ABOX42 to unveil STB with built-in Smart Home Gateway at IBC 2016

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
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ABOX42 unveils at IBC 2016 in Amsterdam its new Smart STB platform M30 with a built-in Smart Home Gateway, developed for advanced operator projects worldwide.

With the new M30 SmartSTB the operator can combine classical TV services with new Smart Home services. Offering new Smart Home services will provide the operator additional revenue streams beside the core TV product and will help to reduce churn among existing customer base.


About the M30 Smart Home Gateway

M30 contains a radio package to communicate with the latest standards required for connecting sensors in the home. The M30 communication interfaces support supports Thread, RF4CE and Wifi extensions. In addition the radio package supports the latest ZigBee 3.0 standard.

With support of all major communication technologies M30 can connect to all kind of in home sensors like Door/Window Open detection, Smoke-, Fire-, Gas-sensors, Water leak detector, Motion sensor and Lights bulbs. Via Wifi the M30 can control sensors like cameras with optional microphone and speaker functionality.
In order to provide state-of-art security and privacy for the home user, the M30 provides advanced built-in security and encrypted data transmission to the ABOX42 cloud services.

With a performance of 5000 DMIPS and a dual core ARM process the M30 is a very powerful Smart STB and at the same time one of the most powerful Smart Home gateways. The built-In secure software lifecycle management system of ABOX42 makes it a solid platform upgradable to future Smart Home Services.

Alongside the M30 SmartSTB, ABOX42 offers a range of SaaS / Cloud IoT backend services to communicate with the gateway, to collect sensor data, to aggregate and securely store the sensor data. On top of these SaaS services a whole range of Smart Home Solutions can be implemented.

About the M30 SmartSTB series

The M30-Series SmartSTB is based on Broadcom’s latest High Definition high performance 5,000 DMIPS ARM based system-on-a-chip BCM7250. The M30 platform combines unprecedented processing power and speed for decoding of HEVC with up to 60 frames per second.

On the software side the ABOX42 SmartSDK supports an ultra-fast HTML5 browser based user interface and application environments including HbbTV. All major streaming formats for OTT, IPTV and DVB are supported. On the DRM/Software-CAS side the M30 is ready for Verimatrix VCAS, Marlin, Playready, SecureMedia and WideVine. The M30 SmartSDK is upgraded to support HEVC on Full-HD in all combinations and with all Streaming formats like HLS and DVB-T2.

The M30 Smart STB-series is available in various configurations to support different network environments. The OTT/IPTV version is available for pure IP operators. M30 Hybrid-DVB versions are available for DVB-C, DVB-T/T2 and DVB-S/S2 networks to support all traditional Pay-TV environments in combination with Hybrid-DVB and OTT/IPTV.

“The M30-series with built-in Smart Home Gateway is the most powerful HD SmartSTB we ever built and it can be quickly integrated into existing environments.” says Matthias Greve, CEO of ABOX42. “For the first time it is possible for an operator to add additional Smart Home service and extend the operator STB to a complete Home Gateway. Operators benefit from Smart Home though increased revenues and reduction of churn in its customer base.”

In addition to the complete software solution on the SmartSTB, ABOX42 offers an extensive line of SaaS and cloud TV services to manage the deployment, installation and operation of the M30 in the field, like managing the software life cycle and collecting reporting data from the customers. With the additional OPX Cloud TV services, ABOX42 offers a full range of SaaS services for a complete first screen TV solution like channel management, EPG Data, Tariff- and price models, user management and provisioning which can be quickly integrated into existing Billing, Provisioning- and CRM infrastructures of the operator.