iWedia provides Linux-based H.264 STB software for ST's Liege chipsets

Thursday, September 11th, 2014
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iWedia to Provide its Linux-Based Teatro-3.0 STB Software Solution Integrated
with STMicroelectronics’ Liege Family of Chipsets for Connected H.264 STB

  • IWedia to Offer a Box for Evaluation

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — iWedia, a leading provider of software solutions for TV devices, today announced that it provides its latest Linux-based Teatro-3.0 STB software solution on STMicroelectronics’ Liege family of chipsets (STiH2xx) for connected H.264 STB and that it will be giving away a box manufactured by its shareholder RT-RK for evaluation.

iWedia’s Linux-based Teatro-3.0 STB software solution integrates all the unicast, multicast, and broadcast components necessary to give support to OTT TV, managed IPTV, and broadcast TV services. The solution comprises a Web browser which allows for advanced resident user interfaces developed in HTML/JavaScript as well as support of remote Web services.

The solution is pre-integrated with major services and delivery platforms as well as with main security solutions (DRM and CA systems).

A wide range of options are available: Personal Video Recorder and Time Shift Buffer (PVR/TSB), TR-069/TR-135 client, DLNA player and renderer, DTCP-IP sink, SAT>IP client, CI Plus host software, MHEG-5 engine, HbbTV/CE-HTML browser.

To promote its solution and to give a chance to manufacturers to evaluate it, iWedia offers a connected Set-Top Box manufactured by RT-RK. Based on the STiH253 (Firenze) chipset, it is equipped with two tuners to support DVB-S/S2 and DVB-T/T2/C.

“Our feature-rich Linux-based Teatro-3.0 STB software solution is equally relevant for OTT, IPTV, and hybrid DVB STB or any mix of those configurations,” says Hans-Jürgen Désor, CEO of iWedia. “With the availability of Teatro-3.0 on top of ST’s Liege family of chipsets, we can quickly enable OEMs for horizontal and vertical markets.”

“To allow OEMs to actually feel the power of our software solution in association with ST ICs we have decided to manufacture a Firenze-based hybrid STB that we can give them away for evaluation,” says Nikola Teslić, CTO at iWedia and CTO at RT-RK. “If you are an OEM and are contemplating designing a connected STB based on the ST’s Liege family of chipset, just ask and we will ship you a box so that you can evaluate our software.”

The bundled solution (iWedia’s Teatro-3.0 operating the RT-RK’s box based on ST’s Firenze) will be showcased at IBC 2014 (hall 5, stand B01).