NEOTION unveils pay TV headless gateway concept for Smart TV clients

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

NEOTION DVBeacon, Pay-TV Headless Gateway Concept for Smart TV clients enabling TV reception, VOD, Multimedia, Multiscreen & Multiroom

AUBAGNE — NEOTION will demonstrate at IBC its latest Innovation, the DVBeacon Headless Gateway. DVBeacon Concept, a unique DVB device allowing Pay-TV operators to securely deliver all their content – Live TV/VOD/PVR/Advanced EPG – through a rich user experience to different screens – TVs/Tablets/Smartphones – everywhere in the house. This is as easy as launching an APP on Smart TV’s, mobile devices or for any legacy TV’s, by simply using an HDMI stick client.

Neotion DVBeacon
DVBeacon, 2 DVB tuners, 1 Ethernet port, 2 USB ports
Smart Card reader: full ISO 7816-3 compliant
Size: 16 cm x 11 cm x 3 cm

Among the 15% of Smart TVs connected to the Internet, 6O% of consumers’ access Over-the Top (OTT) video services through their TV. The Smart TVs market forecasts an increase from 22 to 550 million units between 2012 and 2017. The DVBeacon’s concept relies on widely already deployed Smart TV technology, which provides an HTML5 browser and a secure Media Player (DTCP-IP). The combination of DVBeacon device, its TV Apps and a Smart TV presents an opportunity to create a new ecosystem, not yet explored. The DVBeacon does not even necessarily have to be connected to the Internet in order to propose VOD, operators’ services, applications & games from broadcast cloud or to explore/exploit the capabilities and the universe of a Smart TV.

Gregory Wieczorek, Neotion’s President and General Director said “We believe that the DVBeacon concept will allow Pay-TV operators to offer an increased user experience whilst creating new revenues from value added services. As a headless device, the DVBeacon would be future proof and able to continue to address UHD (4k) and beyond. The DVBeacon is a step closer to users being able to benefit from a complete home gateway solution”.

The DVBeacon demonstration has been set-up in partnership with EM-SYS, provider of the Media-OS, the Operating System for Digital TV and implementing AwoX’s leading reference DLNA solutions for streaming premium content in the home, over DTCP-IP secured link.

NEOTION DVBeacon System

Please feel free to visit NEOTION booth at IBC, Hall 4 booth #B53, for a demonstration!