
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Motorola accelerates personal media experiences in the Middle East, delivering advanced high-definition VIP series IPTV set-tops

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that its Home & Networks Mobility business has supplied UAE telecommunications provider, ‘du’, with state-of-the-art VIP series IPTV set-top boxes. Motorola is du’s premier set-top provider, enabling the telecommunications firm to deliver high-quality IP video services to its customers.

As a world leader in advanced IP video solutions, Motorola’s set-tops facilitate the delivery of exciting new revenue-generating TV and entertainment experiences, including high-definition (HD) programming, while enabling telecommunications service providers like du to exercise greater control over capital and operating expenditures.

Farid Faraidooni, executive vice president, commercial, du, said: “We pride ourselves on bringing our customers highly engaging, world-class media experiences. With Motorola’s set-top portfolio, we can provide interactive access to the broadest range of HD content, as well as offer our customers superior flexibility, choice and control when they enjoy entertainment in their homes.”

Ali Amer, vice president, Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility, added: “Consumer trends show an appetite for personalized media experiences. Key features of Motorola’s latest set-tops enable du’s customers to enjoy customized viewing experiences, such as recording and playing back high-definition IP-based video content. The availability of such technology highlights Motorola’s leadership in the IPTV arena, and we are pleased with du’s ongoing deployment of our IPTV set-tops as part of their cutting-edge array of technological offerings.”

The VIP12xx series set-tops support both high-definition (HD) and standard-definition (SD) digital video services. Using the VIP1200E and the VIP1216E set-tops, du customers benefit from sharp picture quality and ultra-clear sound, while enjoying advanced interactive features like intuitive channel search and display, advanced browsing, instant channel changes, whole home DVR with client scheduling, media sharing for pictures, and music on their TV.