COMTREND integrates Vianeos IPTV middleware

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
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PARIS — Comtrend, key supplier of advanced network solutions, announced today the integration of Vianeos Octopus Middleware in the Comtrend STB-7007 Set Top Box. This improvement enables operators to provide their customers with the most advanced features on a Set-Top-Box. Octopus Middleware combines simple, scalable, open, modular, evolutive and completely customizable software. Operators recognize this service as a major asset in their heating battle to provide their customers simple access to IPTV.

“Our close cooperation with Vianeos is fully in line with the COMTREND IP Video offering for Hospitality and mass market” said Michel Kuntz, Managing Director of COMTREND. “As Video is the fasted growing applications in broadband offering, Comtrend STB 7007 with Vianeos Middleware is offering to Telcos and Hospitality markets one of the most advanced easy to use and customer friendly product set.”

The combined expertise between Vianeos and Comtrend has created a high performance solution. “We get with Comtrend a great opportunity to provide a full IPTV Solution to Telecom operators and Hospitality vendors” said Christophe Hude, CEO of Vianeos.

The COMTREND STB-7007 is a next generation IP-based set-top-box which can support IPTV, video-on-demand (VoD), near VoD, Internet, and over-the-top (OTT) video applications in both HD (high-definition) and SD (standard-definition) formats. It supports most popular HD/SD decoding schemes, including simultaneous HD/SD decoding with PIP (picture-in-picture) function. With advanced and legacy interfaces supported, it can be used as a multimedia hub for a modern digital home networking environment.

Vianeos delivers the Octopus solution to manage and control all multimedia content broadcast on an IPTV network such as TV, VOD, EPG. Thanks to its large customization flexibility, each element is modular on TV screen.