ZTE trials AndroidTV STB at Tokushima Cable

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
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ZTE AndroidTV STB B800S2 seizes the high-end market in Japan

SHENZHEN, China — ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today announced that is has successfully demonstrated a live test of its AndroidTV set-top box (STB) B800S2 on Tokushima TV’s network. The TV station plans to put the B800S2 STB into large scale commercial use in June 2016. The director of the system integrator, Kunai, praised the ZTE AndroidTV STB for its successful support for cabletv tokushima’s Internet TV (IPTV) multicast 60P service.

The Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications plans to popularize 4K TV in Japan before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games. The 4K service is growing rapidly in Japan and is becoming the main area of development for cable TV and satellite TV operators.

At the 2015 4K forum held in Japan, ZTE’s AndroidTV STB B800S2 attracted the attention of 40 CATV operators. The B800S2 uses a 64-bit system architecture and integrates an industry-leading super dual-core central processing unit (CPU), with a dynamic microscopic image processing scanner (DMIPS) value up to 12,000. Its 3D GPU supports ultra-high definition (UHD) 4K (3840×[email protected] frames per second (fps) 10-Bit colour) providing users with an excellent video experience. In terms of software, the B800S2 uses the latest AndroidTV™ operating system (OS), which provides a brand-new user interface, supports apps in the Google ecosystem and integrates with the Google Play app store. In particular, the B800S2’s new function, HDMI IN, can help cable TV (CATV) operators to reuse CATV STBs to effectively interconnect CATV and IPTV and develop an interactive 4K TV service with low costs.

The UHD 4K is the next development trend of the TV industry and has already become the new mainstream technology after the 1080P HD. To meet market demand, ZTE’s timely launch of the B800S2 further consolidates its leading position in the global smart STB market.