Dutch IPTV service Sparql selects ABOX42 STB platform

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
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New Dutch IPTV service rolling out exclusively on ABOX42´s advanced IPTV and OTT Smart STB Platform

  • Dutch Network Operator Cambrium selects ABOX42 Smart STB Platform for its new IPTV service “Sparql”

KARLSRUHE — ABOX42, a leading provider of IPTV & OTT Smart STBs and services, supplies its advanced IPTV and OTT STB platform for the new Dutch IPTV service Sparql. Sparql is a service of Dutch company Cambrium, which is also known for its ISP Tweak. Sparql subscribers will be equipped exclusively with the ABOX42 M12 Smart Set Top Box which gives them amongst others access to up to 69 TV & 90 radio channels, Video-On-Demand services and optional network PVR functionality and which is prepared for new services like HbbTV and Smart TV applications.

The new IPTV service Sparql offers a nationwide independent TV platform in the Netherlands, which delivers IPTV and Radio channels including Video-On-Demand services via conventional DSL as well as fiberglass. The service was launched by Tweak, a DSL and fiberglass network operator offering Internet, TV and telephony.

Using ABOX42´s market proven IPTV and OTT Set Top Boxes with its latest features & functionalities, Sparql manages to easily upgrade existing customers and attract new customers with compelling new TV services, features and functionalities. The Sparql TV-service is based on the multiscreen middleware from Nordija, which is fully integrated into the ABOX Smart STB platform.

The modern ABOX42 STB platform enables providers like Sparql to cost-effectively expand IPTV and new interactive services such as catch-up TV, Video-On-Demand, network DVR, browser-based applications and IPTV/OTT FreeTV as well as OTT PayTV services. ABOX42´s IPTV & OTT Smart STB solutions are ideal for a modern TV service like Sparql, who wants to roll out compelling interactive services and new business models based on latest internet technologies without any problems and drawbacks. ABOX42 STBs can be easily integrated into traditional and complex environments and work with a variety of TV applications from various Middleware providers.

The ABOX42 platform supports all major IPTV and OTT as well as Cloud TV concepts and runs all its advanced technologies “out of the box”. It includes latest hardware technology and software components including latest Hollywood approved streaming technologies including DRM, offers short project cycles, short production lead times and includes lifecycle management, ongoing software maintenance and service updates.

“We are excited having found with ABOX42 a partner providing us with an innovative IPTV Set Top Box platform for our new TV service solution, which is not only offering latest technology on the hardware side, but also provides a complete solution to manage the Set Top Boxes in the field, which is more and more important for modern operators”, Gerrit de Munck, Director at Cambrium, said. “ABOX42´s innovative IPTV Set Top Box platform enables us to roll out our TV service project easily and in a short project cycle and to offer our clients amazing new TV features.”

“We are very pleased to provide the new amazing TV Platform Sparql with our 3rd generation IPTV and OTT Set Top Box platform and to support Sparql leveraging its new services to the end consumer”, said Matthias Greve, CEO of ABOX42 GmbH. “Our modern IPTV solution supplies Sparql with advanced and leading hardware and software tools to easily and rapidly developing and deploying their next generation services without changing their complete infrastructure and in order to deliver latest features and functionality to their existing and new customers.“